We have just enough snowfall overnight to give us a little winter cheer! Ours will all melt off by noon. But it gives everything a beautiful softness in the early morning light while it lasts.
We will get a nice fire going to cheer us, since the house has gone quiet. The last of our house guests have only just left. I have spread fresh seed for our resident yard birds after seeing tiny tracks in the snow. It is the coziest winter day we have had yet.
I love the cocooning of winter days. It always makes me want to take up a bit of knitting and see something productive take shape stitch by stitch, bringing its own kind of winter softness.
My little brown bear sports a small white handmade sweater that I found once at a thrift store and couldn't help rescuing.
I'm always thrilled to ponder its neat and orderly pattern done by some unseen loving and expert hand.
This is more my style. A little useful square of wool to satisfy my instant gratification. There is already plenty of waiting for things ahead in winter! Haha!
I always have my eye out for bits of wool in my thrifting forays as well.
I snatched up these skeins of mohair so fast it would make your head spin!
Just enough to make a fluffy scarf.
Even Miss Helen has her own version of an Irish Fisherman's knit sweater. I had the pleasure of stitching a couple of these when my children were small.
Finally, here is a larger version which I also salvaged from a thrift store rack.
Beautifully made by Barbara Grant whoever she may be... Well done!
First warming the stitcher as it lay across her lap while in progress. Then the one who was fortunate to wear it with great care. And finally, warming my own admiring heart.
This lovely white afghan throw was another thrift store find. (Should I be feeling embarrassed instead of lucky?) Oh well, I say, as I snuggle down for awhile, ready to read a cozy winter tale by the fire.
I hope you are enjoying these first quiet days of the New Year too!