In addition to knitting, Astrology is my other top interest. In fact I've even decided to start offering some astrology readings to friends and friends of friends! So far the readings I have given have gone great and I believe people were happy with them.
Another project I've been working on for several years now, is how to connect Astrology and Knitting. It's actually why I created my website with the name 'Astraknots' - it stands for 'Astra' = Astrology and 'knots' = Knitting. And it sounds like astronauts which is totally fun, yay homonyms! (My mother used to be an English teacher).
I'm excited to tell you that I've recently made some breakthroughs in this project! One night when I couldn't sleep, I got up and drew a few pictures, like the one pictured here. It's what I call an "Orbital Range of Influence".
It's a made up phrase, but basically there are areas of a chart where if something passed thru those, they would be aspecting the planet in question. This picture is for the sun in my chart, and identifies the areas of the chart where something would square, oppose or otherwise aspect my sun (using only the primary aspects).
It is kind of deep and hard to explain, but I'm going to use this information (mapped for all the planets in a chart) and then write a program (since that's also what I do) to produce a knitting pattern that basically represents your natal chart! The pattern is going to produce an infinity scarf. Currently, the scarf may have 12 different colors, representing the 12 signs of the chart. But who knows, I may modify that too.
For years now I have been collecting data and trying to map all the various qualities of a knitting project to all the various things in astrology. And this post is just to say - I'm getting somewhere.
Anyway, I'll keep you posted on that progress!