February 20, 2013

Knitting and Reading

I'm still working on the shawl, ever so slowly, but the progress has hardly changed at all so I didn't want to bore you.

Plus, it's time to start a new knit! And I'm going to be doing it out of this yarn (or something similar). It's spring, and my chronic Startitis is acting up.

As far as reading, I think a better question would be what am I not reading? I've had an addiction to the library lately and my pile of books to read is literally over a foot high. It's exciting and daunting at the same time.

My most current of the current books is How to Grow More Vegetables* by John Jeavons. He is the creator/founder of Ecology Action, the group that came up with the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method of gardening, and they also run the Bountiful Gardens seed/garden supply company. This book explains their methods. I am about half way through and it has been a wonderful book so far. I think I will be adding this one to my personal library as it has opened my eyes to a lot of gardening information and would be a good book to read every year as a refresher. For a gardening newbie like me, it's been a great "this is how you get started" book and explains a lot of why you should do it, which I like. I'll be using a lot of the principles this year as I try to get my garden in working order... again... for the third time... I really hope it works this year!

Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along!

What are you reading and/or knitting?


Farm Girl said...

I used to read every single thing Bountiful Gardens put out. I loved anything written by John Jeavons. Their seed catalog is just fantastic. Have you got that one yet.
I had totally forgot that name. So glad you are reading it now you can teach me. I think I have forgot all of that stuff.
Anyway, yep, I know all about startitis. I am trying really hard to not do it. :)
Have a nice day.

no spring chicken said...

Startitis? I have it too, just didn't know what it was called.. thanks for the diagnosis. :) I love the new name. You are doing such a wonderful job young mama. Bloom where you're planted? Yes, you are a fragrant flower here in blogland and your appreciation for your skills and your home and family are intoxicating!

Blessings, Debbie

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

{sigh} seems there is no time to read anything these days. Last week I browsed back thru a book by Carla Emery though....love her tips. :) I've never heard of that book - I'll have to add it to my list to look at. Thanks for the tip! :)

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