Ah winter, the best time of the year! We are spoilt in New Zealand. We never get endless sub-zero temperatures and massive snow storms that last for days. Instead, we have days like this:
Gorgeous, sunny days, with white frosts in the morning. I love, love, love mornings like this!
Last week, we were extra spoiled to wake up to this:
Snow!!! What a wonderful surprise it was to see!! The vista on the other side of the house was even better, the craggy mountains covered in snowy white capes, gleaming in the morning sun. I did not get a chance to stop and take a picture in the rush to get to work. I hope I get a chance later on during winter when hopefully we will have more snow!
It was delightful to be able to wear my knitted goodness, snug and warm in layers of possum and wool.
Our nights (especially in the Wairarapa) are cold, sometimes going below zero Celsius, but snug and warm in our houses, with fires ablaze, it is hardly a sufferance.
The brisk mornings and cool days have renewed my enthusiasm for knitting more woollen goodness.
The yarn is quite crisp when knitted, but I figured that a bath would bring out its true nature.
Yes indeed, it has become a much softer version of itself. The woollen spun yarn has bloomed and filled out to create a lovely fabric. It is going to have a bit of a halo, and may be a little bit itchy (I don’t mind and will wear a base layer underneath in any event). I have a feeling it will be the kind of woollen garment that feels and looks better with every passing year.
I’m going to make this my June project. How else to celebrate the advent of Winter and the comfort that wool brings to this time of year!