I hope everyone is staying warm and relying on that inner sunshine!
We have had quite a few cold days and even a bit of snow! Making snow angels, sliding down hills in a cardboard box, and eating Nature's shave ice by a frozen stream are rare in Central Texas. We've also enjoyed a couple slower days to recoup from night coughing and lots of warm soup.
With the coldest part of the year upon us, I have been quite inspired to knit. I was able to send off some small gifts to a friend (Devadeva at Sabjimata) who had a baby with the most adorable name: Bindumati. I am reminded of how fast babies grow and what a special time it is with a wee one.
I also made some super leg warmers for my little miss. They were finished just in time for her half birthday at school. Since she is a summer baby, she celebrated with her class last week. Her teacher gave her the sweetest peg doll with long dark hair and a cute acorn cap beret. This will be her 3rd and last year in the kindergarten. I'm feeling a bit wistful about the change but at the same time I feel lucky to witness all of the growth she's experiencing.
I am thankful for the cold and what it brings: a slower pace, a respect for Mother Nature and her power, and how good warmth feels from a cozy home and family.