Wednesday, March 7, 2012

yarn along!


I think that a while back I wrote about how I love to knit for my kids because it is such quick knitting.  I would officially like to retract that statement now :-)  I think that knitting for Jack is still pretty easy, but Emma is getting taller, which means this dress I am making for Emma needs to be much longer than it is at this point!  But, I am making a little bit of progress each week.  Hopefully next week I will have something a little more interesting to show you guys!


As for the books I am reading, I just took these out from the library and am extremely excited to start them. Feeding the Whole Family: Recipes for Babies, Young Children, and Their Parents is one that I am especially excited to go through.  Yes, a cookbook.  Funny considering I don't really follow recipes!  But, I do enjoy looking at recipes and then making them my own.  This book is all about making one meal for your family using whole foods, instead of making one meal for adults and one for kids.  Unfortunately, I have fallen into that trap of making separate meals for my kids.  I think the main reason was because Emma did not get any teeth until 15 months, and primarily nursed until she was 18 months.  No interest in baby purees and no teeth makes a really interesting feeding time.  But, I now have an excellent eater in Jack - he will eat anything I put in front of him except broccoli right now, so that makes me happy.  But, Emma is still pretty stuck on her few foods that she likes.  Apart from recipes, there are also a lot of great tips on food in the beginning of the book.

The other book is Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, which I am also excited to start reading.  It is all about men and women going back to the home and centering their lives around family.  It seems really interesting.  Learning how to consume less and make do with what we have is something that I have been trying to learn for several years now.  There is something about homemaking that really appeals to me.  The cooking, knitting and sewing, organizing - not the cleaning :-)  

I am joining in with Ginny and the yarn along again today!

10 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to read that cookbook for the longest time. You cook like I do, I read the recipes and then make them my own.
    Your knitting is coming along nicely.
    Happy Yarn Along.

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  2. I know what you mean about kids growing---the knitting just keeps getting bigger! I love homemaking--except cleaning which I hate!

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  3. Love the title Radical Homemakers. It sounds an interesting read. I guess anything that challenges our thinking is always worth the time.

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  4. more great book suggestions!!! I love Wednesdays!

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  5. i would love to hear how you liked radical homemakers. i read it awhile ago and was torn.

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  6. That dress looks great! I have that cookbook and there are some great recipes in there that both kiddos might like. I haven't read Radical Homemakers yet, but I hope to get it soon! I hear it's very interesting.

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  7. I have the same feelings about cleaning, too! But everything else? Love it! Sounds like a great book. Knitting a dress does sound pretty complicated... I see why your opinion of knitting for children may be altered!

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  8. The picture on the cover of "Radical Homemakers" cracks me up! I bet the author - if she had anything to do with picking the cover picture - has a sense of humor. :)

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  9. I loved Radical Homemakers so much; it was so inspiring. Looking forward to hearing what you think about it… (And I feel your pain about the dress; I'm having the same difficulty with knitting for my daughter…) xo

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  10. Would love to read Racical Homemakers, seems interesting. These last 2/3 years I have got to the point were I hate cleaning, I used to open all the windows every week and clean from top to bottom and enjoy it.

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