Another week already! More knitting and reading to share at Yarn Along with Ginny.
Well, knitwise, this week, I am scraping the bottom of the barrel, (to disguise my total lack of progress with any of my projects) Busy busy with croft, family and guests - still unraveling the Manos; still to begin the Pure and Simple cardigan again, and still looking longingly at patterns and yarns that I covet for the future.
I will share with you all my Millenium tunic - currently languishing in the bottom of the basket. It is so called because I cast on in that hopeful bright eyed way in the Springtime of the year 2000! I romantically imagined myself pottering around the garden in the autumn of that same year, wearing this cosy sweater. Hmmmm...
The yarn is Wendy naturally Denim DK, a wool and cotton blend, just in case you are interested in old discontinued yarns. Maybe, maybe...
Now - the book! Well I am so glad to have received this book, written by a dear friend and one of my most favourite people in the world. The Mystic Cookfire, by Veronika Robinson. To call it a recipe book is doing it an injustice, but essentially that is what it is. A blend of recipes from the kitchen at The Mother Magazine camps, and others of her own family favourites, as well as thoughts about food - growing, cooking, buying and eating. I have enjoyed many of these wonderful meals, and cooked some in the camp kitchen, so I can vouch for the freshness, goodness and all round deliciousness contained herein. It is also a true celebration of food - food for the soul as well as our bodies.It is also about being in contact with our inner mother, creating a sacred space around and in us, as we cook and provide nourishment for ourselves and our loved ones - a meditation indeed. The book is beautifully illustrated by Sara Simon - another amazing woman that I am proud to know.
Veronika edits and produces The Mother magazine along with her lovely husband, Paul, and she blogs here.
Do drop over and visit Small Things and share in all the delicious knitting and reading that is going on
I am off to make the Bay and Onion soup recipe for lunch. xx