Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense – Libra

Once every month, I’ll be re-posting from the old blog all the Knitstrology posts

This one was originally posted on January 21, 2012.

Sketching a Personality; Or, How I Have fun with Knitting and Astrology

Libra: The Scales Photobucket
September 23 – October 22

Oh, hi there Libra. Sorry, was just lost in your eyes for a minute there. You’re so damn charming! I blush 🙂

You’re probably one of those people who show up to every knit night. You love to be around people, and especially love to be in posh, lovely surroundings (make sure your knit night’s in a trendy new cafe for ultimate Libra pleasure!)

Your easy going, sociable nature makes you a much welcomed fixture at thesesame knit nights. Others appreciate the vibe you set out, making knitting in a group a great way to unwind after a busy day. You love beautiful things, and seeing all the gorgeousness of other people’s knitting is very pleasing. You’re the diplomat of the group, balancing out difference of opinion and finding a good, common way to maintain harmony. It’s true, people’s hackles can be raised if such a salacious remark as “continental is the only way to knit!” is spoke, but you’re very good at calming those treacherous waters.

You may think less of someone for buying (in your humble opinion) cheap, horrid and useless yarn. But my goodness, you’d certainly never say anything about it! You loathe confrontation, and keep your “sophisticated tastes” to yourself.

When it comes to projects, you like your sophisticated, pricey and luxurious yarn. Unfortunately, you don’t care for tedious, hard work, and will usually either work in very quick, simple projects or be a habitual starter and stopper of knits. Those quick projects are also a great choice for you, since you’re sometimes indecisive and changeable.
You’re artistic and talented, but might steer away from that intricate, 2,000-hours-of-work-shawl due to your underachieving tendencies.

Libra rules the kidneys – maybe a luxurious, comfy sweater is the thing to knit for you? (well, your kidneys are in your torso… come on! Work with me here people!)
Friday’s you’re lucky day to start projects.
You’ll be sure to make a Libra happy if you gift them some (expensive!) blue or green yarn.

Want to knit your own personalized astrological sign pillow? Check out my “What’s Your Sign?” design!

What’s Your Sign?

 

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Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense – Libra

Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense – Virgo

Once every month, I’ll be re-posting from the old blog all the Knitstrology posts

This one was originally posted on January 19, 2012.

Sketching a Personality; Or, How I Have fun with Knitting and Astrology

Virgo: The Virgin Photobucket
August 23 – September 23

Bonjour, my fellow Virgos! I’m keen to intellectually penetrate and critique our shared personality strengths and defects (haha, look what I did there! I like, totally proved I’m a Virgo in the first sentence. I’m just so damn clever!)

Virgos are precise, analytical and are often labeled perfectionist. You’ve got the most perfectest knit garments on the block! You certainly wouldn’t be the type of person who, upon noticing a mis-crossed cable back near the beginning of your sweater, would just plod on and sport that handknit, shameful, glaring error and all! No! You’d frog, my friend. You’d frog.

You might have the most perfectest knit garments on the block, but you’re shy and modest about it if people compliment you. You worry that perhaps it’s not as perfect as it could be, you could certainly have made those stitches more even and done a much better blocking job.

It might have taken you a while to get comfortable with the new knit group you joined, but you’ve settled in well and are much appreciated for your dependability and helpfulness. Someone’s messed up their lace pattern. Emergency! Hand it to the Virgo, who is certain to have the patience and analytical skills to work backwards through your piece and discover the root of the problem.

Industrious and efficient, Virgos might find themselves to be the knitter who shows up to knit night one week to cast on for a sweater, and two weeks later is in the process of sewing up all the seams. You manage your time well!

And the yarn you’re knitting with betrays your practicality and love of all things natural. You’re drawn towards that environmentally-friendly eco wool; it would be perfect for the timeless, classy cardigan you’ve been raring to knit for yourself.

Virgo rules (rather unfortunately) the bowels and guts and icky stuff. That’s not particularly helpful when it comes to knitting garments, but Virgos love a good practical knit, so anything useful is a winner in their books!
Start projects on Wednesday – it’s lucky for Virgos (though you’re likely to always have some project on the go – you’re uncomfortable if you’re not constantly working!)
Colours for Virgo are like their personality; subdued and unassuming. Pick up a classy grey, beige or solid navy blue to make your Virgo smile!

Want to knit your own personalized astrological sign pillow? Check out my “What’s Your Sign?” design!

What’s Your Sign?

 

Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense – Virgo

Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense – Leo

Once every month, I’ll be re-posting from the old blog all the Knitstrology posts

This one was originally posted on January 18, 2012.

Sketching a Personality; Or, How I Have fun with Knitting and Astrology

Leo: The Lion Photobucket
July 23 – August 22

Leo Leo Leo!!!

I’ve been looking forward to writing your profile? Know why? Cause you have such powerful traits. And I’m not going to sugarcoat them for you, since you’re so confident you can totally take anything lil’ ol’ me has to say.

