Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Shawl Coming

The muse has bitten me again. I'm inspired to create a new shawl, a triangle one for a change, dedicated to Barbara Kingsolver. I'm swatching busily.

Barbara Kingsolver is not a unique voice in the world of women in sustainable agriculture, she is a member in a long line of female voices in this field. But I chose her to represent the rest, women like Helen Nearing, Ruth Stout and Deborah Koons Garcia, because her essay "A Fist in the Eye of God" is what really got me thinking hard about what I eat.

First installment - almost the edge - I can't believe 4 lines can create such a complicated and graceful knit pattern!