abundance continuing

the internet supplies patterns should you wish 
to make skin mittens
several patterns are keeping me thinking.
i don't need to make mittens just now
but i'm thinking about them.
about how we shape around our own frail skins
to keep warm.
these mittens (below) are for the greenland kayakers
see the similarities
the differences?
can you see why they are made each way?
 winter's arrived 
with snow and ice 
but it's still fairly warm,
37 today.
 the flat light of the short 
(just ever so much longer) days
 is just that.
and the solar panels don't keep us in enough
electricity without a generator boost.
 my red camera lens is hopelessly scratched
so i bought another 
for australia.
 daylight wanes
on days when i am totally unplugged.
 the ice overhang
gallops to the ground now and then.
 and i find that i am in need
of some kami-ito.
a little while a little work
and i'm all set
for some more stitching and shifu.
new year thoughts
were happily frolicking,
almost troublesome, but not really
last night in bed.
i got up once or twice
to hunt pen and paper
to grab thoughts as they flew through.
excitement and more,
as some new work begins to make 
teeny tiny rootlets.
i love these beginnings.
and michelle sent
a link to a very fine and appropriate