Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yarn Along

Another two hats finished, just in time as the cold weather is upon us.
I've been having a flurry of hat making of late so with all the oddments of left over yarn I made some thing for myself 

Still plugging along on my fern scarf.  Just finished the first 50g ball and it is measuring in at 110cm (unblocked).  

The pattern suggests using approximately 60g so I'm way closer to the finish than to the start!
Which is more than I can say for my Whole30.  
30 days of eating only meat, fish, seafood, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds
grains - gluten, sugar (honey or maple syrup!), legumes, dairy or alcohol!
and reading the accompanying book It Starts With Food.   Probably should have read the book first but never the less things are going fairly smoothly,  says she on day 9!!!
I'm determined to stick it out for the 30 days but after which I will definitely be re-introducing certain grains - (trying to stay clear of gluten)- and legumes back into my diet.  Not particularly missing dairy.
The book is very well written and explains quite scientific concepts in lay-mans terms, with it's arguments in favor of a Paleo based diet being very convincing.  Food for though indeed but too strict for me - christmas is coming and I want my mince pies and sherry.
 Also throughly enjoying another great read from Barbara Kingsolver:

THE POISONWOOD BIBLE is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

Linking up with Ginny for this weeks Yarn Along


  1. The Poisonwood Bible and Prodigal Summer are my two favs by Kingsolver. I just read Flight Behavior. It was okay but not nearly as good as some of her other books. Good luck with your diet. I'm doing something similar and I do okay with not craving things until I can smell them.

  2. Love the hat and scarf. The books sound interesting too.

  3. The scarf and hat look great! I did the whole30, too, it's my 4th month now and I can't imagine eating any different anymore. So good luck with it, it's totally worth it.

  4. beautiful scarf :) I'm in a mood to make hats at the moment too, they're so fast and satisfying to make this time of year :)

  5. Lovely knits, it has gotten cold here too we went out without hats today which was a big mistake! The book/ diet sounds interesting hope all goes well over Christmas.

  6. I love all your knits, especially the scarf. I definitely could not stick to that diet. I really love my carbs. Good luck.

  7. Love the hats and the scarf is just gorgeous, what a pretty pattern. Deb x

  8. Good luck on your thirty days... I would DIE without dairy. The knits are great... and I love the crocheted hat!

  9. That scarf is lovely. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed The Poisonwood Bible

  10. Love that scarf! I did whole 30 and loved it. I still had butter and cheese at times. I lost 10 pounds that month and have kept it off somehow. I don't know if I'd be able to do it around the holidays though!

  11. The hats are terrific. I am proud of yo making it to day 9, good for you!

  12. your fern scarf is gorgeous! good luck with the diet