More Knitting

I know you’re all dying to know about my forays into knitting. Well, it’s been… dangerous. No, I didn’t poke myself in the eye. I went to the knitting store down the block and the other one a few miles from my house and was caught rubbing the skeins against my face. And then I was forced (*forced* I tell ya) to purchase a skein of angora wool that came in variegated shades with a deep blue base (called, appropriately, “Neruda”). So I have started Project Three before Project Two is done. But Project One IS done. So I am off on my latest project, which is a simple scarf with a 1 X 1 stitch. It’s so easy it’s stupid. But the yarn.. *sigh*. It’s so soft and so pretty.

Knitting

The problem with the yarn stores is they show completed projects and they look soooo beautiful and almost achievable. The ladies sitting in the stores are doing sweaters and shawls and socks and making it all look so fun and simple, you think, well dang, I can do that. A hundred bucks later, you ARE doing it and swearing you will never stop because if you do, that’s a hundred bucks of stash.

This sweater from machang Pichot would be more than a hundred bucks of yarn and it would be quite the accomplishment for ANY knitter. I am guessing the yarn is an aran, probably a good wool, something from Scotland. I can only image the graph that would generate the pattern. Machang is certainly ambitious. She even got tassles on this sweater, and it’s very comfy with its finely shaped sculpty sleeves and main body. (That button alone has to cost a good $20 in real life.. really.)

Knitting

Then you have the little knit boot cuffs from Emma Gilmour. Definitely a fine gauge knit, probably wool (waterproof, dontcha know) over a fine cowboy boot. The jeans are from Juju Armidi. The hair is an updo from Truth Hawks, to keep it out of my face. And underneath it all? A very fine gauge knit tank from Truth Hawks as well, offered in the 10-10-10 set, and made of a silk yarn.

Knitting

Once the needles are in your hands, everything looks like it should be knit.

Hair: >TRUTH< Midori – burgundy by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 3/br) :: 01a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Jacket: AOHARU_PonchoCardigan_NordicBR by machang Pichot for AOHARU *

Top: >TRUTH< Tanks10 [sky/sand] by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available in the 10-10-10 vendor at Callie Cline

Jeans: Armidi – Grace Jeans – Faded Chic 1 by Juju Armidi for Armidi

Boots: [SC] Surf Couture – Elsa Boots – White by Emma Gilmour for Surf Couture

Chair and poses: [what next] Knitanista Set (boxed) by Winter Thorn and FrankLee Anatra for [what next]

Rug: SideWays Tibetan Karela Rug (red, burgundy, green) by Kimba Sideways

4 thoughts on “More Knitting

  1. Concerning that sweater, while beautiful (and I’ll probably end up buying it myself), pshaw(l), girl; that pattern’s nothing. Have you ever looked up She Who Must Not Be Named, a.k.a. Alice Starmore, and some of her legendary Fair Isle and cabled patterns? A current book, Sweater Quest by Adrienne Martini, tells about one woman’s quest to knit a Mary Tudor sweater in one year — from a Starmore pattern that’s no longer in print, with substitutes for yarns that are no longer made (or weren’t when she wrote the book). As you can see from the picture at the link, it’s lovely and colorful, and complex, and you’ll be sharing rooms with the Madwoman of Chaillot if you can complete it.

  2. Oh, I forgot to mention, never worry about having multiple projects going. It’s not unusual, and you’re more likely to finish something that way by switching off periodically.

    Getting back to the sweater in your picture, I love the detail on there, especially the horn-button closure. And machang was incredibly careful with her textures to obtain a piece that doesn’t look like it’s stretched somewhere along the surface. That top could be macramé or crochet, though, you know. (Crochet is what you’ll have to take on after you master knitting [long, evil laugh].)

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