Here in England.
There’s a week in mid August.
When you start to feel winter coming.
EVEN when it’s scorching hot.
Honestly. There is.
The first harvest’s ready.
The evening’s draw in.
And there’s a freshness in the morning.
Which has the promise of frosts to come.
So even though it’s not remotely time yet to be pulling on our winter hats and scarfs.
It IS a good time to be clearing out all those odd gloves, tiny mittens and bags full of beanies.
Plus all those snoods and shawls and neck cosies.
That seemed a nice idea.
But no one actually wears.
So when winter DOES come the whole family can find the few things they need WITHOUT tipping the whole lot on the floor …
Just 10 Things – Winter Warmers
As always we’ll stick to the just 10 things rules:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on winter warmers
- Open our eyes to the never worn, the orphans and the moth eaten
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot any we’re ready to let go
Keeping our eyes peeled for old …
- Neck cosies
- Mitten strings
- Winter caps and berets
Almost all these can go to your local charity shop.
Or in a charity bag for collection.
And even moth eaten and orphan gloves and mittens can go to recycling.
Or to a local knitting group for re-use.
Well done for anything you let go.
You really will be thankful when winter comes and everyone can find stuff easily.