Combining the unlikely shades of fuchsia, cherry red, purple, royal blue, celery, goldenrod, ebony, and more create the look that I call coloratura! Coloratura combined with the shape of the hexagon is farmgirl style at its best.
The hexagon, a shape that speaks the zen of the busy beehive or the wired manors of chickens (the oldest domesticated animal on earth), symbolizes the unity and structure of the farmgirl life—a framework for the proper order of things, a pattern for life. In unwritten feminine language, it is a standard for farmgirls, or for that matter, the ordinary honeybee or the hen, rank and file workers that move the work along. It says that all things are to be done decently and in order, and that small things add up.
Our Project F.A.R.M. (First-class American Rural Made) crocheted hexagonal 100% Icelandic wool afghan, knitted striped afghan, and matching throw rug are shown here with my personal handmade “weekend getaway satchel.” The satchel isn’t for sale, but it was designed by Marta McCall and the pattern is still available in “Interweave Knits,” Fall 2005, at www.interweave.com. The Mary Poppins-type satchel pictured here was made for me by Moscow natives Marcia Parish and Kathy Cox. Marcia owns and operates our local stitchers’ hangout. You can visit Marcia online at www.needlenookonline.com, 208-882-2033.
But beware, the kinds of hexagonal medallions found in our afghan and throw rug have magical farmgirl powers...