Things are moving right along on the scarves that I am making for my nieces. I really like both of the patterns, so that makes it easier to knit! My kids have been enjoying watching me knit recently, so I am getting a few extra minutes here and there to finish rows. Although, the kids keep asking me if what I am knitting is for them. I wonder, how am I supposed to hide what I am knitting for them, from them? Any ideas? I’m not so much into middle of the night knitting…for some reason my brain doesn’t work at night!
As far as reading goes, I just received Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in Place in the mail a couple of days ago. I was really excited to get this book. I have talked about Sharon Astyk’s other books before; Depletion and Abundance, A Nation of Farmers, and Independence Days. They are all amazing books that give you so much information about climate, what we can do to help ourselves and those around us – definitely great reads. But, this new book, was one I was especially looking forward to.
It seems like I can read all kinds of wonderful stories of people who are making a life for themselves on a large parcel of land, with all kinds of beautiful gardens and animals. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately!), I don’t have that at this point in time. So this book is all about making what you have already work for you. And that is what I am excited about. Figuring out the resources I have available to me. For a long time I was always waiting for “the next big thing,” but for the past year or so I have realized that I can’t keep waiting for the next thing. Hence getting chickens in the spring, and deciding to really do up our garden even though we live on 1/4 of an acre.
I haven’t gotten past the introduction, and I know that I will probably have to wait until the Christmas craziness dies down, but definitely looking forward to reading this book!