Well, what a cold, snowy few days it's been. No post in or out since Friday, and I know you people who are waiting for parcels will be chafing at the bit to get at them. Yesterday I got up early and shovelled the snow (20cm/8 inches) off the front step so that further falls from the roof wouldn't trap us in the house!
The plough finally arrived and liberated us from the house at 7:30 p.m., only to have a fresh fall of snow undo much of his work. Great heaps of snow are siting over the end of the driveway where he left them, though.
While I'm stuck here, I though I might start thinking about a new competition/challenge, so you'll be hearing about this soon! Think recycling with embellishments...
Hope you are all warm and comfortable and enjoying the slightly festive feeling!
Well, the last few days have been very chilly here at Heavenly Wools, despite our rather disappointing lack of snow. I feel very grateful that we have such a snug house and a great pellet fire. Hopefully you will all be safe and warm at home, too.
In case you need to venture outdoors, I've posted patterns for two snug hats, the Anna-Maria hat and the Granny Square Beanie, which you can make quickly.
If you need yarn, it might take a bit longer! To help you cut the time a bit shorter, I've posted a new video - Navajo plying - on the site and on YouTube. Get out those old part bobbins of yarn and get plying!
The Granny Square Beanie uses Thick and Thin Felted yarn - a single ply yarn that's extra quick to spin and prepare for knitting or crochet.
Have fun with these new projects while I get back to dreaming up something new for the Spring!
Kate is a semi-retired photographer and craft dyer who lives in Southland, New Zealand.