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late snow . . .

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Two mornings this week have provided a snowy winter scene; the last one melted away by early afternoon. I can’t imagine ever tiring of snow: light snow, a blizzard, moonlight on porcelain snow, the crisp blue skies afterwards . . . And I am grateful to have a warm home and clothes and ample food to be able to enjoy the winter snow as I do. I know it would be a very different story if I were cold, hungery and in danger. So I marvel at this late gentle snow and hope the plants in the garden don’t mind too much.

Finalists for PlaceSetting Stocking . . .

the finalists
Ok. So here are the finalists, in all their glory, for PlaceSetting Stockings. It has to be narrowed down to something relatively simple so the instructions don’t get too complex. As you can see from this grouping, candy cane stripes are the clear winner! Ok. So candy cane stripes. Then what? Give options for several cuff styles? Options add complexity. So no (sigh; a little loss). Which cuff? I like the one with 4 ridges. Simple and fun! After many hours of knitting all sorts of ideas, the final idea emerges: candy cane stripes with a four ridge cuff. What about colors? . . . to be revealed.

PlaceSetting Stockings

. . . a happy gathering of PlaceSetting Stockings . . .

. . . a happy gathering of PlaceSetting Stockings . . .

The PlaceSetting Stockings are needing to be finished! And this is what they look like at the moment: a wonderful pile of assorted colors, ideas, and themes. The work at hand is to distill this glorious gathering into some sort of order. Like, how many colorways? How many stockings in each colorway? And those answers rather depend on the broader organizational question, what does a kit comprise? All to be revealed!

. . . they rearranged themselves! . . .

. . . they rearranged themselves! . . .