It was day three of the ongoing dreary-weather spell and still too cold for anyone to want to go outside without a warm hat.


Over the previous two days, Squirrel had already arranged his in-home stash of nuts by type and by size, and had even reorganized his button collection by color.


Still feeling restless, and deciding it was time for his foolproof boredom remedy, he pulled his knitting needles and yarns out of the cupboard. This current project was a purple-and-green striped scarf for Raccoon and when it was finished, Squirrel’s plan was — as it had been with all his other secret knitting projects (hats and scarves and mittens and warm socks of all sizes) — to leave it on Raccoon’s doorstep as a surprise.


(February 2022)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
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