Monday, August 28, 2006

Newfoundland Pride!


I did something unheard of for 'organic' knitters--I swatched for this one! I knit it side side to side rather than up and down, and, being myself, I figured I would undercompensate. Boy was I wrong on that one! Both sides wrapped around my neck still go fairly far down. Chris took the picture, and I know it's a little fuzzy, but in the other two I looked like I was a crazy clown. These are the colors of the traditional Newfoundland flag, representing the Irish, Scottish and native peoples of Newfoundland. Or so says http://www.tidespoint.com/househome/nativenf.shtml

7 comments:

Melissa said...

It looks like an Italian flag to me, and since your last name is long and Italian, everyone else is going to think so, too. I think the NFLD one has a pink-ish stripe, not red.

Melissa said...

Here we go:
"Contains the colors of the Republic of Newfoundland Flag - pink, white and green"

Paula said...

Melissa it is pink but you can't really tell from the picture. It's a rose pink instead of the lighter pink of the Nfld. flag. I told her to wait and get lighter pink yarn but she wouldn't.

Siobhan said...
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Siobhan said...

Melissa--I want this for my birthday. Mom is going to be getting me peppermint knobs, so we can add to it ;)Also, it is pink. It's a very pretty shade of pink. And I was going to do it in lighter...a boucle by lion, but mom said didn't so i did it in lion's chuncky instead. The white is the red heart that i am hanking in that other picture, and it's acutally a little thicker, but it's ok, no one can tell by looking. However, this was just my starter. I want to make a Nefoundland province flag, but i'm not sure if i can. I have to get yarn nonetheless, so it's not a big deal right now.

Paula said...

Since both of you have discovered Tidespoint.com, I want a Free Nfld. t-shirt for my birthday or Christmas

Melissa said...

Mom--You and Siobhan are such funny little secessionists! Don't you think you should let actual Newfoundlanders decide whether or not being a part of Canada is good for them?