I'm so excited! I have finally made a really good soup without any recipe! :D I've been trying to do this for about 4.5 years. ;) It is still simmering away in the crock pot, so hasn't had the official tasting by the crowd that it will get at dinner time, but I keep tasting it and it is really yummy! I am also pleased to say that it is mostly organic! Almost all of the veggies are from our CSA share, and the hamburger is from a cow that we got from a local family as well. Neither of which are certified organic places, but if they aren't organic they are 99% better than Wal*Mart, and really they mostly just lack the certification.
I also thought I would share my current knitting project. Although it certainly doesn't look like it yet, this is the first of a pair of slippers for Jenny. :) Once I finish all the knitting, it gets folded all up and seamed to make a cute boot slipper, then you felt it to make it nice and warm and sturdy. I really can't wait to share the finished product with you! As soon as I finish these I have yarn for a pair for Anthony; the same grey and navy.
I am also about to take a big leap in my knitting/mothering adventure and knit my first pair of longies! For those who don't know, they are the out most layer for some styles of cloth diapering
. Made out of wonderful wool, they are supposed to be amazing. And the fact that they are absurdly cute doesn't hurt either. ;) I just have to locate the proper needles and then I will be starting those! My Anthony is very sensitive to man-made fibers, which makes my desire to dress us all in only natural fibers even more important. It has been a challenge to find diaper soakers (the cloth part that looks like a diaper) that do not at any point use micro-fleece. I have found a few Etsy shops that sell BEAUTIFUL diapers made from organic bamboo/cotton fleece (!!!!!!), and I have splurged on one to try, but think that if it all works for us like I hope, I will start making my own. I am excited to start this next step, and will keep you all posted as I learn about it! :)
I don't know if I will be able to post tomorrow, since it is a busy day for us. It is our first year celebrating Michaelmas, (not only a fun Catholic feast day, but also a way to incorporate the Waldorf that I love so much!)and in the evening it will be my first yoga class! I am taking it with my mom and possible my sister, so even if we aren't crazy with the class we will have fun together, and it will be a nice break from the littles! This is our first class, so we will be able to decide if we will be making it a weekly thing or not. I know that some avoid yoga because of the religious background, but I really feel this is something my body needs (I have really messed up joints), and I am taking a "glean what works" approach to it. :)