01 June 2010

Merope + a sale!

7 Small Shawls: T - 214 days and counting down.

Today, I released Merope, the first pattern from 7 Small Shawls to Knit!
To celebrate, I'm having a sale on shawl pins on my Designs by Romi site! Through June 6th, enter MEROPE at checkout and receive 15% off on your order of $15 or more (patterns excluded)!

I will now vegetate. So. Tired. Carry on. :)

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Anonymous Helen said...

Thank you for this gorgeous pattern! It will go with me to Gardening Scotland this weekend so I can browse it and daydream about which colour yarn to use :-) And there is definitely one of your shawl pins that is calling to me ......

1:15 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Maia - `grandmother', `mother', `nurse'; `the great one' (Latin) -
Eldest and most beautiful of the sisters; a mountain nymph in Arcadia. Seduced by Zeus and gave birth to Hermes. Later became foster-mother to Arcas, son of Zeus and Callisto, during the period while Callisto was a bear, and before she and Arcas were placed in the heavens by Zeus (she as Ursa Major, he as either Boötes or Ursa Minor).

Another Maia was the Roman goddess of spring, daughter of Faunus and wife of Vulcan (his Greek counterpart, Hephæstus, married Aphrodite instead). Farmers were cautioned not to sow grain before the time of her setting, or conjunction with the sun. The month of May is named after her, and is coincidentally(?) the month in which the solar conjunction happens. By our modern calendar, the conjunction occurred in April in early Roman times, with the shift since then due to the precession of the Earth's axis; but calendars too have changed over time, especially before the time of Julius Caesar, so the month and the cluster's solar conjunction may have lined up then as well.

ROMI - I am leaving this late... but the power was out last night (too much ac running in the neighborhood.!!) :( Your GORGEOUS green shawl should be named Maia - for above it lists she was the goddess of SPRING!!!!!!
Enjoy your day - I cannot wait to get started on my first shawl (of SEVEN!!!)
NittanyInGANitter - Robin !!

6:35 AM  

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