Winter is Coming! (make a blanket, quick)

Image 5Sorry, too many episodes of Game of Thrones apparently. A series which has lost its charm for me actually. Too much gore, too many killings, just too much. Anyhow, Grant took this recently on a local hike and I couldn’t resist.


Off the loom, it is about four metres of 40 cm wide yardage. Not quite big enough on its own to be a blanket but I will finish the ubiquitous blue up completely making a couple of panels to sew on to it. It’s an easy point twill, (hard to make out I know) and should be a warm cover. It may benefit from lining it with some fleece maybe, that remains to be seen. I have vigorously washed and blocked it and it stood up very well. There is a slow food movement? This is slow fabric. Fun.

Still with the birds. Our unusual, but not unheard of, cold snap has continued, with accompanying clear bright skies. Today at Crescent Beach the ducks filled the ocean, hundreds and hundreds of them, murmuring to themselves. We had never seen anything like it. I guess the ponds are frozen over. Mallards and wood ducks were what we made out, there may have been other kinds too.

IMG_1735Kind of an inadequate photo, too bad.

Lots of these fellow too, charging up and down the shore. Amazing how few people out today, I guess this is cold for here. (The rest of the continent, socked in with blizzards gives us a razzberry. )


4 thoughts on “Winter is Coming! (make a blanket, quick)

  1. Verónica December 9, 2013 / 12:04 am

    I love the rich color and texture of that blanket.

    • warpandwoofknitting December 9, 2013 / 6:13 am

      Thank you. I am impatient to get going on the next pieces, but with the holidays it might be a bit slowed. Ah well, winter is long in these parts!

  2. fibercrush December 9, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    Totally with you on Game of Thrones. Can’t watch it anymore despite the great costumes!

    • warpandwoofknitting December 10, 2013 / 12:55 am

      I know! Its too bad, it was a fun thing to record and watch on a date night but then it just got more and more awful. And yes, those costumes were part of the draw.

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