I’m recently back from the cottage (have I mentioned before it’s media-free? no TV, no cell service, no internet!), where we had a lovely time with G’s parents, and did lots of my favourite winter activity- snowshoeing. I love snowshoeing out in the woods around the cabin, following the tracks of the deer, until we find shapes like these:
That, my lovelies, is a deer bed. Deer tend to sleep on higher ground, and they never sleep in the same area twice to avoid detection by predators. I adore how they soundlessly journey all around the cottage and the woods, leaving their lovely little tracks in the snow. When I go snowshoeing, I try to follow the track until I find a lovely deer bed. The one above is particularly detailed- you can actually see the shape of how the deer lay it’s head down. See where the ears were? It feels so magical to come across such a perfect deer bed.
And while at the cottage, we also got around to doing this:
Pattern: Cable Neck Piece
Yarns: Mirasol Sulka. I love, love, love this yarn….
Notes: I’m a sucker for caplets. I find them really wearable- I just plunk them on anytime I’m wearing a long sleeved t-shirt, and they just work. I feel like I look really tired in these photos but I think it’s just because I’m really, really cold
and should have worn more eye make up, even if I was in ‘cottage mode’. We were snowshoeing, and I just quickly stripped down so we could grab the photos, and I was shivering the whole time. Off the the right, beyond the frame of the photos, my jacket, sweater, hat, and mitts are resting on a tree branch.
I wish I could have made the collar a bit longer so it would have folded over a bit better, but I was running out of yarn- one more skein would have done the trick. Regardless, I love this cozy caplet- it’s super soft, super warm, and lots of fun to wear.