2015 GAL 45: Ellie Sattler by Megan-Anne Llama

2015 GAL 45: Ellie Sattler

Knitting
November 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Pattern is available HERE: http://lattesandllamas.com/2015/11/08/2015-geek-a-long-el...

I think one of the things that really stood out for me with Ellie’s character is that she was one of the first female scientists in popular media that was gorgeous, brilliant, brave, and willing to just dig into giant piles of Stegosaurus poop if that’s what needed to be done. Generally, women scientists in media were (and often still are) portrayed as pin-up caricatures lusting after the male protagonist that happen to have a knack for science that will somehow help the “real” main character. That’s just not how Ellie Sattler rolls. She didn’t need to give up any of her feminine traits to be kick-ass, and she didn’t have anything to prove either. I love her for that.

Ellie is a Paleobotanist and I really wanted that to be the focus of her square. I loved the interaction between her and the Stegosaurus, so I combined my favorite mohawked dinosaur with oak leaves. I think that Ellie would appreciate that Oaks and Stegosauruses were both around in the Cretaceous Period, so unlike the planners of the Jurassic theme park I wasn’t just throwing animals and plants together willy-nilly.