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DIY st brigid
If you're sick of hearing about knitting, or my sweater, skip this post. If you love it and want one of your own, this is the post for you.

The original St Brigid came from this book. No, actually, the original St Brigid (pronounced "breed") was a celtic goddess, or a catholic nun, depending on who you ask. Same difference. St Brigid's day is at the beginning of february, halfway between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox. Spring is coming, St Brigid travelled the land giving blessings to people who left cake out for her, and if it rained on St Brigid's day, you knew it would be a good summer for farming. Same deal if hedgehogs came out of their holes and were running around. (hmm, sound familiar?)

So, if the goddess/nun story is any indication, St Brigid adapts well. Here she is, in four forms: celtic fertility symbol, sainted nun, Alice Starmore creation, adapted sweater.

sheelagh-na-gigst brigid stained glassstarmore's St Brigidbeth's st brigid adaptation

What follows is detailed instructions on how to make the adapted St. Brigid.
You'll have to click here to read the rest. (Bonus pattern: fingerless mitts)

To knitting/crafts by Beth on 2006-02-26.