I have to admit that my knowledge of goddesses is sketchy. I’m guessing that neither of my parents were interested in mythology, otherwise I’m sure I’d know more. We read everything and anything in our house when I was growing up so there must have been a lack of interest in that particular vein of knowledge. I don’t think I read any of it in high school either. So I’ve been a regular visitor to Wikipedia to figure out these three goddesses as I have put this collection together. This is what I’ve learned:
Athena, Greek, goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.
Minerva, Etruscan/Roman, goddess of music, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, and magic.
Helen, Greek, was simply beautiful, and patron saint of sailors.
My Goddesses are the goddesses of Sweet Violet eyelets, Center Cables, and Charts! Three accessories: hat, cowl, and cuffs (in two lengths!), are designed to be gauge swatches for the pullovers, and to also stand on their own. The options of gauges and sizes for all the patterns provide at least 63 options, but, then color and yarn options make options almost limitless. The Collection is monumental.
Really, it has been a monumental effort. In the post linked above we thought we had 170 pages of charts on November 10. Reality on December 6? 301 pages of charts. Plus sample charts. Many of these charts are customizable shaping charts, so the sample charts are there to explain how to customize the charts to fit your knitting scenario. I think this is a different approach, which I hope to be able to
expand (well maybe I shouldn’t expand!) continue to explore for other Jill Wolcott Knits® projects going forward.
So I want to tell you to buy this collection, but I’m tired. You should buy the Collection because I don’t think anyone else is offering the comprehensive knitting instruction (but easy to digest) that we do. Because I am not printing this as a hard copy book, I could give the knowledge and information I wanted to impart, not try to limit myself to the number of pages I could afford to print. Trust me, there is no fat in here–this is all content that you can use. Really, it is like having me there with you. Except that I’m not able to chat, and tell my funny stories, and reassure you. You can get that by joining me in Studio Spaces–and you get the Collection when you join!
This photo gives you an idea of what this looks like completely printed out. I wanted to use the cool red disks, but they ended up being too small so I had to move it to the larger ones. The Collection is designed so you can print out just what you need, or use it on a device or computer. It is broken into parts to make it easier to navigate and download. I think you’ll think this was a good investment. It is a bit like a Julia Child cookbook–you get patterns, but there is really a wealth of usable information in here that you’ll always be able to go back to!