Today, dear readers, I introduce Strong Heart.
Originally conceptualised many months ago, after I’d been reading quite a few blog posts about life’s challenges, I thought it would be nice to knit something as a reminder of the nicer things in life, and as my gift to my knitting sisters, who find life a struggle on occasion.
These gloves are dedicated to my dear friend, Kb, who is going through some tremendous changes in her life right now.
It feels nice to finally have wrapped around my arms what I’ve had in my head for so long. The cabled motif is a continuous string of hearts. As I knitted them, I reflected on how much you could read into the hearts – a love of knitting; a love for the person you might be knitting the gloves for; a love for all things cabled – the list goes on! In this case, the hearts represent “heart”. The ability to take strength; to take heart, and go on, to take on the good and the bad, opportunity and disappointment, and continue to enjoy all that life has to offer. Hence the name “Strong Heart”.
I’ve used the wonderful Stansborough Mythral yarn, (DK weight, 100% New Zealand Stansborough Grey wool), in the Rata colourway for the long, fingerless version. The mittens are in Kokako Grey – the natural colour of the sheep.
The pattern is of course, free and it will be released in about a week. (I have some major work on at the moment that will prevent me from writing the pattern up too quickly). Thanks to my son Tim, for the great pics today.
I hope you are having a marvellous, relaxing weekend. :-)