Friday, January 18, 2019

Rowan Felted Tweed

Marie Wallin's Bloomsbury is back in stock.
BLOOMSBURY is a collection of fairisle and stitch designs inspired by the life style and culture of the Bloomsbury group of artists and writers at the turn of the twentieth century. The 8 women's designs are knitted using Rowan Felted Tweed, one of Marie’s favourite yarns. 
We photographed this collection at ‘Stoneywell’ in rural Leicestershire - a beautiful Arts & Crafts house now owned by the National Trust.

Felted Tweed is a beautiful blend of 50% merino wool, 25% alpaca and 25% viscose.  The yarn has a beautiful tweed effect, perfect for fairisles, striping and other colour work and is the obvious choice for winter projects. The rustic colour palette makes this yarn a firm favourite, with shades ranging from cool, watery tones, to warming cherry red and fiery ginger.

We're getting ready for the snow. This is what The Weather Network was saying at 3:30pm.

Winter storm conditions expected Saturday.
Snow at times heavy is expected to develop early Saturday morning and taper off Saturday night.  
Although the storm system responsible will track well to the south of the Great Lakes, northeast winds off Lake Ontario will pick up extra moisture resulting in higher snowfall totals. The latest analysis continues to suggest snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm. Snowfall amounts should be considerably less north of Hamilton and Burlington. 
In addition, strong northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h will generate widespread blowing snow and cold wind chill values near minus 20. Near zero visibility is likely at times.
Lynn is staying home tomorrow - she lives in St. Catherines. I should be able to open the store but it will depend on when the snow starts. If the weather starts to get bad in the afternoon then I will be closing the store early. Please call or visit our Facebook page before heading out if you are coming in the afternoon.

I have a few rows of knitting in me and then bed. I might need to do some shovelling before heading to work.

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