Friday, December 31, 2010

"Three little kittens, they lost their mittens..."

Okay, so maybe it's the kittens that are lost, not the mittens! Or maybe the kittens are under there somewhere. The familiar little nursery rhyme came to mind when I saw this colorful heap at the store.

"What! Lost your mittens,
You naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie."

That would really bum Lucy out, she loves pie. Well, even without Lady, Lucky, and Lucy around, there are many "Scratch Behind The Ears" happy moments when I visit Duluth - and not all of them involve snow! Something about cheerful piles of mittens, and knit hats hanging in a kaleidoscope of colors from a line puts a smile on my face. I want to buy them all, just because they look so fun. But I resist. Instead, I snap a photo with my phone, causing nearby shoppers to wonder about my sanity.