I have been designing a new shawl pattern called Windswept for The Naked Sheep's Spring Retreat coming up at the end of April. It is a 2 colour asymmetric shawl with garter and lace sections. It has been tech edited and is currently being tested.
I changed the first lace section and added a few other differences. I am happy with the border as I made it up to work with my stitch count.
I am excited to show you the real deal when I finish as the yarn is 2 special colourway done up by the genius that is Ally of DyeforEwe. I can't wait for the reveal. Be on the look out for this design to get released at the end of April or early May.
I am SO, SO very happy with my Knitter's Oracle prototype that I received last week!! If you happened to check my flip through on Instagram Live I talked about some of the pictures and words. These are made from 330 gsm cardstock using a superior smooth matte finish that I am really happy with. The cards themselves are 2.75" X 4.75" so the same size as the well known Rider Waite Cards so they are easy to shuffle and handle. I made my cards borderless with images that are my own and have been taken throughout my fibre career.
Card images include works in progress, completed designs, past projects, weaving, spinning, crochet and knitting. There is only 1 image which isn't as crisp as the others and it is of my Xena (my baby for 20 years who passed away last year) I wanted to include her in this deck regardless. I will be making the font more clear, if you look close, there is some pixelation, that is an easy fix though. Other than that, I am writing a booklet to go along with the 70 cards to help with the messages. You can either use your intuition or read my write ups.
To use these cards:
1) Breathe and calm your mind
2) While shuffling the deck, think of a question like; what energy should I focus on today, what messages should I be open to, what is my guidance on this project?
3) Draw a card and look at the image and the message. Does it spark an idea? Does it remind you of something? You can always draw more than one card as well to fill in the whole picture or gain more clarity.
4) Focus on the cards message throughout the day as a mantra or affirmation.
There is no right or wrong way to use this deck. I will also be including some simple spreads you can use and will perhaps do some readings at sales etc. I am hoping to have this deck completed and ready to go with a booklet and housed in a cloth bag for September at the Manitoba Fibre Festival. I have been studying the tarot for the last 5 years and been a deck collector for over 20. I am glad to be able to combine a couple of my loves and offer something unique and fun. It will also include a coupon code for an upcoming mini collection e-book which you will get for free! I hope you are as excited as I am about this <3