fisherman knitting and farm reading


i almost finished the yoke of the fisherman's pullover for the little man. i think quince & co.'s puffin yarn is gorgeous, even though i'm not sure if i really like the felty character of it for a pullover, even though i've seen so many pullovers in puffin on ravelry. winter (still) hasn't really arrived yet, so it might be worn outside on cool spring days. i'm knitting it in size 4 though, so we might hope for an icy cold next winter!

i started barnheart by jenna woginrich yesterday. after the dirty life and keeping chickens, it's my third farm/local food/homesteading related read. i am so into this topic it's crazy (mind you, i live in a 3rd floor apartment in the city). if you have any other book recommendations in this regard, please go ahead in the comments, i'm sure to devour them (the comments too, but especially the books!)

joining ginny's yarn along. what are you knitting and reading?

11 comments:

Kaylana said...

That yarn makes me smile! I've got two little men (both sick right now...) that would look handsome in something like that. I'll look next time I'm out.

Tracey said...

Sylvia,
Check out the book Coop, I think it along your subject matter. I just received my copy so I haven't read it, but hear it's wonderful.

I love the Quince yarn too and already want to order more!

Ellen said...

That book sounds like it would be funny? as well as educational? The color of the yarn is perfectly named and appropriate too for winter weather...yum, split pea soup!

barefoot mama said...

love that yarn...such a great color:)) The books sounds good! Hey, you never know, maybe you have a farm in your future:))

barefoot mama said...

I just ordered The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It. I've heard great things about it. I'll let you know how it is:))

Swanski said...

Beautiful yarn and Yay for being so close to being done. I read the Dirty Life and found it very interesting (I do not live on a farm).

simona said...

funny how the colors on the book cover match the yarn :)
i think barefoot mama is right: you should have a farm in the future. you'll have the chickens and we move in next door and raise goats (they're cute and we love goat cheese). how fun would that be!

themakinglife said...

I can never resist recommending a good book, and I just finished Folks, This Ain't Normal by Joel Salatin. It very much made we want to go out and buy a farm -- or at the very least, a chicken coop!

JNCL said...

I really like the look of that yarn! Think I would enjoy working with its texture, if it's anything like in real life how it looks in the picture.
JNCL
The Beauty of Eclecticism

The Knitty Gritty Homestead said...

The Bucolic Plague is a fun read. I picked up a Canadian novel published in the 70s called "And So They Bought a Farm"...in it, the couple buys a 200 acre farm with barns, a brick house, and a creek for $13000 CDN...boohoo! I wish we'd been around then (I was born in '74 so too young to buy a farm!)...

house full of jays said...

I knit a fisherman's pullover in puffin and thought the pattern was a little lost in the bulk of those puffy stitches. But it is cozy...too bad my son doesn't approve of it. :(
I enjoyed homesteading books/memoirs recently, too. I enjoyed the Dirty Life. This Life is in Your Hands was good but I found it depressing so I didn't manage to finish it. The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live it is an awesome book, also The Backyard Homestead is great. Although not quite along the same vein, Better Off was a great book about a couple who go off the grid and live in a conservative Amish-type community. Now, I'm going to look for your book!

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