Early January is quiet. A time for reflection on the year passed and a wonderful opportunity to plan the year ahead. It is usually the time that I choose all my tweeds for the coming summer season (unlike other designers, I am NOT 12 months ahead of myself!) Harris Tweed is best viewed in daylight, so that all the colour subtleties can reveal themelves. This does not leave me with many hours in a day to peruse the fabric swatches. January is typically dark and grey, with only a few quality hours of good light to play with. Those few hours, however, are filled with some of the most special light that the Hebrides will offer; the soft, daydreaming, ever changing light of winter.