I'm hopping aboard the yarn-along today with Ginny and Friends...
I've been chugging along with some essential winter knits for our cold Canadian winters. Hats, of course! For Christmas I knit up my favourite go-to hat recipe a la Soulemama...with a few alterations to suit my own family's noggins.
I almost didn't get the wool in time, despite ordering it eight weeks before the holidays. But small town living ~ things move a little slower around here and with just a week left, I finally ventured to town and bought some yarn elsewhere. (The yarn I did want came in the wrong colour ten days after Christmas)! But then, complaining about it is futile considering that the slower pace is one important part of living this life, right?
And I like how it turned out. (I like the fella wearing it even more!)
Josh is away so much this winter...with two injured guides at his operation, he is picking up some of the slack on his days off. Ah, it is a lesson in patience being the wife of a ski guide (and my dear friend in California, I know you know what I mean!)
There was one more hat knit this month, but that will have to wait as I still need to photograph it, and the model. Suffice it to say that the hat will look very loved and worn by the time next week comes around ~ a knitting mama's dream!
I'm reading The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler which is a good read about Jewish refugees in Montreal after World War 2 and the impact on subsequent generations. In a nutshell...it is very good.
And because I also like to be reading something informative and helpful, I picked up a friend's copy of The Body Ecology Diet. Within 24 hours, I'd bought my own copy, it is that good! Since the New Year, I have beeb cleansing to rid my body of systemic candida. It was a long time coming, this cleanse, and when I began I embraced it so openly that it has been very easy to adhere to...so far. I was ready for changes in my diet and my relationship to food (goodbye sugar addiction). I've always been into eating healthy, but since the birth of my first son over seven years ago, I slowly put aside my own good habits and before I knew it, my sugar addiction was full blown. My list of symptoms is very long and tedious, but within a day of introducing the Body Ecology Diet, my stomach aches disappeared. Completely. (In a nutshell for this book : your own body's ecology is so intrinsic to good health and the optimum way to have a balanced body ecology is to eat a lot of fermented foods, combine your food carefully, don't eat any grains (except quinoa and millet, I think), and no sugar. Sauerkraut and kefir are wonder foods ~ and delicious!) I feel so much healthier already, just a month into this, and losing some weight is a good thing, too. I am so grateful to my dear Friend From Across The River, for persevering in suggesting it to me again and again. She's good like that.
Again, thank you to all you yarning friends for inspiration!
ravelry notes for the hat here