|Elizabethan Collar, two by Jesse Mathes|
Also in the love category is this artist's series based on personal space. I can think of more than one occasion for many of the items she's created. They're both beautiful and intimidating (see image above).
My father directed me to Gladys Bikes, a woman-focused bike shop in Portland, Oregon (I know - of course). One of the things I really appreciate is that they are "committed to carrying as many products as they can from business and makers that are local, women-owned and USA made." I'm sure that if they were in Canada, they'd be looking for Canadian made.
While I might often be late to the party, I really try to have a good time (and contribute to such) once I get there. So I'm excited to listen to a new-to-me (since they've just surpassed their 100K download) podcast, Woolful. It's not just a knitting podcast but one that deals with all kinds of fiber subjects as well as sustainability and environmental issues.
And finally, if you're cold and need a little warmth from within, try making your own hooch. Crafty and tasty? Let's see.