One of my favorite characters in literature is Madame Defarge in Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Based on les tricoteuses, the women of the French Revolution who sat calmly knitting while watching the blood of the executions flow, Madame Defarge is one bad-ass knitter.
Into her knitting, she weaves the names of those who are damned in the approaching days of madness.
In Chapter 16, she speaks of the coming storm: "I tell thee," said madame, extending her right hand, for emphasis, "that although it is a long time on the road, it is on the road and coming. I tell thee it never retreats, and never stops. I tell thee it is always advancing. Look around and consider the Eves of all the world that we know, consider the faces of all the world that we know, consider the rage and discontent to which the Jacquerie addresses itself with more and more of certainty every hour."
Although in many ways, she is the villain of the book, I admire her. She is determined. She is smart. She is watchful. She is passionate and she is patient.
And until the time is right, she is waiting and knitting. Knitting with her terrible code.
Nikk might be knitting your name in:
Outfit: Le Grenier du Chateau Patriot dress
Shoes: Bax Ankle Boots (Le Look group gift)
Hair: ETD Tiana in snow
Skin: T U L I Audrey Tone 1 makeup 01
Scripted Knitting Needles: Knit This Ivory Knitting Needles with Lace (animated)