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