Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yarn Along {bubblegum}

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Yarning along with Ginny

I've made it a goal to knit some little cardigans for several of my nieces and nephews for Christmas this year, and I thought it would be best if I start a little bit early (as in now.)
For the little girls, I decided to go with the vertebrae again because it was such a fun and quick knit, and the closest thing I could find to what my sister wanted for them. Something quick and cute to throw over a sleeveless dress in the fall or winter, but something that could go well with jeans as well.

I've started one in bubblegum pink (my oldest niece's request was that it be this colour) and it's been flying off the needles. I can probably have the sleeves done by the end of the day if I can get some knitting time in.

I've still been reading "The Beauty of Humanity Movement" and I've also started "NourishingTtraditions" by Sally Fallon this week.
I just found nourishing traditions from a clearance bin at one of the local health food stores, and it's a book that I've had my eye on for a quite a while.  It focuses mainly on fermented foods and how they benefit our bodies, and is loaded with recipes and ways to squeeze more fermented foods (full of pro-biotics) into our diets. This book definitely does not disappoint.

Ok, maybe the part where she said that I should get rid of my pressure cooker. That was disappointing.She says it cooks food above boiling temperatures which isn't as nature intended. But really, did nature intend to us to cook everything? Will we ever know? I can understand the microwave....but my beloved pressure cooker? Paws off, Sally lady. Hmph!

Binding off,



  1. :) I think we can learn from each cookbook but still retain our own loves and traditions! :)

    lovely knit!

  2. What a vibrant color, will made a very cheery cardigan. Nourishing Traditions has been on my to buy list for ages. I agree with you about the pressure cooker - definitely not intending to part company with mine either.

  3. Ooh Christmas knitting! What lovely gift ideas.
    I really enjoyed NT, it made me think very differently about food. Some of it is just too extreme to fit into our daily lives but there's always something new to take away from a book like that, isn't there?

  4. hi - just back to say - *thank you* for your kind comment on my new post today. What a blessing it was to me :) Look forward to reading more of your posts... (I used to live in Ottawa Ontario FYI)...

  5. love the sweater and aren't you a sweet aunt to knit one for everyone!!! Lovely :) I say pick what you like and agree with from the book and ignore the stuff about pressure cookers :)