Thursday, 24 September 2009

my creative space . . .

Unfortunately I won't be being very creative today because I will be standing beside this lamp post which you can just see in the middle of the picture, waiting to catch a bus to town. To get to the bus stop, I have to leg it down the croft (often in my heels - just because I live on the croft doesn't mean I like to wear wellies all the time, hehe!!), climb over the stile, over the fence, and step down a small incline to the roadside - Voila, I'm there! (not forgetting to dodge the sheep droppings on the way, of course!).

Living in the countryside of course means you can stand anywhere along the road you like and the bus will stop for you anyway! There has to be some benefits to living in the middle of nowhere. Just thought you might find this little piece of my 'lifestyle' a bit entertaining! I probably cut a rather comical figure as I'm racing down the croft (I'm always late) but it's so quiet round here, there's not very many people about to see me - just as well! I have alternative arrangements for posting my 'tweedie' packages, in case you're wondering, dear customers!! (They travel in style by car, thankfully!)

If I was going to be at home I might be having another play around with this lovely wool I purchased from Mariana (Florcita) last weekend - isn't it beautiful? Hand-spun, hand-dyed loveliness! It didn't take me long to want to start experimenting with it and I've knitted up a couple of little squares just to try it out - it's fabulous stuff. I think it's called 'tangerine and cherries' in the description - the photograph doesn't really do it justice, because the depth of colour in it is amazing. She popped a couple of other little goodies in the package too, which were fantastic - a lovely parcel to open after a long day at the office last Friday! It's the little things in life which bring the most joy, I find.

Some more creative peeps over this way.

Off to catch my bus now - Eeeek, I'm late! :)

10 comments:

florcita said...

I would love to live where you live. Quiet... neighbours are far away! LOL even if I have to race down a croft to catch a bus. Sometimes it feels rather crowded around here.
Look how cool it looks all winded up in a ball! THe official name is "mandarinas y cerezas" which is spanish for tangerines and cherries. I love the colors in this one, and because Im all... spontaneous, and take no notes on stuff, I doubt I will ever be able to reproduce it. Completely UNIQUE!

Jennifer Rose said...

I'd love to live somewhere without a lot of neighbours. would walk around naked :p


joking lol too cold to do that :p

that is a gorgeous coloured wool :)

elk said...

i enjoyed the view...and the wool!

june at noon said...

I love the image of you sprinting through nature in your heels in hopes of catching the bus! I also love that yarn-beautiful color blend!

Biba said...

Gorgeous wool! I wonder what your creation will be... I'd love to see it when it's finished!

janet said...

Oh Alison that yarn is to die for! Let us kknow what you end up doing with it. I am sure it will beasutiful.

Karin said...

That yarn looks lovely, Alison.

Oh, to live in the country. We live in a little village, just a few minutes walk from the forests, so that's pretty nice too. And for the little ones it's fun to have neighbourkids to play with. But some day, we dream of living on a little farm... Some day. :-)

Alison said...

That looks incredibly like the bus stop where I used to live, it was 3 miles walk to get to and only 2 buses a day. I was 15 and my parents had moved us from a large town. You can imagine how I felt about it! Many years down the line I would now love it!

Charminglochie said...

That yarn is beautiful. Trying to figure out where you are from the view from the picture :o)

Tweed Delights said...

Ahhh, should keep you guessing! Can just see a wee snippet of Broad Bay, to give you a clue :)!