As you will see from these pictures, there are many projects in the works right now.
This is the beginnings of a Little Coffee Bean raglan cardigan (a free pattern) that is knit in the top down style - in a newborn size, with soft purple stripes - a wool blend yarn from my local yarn shop.
Also pictured is a little gnome cap for one of my knit dolls.
For our business, I need to finish crocheting two bags to hold our matching memory games.
Still finishing King of the Wind with Sarah and enjoying it.
This is a new cast on - In Threes (Soulemama mentioned this pattern the other day) - the pattern can be purchased on ravelry.
I like that the pattern includes infant up to size 5T. I am using some wool blend yarn in a soft pretty pink that was given to me.
Something to show you that I finished! This is a short-sleeved cardigan knit using Peace Fleece yarn, sizing up this simple pattern - I have added it for sale in our shop.
Really excited to share with you this book -
Up Tunket Road, the education of a modern homesteader, by Philip Ackerman-Leist
"The joy and challenge of homesteading is that it puts us face-to-face with our ecological choices. We are forced to confront our cultural ubringing that gives us disappearing poop, anonymous food, and ravenous landfills. I'm reminded often of the cultural admonitions delivered to me by Mary de Pachewiltz, who was raised in a peasant family in the tiny village of Gais in the Pustertal region of the Italian Alps. As she watched me sort the castle's garbage and recycling and cope with the unmethodical composting efforts of the American college students living there, she would shake her head and say, 'Where I grew up, we never had garbage. We didn't even have a word for garbage. We had only what came from the earth, and then it went right back to the earth when we were finished it.'"
So much to challenge us as our family considers our future as homesteaders - is it possible with children - older children making it more challenging than the younger ones, by the way. How much money do we need? What can we live with and what can we live without? Can we conserve money so we have more money to give? How much time is leftover after earning enough to provide for the essentials? (and what are the essentials anyway....) The process is exciting and thought provoking.
Looking forward to all of the sharing with Ginny today - the knitting projects and the books.