While I watched "The Holiday" and the republican debate, I worked on this earthy brown hat. It's the divisible by 4 + 1 pattern of knit 3/purl 1 and when not worked in the round, it's a nice stretchy rib.
On the reading front, I've been revisiting the important books of my life and this is one of them. Doris Longacre had big vision concerning the way the world eats. She believed in eating less/using less so the world might have more. Even when I was a young mother, working with a skinny pocketbook, I respected her "something WAY bigger than us" convictions. Her recipes and ideas pleased me. She was a true home economist. Home Economics WAS my favorite subject in high school. I loved it even more than English.
My favorite recipes (evidenced by all the spatters on the pages) were honey wheat bread and simple granola. In our simple split level home in Spokane, Washington, I made trays of granola and dense whole wheat bread. I am so glad this book is still available.
I'm joining Ginny for Yarn Along. It's fun to click over to all of the knitters' links and see what they are producing and pondering this December.