Its been quite frosty overnight, so I took myself off for a walk taking the camera with me. This local walk follows a farm track to the next village going past fields close to a railway line.
The sky was really clear too, the vapour trails lasting for ages.
A frozen puddle. I just loved the patterns the ice made.
Winter trees at the edge of one field.
Self portrait - woman with shopping bag. Well, I'd planned to get some bread at the village shop on my way. Sadly it was closed when I got there. So I posted some letters I'd brought along instead and ambled on home.
The birds were a delight to hear and so nice to greet fellow walkers out enjoying the morning.
I've been busily knitting this project recently. An aran pullover. The design comes from "The Aran Collection Part Two" from Sirdar. The yarn is one of Stylecraft's aran weight yarns. I haev no idea which one since the wrappings disappeared some time ago. Yes, this is the same jumper I mentioned in an earlier post. I ended up ripping back all my knitting since I had missed something in the pattern. Its been knitting up really well. I shall be altering the design of the sleeves though. The pattern gives relatively plain sleeves with just a cable up the arm. Mine will imitate the design from the font and back and will have the cabled ribbing used there instead of the pattern's plain ribbing.
Detail showing the cabled ribbing and part of the design.
A photo showing the design in more detail. I just love the cabled edge to the raglan. I shall be copying this idea onto the sleeves too.
(Please note the colours in the top photo are the most accurate.)
I am looking forward to finishing this jumper since it will really keep me cosy on future walks. There is a matching hat in the pattern too. Now that would be really useful...........