Hello Crafties! Today I'm happy to be talking about my latest knitting wip in depth! I started the Genesis Top on March 8th, 2022 with no real goal in mind. I'd just purchased this rainbow yarn, not knowing how thin it was. Once I got it though, I was drawn in by the vibrancy of the color.
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I cast on with 2.75mm knitting needles and started out doing some simple stockinette. Like I said, I wasn't really sure where I was taking this project. I'd initially dubbed it the Spirit Top but that just felt lackluster. However, upon some further thinking, I decided to start calling it the Genesis Top somewhere along the way. Sometimes I like to add some punny religious humor into my designs as with the Joseph sweater I made for my 21st birthday. It was a play on the coat of many colors bestowed upon Joseph in the Bible by his father who favored him. There's a whole story behind that sweater but, I'll talk about that trip in another blog.
A couple of years into my walk of truly getting to know God, I decided to start the Bible over from the beginning. I'd been under so many misconceptions about who God was and what Christianity really meant for so long that I was aching for a clearer perspective of the one in who I place my faith. Two verses really called out to me in that study session Which were Genesis 1:1 [In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.] and Genesis 9:13. Really the range between Genesis 9:12 - 15 was what struck me [ 12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15 and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.]
A few really simple verses really, but they inspired such understanding in my spirit that day. The rainbow had been one of the first covenants between God and man, a symbol of His love and grace for humankind. This was a profound moment for me in my walk as I was emerging out of such brokenness and coming into who I am as a person.
Needless to say, I thought that this colorway of Jubilee Ombre Blast was perfectly representative of how vibrant the love of God flows in my own life.
I initially thought I'd be able to release this pattern around the middle of May, however, school takes over my life sometimes and so that got pushed back. I guess there's also the fact that I've been recording a premium tutorial for this paid pattern. There are SO many clips to put together at this point so by the last week of May, I'd determined that I'd just release the pattern in July when I get back from my little summer Hiatus.
What I do know is that right now, this pattern will be exclusive to the Handmade Shop. Up to this point, I've been updating my Etsy pattern shop with my latest designs but with this one, I'd like to switch it up a little.
Are you looking forward to making this pattern? Let me know in the comments below!