Knitting against the cold

It’s actually so cold in the room where I’m typing that the LCD screen is running slow. It would help, of course, if the house had all its walls at the moment, but in a digression from the usual knitting-focused photos I’d like to share this view of the kitchen.

Current state of the kitchen

We’re using the flat on the top floor to live in as the rest of the house is too chilly to inhabit! God bless builders and their inability to complete a job on time.

So knitting (when my hands are warm enough) feels like a genuine attempt to provide my family with enough warm clothes to survive the next few days and weeks! The Bear’s latest sweater is finished – this is the Shawl-collar Sweater from Debbie Bliss’s Essential Baby, in RYC cashsoft aran. It looks and feels very cosy indeed. It’s about two sizes too big for her at the moment so she looks a bit like an American football player when it’s on, but it is warm!

I’ve also made inroads into a pair of socks for the Husband – photo when I can get him and the camera into the same room. And I’m suffering a small amount of retail guilt about buying several skeins of sockyarn because friends have asked for socks –¬†handknitted socks are so much cosier than shop ones! Looking forward to getting cracking with some of the lovely Violet Green hand-dyed ones, but I have to wait for the postman to struggle to the door first.

Don’t even mention Christmas.

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