People love it when you’re there at knit night. Encouraging, inspiring, energetic and exciting, you infuse the drive and desire in others to try some new knitting trick, or tackle a pattern that might be challenging.
And you love to be loved (though, who doesn’t, right?) The admiration you can see reflected in other’s eyes just makes your day.

You’re attracted to the finer things in life, and you work hard to get them. You’re the one who’s saved up pennies to afford the yarn for that indulgent baby alpaca and silk sweater. And you’d be able to pull it off, too. You’ve got that regal bearing! People notice when you enter a room.

Buuuut, my lion friends, if you, by some bizarre chance have your dramatic entrance go unnoticed, you might be put into a really rather foul mood. And when you’re foul, the melodrama comes out.
While you are a natural leader, and are really a rather clever person, don’t interfere where your two cents aren’t needed. Leos can be bossy, so try not to tell that knitter that she’s doing her yarn overs wrong. Just wrong! She’s doing them wrong! It’s ok. She’ll let you know if it’s a problem, because people know to turn to you for encouragement if she needs it. That is most definitely where you shine.

Leo rules the heart, so wrap yourself in a beautifully knit shawl or dramatic sweater.
Think fire, and you’ve got the lucky colours for Leo; orange, red, and yellow will make thost big cats purr with happiness.
While your confidence and ability to control situations are a great strong point, try starting projects on Sundays – they’re lucky for you!

Want to knit your own personalized astrological sign pillow? Check out my “What’s Your Sign?” design!

What’s Your Sign?

 

Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense – Leo

Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense – Cancer

Once every month, I’ll be re-posting from the old blog all the Knitstrology posts

This one was originally posted on January 16, 2012.

Sketching a Personality; Or, How I Have fun with Knitting and Astrology

Cancer: The Crab Photobucket
June 22 – July 22

Hi Cancer!

You’re the knitter who others turn to for support. You’re wonderfully nurturing, and being around you creates an atmosphere of quiet calm that can really balance out a knit night (especially if you’re there with some fiery Aries or Leos!)

Not the centre of attention, and you like it that way! Seated securely and comfortably in your home will make you just as happy as going out to the low-key cafe where you meet your buds to knit. And, don’t stay away from knit night because you think that comment someone made was a slight on your knitting. Cancers can be overly sensitive; sweep the comment away and meet up with your pals – they’ll miss your caring, sweet and supportive self!
You also need the support of other knitters. It’s nice to hear that your knitting really is great. Your projects totally are lovely! They’ll encourage you to try something new, or to keep plodding away at that ambitious lace shawl you’d love to finish.

Your great memory serves as an encyclopedia for yourself and others; no need to lug that heavy techniques book around, or worry about a wifi connection. The Cancer is here! Likely to remember just how to make that tricky entrelac square.

As an emotional, sentimental person, you cherish the hand knit blanket passed down from your grandmother, and you surround yourself at home with items of nostalgia and comfort. You’re also very creative, and likely have at least thought of designing your own work, if not already sporting your very own sweater and hat patterns.

Cancer rules parts of the torso; that’s fantastic for patterns! Knit yourself some pullovers, cardigans, wraps and the like!
Orange and white are Cancer’s lucky colours. When in doubt, grab these eye-catching hues for that hard-to-buy-for Crab.
Try to start new projects on Mondays or Thursdays – you might find that they’re lucky!

Want to knit your own personalized astrological sign pillow? Check out my “What’s Your Sign?” design!

What’s Your Sign?

 

Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense – Cancer

Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense – Gemini

Once every month, I’ll be re-posting from the old blog all the Knitstrology posts

This one was originally posted on January 14, 2012.

Sketching a Personality; Or, How I Have fun with Knitting and Astrology

Gemini: The Sign of the Twins Photobucket
May 22 – June 21

Howdy Gemini!

Are you a process or a product knitter? Do you have a love/hate relationship with your stash?
Does your clever wit uplift a possibly downbeat knit night?

You might be a Gemini!

This sun sign says you’re meant to be dualistic; possessing traits, likes and dislikes that are, apparently, contradictory. Now, for this author, that seems like I could say anything about you, and it’d adhere to the “Gemini” personality sketch.

But lo, this may not be so!

Gemini love change, freedom, independence and communication. When you do show up for knit nights (sorry, you can be flighty! things don’t always hold your attention for very long), you’re the one to ask for advice. What should I knit for my impossible-to-knit-for brother? Will this variegated yarn compliment my hair colour?

Your restlessness might lead you to be one of those knitters who has, say, 30 WIPs and perhaps only a handful of FOs. Your voracious appetite for knowledge and learning may lead you to be attracted to projects because they’ll teach you something new.

Remember how I said you rule in communication? That applies to more than just chatting with your friends. You might make a great knit blogger, too! Try setting down some of your clever ruminations on knitting and sharing them with the cyber-public.

