Wednesday, March 19, 2008

SSS revelation

I have been thinking quite a bit about how to reveal the theme, as I over the course of the kal have realized how different we all read the pattern. This is actually one of the great things about lace knitting, you can see as much or as little as you wish and your imagination lets you.
Anyway, my main thought about the design was to bring out circles and curves (which I pretty soon realized isn’t easy in lace knitting).
Circles to represent how almost everything in life is repeating itself again and again, the changing of the seasons, being born –growing up-getting old-dying and a new human born again, sunrise-daytime-sun set and night. It all moves in circles and we are all just part of a bigger event “Life” , let it be human or nature.
Curves to represent the curves of a woman –the main image of the stole being a rather modernistic shape of a pregnant woman. She is standing on the bigger circle that represents the Earth, with the tree of life in the center to remind us that we are all part of the world and we all live important lifes. We may look differently, but we are all the same –man or woman.

The name of the stole is
“Mother Earth”.
You can think of it as a tribute to life and growth, but it is also a reminder to us all that we are responsible to the earth we live on, to the people living on it and to the nature we all share. This is the reason for me wanting as many countries as possible to join the kal and for making it a charity kal aswell.
Thanks to all of you for joining and making this a wonderful knit along! Within the next couple of weeks it will be possible to buy the pattern for the Mother Earth stole & Mother Earth scarf. As mentioned before 50% of whatever raised the first two months after the release will be forwarded to Unicef.

13 comments:

LeAnn in Spokane said...

A lovely piece of work. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I'm sure even the most wary will be happy (maybe releived) with the theme of the stole.

Sally said...

Thank you, LUL, for the lovely shawl. I'm still back on Clue 4 but I will finish it and call it my Mother Earth shawl.
Best wishes to you and thanks again for a wonderful experience.
sb

Sally said...

Thanks, LUL, for a wonderful experience. I am still on Clue 4 but I will finish it and will call it my Mother Earth shawl.

Schnummel said...

I never would have guessed that theme, but it is really wonderful. Though I haven't started yet, I will be proud to wear one day my "Mother Earth". Thank you and greetings from Hamburg, Germany, Kathrin

Janice in GA said...

Very cool, and very appropriate for spring!

My knitting got derailed by my father's illness and death, but I'll definitely finish this shawl! Thanks for the pattern, LUL!

Denise/CT said...

What a beautiful story to go with my soon to be finished stole. Thank you for your gift to us all.
Hugs,
Denise/CT

Anonymous said...

There is something hauntingly primative or medieval about this shawl.
Thank you for taking us along on this art ride.
--laBou

Amanda said...

I love the theme. It's a terrific pattern. Thank you for all the effort you put into it.

Bente T said...

Hej Lene
Hvor er det flot og en meget fin forklaring på temaet, den kanjeg godt lide.
Påskehilsen Bente

Sue's Knitting Projects said...

What an absolutely wonderful, beautiful theme. Makes me love the shawl even more as well as feel a kinship to you across the miles for honoring the wheel of life and mother earth.
Sue

Sue's Knitting Projects said...

What a wonderful theme. It makes me love this magnificent shawl even more as well as feel a kinship to you across the miles for your honoring of mother earth and the wheel of life!
Sue

Ma Dalton said...

Hey Lul, definitively, we are on the same way...

congratulations for the beautiful work,

and I want let you know, surely in june, I'll continue this work...

Let's peace & love going on Mother Earth !

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