Not much knitting to show you this week. I'm still working on the baby blanket, but I have sidetracked off and started knitting this head wrap. It's a US pattern in worsted. which we don't really have here as far as I'm aware, it seems to be somewhere between double knit and aran. I had some double knit in this green, and some aran in a lurid purple and I am in more of a green mood. I adjusted needle size and stitches to what I thought, but when I had about ten inches done it seemed too wide, so I ripped it out, and now I am knitting with smaller needles. I'm not even sure this isn't going to look silly on my head when I'm done, but we'll see. You may or may not see a photo when it's finished, depending on the result!
I am rereading Rhonda Hetzel's wonderful book, Down to Earth. Rhonda writes a blog, also called Down to Earth which, like the book is full of ways to simplify life. From knitting dishcloths to homemade cleaners for the home, gardening, cooking and keeping chickens it's a great read and also a beautiful book. There are many books and blogs on these subjects, the way Rhonda's writing differs for me is her gentle homespun philosophy on life, it is just a pleasure to read her words and follow along with her simple life. This totally sounds like a sponsored post, but I promise it's not! Do check out Rhonda's book if you can, or at least visit her over at Down to Earth, both her book and blog are a wonderful read.
'It's not where your home is, it's where your head is' - Rhonda Hetzel
Joining in with Ginny