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