Knitting Inspiration - The Night Circus. Good fucking lord I loved that book. I actually read it several weeks ago (it took me less than two days), but made myself wait until after the holidays to do this post so as to provide you with a maximum of timely gift ideas. Although it’s pretty damn close to what I normally wear, with the weather so cold and dim I’m even more drawn to this palette than usual. Something about that little dash of red just makes the winter so much more magical.
Sources are, as always, in the captions. For those of you who employ some sort of wizardry to view this on your mobile device, they are also below.
So what did I do last night? Well, nothing special, just stayed up until bloody 5 am, knitting a tiny octopus…
The little critter actually makes me feel accomplished though. And I really do wish my brother the best of luck for his final school exams. As they say, every stitch a good wish. So he gets a Lucktopus.
Okay, so #frankenscarf2014 is off back across the pond to whatthehellhappenedtoyou, having passed through the hands of maratini, intergalacticprimate and myself. (The Post Office lady said it should take about five days to reach you, hope it gets there safely! There are some goodies in there from Kate and me).
I wanted to make my mark on the project, but I knew that my knitting skills weren’t going to extend to anything fancy, so the yarn had to be special. Apart from a couple of rows knitted from cutoff yarn from other projects, I made it all by hand using scraps from my rag bin! It took me an evening to do it and about two weeks to convince myself it was good enough to send on and I didn’t have to start from scratch, so I really hope you all like it. As you can see, it’s pictured here next to my modded Captain Marvel figure, which I thought at least some of you would appreciate (see also my unfinished Kamala figurine in the background, standing on the ink well of my old-skool desk).
oh dang what a cool addition!!! rly enjoying watching this thing grow c:
Knitting Inspiration - Gradation. Not exactly an ombre, although those are nice too, but more like a gradation of texture or pattern or motif. In spite of the practically balmy weather that seems to have followed in the wake of the snowpocalypse, I’m not really feeling vibrant colors yet. At the moment I’m drawn to soft, muted, luminous hues and undyed fibers, subtle contrast, cleverly understated construction and stitch patterns. Sort of like the knitting equivalent of a lull between storms.
Sources are, as always, in the captions and below.
This is attempts number two and three at a knitted geode. I would love to spend more time on these, making wonkier shapes, more colour options, just plain bigger versions. At the moment I’d be quite happy to spend the entire year knitting rocks, I’m not sure that the website would keep getting hits if I did though…