Tuesday, March 15, 2011

~ Yarn Along ~

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Once again joining Ginny's Yarn Along...

Chloe especially loves the cover of this Wendell Berry book, she says she can't stop looking at it. I especially love what he has to say...

"For a long time now we have understood ourselves as traveling toward some sort of industrial paradise, some new Eden conceived and constructed entirely by human ingenuity. And we have thought ourselves free to use and abuse nature in any way that might further this enterprise. Now we face overwhelming evidence that we are not smart enough to recover Eden by assault, and that nature does not tolerate or excuse our abuses. If, in spite of the evidence against us, we are finding it hard to relinquish our old ambition, we are also seeing more clearly every day how that ambition has reduced and enslaved us. We see how everything - the whole world - is belittled by the idea that all creation is moving or ought to move toward an end that some body, some human body, has thought up. To be free of that end and that ambition would be a delightful and precious thing. Once free of it, we might again go about our work and our lives with a seriousness and pleasure denied to us when we merely submit to a fate already determined by gigantic politics, economics, and technology." - Wendell Berry

A little stack of books. Winter Cottage obviously needs to be finished up this week, because then it is on to a new season! A season of growing, gardens, so much goodness!
We got our copy of Four Season Harvest at least 10 or 12 years ago, a wise purchase seeing as how most have our gardens have been at altitudes between 7000-8000 feet. The book is worn, pages are loose, and in the resource section there is a very apparent lack of "www" or any mention of websites. Neat.

No knitting happening at the moment, I seem to be focusing on crochet and sewing.

I think I am doing better with the colorfulness of my granny squares. A brighter yellow and orange added, and I will definitely be including lots of that turquoise!
This afghan could likely be a year long project, possibly longer. I am taking it slow.. will it be done in time to keep us warm next winter, or will it be a cozy project to keep me occupied...

I still have more book post ideas on my mind. Up next, I think, will be some of my favorite Waldorf kindergarten resources. Sometimes I hesitate to mention something I will post, since there is always a chance I will take a while to get to it, but I already started making my list and taking some pictures, so hopefully soon...


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14 comments:

Kaylana said...

Looks like the squares are coming along nicely. Do you have enough to make a small afghan?
Have a great week!

Tracey said...

I saw in your stack of books that you have 'Bringing it to the Table'. Have you read it yet? I have been on the post about getting it for my husband and would love some input. Your squares are looking great. I still have the afghan my mom made for me thirty years ago!
Warmly,
Tracey

Dawn Dutton said...

The granny squares are looking good! Your post about your books was very insightful and I will work on reading your choices. Thanks, dawn

MJ said...

I have been seeing a lot of crochet squares today!! It's making me want to hurry up and start mine!! They look awesome, btw.

angie said...

love those bright granny squares! I might just have to try some!

JoyFull Puppeteers said...

I hope to get books of Wendell Berry here in Germany. I am interested in his themes.
Have a nice day,
Jolanda

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Wendell Berry is my absolute favorite writer on simple living - letting go of the worldly standards that have gotten our world into so much trouble - showing a way that can work.
Your crocheted squares are wonderful. I like how you have the natural and brown in each square and then the different colors.

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

I love the little squares! Beautiful!

The Provincial Homemaker said...

What a delicious looking stack of squares and books.

Prettydreamer said...

They are such happy squares... very beautiful work! Oh, if there were only more hours in the day.:)

KnitterMama said...

Oh your granny squares ARE happy! I have never read any Wendell Berry (only a short article) but I have heard so much about him...

c said...

mmmm... loving the granny squares!

S/V Mari Hal-O-Jen said...

I have never had any luck with granny squares, yours look terrific! I understand your high altitude garden challenges, I grew up way high in the nose bleed section but now at sea level our growing season is almost over here in Key West. No one plants during hurricane season.

Sara said...

Those sure are awesome looking granny squares!!