Emily Dickinson and an Oklahoma Sooner History Lesson

If you’ve been intrigued by the sheer and weightless appearance of the Emily Dickinson Shawl designed by Kieran Foley there is still time to gather your yarn (only 350 yds) and beads (a mere 273). The Knit-A-Long on Seasons of Lace begins August 7th.

The unique construction of this shawl is part of the appeal – it’s knit from the bottom up. So while you are casting on quite a few stitches the middle and end of the project should fly on your needles!

Join us for the fun on the Seasons Of Lace blog and the Seasons Of Lace Ravelry forum. You’ll need to register to participate. There will be talk, there will be photos, and I fully expect a poem or two will be shared!

( A couple of people have already cast on this project. During the Oklahoma Land Rush they’d be the “Sooners” who went over the line before the official time. The “Boomers” are those who started the land rush when a gun was fired at noon. Actually, my favorite yarn store is Sealed With a Kiss in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Guthrie is one of the Oklahoma towns that did not exist at all on April 21, 1889 – a day before the land rush — and was a fully operating town of 10,000 on April 23rd, two days later and became the original capitol of our state. Thanks for the opportunity to provide a little Oklahoma history lesson! )

I’ll be knitting my Emily Dickinson Shawl in silk – the Portland, 2004 silk colorway and using clear copper lined beads.

One of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson describing a hummingbird –

A Route of Evanescence
With a revolving Wheel –
A Resonance of Emerald –
A Rush of Chochineal
And every Blossom on the Bush
Adjusts its tumbled Head –
The mail from Tunis, probably,
An easy Morning’s Ride –

Emily Dickinson

If you’ve been intrigued by the sheer and weightless appearance of the Emily Dickinson Shawl designed by Kieran Foley there is still time to gather your yarn (only 350 yds) and beads (a mere 273). The KnitaLong begins August 7th. The unique construction of this shawl is part of the appeal – it’s knit from the bottom up. So while you are casting on quite a few stitches the middle and end of the project should fly on your needles! Join us for the fun – here on the SOL blog and the SOL Ravelry forum!( A couple of people have already cast on this project. During the Oklahoma Land Rush they’d be the “Sooners” who went over the line before the official time. The “Boomers” are those who started the land rush when a gun was fired at noon. Actually, my favorite yarn store is Sealed With a Kiss in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Guthrie is one of the Oklahoma towns that did not exist at all on April 21, 1889 – a day before the land rush — and was a fully operating town of 10,000 on April 23rd, two days later and became the original capitol of our state. Thanks for the opportunity to provide a little Oklahoma history lesson! )var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”)); var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);pageTracker._trackPageview();

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5 thoughts on “Emily Dickinson and an Oklahoma Sooner History Lesson

  1. That's an amazing shawl. I wish I had manyseveral fewer projects on the needles so I could do this one.

    I've been fascinated with how many of my ancestors ended up in Oklahoma. Just last night, I was researching a distant cousin who started out in south-central Kentucky and ended up in Ottawa Indian Territory.

    Hope you have a great holiday weekend! 🙂

  2. Janine – the KAL on Seasons of Lace begins July 7th! You'll need to join the SoL forum on Ravelry and register at the SoL blog (link in the post above) to knitalong! Hope you join us

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