June received the book Over and Under the Snow from her dad & I for Christmas. I bought it on a whim at a local Nature Center. I could not resist the cover. The illustrations are quaint & beautiful. I want to live in this book. The story centers on a father & young daughter as they cross-country ski through the woods. Reminded me of skiing with my dad when I was little at Willow River State Park in NW Wisconsin. The duo in Kate Messner’s book spot many animals & signs of animals that exist thanks to the snowpack & the world that flourishes beneath their swishing skis. We have read it countless times since June opened the package. The few times we’ve been skiing since the snowfall last week she’s been riding on my back & chattering away about the animals under the snow. She’s especially interested in the “hares” that live under our ski trail.
I completed a wispy cardigan for June on Friday (hopefully I’ll post on that next week) & began a 3-6mos pullover for my childhood friend who welcomed her third son Earthside in December. I’m using Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK in Julep. I like the way this yarn feels & knits up, but it is very stringy–the twist is extremely loose. It’s sleek & soft, however, so perfect for baby items.
Yesterday, after Merritt hopped off the bus, the kids & I went hiking in Pileated Woods. We found a lot of tracks. The creek had refroze in frosty masterpieces. It was like we had entered Kate Messner’s book.
Joining in with Ginny.