The ‘Real I’ scarf in black & white

This is another knit I wanted to do for a long time. So I am going through my ‘bucket knit list’.
It’s double knit, from neck down, then picked up the sts and double knit the other side.

The image is Meher Baba’s hand writing of the word “I”.

Size: approx. 30 sts, 9.5” wide.

 

 

 

 

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Some of my best friends

‘Some of my best friends’ is a new series of trees at Meher Spiritual Center. All the trees there are gorgeous and intriguing, but these are trees that I don’t just see on passing, but actively look for.
Some of them – like some of my best friends, have died.

The knittings are not accurate to reality, and mostly were knit without a chart. They are based on drawings, and the feelings I got from these trees.

 

This first one I call ‘The Greeter’. It stands right at the gate, small and humble, with a little heart shape cavity.

Somehow it reminded me of the row of little white hearts on the floor between Baba and Mehera’s tomb, so I added the colorful hearts at the base.

 

 

The tree at the cross road, with a little mushroom at it’s base:

 

This small long leaf pine tree died in the last storm:

 

The golden tree, on the way from the gateway to the main parking lot, is not there anymore. It was beautiful, and right by the roadside. It’s leaves were golden, probably because it was dead for a while, but very beautiful.

I knitted it twice. This is a big curtain/baby blanket size:

and a very small version, about 10×10″:

 

The “Dancing Trees” are on the way to the beach, by Gator Lake, and I am always enchanted by them:

 

 

 

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The Ancient One, in pinks

For whatever reason, at the end of the year,

I always get the urge to knit this portrait again.

I love this picture and I love working on it.

It is not an easy task, and always requires courage.

So, this is my 2017 Ancient one.

 

Knit-wise it’s done in what I call water color quilt style,

which means intarsia with knitting the border st with both strands

(so no overlapping yarns).

Needles: US 5.

Size: approx 12.5X18″.

 

Here are some of previous years:

Mastery in Servitude #3, Through the eye of time.

A knitted rendering of Meher Baba’s symbol ‘Mastery in Servitude’.

This is the 3rd time I knit it as a big wall hanging (approx 33×33″).

It’s done in quilting technique, to give the feeling of something old & patched, and is almost finished.

About the symbol: The first one was done by Dr. Donkin, and has only 4 of the religion symbols (to match the 4 corners of the religions symbols on Meher Baba’s Samadhi). That symbol appears in the early prints of Dr. Donkin’s book The Wayfarers (about Meher Baba’s work with the masts). In 1969 Rano Gayley did a painting of it in color, by now with 6 symbols. Here is page 61 from her book, that talks about it:

 

Both Dr. Donkin’s and Rano Gayley’s drawings have the words  ‘Mastery in Servitude’ written in the middle.

 

This was the 2nd one I knitted:

 

And this was my first one:

And all together:

All of Me, Hats

After adding the scarves of this series on (previous entry), I realized the hats & boxes were not up yet.

There are 2 styles for the hat. The easy one is knit upward, with carried rib to give elasticity:

The other style is more complicated:

The top is knit first, then add sts and knit the other 4 symbols downward.

Both hats can be done in double knit, this one is cotton:

Meher Baba Samadhi

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A coaster size rendering of Meher Baba’s Tomb image. Designed by my husband 🙂 and happily knitted by me.

Because it’s double knit, it shows the right side (above), while the other side of the coaster shows the left side:

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The thing I like about it is that in the old days we used to enter from the right side, while now they changed the entrance to the left.

Knitting the air/the in-between

Sometimes I like to knit not the object itself, but just the air around it.

Below is a ‘treeless’ rendering (left side) of the tree on the right. I avoided knitting the branches, and just knit the shapes around them (much as possible).

The two bellow are done with a similar idea, treating the shapes as abstract and mixing the negative and positive images:

 

Back to the top of the page, these are 2 scarves with Meher Baba’s signature:

I used 2 colors, one for the shapes created below the signature, and one for ‘the air above it’. This is about how His signature cuts the space. The scarf starts with the M itself as part of the inc.

 

 

 

Welcome Home!

Based on Meher Baba’s Samadhi, this is a design I wanted to do for a long time. The coaster is done in double knitting, the photo above shows both sides of the first coaster. It shows the threshold, the door, and the piece above it.

The pattern is also somewhat based on my ‘Childlike Samadhi’:

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I also made a black one:

And 2 blue & white, one of them with a garter st for the Samadhi walls, which I am really sorry not to be able to detail: