Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Reading, Knitting, and Thinking
Finished two vest with this so simple pattern. The little one is made with dk weight yarn, using size 5 needles. It is a gift for our neighbor's new baby girl that was just born about one week ago. The larger vest (about a 3T) was knit on size 8 needles with worsted weight yarn from Peace Fleece and has been added to my etsy shop.
I was excited to receive Taproot in the mail the other day and found a few moments the other afternoon to sit down and read with a cup of tea. It is comforting to read of others that value much of the same things that our family does - caring for the earth, growing food, family, and community.
Now we are debating whether to make the hour drive after church on this Sunday to meet Amanda, Ben and others at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick to celebrate Taproot's launch. For us, an hour's drive in our 1992 Suburban means that one of the children will have to stay home because we still haven't bought another car -(yes, there are 9 of us now and our Suburban seats just 8), and an hour's drive there and back probably means about 9 gallons of gas - which we try to limit because of financial and environmental reasons. So the debate continues because it would be wonderful to be there.
Joining in this week with Ginny's wonderful Yarn Along.
(One more important note - a blog reader, Melissa - sent me an email asking for help as her family's home burned to the ground on March 1. As both a Christian and a human being, I believe that when I am asked to help, I should do so if possible. Therefore, if you feel led, Melissa's family is accepting donations to aid them in getting their life back together.)