Still hibernating down here in Nashville, even though the eight inches of snow has finally melted. It’s been just Hubbo and me for the most part, hunkered down, doing everything we can think of to max out on coziness.
I made the New York Times No-Knead Bread. A lumpy triumph—I’m new to bread baking.
I fed birds, including a gang of bluebirds who are all in on the mealworm menu I just introduced, thanks to the suggestion of Hannah Jones of MDK who’s an excellent birdwatcher.
Speaking of Hannah, I’m spending a lot of time with her painting of a moody apple—I scored big in the MDK Secret Santa this year, lucky to have one of Hannah’s oil paintings. My photo doesn’t do it justice (but look at that snow!).
Her Instagram shows how truly beautiful her work is—be sure to follow her and get yourself a moody cantaloupe or a thoughtful peach.
Bathroom fixing is afoot, so stuff like this is starting to happen.
Been staring at bare trees, thinking about what a gift it is to see them so pared down. This willow oak is the queen of our yard.
Thinking about the monochrome of a snowfall.
And the way it allows for crazy skies. (No filter!)
And yes, a week bunkered up in a house makes for good knitting.
It’s catnip, total catnip. I could not resist the temptation to dip into one of Hélène Magnusson’s new designs in Field Guide No. 26. Which is launching on February 9.
If you’re a Field Guides subscriber, you’ve just received your ebook edition and know what this design is. I don’t mean to be a tease, but if you’re looking for midwinter joy, this is pretty great. All will be revealed on February 9, when the new Field Guide launches. But if you want first dibs on the yarns and the designs, subscribe now, and your ebook Field Guide will land in your in box snipsnap just like that.
And finally, wallpaper dreams . . .
These are from Svenskt Tenn, the Swedish company that continues to produce work designed by Josef Frank decades ago. (His life story is fascinating, if you’re in the mood for a Viennese architect who lands in Sweden in 1933.) These are 1940s designs. Which one do you like best?
Here’s the Svenskt Tenn site—enjoy a quick trip to an amazing design house.
What’s everybody up to? I’m eternally in search of new ways to cozy it up around here!