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  1. Apseed says:

    Reading list is looking intriguing! I think I have to add to my wish list “Better Off”. By the way, when I was in Sweden I saw this wood burning cook stove. Honestly speaking I can’t imagine that I can use it (cooking stove), but maybe after reading this book “Better Off” I will change my mind.

  2. Hege says:

    Happy anniversary! The hat pattern is great. Wish my kids would wear hats that I knit, but they always complain about them itching…

  3. swanski says:

    Happy anniversary and you are making me want to make some pie….any pie!!

  4. Tracey says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    Thanks for posting about the head bands, my daughter has been asking for one. I have been knitting for Christmas since last January and am still behind! I need to knit faster!
    I am so glad your girl’s are enjoying the Little House book. I think they are all wonderful and am just waiting for the wee one to be old enough to enjoy them too. xx

  5. Ellen says:

    Getting a head start sounds good to me. Each year, I say that I’m going to make it a handmade Christmas, but then I wait too late. The headband and hats looks great. My daughter likes headbands.

  6. angie says:

    Happy Anniversary! That hat is too sweet! I may have to knit some for our family! So glad the girls are enjoying Little House in the Big Woods! We have read the whole series as a family a couple different times! It’s a wonderful way to snuggle on chilly winter evenings!

  7. Svenna says:

    Happy anniversary!
    I hope you’re having a lovely day.
    Beautiful knitting as always – looking forward to all those little heads in their sweet winter hats!

  8. Sarah Jane says:

    I’m getting a canning lesson later this week. Can’t wait. Any must have recipes for tomatoes? That’s where we’re starting.

  9. jess says:

    Happy Anniversary! I am very tempted by the Puerperium Cardigan. It’s such a sweet knit!

  10. Renee says:

    I love the raspberry color…the yarn is so pretty. I will have to look for the books you have been reading..I like to read anything about homesteading.


  11. Lydia says:

    Happy anniversary! I love the puerperium and the idea of winter hats(need to start on some of those myself).

    I’ve also been thinking of starting the Little House series with S. He’s only four, but so far he’s enjoyed all of Alice in Wonderland and a couple of A.A. Milne Pooh books. I keep waiting for the right time to start reading about the Ingalls.

  12. Nadja says:

    Eric Brende’s experiment that led to his writing Better Off took place just a 15 minute drive from here and about 3 miles from where we are building our farm in KY. We get some produce, our tomato plants, our animal feed, our honey and our piglets from them. They are “Old World Mennonites”, but refer to themselves as The Plain People.

    Little House in the Big Woods is my favorite of the Little House books!

    Happy Anniversary!

  13. Rain says:

    Happy Anniversary! So many fun projects in the works. Love the hurricane hats in multiple colors idea 🙂

  14. meghann says:

    Ugh – don’t remind me that I have to start thinking about Christmas knitting. (OK, remind me. Otherwise I’ll never get started…) Starting on hats in advance is a good idea. They’re small & quick & easy to get out of the way. I think I’ll have to buy some yarn & get going on ours as well… xo

    P.S. Happy belated anniversary!

  15. Jen says:

    Awww! Happy Anniversary!

    I think I’m going to look into canning books and recipes for next year. That book sounds good to me.

  16. Corrabelle says:

    Haha, my Boys LOVED the Little House books. I think they’ve somehow escaped the confinement of “boy books” and “girl” books…at least for now. (That will be a sad day indeed..)
    I can’t wait to see your finished hats! How long does each one take…roughly?

  17. Kristen says:

    Happy anniversary! Also thanks for the headband pattern…I just love it! It will make a perfect Christmas gift. Also, I am planning to reserve Better Off from the library..have been interested in it since I read it on your blog a couple of weeks ago!

  18. Katy says:

    I keep thinking I need to get started on my christmas knitting, but haven’t any ideas yet.

    I remember being reluctant to read the Little House books when I was a kid, but then I adored every minute of them once I did. One of those “can’t judge a book” types of things.

  19. karen sue says:

    enjoying knitting my very first sweater!! But going slowly so it will not have too many MAJOR mis=knits!! Cooler nights has made it eaier to knit without thinking I should be outdoors enjoying what’s left of summer…I remember reading all the Little House books as kids and none of my 4 has touched them!!

  20. those gifts look great! i am constantly looking for stuff to make my kids this year for christmas. one of these just may make the list, lol, although i want the head scarf for ME!


  21. happy anniversary to you! and yes, little house in the big woods is a definite favorite round here – so glad yours enjoyed it.

  22. Happy Anniversary! Hope your evening was perfect. “That was better than I expected,” always seems like the best compliment because it restores faith in choices we make as parents.
    Love to you and yours.

  23. Elizabeth says:

    I must say you have great tastes in patterns. I have made both the calorimetry and hurricane hat for my family. Both fabulous patterns. Love your reading list as well. We have been busy canning and baking too.

  24. Sachi says:

    Rachel—I know what you mean about losing steam. I knit our third a pair of overalls in the spring and the same thing happened. I am curious about Better Off. I also know what you mean about The Dirty Life. I highly HIGHLY recommend This Life is in Your Hands. I think you would love it. I just got the Little House series and am heopful that it will be well-received… Happy Anniversary!!

  25. Rachel,

    I thought Canning and Preserving was the best canning book I took out the library this year and I added it to my Christmas list. Her directions and use of color photos made canning easy enough to understand. I am very much looking forward to reading Little House to he girls soon. We are working our way through A Light In the Attic right now and she has also really been liking fairy tales.

    I am excited to see your puerperium. I keep seeing great ones pop up all over the place!

    Your anninversary re-do sounds fantastic!

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