Looks pretty, doesn’t it?
I like it. I thought there was a little of the Paisley design in the early stages and then came some more geometric patterns so I wasn’t sure what the “theme” was. It turns out it’s “Serendipity”; a collection of patterns the designer liked and used together.
No controversy there, you’d think. Until, in the last clue, the designer posted a bible verse (John 3:16, to be precise) and all hell broke loose (pardon the pun) because people were accusing her of including Christian imagery in the stole.
No, me either.
I think people are just waiting to be offended at the moment. A different, less confrontational, verse could have been chosen or no verse at all but, to be honest, I’m not personally offended. I’m getting a free pattern and a beautiful stole out of this. Sigh. It’s scary out there kids!
This rant was brought to you by the letters I, B and S. 😀
In other knitting news:
I’m cruising nicely along the edging to the Anniversary shawl
The black paper clips are the quarter markers
Progress as of today.
This think is going to be huge. Help me!
I’ve also dug out this yarn:
which is going to become a Veste Evereste (Ravelry Link and Interweave shop link) from the Fall 2005 issue of Interweave Knits for my mum. I was originally planning this for her birthday in March but I knew I had no chance so I relegated it to Christmas.
I’m a tad concerned that I haven’t got enough yarn. I bought 5 balls of the cream for the main part and 1 of the “red” to use as trim. This should be enough to make the 34″ finished size, but I’m not sure this will have enough ease in it for my mum’s tastes. I’m either going to try and get another ball or two of the cream or knit the whole thing on a slightly larger needle than I would ordinarily.
Another thought was to use a temporary cast on, knit the top as designed (in the 34″ size) and if I have any of the red or cream left, knit it a bit longer.
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