Tuesday, 23 January 2018

-19C, new snow, no wind,

and the sun is up from nine to four. Nearly a month has passed without a new blog post, the days are almost an hour and a half longer than at Christmas and we have had new soft snow on several days. This morning was cold, -19C when the sun was rising and the temperature is at the lowest. Now it is a pleasant -12C, no wind.

I took these photos of my new year's knittings before the recent snowfall. These socks are all for chemo patients, knitted in soft yarns with jojoba and aloe.

This pair is from rest balls of normal sock yarn.

So are these mittens.

But the fancy pair of fingerless mittens is alpaca yarn, soft as butter and a treat for the knitter as well.

Windy days took dry twigs and branches down from the trees.

I hope you all have had a good start of the new year!


  1. You've been very productive and creative with your knitting! Jojob, aloe, alpaca, good quality is always a win, for the ones who wears the pieces and for the knitters, smooth and soothing. I tried wool with bamboo, a luxury for the hands!
    Odd weather here, today we have 9°C and tomorrow is supposed to get to 15°C...In January?..That's not what we need.

  2. I am sure your socks will be very welcome :-)
    All that snow - it must be better then all the rain we are having!

  3. Happy New Year! Glad you're having longer days and sunshine. Your snow looks so fresh. Such pretty colors for your projects and so thoughtful to use soft yarns with aloe for the chemo patients.

  4. Nice of you to knit lovely soft socks for the chemo patients...
    I enjoy seeing your knitted things in the snow..

  5. So much lovely knitting which as always is both beautiful and practical. The chemo socks will be greatly appreciated.
    I wish we could send you some of our warm temperatures.

  6. Such beautiful and kindly made knits Ulla. My friend said during chemo, that her skin felt hyper sensitive. The aloe and jojoba will be really appreciated. The other knits are beautiful too. I can’t imagine thinking of -12c being pleasant but certainly having no wind must be a relief. I am now imagining you cosied up by the fire in the evenings knitting away. A lovely image!


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