Just a quick note on my current knitting project, another blanket. This is to show the yarns I am using and the progress to date. In the first 5 inches I’ve used 3 of the irregular striped yarns, the brown alpaca yarn, and the blue and brown Icelandic Einband.
The Winter Solstice is now “yesterday’s news”. There was disappointment at Newgrange on the official day of the Solstice, the morning of the 21st. According to the article by Eileen Battersby in the Irish Times, there was general disappointment as eager watchers gathered and there was no sighting of the rising sun. It was just cold and damp and misty. People gradually put away their cameras and just exchanged greetings and comments. Nevertheless, behind all that cloud and mist the sun was rising and nature’s cycle continues, the end of winter has begun. And you can note the progress of the path of the sun by checking the times of sunrise and sunset each day and note the gradual lengthening of the days, in the Northern Hemisphere that is.