It’s no secret that a great many people are fascinated by the moon, but did you know that some of us even Knit the Moon? While indulging my love of discovery on Ravelry, I came across the fabulous Ixchel cowl by Catherine Clark. When I saw that Ixchel is named after the Mayan Goddess of the Moon and that it depicts its stages, I knew I had to make it so I bought it then and there. I also knew I had to write about it. I’ve been obsessed with the moon for a long time, and I felt that...
Our hearts are drawn to the magic of the moon for a number of reasons – not the least of which are the myths and facts associated with it. For millennium, it has captured the hearts and interests of many and has been artistically rendered in every conceivable way.
Yesterday’s full moon was the last full moon of Winter 2022 . Legend says that Native American Indians named it the “worm moon” because the squiggles shown on its surface made them think of the wiggly creatures who begin to make their way through the earth in anticipation of Spring. Unattractive to many, worms are the literal movers and shakers of the earth. Without their constant churning, the earth would not warm up sufficiently to be supportive of new growth.
We’ll be welcoming the next First Quarter Moon on March 10th. It is also known as a half- moon because 50% of the Moon's face is lit up. Whether it is the left or right half depends on where you are on Earth.