Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Livor Mortis Pattern
My husband is a pathologist. I was reading something from his medical books ( I think everything is interesting, maybe even tax laws if I talk to the right person). Sometimes i came across some medical terms I just couldn't figure out, and asked my husband: "What is Livor Mortis Pattern?" A bit distracted he looked up from his own book and answered unpatiently:"hey, you KNOW I don't know anything about knitting patterns!" I tried again, "I said LIVOR MORTIS PATTERN! This is YOUR profession, not mine!" A bit ashamed and actually blushing he aaaaaahed and explained that it is a colouration made from accumulation of blood in a dead person according to how the person is laying when he or she dies.
It will be red/black/blueish or white areas where the blood concentrate or not.
Inspired by this I just HAD TO make a quick sketch in my black book for a Livor Mortis Pullover. Now... what yarn would suit this....? Maybe I can sell some at next Pathologist Convention?