This one is going to be gifted to a friends middle daughter who will be 8 on friday. It is the smaller of the two sizes and a perfect size for her. I'm planning on making the larger one for myself as my holiday knit in July so I mustn't buy the yarn too soon or we all know what will happen don't we!
I was thinking of a autumn orange as my main color and a steely blue for the contrast, in a lovely pure merino 'made in france'.
My father has many times told me that things were not always so idilic. But never-the-less, I have of recent been lamenting that 'it's not fair' - how am I meant to be self-sufficient with 160m² veggi plot and two chickens!
Seymours book is very 'complete' but it's not just about being 'completely' self-sufficient. It's about doing what you can with what you have! Good advice Mr Seymour.
So what do I have at the moment? Lots of dandelions - add a little sugar, well a lot of sugar actually, some lemon and pectin - and voila Dandelion Jelly. And if it ever stops raining and we get some sunshine I'll will have: potatoes, carrots, leeks, beets, broccoli, lettuce, corn, squash, spinach, peas, beans...
... and most importantly I still have lots of time to spend with my children.
Linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along.