Weather Bomb Knitting

March 03, 2012

In New Zealand, at some point, the phrase 'weather bomb' was coined by the media.

Right now, one such weather bomb is raging outside the shop window. The footpath sign can't go outside as it will end up somewhere in the Cook Strait, the heater is on and I'm playing very atmospheric Bon Iver on the Tivoli.

The Metservice is so concerned, this is at the very top of their website (where you'd usually find ads on normal sites):


And this is what the rain radar is telling us right now:

da bomb

With weather like this, most kiwis are thinking about a day on the couch, under a blanket. I dream of a great, big, heavy, warm knit blanket. It is one of those projects will take some time, but will be so worth the effort.

Jared Flood's Shale Baby Blanket (click the image to go to the pattern's Ravelry page)

Lucy Sweetland's Seraphine for Brooklyn Tweed

Anne Hanson's Hourglass Throw for Brooklyn Tweed

Jared Flood and his Brooklyn Tweed crew really can do no wrong. All the best blanket or blanket inspired garments on Ravelry seem to come from their corner. Anne Hanson's Hourglass Throw would look amazing in Harvest Saffron ($5.50/50g ball) and be super snuggly with the mix of possum, cashmere, merino etc etc.

If you need a bit of bright to help lift the grey days, the Purl Bee, as usual, has something for you...

The Hudson Bay Inspired Crib Blanket by the Purl Bee

Seeing as I'm still stuck on the queue project, the only blanket on my list for this year is still Jared Flood's version of the Hemlock Ring blanket. Shop happy helper person Claire knit one of these in a matter of days - so I'm hoping when I finally cast on it'll be a nice quick and satisfying knit.

Jared Flood's Hemlock Ring Blanket

Right....time to relocate my cold self next to the heater and get on with knitting! Stay safe and dry if you are in one of the weather bomb spots xx

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