Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Snow forecast again ...

Well snow has been forecast again today this time upto 10cms. Last snowfall we were cut off twice as the snow in the lane drifted and was impassable for three days on both occasions, we have a steepish hill to get up to us and the gritters just don't come through all the little lanes on the Wolds, so we have to wait for one of the tractors to brave the snow and get through. Potatoes are being harvested now and there is mud everywhere so a smattering of snow will make everything look lovely!
Have been busy on the sewing machine today making some tweedy things - a Harris Tweed draught excluder in solid greyish turquoise. My daughter Rachel is complaining of a draughty front door hopefully this will help, will make some for sale on e bay. Have also cut out some more bucket bags, one in solid mustard Harris Tweed with a contrasting Amy Butler cotton lining. I have some really vibrant Liberty fabric in blues and reds and just the right piece of bright red Harris Tweed to go with it - will put some pics up of the work in progress. Also got some socks on the pins tonight, self patterning 75% wool and 25% polyamide, wonderful wool to work with and great through the washing machine and tumble drier too! My husband says they are the most comfy socks he has worn (no I didn't bend his arm to say that!), they are hard wearing and wash beautifully. Planning on knitting Hamish (the westie) a jumper, he has a knitted coat but it doesn't cover his chest - planning a polo neck jumper with sleeves for his front legs! He wasn't impressed with his coat (the body language says it all!) so I expect he will be sniffy about the jumper too but I have some lovely cherry red Harris wool to make it with and he will look so cute!
Hopefully the snow won't come tonight, shopping tomorrow for a few stock items just in case! It will be on to the UHT milk for a bit (I hate it !)

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