Wednesday, 11 December 2013


Haar:   A wet mist or fog; esp. applied on the east coast of England and Scotland, from Lincolnshire northwards, to a cold sea-fog. (OED)

We may not be on the coast but we are definitely north of Lincolnshire, and on this cold and grey morning we do have a fog, not dense but very chilling.

Coincidentally I was going to blog about haar  this morning, even before I walked up the lane and saw the fog.

What may be a dull grey fog to you or me, is just another colour inspiration to Natalie.

 Natalie dyed her lovely Toddy yarn to a blue-grey that at first glance may seem to be just that. But look a little closer and you can see that it is anything but a flat colour. All sorts of nuances brought out by a not too complicated stitch.

I used the yarn to knit a Tennessee Twister Cowl - all the details are on Ravelry.

Over the coming year Natalie will be using her dyeing skills to give us all sorts of wonderful colours, some of which I am sure will become cowls and shawls by next Christmas. Read more about that here.


CCK said...

I miss a good Haar! We use to watch it come up the Dee from our living room window.....miss....

Jude said...

We always called it 'ROKE' when I was growing up. Down here they have no idea what I am talking about! (Mind you, that is often the case)