Well, I am still working on the hat. With a few sniffles around the house this week, knitting was on the back burner. And while I did manage to get a few more rows added to the hat, it would have been a whole lot more had I not started over...twice! Yup, distraction got the best of me, twice, and I ripped it out and started again, twice! The perfectionist in me just couldn’t keep going; I would look at my mistakes and always feel I should have started over, so I did.
So, it is coming along, slowly and hopefully will be completed by next week, fingers crossed. I had plans to look for something else to cast on, but time got away from me. I did pick up some new yarn, no idea what I am going to do with it. I liked it and it was on sale, so you know....
I am still reading the Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature and will be for quite some time, it is 500 pages and I am on page 50, so expect to see this book hanging around for a while.
Here’s a little excerpt from the introduction:
“To make a long story short, we call this Coyote’s Guide because it entices each of us off our beaten path, to experiment with creative approaches, to do something different from what’s generally being tried. Coyote goads us to be willing to have a true sense of play and abandon, knowing that this new, uncharted way will truly be the only way out.
The mentoring approach in Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature challenges convention. It requires that we who wish to mentor others get in touch with and trust our own Coyote selves – teasing us out of our indoor worlds and leading us all to connect in an intimate and meaningful way with the natural world and our natural selves.
The archetype of Coyote empowers radical medicine – root based, environmental education that restores the original bond between humans and the rest of nature.
We have never needed it more than now.
If anyone holds the antidote to Nature Deficit Disorder, if anyone can lead us and our children from our concrete roads into the beating heart of our natural habitat, and wake us up to life – Coyote can.”
Why am I reading this book? To connect on a deeper level to my natural environment, to learn more about how to mentor Reece on his journey to connect with his natural environment and to open myself to the Coyote’s way.
What are you knitting and reading these days?