Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Winter is Here....

     This morning saw a light dusting of snow on top of the Clisham - the highest mountain in the Western Isles.  I would have taken a picture but my camera is packed away in my suitcase waiting for an early start tomorrow morning.  Scalpay Linen is going on tour again to the Land of the Rising Sun - this time hopefully to include some travel south and more visits to textile orientated venues.
     Apparently knitwear is a la mode this winter in Tokyo, so I have packed away some handspun and some needles (no, not in the hand luggage, though I am hoping to get away with a discreet crochet hook to while away the long haul).  Only fly in the ointment is that our friends from across the channel seem to be engaged in some sort of industrial action and the status of the airport in Paris is a bit iffy at the moment.
      So I am hoping there will be textiley photos in the blog over the next couple of weeks.  Blogging has taken a back seat just lately because things have been so hectic in the loomshed, but now its time to relax and do something different.......

4 comments:

Tracy Ranger said...

Hope you have a great trip Sheila and best wishes
Tracy x

Katja said...

Safe Journey, Sheila!

What will you be doing at the other end of the world? There are some great artistic handweavers in Japan and a rich handweaving tradition.

Best regards,
Katja

JM said...

Say a big hello to your family, and have a great time on holiday....Take care xx

dancingbeastie said...

What a short summer it's been, hasn't it? Seems no time since the last snow. There was still snow on Cairn Gorm, up the road from us, in July, and we have just seen the first snow arrive on Skye (from the Outer Hebrides, thanks guys ;) !). Ho hum! Hope you have a great trip to Japan.