With my batgirl sweater
came the possibly terrible idea to attempt a range of knitting projects based around DC characters. For no other reason than that I'm a huge nerd. And who better to start with than the Black Canary? (and just in time for new Birds of Prey
These are just kneee length socks (my first with a particular pattern) knitted in black with yellow patches sewn on: I made the mistake of pinning the patches on while not wearing the sock, so they're not as stretchy as they could be. Still, I adore the outcome.
There are gloves, too:
What I love about this project is that they're not obviously costume or nerdy- just black with yellow stripes. So I can engage my favourite day-to-day activity of stealth cosplay. Today, for example, it was frigging cold so I wore the gloves to work, and no one was any the wiser...
In other knitting news, there is this:
Having seen the red dragon scarf I knitted for Izzy, (same link as the sweater), amurderofcrows
asked for one for herself. So, with the promise of being reimburded for wool, of I went, having luckily found a fantastic creen varigated wool in the same line as the black.
I think I dig this 'knitting for other people' milarkey, not least because I don't have to wonder how I'm paying for the wool and shit (as long as people having things knitted for them not mind how really expensive yarn is. I mean, sheesh.) And it give me a list of things to do. I mean, right now, I'm all "Well, I could try and make a chimera hat out of all my random yarn I have lying around, but do I want to?" and I'm all twitchy without a project. Hmmm.
In conclusion: DRAGON.