Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lotus Rising

I finished my Challenge sweater! Decided to call it Lotus Rising. See the golden lotus fully enlightened, representing what we're all striving for... to be better people.

I also considered call it Coming Out of the Dance, which is a martial arts term that means you're on automatic and spontaneous, breaking free from the kata, doing your own thing. Like no longer following a pattern, but making your own...
Here's the Barbara Bixby lotus pendant this sweater was inspired by. You can see the beads in the background, rising.
 Lotus Rising
Kauni EZ & Evilla natural
size 8 s/l gold AB beads
3mm + 3.5mm needles 

And yes, it was quite an enlightenment. Yes, I like it, but think I can do better. I need to take a pattern making class before I design anything else. Seriously.


On to better things. I casted on for the Red Queen. Isn't that Zodiac a pretty purple?!

And, my cute nephews always make me laugh...

How to wear a bowl... or getting ready for their bowl hair cuts! lol!
I love Corey's shirt - My Auntie is #1! Glad he thinks so. We'll ask him again in 10 years! lol!

Happy Knitting!
I know I'm happy, now that I get to follow a pattern again! Yippee! :)

8 comments:

Anne said...

I love your sweater - LOVE IT !

Squid on Ravelry said...

Your sweater is stunning! I love it!

And the little ones...so cute. Love 'em up.

Dorothy said...

Absolutely stunning! I wouldn't change a thing about it. Your are so talented.

Sonya said...

I love it more every time I look at it! I hadn't noticed the beads on the front before. They're perfect.

Knitting Granny said...

Lotus rising is absolutely gorgeous! I am a super novice at writing my own patterns (socks only so far) and, truth be told, usually cobble elements together from other sock patterns and stitch patterns from Barbara Walker's books, but always learn so much as I stumble along... Your Lotus must have taught you a lot! And it's so beautiful...

nordwolke said...

Wow! You & your sweater are amazing. I so much love those beads sparkling against that dark background. Your colour choice is so tasteful, too!

Brigitte said...

Well, I think that your first attempt at designing was a success! It's beautiful - yay you!

Wow, look at how big Corey is...

Lorraine said...

Michele- I love it- and the beads just give it the right touch. It's so YOU!

Those kids aren't so little any more-