As I have mentioned so many times before, winter is a time for us to indulge in projects and interests that summer doesn’t always allow for. Reading, spoon carving, spinning, snowshoeing, and ( at the very top of the list) knitting. Almost every night, with the woodstove keeping the house nice and toasty, here I sit with my latest project. This winter? Lots of socks, more mittens, a new shawl, and many various hats to replace the ones which will surely have gone missing come spring. The seed catalogs are lined up on the table, a reminder that this idle winter will not last. In the meantime, we’ll sit back ( at least in the evening), and be thankful for the slow pace of winter.