Friday, November 10, 2006
Meet Swatchy C
I am pleased to introduce Swatchy C.
Knit in the round on US5 double pointed needles
Hair is single crochet chains
Yarn is a mixture of Patons Classic Wool, Cascade 220, Noro Kureyon, Manos del Uruguay and natural wool from Tierra Wools
Swatchy C is going overseas with Knittah's friend Eliza. In designing Swatchy C, Eliza requested a celebration of life and color. She will be visiting a number of countries, including Middle Eastern countries that require women to veil themselves. I drew my inspiration from the story of Tahirih, a 19th century Persian poet who publicly unveiled herself to express her religious beliefs. I wanted Swatchy C to be bold and sexy and brash. Swatchy C is not a shrinking violet; she is empowered and honest. The "C" refers to courage, the quality of Tahirih I find most appealing.
Swatchy C is on her journey already. I sent her off with Eliza, hoping they have grand adventures and return safely. Nori said goodbye to Swatchy C too: