|heart attack jumper by Thimble|
Kate Davies: Tortoise and Hare sweater and somehow ended up as this unique piece of self-expression.
In the Maureen stash (inherited from great aunty Maureen), there was rather a lot of this bottle green wool which may well be as old as me. The school green is a bit intense for a full jumper, but it struck me as a great fair-isle filler.
I had one of those lightbulb moments when I suddenly realised that I could substitute the peeries in the hare/tortoise sweater for ECGs...and well, it evolved from there.
Anyone in the know will realise that the jumper has to be read from top to bottom - the first ECG is normal, line 2 reflects the blood clot blocking the artery (when the ST segments go up); the subsequent lines follow the progress over hours-days (as the ST segments fall, T waves become inverted and deep q waves appear). I thought about doing a flat line, but decided not to kill off the patient.
Purlbee has a very useful tutorial on designing your own fair-isle.
|the creative process|
|heart attack by Thimble|
kitchener stitch replaced it with this...
...ok it is a little geeky but no more than this doctor who version of Kate's design (which actually has a hidden runic message in it!).