Gemini rules the hands and arms. Mitts, gloves, and armwarmers will all be welcome gifts for a Gemini!
Your lucky day is Wednesday, so starting projects then is a good idea.
Lucky colours for Gemini are lemon yellow and orange. I’m jealous! Such lively and happy colours. Pick up some sunny skeins for yourself or other Geminis you know.

Want to knit your own personalized astrological sign pillow? Check out my “What’s Your Sign?” design!

What’s Your Sign?

 

Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense – Gemini

Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense – Taurus

Once every month, I’ll be re-posting from the old blog all the Knitstrology posts

This one was originally posted on January 12, 2012.

Sketching a Personality; Or, How I Have fun with Knitting and Astrology

Taurus: The Sign of the Bull Photobucket
April 21 – May 21

Hiya Taurus!

You’re the knitter that will sit there and frog and frog and frog. You’ll frog something for yourself. Not because you’re a perfectionist, but because you’re patient. You’ll find your knitting friends will hand you their projects to frog, their stubborn skeins to untangle. That’s because you’re just as stubborn as that knotted skein!

It’s also claimed that your lazy streak could lead you to simply drop a troublesome project – I prefer to think you’ll take that bull by the horns and utilize your persistence (read: stubbornness) to a positive end.

Taurus are sensual, as in, taking delight in all the senses. This leads you to pick a pleasantly textured yarn, comfy warm sweater, snuggliest seat in the house and most delicious snack to nestle down with to do your knitting.
You are very practical, though, and while you love the luxurious softness of the qiviut, you’re much more likely to pick up that soft blue (and reasonably priced!) superwash merino.

Your practical nature also leads you to be very adept in knitting emergency situations. Yet another reason why your (perhaps more impulsive and impatient) fellow knitters hand you their frustrating project! You’re a very reliable friend.

With your respect for tradition and established, reliable techniques, you might not be the first person to jump on the trend bandwagon. You’ll be the one utilizing the successful, good, well-tried skills and will generously help anyone experiencing issues with their new-fangled work.

Taurus rule the neck and throat; you have a plethora of projects that would suit you wonderfully! Pull out that scarf pattern, knit yourself a quick cowl.
Try to start your projects on Mondays or Fridays – they’re your lucky days.
Stuck on what colour yarn to pick? Taurus’ lucky colours are blue and blue-green. Very soothing for those bulls!

Want to knit your own personalized astrological sign pillow? Check out my “What’s Your Sign?” design!

What’s Your Sign?

 

Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense – Taurus

Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense

Starting today and once every month, I’ll be re-posting from the old blog all the Knitstrology posts

What’s Your Sign?

This one was originally posted on January 10, 2012.

Want to knit your own personalized astrology sign pillow? Check out my “What’s Your Sign?” pattern!

Sketching a Personality; Or, How I Have fun with Knitting and Astrology

I’m far from being an expert on anything (except perhaps the dietary inclinations of yellow songbirds and which specialty cheese would best match your current mood), but I’ve decided it might be great kicks to manufacture some amusing knitting-personalities based on the sketches astrology provides.

Disclaimer: I don’t believe in astrology.
Full Disclosure: I LOVED astrology in high school. Thought it was the bee’s knees and so forth. So, I’m familiar with the proclivities and fatal traits associated with each sign.

So, for your amusement and reading pleasure, I’ll be posting these sketches every other day til they’re all up.

First, I’ll start where the astrological wheel starts: Aries.
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Aries: The Sign of the Ram
March 21 – April 20

Hello Aries.

You have a ram as your sun sign counterpart; talk about serendipitous!

Your courageous and optimistic nature leads you to gallop headlong into new projects and challenges. Good for you! It’s wonderful to expand your knowledge base and take on new skills.
The downfall here is when that new challenge is proving to be more trouble than its worth; across the room it flies! Impatience and a short temper can adversely affect the outcome of these brave new endeavours.

Take heart, though! You might have faults, but you have plenty of positive traits as well!

Your generosity leads you to be something of a gift-knitter, one of those whom put their knitting time on the line to give to others.
Your enthusiasm for your knitting brings excitement to those other knitters in your group who may be of a more subdued nature.
And speaking of that knitting group; your natural confidence and leadership skill make your absence from the regular meetings very much missed, but don’t feel bad about your independent nature leading you to seek more “alone time” knitting.

While you might not be the best person to teach someone else to knit (patience isn’t one of your virtues!) you’re great with advice; your frank, direct and candid countenance will stop someone from buying that horrid yarn you know they’ll regret later. Your recommendations on good patterns for taste and skill level will be much appreciated!

Aries rules the head and face: knit hats for yourself and other Aries in your life.
Red is your colour; if you’re stuck and don’t know what colour yarn to buy for an Aries, a beautiful fiery red is the answer.
Try to start your projects on Tuesday; it’s your lucky day of the week.

Knit-Strology; Or, Extrapolations Based on General and Specific Nonsense