I finished the Matinee Jacket.
pattern from Vintage Knits for Modern Babies
hand dyed yarn from Springtree Road (a barter)
buttons are our own handmade from maple
I am inspired by this pattern and have begun to work up my own version.
And reading, I have just finished a great book that I am sure many of you have read or heard of -
Twelve By Twelve by William Powers.
Wow! Reading it will make you think - and think some more. It is about the author's personal experience of living in a 12 x 12 off grid cabin in South Carolina which happens to also be just 5 miles from a mega-chicken processing plant.
The message that came through strongest for me - to apply to my own life - was the teaching of Ghandi - that there should not be a gap between your convictions and your actions.
In this book the author introduces the reader to people he calls, wildcrafters; people that shape their inner and outer worlds to the flow of nature rather than molding the natural world into something that is usable by the industrial/consumer-model world. They listen to their inner voice as their guide. (For me it is God calling us to care for creation.) He asks us to consider how do we find the inner strength to resist "ecocide"?
Ultimately, the author points out, there are no easy or straight answers. Instead we must "be" in order to hear. He learned much about mindfulness from his time at the cabin. For each of us the answers will probably look different and should be uniquely our own.
Joining in with Ginny today for the Yarn Along.