Thursday, July 06, 2006

Knittin' Like A Mofo

Last year I was in an un-airconditioned bar in a corset & boots, so I decided to stay home this Fourth. So what do you do when you have a four-day weekend all to yourself? You knit like a mofo. It was too hot to go out and when it wasn't hot, it was raining. So I sat in the AC and knitted woolly stockings. I'm nearly done with the first one. I've done the heel and now I'm onto the decreases at the instep.

The lace skull & crossbones pattern looks better when it's stretched. Then I got those annoying ladder thingies you get when you knit with dpn's which damn well better come out when I block them.

Damien the Cat From Hell demanded to be in this picture because it's his 15th birthday. Apparently being half Siamese makes cats live to be something like 95 years old AND be a wound-up little pain in the ass that never ever shuts up. I'm convinced that someone secretly replaces him every few years. He's been cloned (like the Venture Bros.) and when I take him to the vet they just give me a fresh cat.

I've decided that these stockings are going to be a tad droopy if they're not pulled right up to the stop sign. They seemed way too tight when I'd gotten to the knee decreases, then they suddenly grew to massive proportions the next time I tried them on. I'm just considering these to be practise for the fancy silk Victorian stockings I've been planning to knit for like forever.
On another subject, I did make the Knitty deadline and so far they haven't told me my pattern sucks donkeys.

16 comments:

Lani said...

Oh wow, the skull lace looks great. I love the stockings idea too. Happy 15th to the kitty too. That's pretty old for a cat. LOL! His orange-ness reminds me of Garfield. LOL!

Inky said...

Happy 15th to Damien the Cat from Hell. I love old cats with all their crotchitiness (is that a word?).

And the lace stockings, damn, they look great. I bookmarked that lace link for some fine, fine trim for kitchen curtains should we ever get a house!!

Severina said...

Damien's bratty and demanding and wants to be played with for hours. He hasn't reached crotchitiness stage. Yet.

I'm kinda thinking about what else that skull lace would look good on. I wish I'd thought of it myself.

Once I'm done with the first stocking I'll post a picture of it on a real, live leg.

msfortuknit said...

Sev' I love the stockings to pieces!! They are just gorgeous! What size needle did you use to knit them on a 0000000000000mm? haha they are just beautiful! Did you see the new reptillian lace soxs on knitty, I think they look like spiders personally! hahah ;)

So how ya been hun,did you get your stuff into Knitty??

Mouse said...

Wow.. they look great. I love the skull lace. I barely have enough patience to knit a normal sized sock let alone stockings.

msfortuknit said...

PS Ok so on punk rock knit girls you still have the best name but I suppose the band that would transend all would have to be the Swans!

Glaistig said...

The skull lace stocking looks fabulous! It's nice to see how the pattern knits up. Just tell your kitty "It's all for yo-u-u, Damien" a la nanny. But you'll probably want to skip the jumping off the roof bit.

Scott said...

You actually know the orange beast's birthday?

Stephieface said...

Love the stockings. And its true about the cloning.... its right up there with the crack they inject with immunizations... its true.

Knitted_Painting said...

love the stockings! why didn't I think of being able to knit stockings...dang!

Obsidian Kitten said...

o man, those stockings are SO fabulous. the pattern is great. love the color, too. wonder if i have that much patience? (somehow i doubt it...)

Damien.t.c.f.h. is quite handsome. I have a 16 y.o. who has used up more than 9 lives; my old man is both vocal and crotchety. Somehow i never caught on to the vet cat-replacement scheme...and i do watch the Venture Bros. I just never put 2 and 2 together. That's why i have you, i suppose, my dearie...

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