February 13, 2013

Knitting & Reading

There has been more reading than knitting lately, but I've picked up the needles again and have put on a few more rows.

The knitting is the shawl I am designing and creating for the charity auction. I'm liking it so far, and I especially love the color of the yarn.

The reading is Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey M. Smith. It is about, well, the deception of big corporations and government in hiding the dangers and effects of genetically modified (GM) foods (with their own political and financial interests in mind, of course). I knew a lot of the points that have been made already from other sources I've read and watched, but it is still nice to get another viewpoint on the subject. I am only a chapter and a half in, and I am already feeling the renewed desired to get our produce exclusively from our backyard, farmer's market, or other organic and natural sources. This stuff really gets me going!

Linking up to Ginny's Yarn Along today.

What are you reading? And, since I'm curious, what are your thoughts on GMO foods?


Allison said...

At this moment I'm reading a presidential address on gymnastic regulations at the international level. Not gripping. And must put it into an even less gripping English. lol.

Genetic engineering freaks me out, too, Meg. Gardening is probably the best answer but I hate to think of all the gross stuff from our environment infiltrating your organic paradise. :(

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Ugh....GMO foods are in one word, scary. The worst part is that it's nearly impossible to not be affected in some way by them. I'm not reading anything....too busy sewing {taught myself that today}, making jewelry and my candle-making supplies FINALLY arrived. Whoo hoo! That will be this weekend's project. :)

momto5 said...

that book sounds right up my alley. i just love a book that gets me thinking!
the shawl looks like it is coming a long nicely!

Farm Girl said...

You will have to tell me all about that book.
It has been super busy around here. It looks to be really busy weekend too.
I am glad it will be nice enough to play in the dirt. :)
Bye for now,

no spring chicken said...

GMO.. Ach... Makes you afraid to eat anything you didn't produce yourself. You're on the right track Meg.

Yes, the color is wonderful and I know the finished pattern will be equally so!

Blessings, Debbie

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