Monday, April 23, 2012

knot bag moonday

One Japanese knot bag down, one to go. It's made from this leftover organic cotton and gray linen stash. After I figured out the correct seam allowance, it was pretty easy. You never know how much the cloth should be stretched or if it's just best to start over. I started over -- that's to be expected with me, my modus operandi. The dark linen on the outside is my favorite, but there will be days when I'll use the sunny-side out, too. Both sides have contrasting bottoms.



Today is a waxing moonday in the sign of airy Gemini. Gemini makes us feel less emotional and more intellectual -- also, curious, energetic and outgoing to the point of possibly spreading ourselves too thin.

Besides being a great day to plan and run errands, it's a good people day in general -- we are "on" -- we feel chatty and quick-witted. I love getting together with friends on Gemini days, this was one of the first planetary influences I noticed when I begin this moonwatching journey. In the garden, it's best to weed rather than plant. Gemini is also a mutable sign like Pisces, Virgo and Sagittarius, helping us to shift gears without too much discomfort.

Gemini rules the shoulders, arms, hands, and lungs making now an ideal time to use healing treatments from applying heat to strengthening exercises to receiving acupuncture. We should also remember not to stress or overdo if those parts are problematic.

I am heading to the garden for a weeding session and in keeping with Gemini's influence, I'll wear gloves and remember to occasionally stand and stretch my arms and shoulders and breathe in this gorgeous spring day. 

Are you feeling Gemini energy?


25 comments:

Jeannie said...

I love the little bag and your's is so cheerful. I need to get my Gemini on and get out to weed before it gets too hot. Wishing you a beautiful Moonday!

Aja said...

Gemini energy, yes! Just what I needed actually :)

deanna7trees said...

love your fabric choices for your knot bag. it turned out great.

Nancy said...

Cheery bag...cheery post!

Deb G said...

The knot bag, it reminds me of the bucket bag I'm making. Like it!

Trish said...

I'm feelin' it! Love, love, love the knot bag.xxx

woman with wings said...

Hi Jeannie -- thanks, it's hanging on a doorknob right now and I'm liking its happy look -- it's more weeding and running errands for me today, Gemini stuff!

woman with wings said...

Aja, me too! Am watching out for spreading myself too thin though. ;-)

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Deanna -- the sunny-side is growing on me! Maybe a day version and a night version.

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Nancy. Cheers!

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Deb. It IS sort of like a little bucket!

woman with wings said...

Trish, thanks and have fun with Gemini!

Kathy said...

I love your choice of colors! I think I would like one of these in a larger size. I'll add that to my list of projects that I someday hope to get done. :-)

Jo said...

I ran errands yesterday and weeded today. Nice to know I'm in the flow, although I felt like just curling up and nesting! Too many things on my catch-up list....and running out of steam after my 3 week visit cleaning for my mom. So Moon energy will help me keep going. Tomorrow perhaps I'll "weed" the pantry!

Jacky said...

Beautiful little knot bag and I just love those colours. The grey is my favourite too, but the other side is very cheery. Nice to use on a day when you're feeling a bit flat or low.

Jacky xox

P.D. Crumbaker said...

Lucky for me that weeding is "in" - I have some "saved up" for just the right moment! Always enjoy your blog.

handstories said...

that bag is just grand! i didn't read this soon enough, i spent the last couple of days knitting too hard & long & my shoulder is sorry!

woman with wings said...

Kathy, it would be fabulous in a larger size. I hope you get to it!

woman with wings said...

Jo, oh yeah, you are! I weeded my refrigerator this morning, threw away lots of $$$ in food. Hate that.

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Jacky. That's exactly how I plan to use it!

woman with wings said...

PD -- thanks! Yes, I love that the planets almost give me permission to do what it is that I really wanted to do in the first place. ;-)

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Cindy -- and sorry about that shoulder, you knitting goddess, you!

Jo said...

But I'm sure you composted or fed wildlife with as much as possible!

handstories said...

ha-i'm sure a goddess would take better care of herself!

Marie said...

I made one of these little knot bags and my only complaint is I wish I would have made it bigger because I love the style.
I have raised African violets in the past, as they were given to me as a gift. Beautiful flowers
they almost seem surreal.
Happy gardening!
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