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A Newfoundland Photography and Knitting Blog by Betty Nolan

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Longing For Colour, Ellen!

By the time we get to the month of March each year I start feeling like I need to be surrounded by brighter colours. I guess it's the lack of colour in nature at this time of year and knowing that things will soon start to spring to life, but not yet - at least not yet in Newfoundland. I want to knit with brighter colours, hence the scarf in the last post, but at the same time it seems that bright colours don't quite belong - yet. For example, if you met someone at the mall in St. John's this time of year wearing a bright yellow sweater, I think you'd say to yourself, "Ugh! Bright!" because mentally we are not ready. Muted shades seem more appropriate for this time of year in Newfoundland. You'll understand why when you look at some of the shots below. These were all taken in the last week.  Everything has a greyish tone to it.

Ellen's feelin' it too. It was almost a year ago that Ellen came to us from sunny California. At this point, she's done with winter, but winter is not done. To cheer Ellen up I suggested we knit an apron. It's machine knit with 100% mercerized cotton (Patons Grace), but knit in baby blue in keeping with the greyish tones of this time of year.

Ellen was just getting used to the kitchen when Alana came along and claimed the apron. :-)

Cabot Tower, Signal Hill, NL

Fort Amherst from Signal Hill

Steps of Cabot Tower

Freezing rain

our clothesline

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