Friday, January 18, 2013

That MLK Sweater

For the past couple of years I have been featuring Suzanne's MLK sweater on my blog in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.   I will repeat this year with a bit more information.
Suzanne's Sweater Honoring the Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The sweater pattern is from "Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines."  The name of this sweater is "Margaret," designed for the book by Mary Neal Meador.  The instructions state that the sweater may be embellished after knitting with chain stitched quotations of the knitter’s choice.  The sweater in the book has poetry added to the front and back.
When I saw Suzanne's ("owlknits") sweater, I was touched by the words she chose.  This is from Suzanne's project page on Ravelry:

I knit this sweater for a local art exhibition that was organized to honor the ideas of Martin Luther King, Jr.  I used quotes from his “I have a dream…” speech to embroider on the front and back of the sweater: Front: Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. Back: The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the day of justice emerges.

I am still blown away by Suzanne's sweater and her choice of quotations.  Bravo!  Excellent work, Suzanne, honoring an eloquent man and his ideas!

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At 12:10 PM PST, Blogger RossK said...

This is so, so great Ellen.



(am going to put up a little post of my own about it - let me know if you have any problem with me adding one of the photos, with attribution of course)

At 12:19 PM PST, Blogger mehitabel said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

At 4:45 PM PST, Blogger karen said...

This is beautiful. I am here via RossK, but am going to hang around for the knitting. The hats you posted in the last entry are great!

At 11:20 AM PST, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Thanks, Ross, Marie and Karen for the comments. Yes, this is a remarkable sweater!

At 8:32 PM PST, Blogger Kathy said...

Beautiful idea, thanks for posting!


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