Well, I have to say that my neck is feeling much better. Thank you for all the wonderful thoughts last week. I am not sure what the heck I did to it. And, it is still sore, but I can at least move around a bit, which is definitely a help with two littles and a house to run :-) Not to mention little baby chicks to take care of as well!
I have made a bit of progress on the back of Emma's sweater dress. I am doing garter stitch for most of the length of the back. I will eventually start my decreases, and then move into stockinette stitch for the bodice. At least that is my plan, we will see how it goes. I am happy with any progress at this point, since last week there were approximately 4 rows done :-) When I was thinking about posting for this week's yarn along, I thought of the above song and figured I would put it in here to encourage anyone else who seems to take an exorbitant amount of time to knit anything!
In the book department, I am still reading Wendell Berry. I am definitely enjoying it, but I am also savoring it, and thinking about the timing of his essays. It is really interesting to see what he has written years ago, and then look at today and say "why didn't anyone pay attention?!" Or maybe that is just me.
I am also reading Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front. I started reading this a couple years ago, and I really enjoyed it, but put it down for one reason or another. Now, I feel the need to read it again. It is about moving toward a lower energy future. I think this is incredibly important for every person to think about at this point in time. When this book was written, it was just the beginning of housing crisis, the recession, the high oil and gas prices. To imagine that there was so much information available, and yet we still are in such a rough patch as a country. I try not to be too political here, but at some point we really need to wake up and see what is right in front of us. To me, that is a lower energy future. More dependence on our neighbors instead of our government. More self-sufficiency. I definitely recommend it!
I am looking forward to everyone's posts on what they are knitting and reading today! If you want to see more, please visit the yarn along :-)