Above: rainbow version of Everything / Nothing
Finished size: 21.5" X 18.5".
This is the 3rd time I knit this piece, and my favorite so far.
I like hanging it in all 4 positions, so it has 4 hangers on the back.
knitted in weaving style with yarn from India (rainbow), and from US (background).
The fonts use the background yarn doubled with itself, which makes them subtle. While knitting I thought the fonts were not clear enough, but when it was done,
it reminded me of an expression in Hebrew:
BEOTIOT KIDUSH LEVANA.
It means something like "written with the holy white light of the full moon".
The chart for this picture is in the books 'Knitting with Baba'
and in 'Color and Picture knitting'.
Nothing / Everything, 32" X 20.5", 2009,
Everything / Nothing, 30" x 17" , 2010
This picture can be hanged according to ones mood:
Nothing on top , or Everything.
My first trip to Meherabad was --- well, amazing is just a word for it. It was earth shuttering. God, who did not exist much in my life beforehand - appeared in all His glory. Other things, which were in my life for 'forever', disappeared in this 'earth-quake'.
Many of the people who were there at the time, having there own life/pilgrimage, made strong impression on me.
C. is one of them. For me he was a rock in a crumbling world. One day he came down from the Samadi (Meher Baba's tomb) and said that when he went in and bowed down - he felt nothing. So he told Baba: "Baba, all I feel is the stone". And Beloved Baba immediately replied (with that quick sharpness that comes before you even finish the sentence):
"And you are lucky to feel that too!"
This picture is about that and about how I see C.'s love for Baba.
The Idea for this picture hunted me for a years. I even tried 'selling' the idea to C. who is an artist too, and getting him to do it himself. However, I am beyond happy I knitted it. Working on Baba's hand writing (from the book 'In God's Hand') was a gift, and I could just feel Him with me. It was wonderful and now I consider it to be 'something big' and I want to send pictures of it to everybody and say : look, look...