|Robbie Burns' statue in Allan Gardens Toronto|
On the 250th anniversay of the birth of Robert Burns in 2009, I designed Red Rose shawl as a commemoration. I also managed to find the poem set to music on youTube. Here's the link sung by Andy Stewart.
According to another site, burns wrote 559 poems. These are his published poems, as I am sure that he wrote many more and just gave them away!
I know that there are knitters who have probably knit and/or designed as many projects. There is something about the creative process that knows no bounds.
|Red Rose shawl from Queen Annes Lace|
As a testament to Burns' global influence there are 54 statues of the poet worldwide. I have visited this one in Toronto and the next time I go to Montreal, Halifax, Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Windsor and Fredericton, I will visit the statues there. There are also 16 statues in the US, 2 in New Zealand, 8 in Australia, 19 in Scotland and 1 in England - go figure!
Celebrate the creative spirit and the common man (woman) in poetry, in knitting, in all that keeps us connected to history, the arts and each other!