Below is a closer picture
This is it lying flat after being stitched on the seam. This cowl gave me the chance to practice knit and purl on the loom instead of the traditional wrap stitch
This is better though, my pal modelling it for the camera. I was under strict instructions not to get her face in the shot. Goodness knows why as she's a lovely looking lady. She was chuffed to little mint balls with it and wore it several times during our stay.
We had a lovely few days in Perthshire staying with our friends. Fortunately we left Cheshire just in time. I first realised there was a problem when friends were emailing and texting to ask if we were OK. Apparently the North West had been absolutely battered by a fierce storm which closed sections of 3 motorways and 2 bridges. Luckily it also meant we missed the 12 hour power cut. Our poor neighbours went to bed fully clothed to keep warm.
We had driven through some pretty heavy snow in the Scottish Borders but fortunately that was the only bad weather we saw.
Almost home yesterday and we saw big signs up saying that the Forest was closed due to storm damage. Then on arrival home we discovered the power cut had knocked our boiler out so the house was freezing. We eventually managed to sort the fault and warmth was resumed.
I should just say this is only a mini moan. This is nothing compared to what the people in Somerset and now the Thames Valley are going through and we consider ourselves thankful that we were not more seriously affected. I do hope that all those affected by the dreadful rains are back in their homes soon.
'til next time, x