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« on: December 14, 2008 07:27:47 AM »

It was the most romantic thing.  Really brought an appreciation of those who came before us.  I can't imagine how on earth they survived, Especially without modern insulation. It was -41`C.  Brrr.  I supose it was all the wool they spun up, knitted, crochet, and wove.
But Anyway... On with the pic of what I did.
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Not quite "completed", But it is what I completed by candle light in a power outage.
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008 07:54:11 AM »

Hey!  Where are you from?  THats how cold it was here last night too! By the way, I envy your ability to do this.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008 09:07:19 AM »

North Western Saskatchewan.  right near the alberta border and the entrance to Meadow Lake Provincial park.  (close as I'll get to telling ya Tongue  thats me being paranoid Wink )
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008 06:10:11 AM »

For those not on the metric, that is -41.8 F.

Is that with wind chill or the air temp??   Brrrrrr!

We were a balmy 0 F (-18 C) here and how the wind is blowing!!

I'd rather have a power outage in the winter than in the summer (as long as the hand pump for the water doesn't freeze up!)  At least in the winter, the meat in our freezers can be put outside in the cold.  In the summer, if we had a long power outage, I'd have to start canning up 3 freezers of meat to save it!

We heat with wood, so warmth isn't a problem.

LOL @ "where do you live".  My standard answer is "My farm"  LOL!

The yarn is beautiful! I love the varigation of it.  It will knit/weave up beautifully!!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008 08:51:11 AM »

that was air temp.  yes... brrrrrrr.  I can't remember the temp with chill.....  We were going to put in a fireplace this year, and never had the chance before it got really cold.  I wish we would have,  It was 4hrs before the power came back on, thankfully it only got cold enough to wrap up in blankets with a cold nose!  My husband has decided that the first chance we get he will install one. LOL

Thank you for the complements on the yarn!   I finished it up with electric light, and will post the finished product on Friday.  Its all lumpy (I did that on purpose)  in hopes it would become a scarf or toque.  The yarn is a gift to a knitting friend of mine, I hope she likes it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008 01:15:48 PM »

Fireplaces are nice, but they sure aren't very warm, unless you have an insert with a blower - then you're back to the same problem of no heat with no electricity.  We have an old 'Oak' parlor stove.  It really puts out the heat.

Can't wait to see the scarf or toque!
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