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Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

It's starting to feel like Christmas - it's snowing

Some red knitting to show on this post, a raglan style sweater for my sister-in-law that saw the sleeves and body joined for the yoke last night. Fellow knitters will know that means I am on the home stretch!

This is the Nunavut Pullover from the Winter 2014 issue of Interweave Knits magazine. The pattern can be found online on Ravelry. I yarn that I am using is Berroco Vintage DK in colour 2159 elderberry. I bought it in Vernon last February at a lovely yarn shop called A Twist of Yarn.

It is snowing as I speak, big fat wet flakes falling straight down onto the beach at high tide. The photo below tries to show the flakes against the darkness of the background douglas fir tree, but I think that only the reflected lights from our Christmas tree show.

Music on rotation on living room CD player:
Navitas, the choir of New College, Oxford
Belafonte, to wish you a Merry Christmas
The Birth of a King, the Ambrosian Singers London Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra
A Traditional Christmas Collection, the Sixteen, Harry Christophers
A Noteworthy Christmas, Great Canadian Choirs Sing Holiday Favourites
Handel Messiah, Neville Marriner.

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