We've had more time at home than usual and E and I are quite enjoying it (the poxy teenager W, not so much). I've been catching up on some gift making and have one parcel almost ready to go (thankfully I made one of these button-tab hats much earlier this year in a short-lasted fit of organization) .
This is the Regular Guy Beanie from Ravelry. I've made five of these now and they're just an all around good toque - they fit well, the size is easily adjusted and you can add stripes or not.
I also made a tiny little gift for an acorn-loving little friend. I started out trying to make it with mohair (in just the perfect shade of nut-brown) but alas, fine mohair yarn and I don't get on at the best of times and when I added in the four small needles needed AND knitting front and back of stitches...well, it just wasn't happening. So...I chose another yarn and this little acorn (pattern from this website) came together very nicely.
I think she'll quite like it.
And, even though we have plenty of snow outside the windows, I can never have a wintertime without handmade paper snowflakes ON the windows. They are one of my favourite simple pleasures and I could happily cut them all day.
And, I've even had time to finally strain some of my neglected well-aged tinctures that have been sitting on my shelves waiting ever-so-patiently to be strained and bottled. This one is wild rose-hip - I love the colour.