It has not yet been cast on (which may be an indicator of how this project will go), but my intention is to knit something for myself for the first time ever. I chose the Traveling Woman shawl because I was inspired by how beautifully Swanski's turned out. Isn't it lovely? It seems like the perfect thing for a mama to throw over her shoulders in late summer, with the added benefit of being a very delicate and discrete on-the-go nursing cover. This will also be my first "go" at lace, which I'm feeling pretty good about actually. We'll see if I'm still singing that tune once I have a chance to dig in.
On the bookshelf is Thriving Beyond Sustainability. It's somewhat of a reference book, cataloging past and present sustainability initiatives from around the world. Its intention seems to illustrate for the reader just how diverse the possibilities are and to inspire her/him to get active. I find it to be a little bit dry. I feel less "fired up" and more like I'm reading an encyclopedia. I don't know why I keep reading it, especially since my reading time is so limited and precious, it would probably be better spent on something that I actually enjoy. It's really hard for me to quit on a book, though. I've done it so few times in my life. The first was in third grade...I started reading a book about the Andes mountains and never finished it. I still feel guilty about it.
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