Ley Lines

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Knitting | 0 comments

I’m a little bit obsessed with ley lines. This is Maggie Stiefvater’s fault (though I blame her, perhaps unfairly, for many things, including my daughter’s insistence on calling seals capaill uisce).

Ley lines are energetic tracks arcing across the world. They are often dotted with historical landmarks–Stonehenge is for sure on a ley line. You might have heard them referred to as fairy roads or corpse roads.

Here’s my understanding of them…you know how when you’re walking in a wide open space, with no particular direction or destination in mind, you’re just walking, and you feel like you ought to walk that way. Your body is at ease when you walk that specific path.

I believe, when that happens, that I’m walking a ley line.

I’m always trying to incorporate magic into my crafting, and when I saw Joji Locatelli’s Ley Lines, well…there was just no way I could avoid knitting it, and I wasn’t going to let all that ribbing deter me.

It is a lot of ribbing, though. And I’m not, like, crazy about ribbing.

But look how worth it the shawl is…it’s light and airy, knit using Sliver Moon Farms fingering. It’s so simple, and yet the eye keeps moving, keeps following the shifting angles, keeps trying to align itself to the different paths.

I’ll wear it when I go a-ley line hunting.

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