Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Knitting and Reading

With a new pair of wool mittens completed for Emmy and Abraham, I have now started a pair for Sarah.
The colors are Lena's Meadow and Lavender from Peace Fleece.

I am re-reading one of my all time favorite books, Up Tunket Road.

"One can't help but wonder whether we might not have a lopsided view of reality - and perhaps misaligned priorities- by eschewing lifestyle choices that at times involve discomfort, deprivation, or difficulty for the sake of living a bit more in sync with nature while aggrandizing energy-intensive (from both human and fossil-fuel perspectives) recreation that produces primarily adrenaline and vicarious entertainment value.  The option that seeks to minimize long-term risk by trying to live lighter and healthier is culturally suspect, while the pursuit of high-risk sports is magnified and praised."

Joining in with Ginny today.


  1. Sweet mittens, I love the colors.

    Isn't it interesting how we idolize momentary comfort and ease even when it is so detrimental to our long term comfort and ease (or our children's)? Sounds like an interesting read - thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks like a great read. Love the mitts - I need to get to winter knitting myself. I especially love the name of "Lena's meadow" since our almost 2 year old is named Lena :)

  3. Love the mittens, it is early spring here in Australia so no more mittens for us, although it didn't really get that cold here this winter.
    I really loved reading up tunket road too, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw your post as my husband started reading it on Monday at my request, he is eagerly flipping pages and happy having conversations about what's going on at the point he is at in the book, he is encountering Dennis at the summer camp and I find myself joining in our discussions like I was actually there with Dennis, Bart and bobby. Isn't it funny how books do that in your life, and yes it does make sense because in a sense you are present there at the time and your mind connects with the authors mind creating a bond of some sort. I'm sure you know what I mean, I'm having a "can't string my words together" moment today.


  4. Very pretty mitten, and the book looks good. I'll have to see if the library can get it.

  5. Those mittens are great - I would love to knit some for my children. The storebought mitts wear out so quickly... and they are needed for chores around the farm. :)

    Have a wonderful day!