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Knitting like a nerd. 
2nd-May-2010 09:22 pm
Y:The Last Man, knitting
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, too)

Canary Socks

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.

Canary Sock close up

There are gloves, too:

Canary Socks and Glove


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...
Canary Gloves


In other knitting news, there is this:


green dragon

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.

Green dragon

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.

Green Dragon head
Opinions 
2nd-May-2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
"Stealth cosplay": today I am wearing jeans, t-shirt, canvas jacket, sneakers, and Dean's amulet. NOBODY ELSE KNOWS.

I am in love with that dragon scarf, it is adorable. And the socks look super comfy!
2nd-May-2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
I LOVE those gloves and socks.

I totally need to learn how to knit.
2nd-May-2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
GOD YOU ARE AMAZING.
2nd-May-2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
"as long as people having things knitted for them not mind how really expensive yarn is."

That is why I love two things: elann.com and recycling sweaters.
2nd-May-2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
This knitting malarky is clearly a front to allow you to publish photos of your knees. ;)
2nd-May-2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
Are you complaining, Dave?
3rd-May-2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Sshhhh, you might put her off.
2nd-May-2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
That Dragon is awesome!
(as are your legs)
2nd-May-2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
I love the socks and gloves! stealth cosplay is awesome!

don't suppose you want to knit me some gloves and socks do you?!
3rd-May-2010 01:52 am (UTC)
You are my favourite person in the world. Holy crap. Lookit those awesome things!
3rd-May-2010 09:11 am (UTC)
Wow! Awesome dragon!
4th-May-2010 08:27 am (UTC)
"Well, I could try and make a chimera hat out of all my random yarn I have lying around, but do I want to?"

Methinks you already know the answer to that question, milady. :)
11th-May-2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
How are you so amazing at knitting? how?
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