I'm back - did you miss me?
Well, we've just returned from a two week break up on the Isle of Skye, Western Scotland.
We certainly had all the essential components of a successful Scottish holiday.....
Midgies, rain, snow (yes - snow), rain, midgies, wild moorland, rain,
buzzards, seals, whales (be still my beating heart - whales!)
Wild beautiful rugged coastlines,
mountains, heady dramatic mountains and finally
midgies and rain
(I may have repeated a word or two...)
As we set off, I cast on.
A break from knitting to give directions.
Our first full day,
on Camas Ban - a black sand beach.
Knitting of course, picnic and walks
The taste of salt on my lips and in my lungs
The yarn mimicking the colours of the sea and the sky
Evenings, watching the sun setting
listening to the sea crunching through the pebbles
watching the waves wafting the seaweed
knitting while watching whales
on the most
precious spit of land
with the smallest light house
I've ever seen
The shades of the sea
the depth of blue
Often knitting as we travelled about
equally as often
picking up stitches
coz I would be devouring the view
not watching my knitting
Going for a walk
on airy sea cliffs
watching for eagles
forgetting my boots
getting wet feet
getting brilliant photos
getting bitten by ticks
getting a few rows done
my work grows and grows
The last evening,
sitting on a shingle ridge
watching the seals
watching the tide
breathing the air
not wanting the holiday to end
During the inevitable end of holiday pack-up
I lay out my work
it is taking shape
A sea and sky inspired
Just perfect for wearing with jeans
The day we left
the heavens opened
the hills wept waterfalls
we did not want to come home.
I cast on the first sleeve
As we navigated around Glasgow.
Tomorrow - Monday
back to work
* sigh *
Knitting will have to take a back seat.