About the Challenge
Let us manifest the power and magic of the Mystic Fibre Muse with a special mKAL + photo challenge. Over the course of 5 days, we will come together as a community to discover how we can better work the magic of the Mystic Fibre Muse in our lives, by reflecting upon the concepts of self-care, mindfulness and meditation and it's integration with knitting, as we work on a simple pattern together.
As I believe that intentional creation leads to transformational impact, we will also dive deep into the Mystic Fibre Muse. Who is she? Why does she knit? What effect does her work and art have on herself, those around her and the community at large? As we knit, we will reflect upon questions like these and infuse these answers into our creations.
This challenge is for you if yoU WANT...
... a relaxing, meditative knit to help you unwind from a stressful day
... to learn how your knitting can make meaningful change in your life + the lives of others
... to harness the power of the Mystic Fibre Muse so you can create with intention for transformational impact
... to be a part of community + movement of powerful + magical makers where we believe that knitting has power + impact.
The challenge runs from May 21st to the 25th.
This 5-day event is a combination of an mKAL + photo challenge. Each day of the challenge, you will receive a prompt to reflect over and to share your insights. The pattern will be split up into three parts and will be delivered on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Monday: Prompt + Pattern Part #1
Tuesday: Prompt + Pattern Part #2
Thursday: Prompt + Pattern Final Part
How much is it to join this challenge?
5 days to complete the project? Is that possible?
Yes, it is! I specifically designed this pattern to be a quick and relatively simple knit.
What materials will I need?
When you sign up, you will get a welcome email with all of the information that you will need for the challenge.
How will the pattern/prompts be delivered?
Everything will be sent to you via email. Once the pattern is complete, the final version will be uploaded to Ravelry and gifted to all participants with a unique code.
POTENTIAL SPOILERS! Can I have a few hints about the mystery pattern?
It features very simple stitches: ribbing and a simple slip-stitch pattern.
I'm not a Mystic Fibre Muse. Can I still participate?
Of course you may! This challenge is for everyone who wants to make an impact with their knitting through the Giver Fibre Muse.
Where do I post?
There will be individual threads in the Fibre Muse Circle Facebook Group and the Aroha Knits Challenge group. I also encourage you to post your WIPs and FOs to Instagram, as this mKAL is also a photo challenge!
What happens after the challenge ends?
The Fibre Muse Quarterly Mystic issue drops May 25th, the last day of the challenge, which is filled with content and patterns that further tap into the magic of this Muse.
Note: single patterns from the issue won’t be available straight-away. They will be released every couple of weeks throughout the summer.
About YOUR GUIDE
Kia Ora! My name is Francoise, but feel free to call me Frenchie.
I’m a knitwear designer who curates words, images, and patterns to connect us more deeply to the story of why we create, for the knitter seeking to transmogrify knitting into experiences and moments that bless and uplift themselves and others.
I’m passionate about creating meaningful and fulfilling work and serving as a catalyst for transformative impact. I’m on a mission to start a movement. I believe that our art and work as knitters can make a difference. Knitting is not just a hobby, but a form of art. It is a powerful medium of bringing more joy, healing, creativity, and connection into our lives… one stitch at a time.
Knitting is magical and powerful. And I’m here to show you how your passion for knitting can make a difference in your life and the lives of others.