Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Knitting and Reading

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.


  1. My husband and I are also currently reading Ben's latest book. I am really enjoying it - practical and inspiring.

  2. The ocean was the color of your yarn the other day. :-)

  3. Second time I have seen that book this week! I will definitely have to look for it - sounds right up my alley.
    Love the colour of your yarn - it looks lovely.

  4. Hey! I've seen that book before!

    Thanks for the mention.

  5. Oh I bought that book for my husband for his birthday, and I'm hoping he reads it quick ;)

  6. I have heard so much about this book, and i need to check it out from the library. The knitting looks lovely.