Hand knits have been a big feature of my winter so far - both in making and wearing. Travelling to work requires hats, mittens and scarves and knitting is relaxing after a long day in the office. So all in all, it's the perfect winter activity.
The hat on top is my most recent finished project - I made it from some very beautiful yarn called 'Silver Lining' by Skeinz that I bought at the Social Wool Fair in Wellington last month. Silvery Lining is a soft, springy and warm yarn. I'll definitely be investing in some more.
I was so happy with the Jul pattern last time that i decided to make it again in a thicker yarn (and with a pompom) - for more stormy days. And there have been plenty of those lately.
I thought you might like to see my new stack of second-hand books. These were acquired at the Downtown City Mission book fair last weekend. The novels were chosen by Tom, the others by me. I found a beautiful old children's book of Bach piano sheet music (for the young pianist in the house), a favourite old cookbook that Mum used to have and a book I loved as a child: Jim and the beanstalk, by Raymond Briggs. My kids are probably too old for it now but I'm not.