It's been a pretty white week here on the eastern side of the UK. It's been a struggle, because we are not too used to these conditions. However, difficulties are outweighed by the sheer beauty of freshly fallen snow. I LOVE it! We soldiered on at school, being one of the few schools open in our area, but succumbed to the dangerous, icy roads on Friday, when a 'snow day' was declared! Yay! I ended up frittering most of the day away, pottering but not doing very much. Still, it was nice to have an extra long weekend. There is further snow forecast for our area this evening, so we shall wait to see what chaos another fall will bring.
I was desperate to begin an infinity version of Anne Hanson's 'Monkey Bread Scarf'. It's a great pattern and the yarn that I have had ready and waiting in my stash for some time now, is to die for. It's 'Great Northern Yarns' 70% mink and 30% cashmere. So, so, soft and it blooms beautifully as you work with it. I made a straight version a year ago....
I'm using a gorgeous deep damson purple for the infinity version. The scarf has gently curving cables along its length, which add detail, but are not too onerous to knit.
I'm getting geared up to start a new little cardigan for Sophie's new little sister-to-be, due in March. I really shouldn't be starting anything else, but you know how it is. Just a quick peek? Oh, alright then...
There's not been much needle action anywhere else this week, except for a few more blanket rows. I've left it too late to photograph this week, as the light is now too poor.
We've made extra certain that the bird have been re-stocked daily, as the smaller birds flock to fill up on tasty seeds and nuts.
Young Sophie has been making good use of her new hat and scarf too!
There is a small reminder of the future prospect of Spring; some vibrant, happy daffodils bought a week ago, but still happily cheering up our home during these 'white out' days.
See you next week! Have a good one!