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October is finally here, even though it still feels like indian summer outside.  I saw this beautiful  book, The Wild Remedy, a few months ago but have waited to start reading it on the month that it begins in which is October as a way to celebrate the start of my favorite time of year.  It is a journal of sorts of the author’s monthly reflections and observations of nature in her part of the world as she discovered the benefits of doing so in battling her depression.  It is filled with her drawings, photography, descriptions, reflections, and even a bit about the research being done on the effects of spending time in nature on our mental health.  My plan was to read each month’s chapter during that month of the year but I don’t know, maybe I’ll just read it through more quickly.

I finished my nordiska (just need to weave in ends!) and so I cast on for another sweater, this time a featherweight cardigan.  I’ve knit one before in a light purple color and I love wearing it, but I needed a more fall-ish version.  I’ve wanted to try knitting with John Arbor yarn and this seemed like a good fit.  Even though knitting a cardigan means a lot of purling on the wrong-side rows, I still remember this knit going fairly quickly and being soothing/mindless.  So far I am really enjoying it.

Happy fall, everyone!

Joining with Ginny’s Yarn Along and Nicole’s Crafting On.
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7 thoughts on “yarn along

  1. Hello!

    My copy of The Wild Remedy arrived this morning. While I cannot always jump in the car and head out towards the wild where I live I do head for the back yard. Mom Nature brings me the recharges I need in many forms. There are new birds, new things growing, a giant dragonfly hiding among the Wandering Jew on the patio, a new caterpillar, new flowers and grasses, a variety of lovely weeds, amazing clouds . . .There’s always something to make me feel good and energized. I record birdsong and cicada communiques . . . I keep my boots near the back door and feel like a kid again when I stomp through a puddle after a storm. The outdoors keeps depressive moods at bay.

    I have that same color yarn on Zing needles! Mine is Sesia Bio Merino. I’m learning to knit. I have such great expectations!
    Thanks for turning me on to a new title. I’m also reading Little Fires Everywhere when I’m not knitting or frogging. I do a lot of frogging.

    1. Welcome to knitting!! 🙂 I love to hear that. Yes, I still do a lot of frogging, too. It’s just part of making things, huh? I hope you enjoy The Wild Remedy book. I do find even if I just sit on my front or back porch with the sun on my face and taking deep breaths of fresh air and listen to the quiet sounds of the world around, it has such a great effect on my state of mind and mood, even if I’m not out in a wide wilderness. I’m thankful for that. Happy reading and knitting! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me.

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