When I was in Portland recently, I went to a Japanese book store to check out the selection of craft books. I found some lovely knitting books in which the clothing was really inspiring. Don't these photos just make you want to curl up with a cozy knitted wool blanket and a mug of hot chocolate in your very own farmhouse? It's getting colder around here, and I'm dying for some hand-knitted sweaters, blankets, and scarves and handmade corduroy and flannel tops and dresses. Elly and I have already started working on a winter collection of those very things, and it warms my heart just thinking about it. I'll still be selling some items from the fall collection, but it's always fun to work on something new. Cold weather really isn't so bad, you know. It makes my cats curl up on my lap more often, and Joe gets extra cuddly at night.