Yarn-ing Along with Ginny again this week. Funny how much I missed this last week, although it’s just as well since I didn’t even take a book with me on vacation. But I did take 2 knitting projects and made decent progress on both. Here’s one:
That is my happy around town sock, the one I keep in my purse or diaper bag for those times when I have a few moments to knit on the go. I told myself this was a project with no deadline and that they’ll be finished when they are finished. This is different for me as I typically want to finish things about 5 minutes after I start them. Like Bells, I need a steady stream of quality FO’s in my creative life or else I feel a bit of panic starting to set in. But this is good too. A project that is along for the ride, with no deadline, no self-imposed pressure, no nagging to be finished already. And look! I’m ready to turn the heel; it’s surprising how many moments you can find to knit while riding in cars, and those few rows each time really add up.
The book is The Kind Diet, something Sweetie gave me for my birthday last week. I took a small break from the vegan challenge while on the road; I was not prepared for what being a travelling vegan entailed! I did remain vegetarian for the week, indulging in the oozy, cheesy goodness of New Mexican food. Chile rellenos, blue corn enchiladas…it’s hard to say hold the cheese! I felt the difference, though, and that was revelatory. I’m back on track now, and this book is helping me clarify my focus on eating wholesome, plant-based foods. Forget what you think about Alicia Silverstone as an actress or celebrity; this is an informative, conversational book about eating well for yourself and the planet. There are the usual facts and statistics about the horrors of slaughterhouses and poultry farms, how to get enough iron and vitamins, and what to eat when you’re out in the world at large. It seems to be just right for me as I take these small steps toward improving my diet and overall health, and I’m really enjoying her flair. The photos and recipes look lovely, too.
What are you working on this week?