It has also been a very busy month on the croft, with winter feeding starting in earnest. This twice-daily ritual happens whatever the weather, but I find that even on a stormy day the physical work and air help me process my textile ideas.
At the moment I am working hard on creating more video class projects for our steek dot scot website. I intend to round off the year with an accessory set which is suitable for all abilities, providing a strong introduction to stranded colourwork, while showing you how to make a beret, fingerless gloves, and a wonderful frothy scarf, which also brings in some openwork technique. This is a particularly versatile project, not just because of the variety of skills learned, but also because you can easily choose your own colours to personalize it. For those with an interest in texture there will be an intermediate project with delicate rippling cables set into a pullover which is perfect for the colder days ahead. You will be hearing and seeing more of those projects in the run-up to the end of the year.
We will be back next month with more details on the new video class designs.