Math4Knitters, Crafty Living: Show 68
This week, I dedicate a knit crocus pattern to my friend, Jessica Nathanson, and conclude my chat with Annie Modesitt, known as modeknit on Ravelry.
Crocus for Jessica
This week's pattern is based on the same knit shapes as the Anti-Pinch Shamrock Pin I made for St. Patrick's Day, but it celebrates spring flowers and a bright light that has gone out too soon.
I'm sorry to blubber, but I just can't help it.
Jessica was many wonderful things to many people, including a wife, a mom, a knitter, a dancer, the director of the Women's Resource Center at Augsburg College, and the best friend anyone could want. She was a force for good in the world. She is missed very much.
When she first went into treatment, I made her a Lorna's Laces Easy Pie Wedge Shawl, which is a free pattern on labels of two of their yarns. Well, it was a shawl on me, but on her gorgeous 6-foot-tall frame, it became a scarf. She liked it anyway, I think. It's a great pattern and a lovely yarn. I used Helen's Lace.
If you do knit a crocus (or if you just want to), please consider donating a little bit to your favorite charity or to Stand Up to Cancer.
Conversation, Part 2
Annie Modesitt and I ranged far and wide, from knitting, to politics, to money, to knitting, to knitting for pay, to photography...
When I had edited it all, it was still an hour and 45 minutes long. So, I've cut it into two parts. You'll get a little less than half this week. I'm putting all of the links to what we talked about on both show notes, though, just in case you want them all at once.
Annie Modesitt's website
Annie Modesitt Blog Post: Valuing Our Work
Circular Shrug, also known as the Universal Twisted Float Shrug