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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Leaves of Grass

SIZE: 14 in wide by 72 in long
MATERIALS
660 yards fingering weight self-striping yarn
Prototype knit with Elegant Yarns Charming – color 02
Size 3 (US) needles

Heavier yarns such as Noro’s Kureyon and Silk Garden may be substituted with size 7 needles for a larger stole)

“I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey work of the stars.”
- Walt Whitman



It never ceases to amaze me:

How this...



Turns into this...



Which isn't bad...


Because the colors are lovely...


and the feel so delightfully sproingy (which Blogger says isn't a word - What do they know?)


The myriad shades of green flow and ebb across the piece; they enchant you, drawing you deeper into the forest, weaving a faerie spell to hold you..



And you think you couldn't possibly love it any more...


And then you block it out...


And you do.


No beads ( for a change)

No charts (unless you want one - row by row written directions are included)

No fuss (once you get past the end panels, the rest is one long stretch of easily memorized 8 row pattern repeat)

No fooling.

Pattern is now available as electronic file only, over on the sidebar, for a modest $4.

Like Rumplestiltskin, we spin straw into gold.

Like alchemists, we turn the common grass beneath our feet...

Into the journey work of stars...

Ol' Walt really knew what he was talking about...

8 comments:

La Cabeza Grande said...

I love the verdant, linear simplicity of this latest production! The blades are all lined up.

Lady Wentworth said...

I love it!!!!! The colors are amazing and the pattern looks like so much fun!!!

GailR said...

I love this in its simplicity -

'Tis a gift to be simple,
'Tis a gift to be free,
'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
It will be in the valley of love and delight.

One that is a favorite of mine.

Jeanne said...

Very pretty - looks like a fun knit!

Barbara said...

Lovely! I'm going to queue it.

Jejune said...

Oooh it's so beautiful! Very tempted with this one!! Once I've got a few projects off the needles, I'll be back :)

Knit and fall back in it said...

You've done it again!!

Peggy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your imagination with us. I love them all.