Sunday, July 15, 2007

Knitting Makes Me Punk Because...

I make things (some of which I can actually wear on my person) with bits of string and pointy sticks. Note that said sticks can be used as weapons if, say, someone tries to accost me while on the subway. Or so I like to fantasize. (Frankly, I'd rather poke them in the eye with a molten hot glue gun, but there's nowhere to plug in a glue gun on the subway.)

And I can make things like this with aforementioned bits of string and pointy sticks:

Not to mention, it really doesn't require much skill to knit something basic, like a scarf or a hat. This is the first yarn I ever spun and my first-ever knitting. I still wear both this scarf and this hat.

You can take an image you like, chart it, and then knit it, like Ignignokt. (Chart here.)

Or, you can take a pattern and make your own thing out of it. This is the S'n'B Alien Illusion Scarf with a sort of Alien Armada thing (chart here) going on in the middle.

This is another pattern I re-worked: Laced Insanity Shrug

Kittyville Hat and Kittyvillesque Wristwarmers I made to match

Skully Wristwarmer, as modelled by Isis on the Snowball Cat Bed

Pippi Kneestockings (a.k.a. my Irish Nacho Socks)

Viva La Knit!


knitphomaniac said...

stellar kniterati, chicka! :) Love what you put together!

I knit up the alien illusion scarf too, but in pink and black.

Obsidian Kitten said...

heehee! i love the alien illusion scarf, but ran out of the crazy neon green i had after about 18 inches and had to improvise. hence, alien armada (in black-on-black cloaked stealth mode) for the rest of the scarf.

i really want to do another illusion scarf, though, it was a lot of fun.

sunneshine said...

Such great pictures!! I have a skull illusion scarf on the horizon - between that and the irish nacho socks, your photos are very inspirational!!