Reading aloud at night under a homemade blanket of felted sweaters. Snuggling kids, good prose (The Children of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston - an old Penguin/Puffin paperback), a reassuring end to the evening.
The blanket's inspiration came from the premiere issue of Ready Made Magazine. I had been buying and shrinking sweaters all fall, not knowing why, but being intrigued by the feel of the material and delighted by the colors and textures. The project was on the verge of becoming a family joke. Then along came Ready Made with instructions for making a quilt. So that was done and everyone likes it. I may do other things with the leftover bits of felt, but I think the impulse to acquire and shrink sweaters has passed.