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.

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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.)

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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.

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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

Knit Happens

I have recently taken up knitting. I had tried before and never quite got the hang of it but this time I am rocketing through an Irish cable scarf. An SL friend has a partner who likes to knit; when she found out I was taking a class, she said, “Our evil plan is working.” Then someone showed me ravelry.com and gosh, it was all over…

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Going to Maria Gherardi’s store, I was reminded of what I want to learn to knit. First there are the stockings. I really need to learn to knit socks. Maria has done a terrific job with these, using a checkerboard pattern with a standard ribbed cuff (done k2, p2.. I think). The gorgeous shrug is done in a chain (which turns out not to be that hard to do if you have a cable needle, incidentally) in a glorious shade of “petroleum.” She does more with it, though, by making the sleeves a sort of puffy shape that adds a lot to the shape of the silhouette.

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Underneath is a little outfit with “jhodpur” shorts that has a great funky shape and beautiful texturing. Maria’s clothing comes in a variety of colors—that is her forte—rich, beautiful tones in a wide variety. In fact, it’s kind of difficult to choose when you get there, she provides such a palette of choices.

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This glowing skin from Fergie Finesmith has the bold eyeshadow colors I wanted and the skin tone that goes well with such saturated hues. I top it with one of Truth Hawks’ new hairstyles, this with the streaks set on blonde—I chickened out with the pink streaks. And I love this necklace from Jon Ree. He does absolutely gorgeous turquoise work.

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I bet you’re all wondering what you’re getting for Christmas this year…. Well, coffee cozies, of course.

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Knitting is very conducive to thought.  It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.  ~Dorothy Day

Hair: >TRUTH< Tara Streaked (Plain) – seaspray by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Razzanova Skins Vanity – Alizee – Gourmandises  by Fergie Finesmith for Razzanova *

Sweater: [MG fashion] Crocheted Shrug – petroleum by Maria Gherardi for MG Fashion

Outfit (Top and Shorts): [MG fashion] Miriam (plum) by Maria Gherardi for MG Fashion

Stockings: [MG fashion] knitted socks – charcoal by Maria Gherardi for MG Fashion

Necklace: Necklace — Two-step turquoise by Jon Ree for Mustang Trading Post

Boots: *GF* Short Lace-Up Boots –Black by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Knitting Needles: Steel Knitting Needle Set by Ida Keen for ! Knit This

Coffee Cozy: -RC- Nana’s Knitted Coffee Cozy by Redd Columbia for RC Cluster

P.S. A shout out to my evil co-conspirator, C….