Permaculture in Action

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny again this week ( go to the button on the side to see more wonderful creations on Ginny's blog)

The weather has been a little cooler on and off over the past 2 weeks and I have been able to handle knitting with wool. A cowl has been long on my to do list as an alternative to a scarf while I am working around the farm  I came across this one called the honey cowl, by Madelelinetosh and just love it.


Here is the one I finished last week using yarn from my stash. I made the longer one so that I could wrap it around twice but didn't have enough yarn so it's half the width suggested which suits me for the farm.


And so I've started another one. Once again using yarn that I had, but look forward to making another next year with madelinetosh yarn. This yarn was a bulk lot given to me by a friend, so there is plenty to make the wider one but I'm leaning towards the narrow one.


And the book I've been reading is Food and Development. Quite a heavy read and so I'm reading small sections at a time. This book looks at the diverse food related problems of the modern world . It looks at undernutrition and over nutrition and the causes, food politics and power. And at the moment I'm reading about globalisation and the part it plays in malnutrition.


An interesting read for anyone concerned with food sovereignty. My resolve for mindful living is deepened from the reading of just the first few chapters. Why should we have so much in the overdeveloped world when so many have so little? The over consumption of resources, the exploitation of the powerless and the mindless consumerism for the sole purpose of filling the pockets of the powerful. And what do I take from this? to live an even more frugal life with gratitude and thankfulness for all that  I do consume.

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog, this looks like another interesting book.

    Love the colour of your cowl - it's so pretty.

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  2. I love the honey cowl pattern, I really must get around to making one. Gorgeous colour :)

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  3. Love that colour yarn! I may just have to try that pattern next Autumn! xx

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  4. honey cowl is on my radar but I haven't knit it yet. Yours is lovely and squishy!!

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  5. love your cowls-- I have the honey cowl in my rav queue (or maybe in favs...?) and I keep seeing people working on it. Yours is lovely-- maybe the encouragement I need :)

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  6. that is such a pretty cowl kate, the color is really lovely.

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  7. Wow, this book is exactly the kind I like/need to read. We work with low income urban families striving to attain greater good security. Food justice is my passion. Thank you so much formthe recommendation. Best wishes on your lovely cowl,

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  8. That cowl is a very pretty colour and looks very soft, with a nice design. Sounds like a good book too...

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  9. Cowl looks so soft and warm.

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