GAL 42: Narnia by Megan-Anne Llama

GAL 42: Narnia

October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Pattern is HERE


I told you a while back that we would have my first, deepest, and most fan-girling love on the blanket this year. Week 42 is all about the lust I have in my heart for Narnia. Certainly for those of you that know me IRL, and even for most of you that just know me as Dr. Llama, it probably won’t come as a surprise to hear that I spent a great deal of my childhood in my closet reading the cover off of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I desperately wanted into Narnia. I really connected with the Pevensies. OK, I’ve never been evacuated due to war, but what made them so real to me was the feeling of being forgotten.

You probably wouldn’t guess this, but I think I spent more time on this design than any other. For me, nothing was good enough. It still isn’t quite good enough, but I guess that’s the artistic condition in a way. I went through several overly complicated designs. As a rule, I always edit my work down as my first inclination tends to be to FILLALLTHESPACE. On this one I felt like the only way to do it justice was in simplicity. I didn’t want a “cartoony” rendition of anything, and in a 45×57 “pixel” workspace that’s tough to avoid. So I brought it down to just the Victorian street lamp, glowing in the dark and lighting the way into Narnia. I feel good about that choice. In the end, I liked the “wrong side” better, and that’s the one that I’ll probably have facing on the blanket.