The Blackberry Pie Pattern is Now Available! June 5, 2023 10:39
We've all been waiting over a year for this moment. It's finally here! The Blackberry Pie Sweater pattern is now available on my website, Ravelry, Etsy, Ko-fi and until June 16, 2023 the PDF is available free by joining my $5/month Patreon. (see all the other patterns visible to Patrons)
I feel like Blackberry Pie is the best sweater I've ever designed. I'm humbled by it, and the experience of having created it. It's one of those things that seems to have happened effortlessly—like it just happened through me. Well, except the pattern editing part... That needed a few years of mental clarity… Each step along the way to the sweater's creation just seemed to naturally fall into place. It was really fun.
Anyway, what I wanted to share with you is about what this sweater represents to me. It has nothing to do with blackberries, or pie... Or, maybe everything to do with them, depending on how you look at it.
If you're familiar with quantum physics, you may have heard of the quantum field theory. If it's a new concept to you, here's a 5-minute crash-course video briefly touching on the concept of what I'm going to be talking about. I'm not going to talk about it in a sciencey way, though… I'm not a physicist, and that's not my language. My language is that of an energy worker, mystic and a poetic artist.
In a way, this sweater is a nod to the quantum field, in the way I've experienced it through trance and/or meditative experiences. To me, this field represents the code of what we experience as physical reality. Like, if you've seen the Matrix, all those green numbers. It represents space and time as a static place, where all events, in all places of the past, present and future are all happening simultaneously.
Based on my experience, I sense threads, skillfully woven together in a constantly moving interlocking gridlike fabric. Similar to the pattern I choose for the sleeves. Plucking one thread in the field, would resonate throughout the surrounding fabric of the field's web, like a musical note, or a spiders web.
Though if you were to zoom in on a single strand of a thread of this field, it is actually a collection of even smaller threads, pulled taught, and aligned parallel—similar to the vertical ribbing on the belly of the sweater. Now… this is all just how I imagine the field, based on how my body translates the vibrations of it when I can get my attention to slow down enough (sooooo slooow) to sense it. It's how my mind makes sense of it, visually. And I made it into a sweater…
Then there is the central cable on the front and back. Based on what I've sensed… the center of my chest—the area referred to as the heart chakra in the Eastern/Vedic texts—is a strong connection point for our physical body to that field. Through the heart, and the energy/chi that flows through it, we are connected to this field/web.
That explains the placement of the symbol. But what is it?
The Norse call it the Web of Wyrd—which is their mythical way to define what quantum physics is calling the quantum field, and whatever it is that I've experienced in my meditations. I'm fairly sure we're all talking about the same thing. And the Norse stories are incredibly meaningful to me for reasons I'll not get into at the moment. So, the central cable panel is a representation of the Norse Web of Wyrd.
I love imagining that I'm more intimately connected—or at least in a conscious way—to the energetic quantum web, when I'm wearing the sweater or the capelet. And in my experience, when we believe things, it tunes those threads to make it so.
So… that's a little bit about the inspiration behind both the Raspberry Cheesecake Capelet and the Blackberry Pie Sweater. As for the names… maybe someday I'll have a better understanding about why those names were chosen, but present-day me thinks they're a joke, really. They've been chosen (mostly) arbitrarily to represent the absurdity of "trying" to do anything in a mental, linear fashion when this emotional energetic web is what's creating the physical reality as we know it.
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