Monday, January 12, 2009

Can we do it?

There is a very powerful quote from Obama's speech after the New Hampshire primaries. It is...

"When we've faced down impossible odds: Been told that we're not ready, or that we shouldn't try, or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people... YES WE CAN!!"

I've designed a scarf around this quote for the Inauguration of President-Elect Obama. It was for a swap and I've gotten feedback requesting the pattern. What I'm offering are the charts for no charge and I'm, instead, requesting that anyone who uses this design donate what they can, either time, goods or money to a community organization or charity of your choice. This is in the spirit in which we elected Barack Obama to be President of the United States and I'd like to think that I am sparking a vein of pay it forward goodwill toward our fellow humans.






To download the charts... Right click on the desired chart and click "Save image as." This will save the chart to the hard drive as a jpg which can be printed from any image viewer.












9 comments:

Judith said...

This scarf is truly fantastic. thanks for the charts.

Terri D. said...

Very cool. Yes, we will.

Linda said...

I am truly awestruck by your scarf. Amazing!

mbkla said...

I found your blog through a posting on our school handworks group. It was put up by a crocheter bemoaning the use of so many bobbins. I took a look and it seems that it is double-knit, yes? But how do you incorporate the third color?

HolySimian said...

mbkla,
It is stranded knitting with a touch of intarsia style twisting between the light blue and the red. I knitted a back for it so you can't see the woven look of the back of the knitting. There were only a few sections where two colors were carried (the "e"s the "a" and the "s"), otherwise, there were just the two colors at a time. I'll post some more pics so you can see what I'm talking about. :D

Quiara said...

This is amazing. I've only now seen it, but rest assured, I'll "pay it forward."

Thanks for making the pattern available.

Carrie K said...

What a fabulous quote and a great chart. Thank you for providing it! If I ever manage to knit it, I'll certainly be glad to 'pay it forward'.

mscl-thtr-lvr said...

This is a lovely scarf, I believe I'll make it for my mom who is very happy with our president-elect. Thank you for the charts!

ROHS JV CHEER said...

What size needles did you use?