Since it is Wednesday, no matter what the weather, I'm joining with Ginny and the Yarn Along again this week.
My Sunlight Shawl for Sad People is finished. I loved working on it. I love the colors of the yarn. I love the way it looks now that it's finished. And, I love that I secretly made it for someone else, and that someone has no idea they will shortly receive it in the mail.
another view, showing almost end to end
I've started my next project; a pair of Rosamond socks for a KAL/swap I am participating in. The sock pattern is very lacy, which is a first for me. Yet, it isn't at all hard to do. I only cast on Monday evening and so far I have the cuff and three (of eight) pattern repeats on the leg done on sock #1.
a lacy leg
The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Frozen. I really love the icy blue coloring of the yarn.
a better photo of yarn color
Still reading Ben and Penny Hewitt's Nourishing Homestead, although I'm only 22 pages further along than I was a week ago. Need to find more reading time this week, or pray that this book doesn't have a waiting list at the library so I can renew it. Or, perhaps I should just find little money in the budget and go buy my own copy; I can't tell you how many passages I've read in 28 pages total that I find myself saying "Right on, Ben! Preach it, brother!" which is kind of out of character for me, but I just identify so much with how and what he writes about. Like we're long lost fraternal twins or something.
But what I get most from reading his blog and his book, is really verification of why I knit, why I grow so much of our food at this little place here, why I sew and quilt, why we heat with wood, why I choose to work outdoors in all weather with horses and the garden and making syrup, and making hay, and hunting deer and raising chickens. It makes me happy. That's why I do the things I do. And that should be reason enough.