I am joining in Hat Along No. 1 at Fringe Association. It is the Audrey hat by Jessie Roselyn and the pattern is being shared there for free.
I am using Rowan felted tweed (something I had in my stash) which is a 50% merino, 25% alpaca and 25% viscose.
It will make a nice hat on the not-so-cold days and the pattern is a lovely chevron repeat. I am using my stitch markers to make the pattern easier to follow - I only have to worry about the 12 stitches between each marker!
Mike and I are reading The Nourishing Homestead by Ben and Penny Hewitt. It is the kind of book you can keep out by the rocking chair, open up to any section and just read. I agree with most of their views on nutrition and much of their basic philosophy of why they live the way they do.
I hope the Hewitts don't mind if I share a quote -
"The culture of modern corporatized agriculture has directed us away from a holistic understanding of soil health in much the same way that the culture of consumption has directed us away from skills, self-reliance, and community."
Joining in with Ginny.