It's been about as wintry as it gets in these parts, so that's meant more knitting by the fire, more reading, more cosy times. Not such a bad thing really.
It seems that everyone needs a pair of slippers now, so that's been taking up a lot of my knitting time. The lightweight shawl, cardigan and socks on the needles have been put aside in favour of tweedy thick wool.
I have been making a few baby gifts (so many new babies in my circle of friends and family!) including reversible shoes in their own little drawstring pouch, for safekeeping when they no longer fit.
Other beautiful wintry things include long conversations and drinking red wine with friends, springs of daphne on the kitchen table, hearty soups (kumara and coconut milk being my current favourite) and a bit of late-night viewing: Tom and I are completely sucked into the Australian television series The Kettering Incident.
Hope this finds you well, dear reader.