Just when you think Spring is here to stay…

… you wake up to snow! I was going to blog about some of our new summer yarns this week, but I think I’ll embrace this one (hopefully) last opportunity to celebrate cozy, warm things…

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… especially since I now have a new sweater to wear! I feel like this cold snap may be my fault – clearly the universe wanted to provide me the opportunity to wear this little gem before it gets too warm out!

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This is Dalur by Hulda Hákonardóttir, from the book Knitting With Icelandic Wool. I did make some changes to this pattern (which you can read about on my Ravelry page for this sweater here), but I love the cozy warmth and the colours – light ash grey, midnight blue, and  that icy “arctic exposure” aqua.

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Speaking of “arctic exposure”, there’s a terrific article about polar explorers and their knitwear in the new issue of Knitting Traditions (seen here with a couple other just-arrived magazines, a new issue of Knitscene and the spring issue of KnitPurl!)

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Polar exploration is a topic I find totally fascinating – I think I’m going to add a couple books on the topic to my summer reading list (I feel like reading about being stranded in endless winter would be the wrong topic to tackle in the cooler months!). It was recently brought to my attention by my knitter-friend Sam that the CBC program the Nature of Things did an episode on the Franklin Expedition recently, perfect accompaniment for finishing up some last lingering cool-season knitting projects! You can watch it online on CBC’s website here: www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/franklins-lost-ships

 

1Comment
  • Mickey
    Posted at 16:26h, 23 April Reply

    Wow – you finished that sweater so quickly! It’s beautiful. I watched that Nature of Things show about Franklin and it was very good.
    See you.
    M

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