…And meanwhile, far in the background, (so very far that it looks a little hazy), the Arne and Carlos blanket swells, garter stitch by easy garter stitch. I just thought I’d give it a teeny bit of blog-space again. ‘Tis my mindless go-to project at 3am when work stress pokes my brain awake, or a twin or two tries to pull my nose off, or some Lego intrudes painfully on my lower vertebrae. I’m disappointed that the blanket isn’t finished yet, because I had visions of the twinnage and I snuggling under it this winter in our ludicrously chilly house, but this enormous piece of blanketry is about 3/4 done: look!
It’s a good project to knit on a cold winter’s day, because you can simultaneously snuggle under it and knit the blighter. And the design is such a simple, clever inspiration of loveliness from the talented Scandinavian duo. Anyway, in my humble opinion, everyone needs a mindless background comfort-project, if only as a little breather from lace-knitting a representation of the rose window of Notre Dame on 1mm needles.
The Toddler Twinnage and I have been alternating between huddling in front of the fire and venturing out to see fields in winter plumage, striped by shadows of the windbreak poplars:-
…with sheep galloping weirdly towards us….
…and horses just visible through the mist…
…Sometimes, the poplar windbreaks filter evening sun quite fetchingly across the fields:-
….and sometimes, we brave the cold to wander amongst the scant remaining cherry orchards round here:-
…despite the fact that the chill visible on neighbouring rooftops doesn’t always make us want to venture outside:-
…But hey-ho, Oxfordshire does crisp winter mornings quite fetchingly, I’ve always thought, like this:-
Stay warm, people.