Reading and Knitting…

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I’m absolutely loving The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert.  I’m only 40 pages in, but so far I am hooked and looking forward to learning more about Nan and her adopted daughter, Bay.  Perhaps the most engaging aspect of the novel for me is the garden.  This time of year I just yearn for anything that transports me to the seasons of growth and workable dirt.

I am working on a cowl for my sister.  The pattern is beautiful and fun to knit.  I’ve been so sleepy lately (this growing baby is really taking it out of me) that this simple project is taking much longer than it should 🙂

What are you reading and working on?

Let It Snow…Finally

The snow is falling…finally!  It’s been such a mild winter, that I’ve had to remind myself almost daily that spring is not just around the corner.  Today, it’s not hard to remember it is February, and isn’t the snow beautiful? IMG_2092 What better way to spend a snowy February morning than baking zucchini bread (I froze a little shredded zucchini from the summer garden back in August for just such an occasion) and making Valentines with my son for his preschool class?  The idea for the Valentines came from a Seventh Generation blog post, and the zucchini bread recipe comes from my old trusty Better Homes and Gardens cook book (handed down from my grandma) but I linked to some similar recipes in a previous post. IMG_2097 IMG_2098 How are you spending these February days?