Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wrapping the World in Beauty.....

There is a new baby in New Zealand that I am thinking about....her name is Minerva.

Minerva was the Roman goddess who the Hellenizing Romans from the second century BC onwards equated with the Greek goddess Athena. She was the virgin goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, and magic, and the inventor of music. She is often depicted with an owl, her sacred creature, and a symbol of wisdom.

I decided to knit baby Minerva a blanket, to wrap her in love and knitted cosiness.
Her parents are sailors, and have braved the seas in their beautiful boat, Sereia.

So I chose colors that symbolized land and water.

It is amazing to begin a knitting project....hours and hours of love and meditation woven into a creation.
Knot after knot......Stitch following Stitch......

This project traveled many places with me as I was working....Portland, Stinson Beach, Marin, on the BART, over the mountains to Cazaderos.....

The last stitches are like the end of a marathon...heart beating faster, anticipation brewing....excitement to get to the end of an incredible journey......

Ah, the edging....each stitch stitched with love.....

And now it will wing its way, wrapped in layers of tissue paper to New Zealand!


  1. A, I love your blog. Really appreicated the honey + fig story last week. And love (!!) the blanket. Why is it going to NZ? Hug to your finance. love, ev