In each stocking there was a pair of bright red mittens and there was a long flat stick of red-and-white-striped, pepper-mint candy, all beautifully notched along each side.
They were all so happy they could hardly speak at first. They just looked with shining eyes at those lovely Christmas presents. But Laura was the happiest of all. Laura had a rag doll."
Little House in the Big Woods
Laura Ingalls Wilder
It has been bitterly cold for days and they say that a big snow storm is= coming. I dutifully went out this morning to buy provisions just in case... and, yes, the provisions included tulips for the dining table. Whether is snows or not, the table will be cheerful.
I haven't been walking as much as usual due to the cold, but I did manage to get out to look at the beautiful hedgerow this afternoon. I love the golden color and texture of dried grasses in the winter-time. The landscape here is not a dull one in cold weather.
I had to rip out all of the knitting that I did yesterday after repeatedly making a rather dumb mistake. I am back on track now and am excited to work on this cardigan! My goal is to have it done by the middle of February.