My box of Jamieson and Smith jumper weight yarns - how differently these appear in sunlight, or at least the heathered and tweeded colours do.
A pair of Newfoundland mittens, knitted to replace a pair for an old friend. What a joy to select the lovely colours, reminiscent of falling leaves, just as the weather turns to frosty mornings. I have found this pattern to be addictive before. This time, I could not resist making a second pair for myself after the first were in the post. Such a simple pattern, slipping two stitches for four rows to create this honeycomb effect. The bunching up of the rows makes this a very warm design.
Last week, our walk took us from Colne Engaine to Pebmarsh, where we were pleased to see a really lovely church. Behind the altar were three woven panels in deep blues and old gold. These had been woven by a local handweaver, and the tale of their constuction, from the sourcing of the fleecces to their weaving, was a fascinating one.
In the bright sunshine, red berries always lift my spirits. Here, garlands of red were threaded through the hedge.