One of my favorite knits was the Rio Dress I made for Rosie and she is still getting wear out of it in spite of it being knit in the six months size. Now it's just a top but still adorable with room in the sleeves and lots of ease through the neck and waist. That Frogtree Pediboo knit up so nicely and has been washed several times but looks hardly worn.
I started a new book this year, having finally finished North! Or Be Eaten. I picked a book off the shelf, The Magicians, that I have been eyeing for months, well, really for a couple years since Jesse read it and enjoyed it. Its like a heavy Harry Potter, starting with adults instead of children (aka, a little bit of rough language and subject material but not too bad so far). I'm really hooked by it even just a couple chapters in, and want to curl up on the couch to devour it, something I haven't felt for awhile.
Normally at this time of year I am so eager for winter to be over. This year I feel so happy with the coziness and don't feel stir-crazy at all so far. This is probably because the weather has been so very mild here in our area (highs in the 40s/50s for several days running now) and also because I don't have a tiny infant making me feel housebound; it is not nearly as energy-consuming to bundle everyone and head to town or the library down the road as it was even just a year ago with little ones so close in age and needy. It could also be all the home projects we are doing during this time since it is the only time of year we really have available to focus heavily on home improvements. (Kitchen remodel pending, Lord willing!)
Happy creating, y'all! Head over to Ginny's blog to join in the fiber fun!