Thursday, December 07, 2006

Stormy Skies

We seem to have been battered by nightly storms all week. Monday night our power went off for several hours (only a week since our last power cut). Our power came back on sometime in the middle of the night but the village remained out in the morning and on arrival at school we discovered it closed for the day, no power and no heat. Delight for the children and disaster for me! A day of cleaning, wrapping, shopping was replaced by a day of playdough, sticking, drawing and picking up toys, ah well.

My current knitting project is in keeping with the stormy weather but I have to say I much prefer the grey of this Yorkshire Tweed to the sky outside. Sadly this is the last of my Yorkshire Tweed stash but I think I will have to visit Ebay and remedy that. I do so love this yarn, 4ply this time but knitting up surprisingly quickly. The project is Salina, from Vintage Style. The pattern calls for Felted Tweed but somehow I got gauge?! The grey is flecked with creamy white which lifts is tones into something relaxing and calm.

I have plenty of other things to show you but all require photographs and the lack of light prohibits photographs for the moment.


Anonymous Christine said...

I finally made Salina this winter after admiring the pattern when it first came out. Turned out great. I really like Kim Hargreaves designs.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 2:20:00 pm  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

Lovely! Vintage Style is one of my favorites. I've been buying most of my knitting items from two laughing hens, the prices are actually cheaper in the UK.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 2:45:00 pm  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Mmmm, this looks like a good knit!
Enjoy your kids' impromptu holiday.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 7:37:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

Oh, I do love the Salina pattern! Enjoy... I've been thinking about getting myself Vintage Knits. :0)

Thursday, December 07, 2006 8:39:00 pm  
Blogger Krawuggl said...

I like so much the way you are always choosing a knitting which I also fancy very much. Good for me, that you are faster and I could learn from your advices with certain patterns. And Salina is definitely on my list, too - and a lot of other things from this book, love it a lot. And as we declared in some German blogs, grey is THE colour, so nice. Also through a German blog (, a very nice one, I recently found this ebay shop, comparable with Jannette, but with loads of Rowanspun yarn. What a temptation!

Friday, December 08, 2006 2:54:00 pm  
Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

This weather! Will it ever change?
Love your cards from the previous post - I have the cream fabric in a green version in my stash - I must pinch your idea of stitching along the print! If thats alright!

Friday, December 08, 2006 4:53:00 pm  
Blogger sue said...

I love the color of your Salina. How beautiful, and I hope your weather improves for you too.

Friday, December 08, 2006 10:10:00 pm  
Blogger Tami said...

I also love the Yorkshire Tweed. I have some of the same color in my stash. Unfortunately only 3 balls. Only enough for a hat or mitts.

Your quilting is lovely, great color combinations.

Saturday, December 09, 2006 12:13:00 am  
Anonymous marjorie said...

Very nice sweater, and I like the grey with white flecks. I like the fitted style (although it wouldn't look good on me until I lose some more weight, and oh dear, Christmas is coming.) I remember the days when my children didn't have school because of bad weather. Especially one extended Christmas holiday we had because of tons of snow. Fun for them, not so fun for me.

Saturday, December 09, 2006 3:31:00 pm  
Anonymous Maggie said...

We've been having grey skies lately as well Rebecca. Thankfully, I just turn on the tree and the Christmas lights and somehow I become magically cheered up. I really like Salina, as well as the the yarn you've chosen. Can't wait to see all the other things you have to show.

Saturday, December 09, 2006 8:39:00 pm  
Blogger Cecile said...

I love your Salina, the wool and the colour!
With love , C├ęcile

Monday, December 11, 2006 10:21:00 am  
Blogger Amelia said...

I love your Xmas decorations, they are so pretty... And I have to admit to having stashed an indecent amount of Yorkshire Tweed when they discontinued it earlier this year. It's just gorgeous.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 2:29:00 pm  
Blogger Concha said...

Absolutely love your quilt. It's not excessive, the fabrics are beautifully combined. It's yummie!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 9:47:00 pm  

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