Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yarn along -- Ella's Luuk hat (cont.)

Taking inspiration from Ginny over at Small Things, here's this week's Yarn Along update:


I'm still working on Ella's Luuk hat. I would have finished it by now if I had read the pattern, or at least read the pattern correctly for the size that I'm knitting.

It's an easy and fun knit and I'm hoping to have it done before the end of the week so I can start Jack's birthday socks. No, they're not even on the needles yet, but I showed Jack the yarn (Patons Stretch Socks in Pumpkin Spice Jacquard) and he's happy to wait for them as he's still wearing and enjoying last year's pair.

As for reading: In addition to mothering, working and homesteading, I'm also studying to be a yoga teacher. (I'm halfway through a 225-hour teacher training program at Wavelengths Yoga Studio in Norwood, Ont.) While it sounds like one more pursuit in an already-too busy life (and in some respects, it probably is), to me it's a natural progression in a path of study and practice that helps me become more focused, mindful and grounded.

Simply put, yoga makes me a better human being.

Some people do therapy; I do yoga. And this teacher training is allowing me to go deeper in this life's work, and eventually share this learning with others -- in particular kids and teenagers. So one of the books that is currently on my night table is "Health, Healing and Beyond" by T.K.V. Desikachar, son of T. Krishnamacharya, one of the greatest modern-day teachers of yoga. It's a fascinating read and one that helps me deal with my everyday with a bit more clarity, grace and integrity. Well, some days at least.

4 comments:

Lori ann said...

the hat looks pretty, i like the textured pattern, is there a ravelry link?
i think it's lovely your doing yoga teacher training, even in your busy young mama life. i think your very wise.

Erin said...

You are amazing! Yoga can only add to your well being though so it's not as bad as taking on something stressful, hopefully your training will go by quickly! Lovely yarn on that hat :)

Fiona said...

@ Lori ann -- Yep, it's a Ravelry pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/luuk. I'm farmgrl, by the way. And thanks for the kind words re the teacher training. Yoga certainly makes me a better mama, most days!

@ Erin -- thanks, though I'm not sure amazing is the right word! But yes, while it can sometimes be stressful simply getting out the door to class, it's an amazing release once I'm there.

Marina said...

Yes, agee, yoga makes a better human in me too. Good luck on your hat!

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