Many people are afraid of Witches. The poor Witch has been demonized, misunderstood, and persecuted. I am not alone (anyone recognize the author of that book?) in my belief that Witches were originally women of wisdom and intuition. Would you agree that women of wisdom are scary? I thought not. My annual trip to the Land of Green Witches affords time to commune with, and listen to, the stories of truth and wisdom told by a coven of wonderful crones. It's an annual rite, one I enjoy completely. Now don't you just wish you knew what story my wonderful friend is sharing with me? (That's a look 'of knowing' on my face, not a grimace.)
As I was conversing with one of the best dressed of the coven, I truly jumped from fright. But, it was her pet spider that caught me unaware, however tame and sweet he is. (He later apologized.)
Could it be that witches flew on distaffs and not brooms? Something for every spinner to contemplate, eh? However, this Pioneer Witch is rather fond of her wagon and team of bats (who don't come out during the day) that pull her across the night sky. Watch for her tonight and you might see her as she flies across the moon!
Every Green Witch I visited was very impressed with the beautiful, useful sweater I had knit and the cleverness of my hands. (I credit their good wishes with the speed in which I finished Smith's socks. They loved the name of the yarn, Tigers Eye, which they use often in their brews.)
After my visit I was refreshed, renewed, and inspired. Make sure you hug a Witch today...it's her special day, you know?
Pattern: Ribby Pulli by Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Hand-dyed Superwash Merino Worsted by Scout's Swag, dyed to my color specifications (Scout's a genius)
Needles: Addi Turbo US size #5 and #7 (pattern calls for #6)
Modifications: Body and arms lengthened about 2" (6' tall has its disadvantages)
Time to Knit: October 4-October 26, 2007-Long trips in the car afford much knitting time.
Bottom Line: I love this sweater!!