Sunday, July 6, 2014

Day 30: Shines So Bright

Shines So Bright Afghan
PETRUCHIO: I say it is the moon that shines so bright.
KATHARINA: I know it is the sun that shines so bright.
This is one of my favorite Shakespeare inspired names. I looked for quotes with the words sun and moon, and this one from The Taming of The Shrew was perfect. I did theater for many years. My grandmother ran a Junior Theater from the time I was in the 3rd grade and always got to play the interesting "character" roles.

When I was in high school, the first monologue I memorized and performed was also from The Taming of The Shrew, also from Kate, " Fie, fie! unknit that threatening unkind brow, And dart not scornful glances from those eyes..." (I always loved practicing my British accent). The one literature class I took in college was on Shakespeare. So I had a whole semester to study all his plays, but this one remains one of my favorites.

As I mentioned in my post about making community afghans, this one was inspired by a blanket made for a new baby by a group of knitters in one of my yarn fiction novels. Worked in a worsted weight yarn, this one could be done with 4 picture squares and 8 solids squares (made by less adventurous crocheters).

My original idea for this one was to make solid squares sewn together between the Moons and Suns. But the Lion Brand Baby's First yarn I used was bulky enough that the individual picture squares turned out quite large. So rather than individual squares, I chose to stitch the four picture squares together without very much seaming, joining as you go.
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