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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I little Knitting and reading

I had written on Monday that I haven't been doing much sewing but I have been doing some knitting and so I wanted to share my latest project that I've been working on. 

It's my Nangou shawl by Melanie Berg found here on Ravelry
I'm using a bamboo - silk combination yarn, I just love how it drapes
I'm going to continue making this until I run out of the blue and then that will be the size it will be, not really sure how big it will be.
It is very easy pattern and it seems to be going by quickly.
 I wanted to share this book I found at the quilt show this past weekend. When I first saw this book, I thought this is interesting, and then once I opened it and looked inside I just had to have it. 

It's not that I will make anything from this book but I just thought it was such a novelty. It's not spinning fur into yarn like I have seen on other websites or books but it's more in the order of needle-punch 

If you ever see this book, pick it up and look inside, it's rather a quaint little book

Love the back cover

And for what I'm listening to/reading is this, some of Dr. Joel Fuhrman books on nutrition. Seeing how that I'm changing my diet per se, I'm following a lot of what he has written about. Its more in the style of the way I used to eat many years ago. It's not a totally vegetarian diet, its what he calls a nutritarian diet, a nutrient dense diet. It's mainly a plant-based diet with limited animal based foods. You limit  or eliminate processed foods, white flour, refined sugars and any other refined grains. You're trying to eat as much whole foods as you can and limit your salt and oil also. You get your oil through nuts, seeds and avocados things of that sort. It's a gradual process.  No one can do it all at once, you have to take it in steps.  Add something new to get accustomed to it then add something else or remove something.  Over the past few months I've been doing that and I've come to enjoy foods that are more prepared in their simple state then more processed, heavily laden with cheese or meat type of foods. I've really been enjoying the change in my food choices. Add to that, I feel a lot healthier. 


  1. Your shawl is just beautiful! Love the little bags from your book.

    1. Thank you, I'm pleased with how it's turning out. They are cute bags. I believe only the small cats on the bags are made from cat fur. What will someone think up next?

  2. Beautiful shawl! I love the yarn colors you are using.

    1. I'm think those colors will go well with denim or to be honest half of my wardrobe.

  3. Your shawl is rather lovely and a nice pattern. Love that book! Never seen it before but looks intetesting. Good on you with that diet. I have actually been a vegetarian for 18 years and seldom ate any meat prior to that. At the moment, due to a health condition, I cannot eat any sugar, or dairy and can only have quinoa, amarynth, buckwheat or millet, almond milk and goat's cheese. I have been on this for almost a year but do feel heaps better. So, your diet should be easy! Hehehe.


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