I love the snow, it is beautiful, exciting and endlessly surprising. Today it fell nearly all day leaving our little town covered in soft snowy drifts. So much trouble is reported in the news but I am enjoying the beauty of it, rather like the icing on the cake. We get to have it all.
Last Christmas I promised, on behalf of the Yum Yum Institute (our in-house design collective) to knit Richard a pair of winter mittens. I found the “manly mitts” pattern by Elizabeth Morrison and it has proved to be excellent. Richard can now enjoy toasty paws all winter.
It is possible to have fondness for a fish. This is the last recorded image of yum-yum_01. The yum-yums survived a winter in their near frozen fish bowl with such tenacity and enthusiasm they became an inspiration. In spring time they relocated to the big pond at the end of the garden, where they enjoyed lazy days basking in relative warmth with their fishy friends. A month ago they disappeared. A suspected heron attack, but no way to be sure. We miss their bright jolliness and appreciated their company for the time we had it.