My 2014 challenges are:-
1) Knit one hat each week for The Innocent Big Knit.
2) Do something nice for me.
3) Choose a non fiction book from the library.
These hats are Innocent Big Knit Hat With Brim which can be found on The Creations Of Crazy Dazy blog. I set myself the challenge of knitting fifty hats over the course of the year, but realised that I'd need to have them finished before the end of the year as there's a deadline and they usually need sending in around October time. I believe these four hats brings me to my challenge total of fifty, I'll have to check. On looking at the website this morning, the deadline has been extended this year and they don't have to be in until the 12th of December so if I have reached the grand total of fifty, I'm a little early in doing so. Still, it's good to have succeeded.
My nice thing for September was visiting Yarndale. I went yesterday and I'll tell you all about it in my next post.
My non fiction book for September is A Slice Of Organic Life by Sheherazade Goldsmith. Packed full of advice about organic living, this is a great book for dipping in and out of. It covers all manner of subjects which are split in to three areas: No Need For A Garden, Roof Terrace, Patio Or Tiny Garden and Garden, Allotment Or Field.
It isn't all about gardening though, it covers other subjects such as saving energy the easy way, shopping ethically, cleaning without harsh chemicals and going green in the playroom amongst many other things.
It's a great book for dipping in and out of and though you would definitely need further help and advice when dipping your toe in to some of the suggested activities, it does give you a taster on things such as keeping a goat or two, raising a couple of pigs, keeping honey bees and keeping some chickens.
It has some lovely photography too.
We're reaching the end of September already, I don't know where this year has gone. I'm starting to think about my challenges for next year, there's a couple of things I've already decided on but other things I still need to think about. I find it's this time of year when I start thinking about Christmas too and I have to admit to already having a few presents stashed away. What about you, have you started thinking about Christmas yet?