Knitting: The Kanoko Pants are finished. Finally. Proper photos forthcoming. So, I'm searching for something to cast on. I have 83 yards of this gorgeous orange baby alpaca. Any ideas of what it should become?
Reading: I'm dividing my time between The Paper Garden and Parenting for Peace. The former is a biography of an 18th century woman. Married off at 17 to a slobbering drunk who died leaving his fortune to his niece instead of his wife, Mary has been enjoying the incredible freedom of being a widow in society. At 43, she has just married a second time, entering into the match of her own free will and is incredibly happy. It will be another 30 years until she invents multi-media collage. She is one busy lady.
The later is about the incredible power that we as parents have to shape the future generation and how the choices we make even pre-conception can have far-reaching impacts on raising children who are hard-wired for peace rather than conflict. Right now, it's discussing the importance of cultivating gratitude and positive thinking in order to live a life that is open to growth, rather than being closed because we're in defense mode. It's pretty powerful stuff.
Linking up with Ginny at Small Things.