Showing posts from December, 2013

I'm ready!


Beautiful.....and beastly.....

A major ice storm blew through a huge area of Southern Ontario on Saturday night. At 8:30 or so, our house lit up like a Christmas tree, we could smell burning and the lights were flickering.....Hubby quickly started unplugging things and turning our power off...It seems the pole that supports our line to the house had been hit by a huge branch and had snapped.....hydro soon went out on the street as limbs were falling everywhere...It has been 4 days....power has been restored to our neighbours, but not to us! So we have had to take refuge with a neighbour...When the sun sets and lights up the ice and snow, it is beautiful.....but it will take days perhaps weeks to get back to normal. This is the view from the neighbours....their pole is still standing :) Stay safe and warm.

Merry Christmas!


K4 P4 Swatch Cowl....


Daisy on a frosty morning....


While I was waiting....

Well, well, now what is a knitter to do!!!!

Yes, I am cowl swatching!

Yup, this is another one-skein cowl using +RowanYarns Fine Art Aran - this time is shade 545, Conga!

This skein came to me as a Rowan Ambassador sample...yes, I am extremely fortunate to be sent yarn to play with, to swatch get to know in depth....

Go to Rowan's Fine Art Aran page for more details!

This yarn has already arrived at my local Rowan stockist The Needle Emporium...has it reached your LYS yet?

Rowan plans to release a collection of favourite designs re-knit in this new luxurious yarn....but of course, you can use it for any design that knits up to the 19 sts and 25 rows to 10cm gauge in stocking stitch!  (My first cowl "swatch" just proved that!)

#RowanYarns #FineArtAran #Knitting #swatching