Monday, May 27, 2013

West Highland Knits

I spent a wonderful week and a bit walking the West Highland Way at the beginning of the month - 96 miles from Milngavie, just outside Glasgow, up to Fort William. The scenery was stunning and the weather plentiful - think Chinese Laundry and you will have an image of our hotel rooms some evenings. It was a physically demanding but mentally relaxing holiday, all we did was eat, sleep and walk......oh and knit, of course :0)
As we live in the South East getting up to Scotland involves lovely long train journeys = loads of knitting time. I was nearing the end of a couple of larger projects at home so I didn't want to start anything that I wouldn't get finished whilst away so I took some odd balls of yarn, assorted needles and patterns and .......

This is what I came back with
My April and May dishcloths and a soap sack for a charity Christmas box, a preemie set comprising a mini BSJ, a pair of Easiest Fastest Booties Ever and a Perfect Preemie Cap and then I'd run out of yarn! So I bought a ball of cheap purple chunky - all I could get in Fort William - and made a square for my memory blanket and still needing something else to do I knit the bear as the pattern is in my knitting bag at all times just in case.
Not a bad little selection even if I do say so myself.

What! you want to see a picture of the scenery - oh alright then
I loved this hotel, literally in the middle of nowhere, the rooms were a little tired but the atmosphere was so good. Everyone was friendly, we ate in the bar and it was laid out in such a way that you couldn't help but end up chatting to other walkers, and as for the food, I had the most wonderful Venison Casserole and the White Chocolate Cheesecake was to die for, the best food on the entire walk :0)