knitting and reading

I haven't been knitting that much.  Even though we found out that we are having a girl, I have been spending more time outside in the garden, and less time sitting and knitting.  

I finally realized that I needed to go out to my local yarn shop and look for some inspiration.  When you are constantly trying to knit from your stash of yarn...sometimes you just realize you need something new.  That was where I was at last week.

This week I finally got out and bought some fun new yarn.  I have a few projects that I think I can make with these, and I am looking forward to casting on!  I plan on making some socks and probably another cowl for my Emma - that black and pink sequined yarn was calling her name.  We will see what else I figure out as time goes on.

As far as reading goes...I am reading too many books right now.  There are so many books that I want to read, what happens is I start reading them all.  They are all books that I need to sit down and write notes and really study, so they are all very slow moving.  To list them out:

Purpose Driven Life
Pursue the Intentional Life
Hands Free Mama
Say Goodbye to Survival Mode
Nourishing Traditions

I am far into all of these, so hopefully over the next week or so I can finish them up and move onto something new!

What are you working on this week?  Do you have any books you are struggling to get through because there is so much meat to them?


  1. I'm looking forward to reading Hands Free Mama, looks great! Love the yarn too :)

  2. I only read in bed a few pages at night. I'm reading a book by Nicolas Evans about firefighters in Montana. I don't like it as much as "The Loop", which has been my favourite read for more than 10 years.

  3. I love Nourishing Traditions. I got it for Christmas last year, but it's definitely a slow-moving book at my house, too -- talk about a wealth of knowledge! I also just got a book called "Herbal Antibiotics" that has a wealth of great information, but doesn't exactly read like a novel. ;)

    1. Herbal Antibiotics sounds really interesting! I bought an herbal book last year that I haven't spent a lot of time in yet, but it is next on my list for natural healing. I know there are so many ways to heal your body through what nature provides us, and have been trying to move my family in that direction for quite a while now, but there is so much information available! It is hard to absorb it all :-)

  4. Knitting away on a sweater for myself, it is a slow go. I really need to start another, quick knit to have on the go that doesn't require my focus and attention as much as the sweater.

    Reading right now is all homeschool stuff as I am in planning mode for next year :)

  5. Thanks for sharing your reading list. How do you like Pursue the Intentional Life? I all ready have a stack of slow moving books I am reading but I always have room for more!

  6. I have always wanted to learn how to knit. It looks so relaxing. I'm the same way with books. I have so many unfinished, laying around my house with bookmarks in them... Yours looks like an awesome list!


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