When I got the yarn for my Knit Crate patterns, I knew I wanted them to be cousins, of a sort. My immediate thought was: asymmetric triangles with different stitches. Fraternal twins. Sisters from a different mister. Brothers from another mother. You know what I’m trying to say…
I swatched and played and ripped and frogged. Thyone was proving to be a bit difficult to come together, but when I started making Euanthe, it just clicked. Even though I started Thyone first, Euanthe was finished and blocked before Euanthe was even halfway done. And, once Euanthe was done, Thyone was easier. Twins helping each other, right?
The whole time I was working on these patterns, there was the celestial build-up to the eclipse. Our family had already been planning on driving the 30 miles to experience totality. I had space on the brain. I started googling and fell into the rabbit hole of reading up on the solar system. Jupiter, in particular, took hold of my brain, and I spent a good long while researching moons. When I saw that there was a moon system called Ananke (also the name of my first ever published pattern), I knew where I needed to look. There are so many good moon names, people, but I think I picked the best.
Remember, if you follow this link and use the coupon code BUSYB20 at check-out, you get 20% off! That’s for either the Indie Crate, which my patterns are showcased in, OR a subscription to one of the other crates. And, because my irregular moons are worsted-weight shawls, the knitting, it’s pretty quick.