It is snowing and very cold outside. I am inside by the wood-stove keeping warm. I have been making potholders from my wool sweater scraps. I thought about what it would look like to place the colorful wool against a snowy background. So I went out on the deck to try it with a couple of potholders, and they looked good. Then I left them for a few minutes and they were quickly covered with tiny snowflakes, which melted right away. When the kids were small we would put a piece of black paper in the freezer for a while, then go outside and catch some snowflakes to look at. Against the black background the snowflakes were beautiful to look at. I always found leftover paper in the freezer many months later.
I am relieved that I found a way to use some of the wool scraps that have been piling up around me from my mitten making frenzy. I was beginning to feel like I would never be able to use all of the scraps. Now they have a new life.