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A Newfoundland Photography and Knitting Blog by Betty Nolan

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Aww, C'mon Ellen!

We had a small snow storm yesterday and it put Ellen right in the mood for reading. When she saw that I had a reading blanket almost finished for Andrea and Stephan's store, that was it! She promptly decided that she wasn't going out and about with us today, but staying home reading instead. It was sunny and not too cold in the afternoon, but no sir, Ellen made it clear she wasn't going anywhere!  So, John and I went on to Cape Spear without her.

I brought extra clothing because it's usually really windy and cold at Cape Spear, but today it was lovely. I even ended up taking off my hat! Ellen really should have come along. We even got a couple of Doggie Paparazzi pictures!

Back to the reading blanket.... I call it a Sunny Reading Blanket because the yellow is a happy colour.  It is machine knit in pieces using Loops & Threads Impeccable (100% acrylic). It's finished measurement is 63"x72" and it took 3,056 yds of yarn. All the pieces are crocheted together and the perimeter is crocheted as well (6 times around). Even though it is machine knit, it has a total of 1,600 rows on the machine. My knitting machine is not electric so it was kinda like a work out! 

Look at Ellen sitting pretty all wrapped up by the fire! Who says big girls can't play with dolls? :-)

Poor tree! Doesn't have much of a chance up here.


See how well this dog blends into the environment?

You can see the lighthouse in the distance

A few big waves on the move today

Lots of steps - this is the upper part

Looking back toward Town - Cape Spear Road

This picture is looking beyond Cape Spear. This is the end of the trail.

See my tiny yellow car in the parking lot?

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