When I'm not Knitting...

It's true, I have some time in my day when I'm not knitting! Thanks to Stitch (my little black dog) I have to go out each day, so I thought I'd share some of the scenery form my wintery walks around the Scottish Borders- it has been quite dramatic at times! 

Wonderful Old Trees

One of the things I really enjoy about the early months of the year is seeing the shapes of the bare trees- aren't they amazing?! 

 Sunrise and snow really shows off the shape of these trees. Near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders. 

Sunrise and snow really shows off the shape of these trees. Near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders. 

 Misty morning with snow- it looked so other-worldly.  

Misty morning with snow- it looked so other-worldly.  

 This line of trees doesn't usually grab my attention, but it looks spectacular with snow covering it.

This line of trees doesn't usually grab my attention, but it looks spectacular with snow covering it.

Cosy Knitted Hats

All the recent wintery weather has provided lots of opportunities to wear my knitted accessories, and I've been trying to vary my hat choices a bit more! One of the trips was heading up to the Three Brethren in the snow- it's part of the Southern Upland Way, and there are amazing views from the top, although it was so cold and windy that I didn't spend long enjoying it that day. The Yarrow hat did keep my ears warm!

 Stitch LOVES snow! She has spent many hours racing around in it! I'm keeping warm in the  Eden Hat. 

Stitch LOVES snow! She has spent many hours racing around in it! I'm keeping warm in the Eden Hat. 

 Obviously the snow has provided great opportunities to wear knitwear! And I chose my jacket to match my  Lismore hat  and  Lismore Blanket scarf !

Obviously the snow has provided great opportunities to wear knitwear! And I chose my jacket to match my Lismore hat and Lismore Blanket scarf!

 Sometimes Stitch forgets her manners when biscuits are involved... Wearing the  Yarrow hat  and  Teviot Scarf  at the Three Brethren, 16th century cairns marking land boundaries near Selkirk. 

Sometimes Stitch forgets her manners when biscuits are involved... Wearing the Yarrow hat and Teviot Scarf at the Three Brethren, 16th century cairns marking land boundaries near Selkirk. 

Running a Business is Hard Work

While I love having my own business and doing lots of knitting, it's a lot to focus on sometimes, so having to take Stitch out and watch her look this ridiculous on a daily basis always lightens the days stresses! I'm very lucky to have such great landscapes around me- I always feel inspired and refreshed afterwards, and ready to go back to the knitting machine. 

 A sunny wintery hill top near Walkerburn in the Scottish Borders. 

A sunny wintery hill top near Walkerburn in the Scottish Borders. 

 There has been the off sunny day, so Stitch and I have had time out to play. She's pretty good at catch! 

There has been the off sunny day, so Stitch and I have had time out to play. She's pretty good at catch! 

 Waiting for Spring to really appear... the colour is slowly creeping back in. 

Waiting for Spring to really appear... the colour is slowly creeping back in. 

 The top of Gala Hill, Galashiels. 

The top of Gala Hill, Galashiels.