Disorganizedness from a Tired Knitter
So… am I literally the only otaku who knits?
It’s more of a rhetorical question than anything else, but I really wonder sometimes.
I’ve been knitting for about four years, I think. I’m not sure. It’s really one of the only things I consider myself good at. I’m not even that advanced of a knitter - I’ve never made a sweater. Or a bag. I intend to try taking a sweater/cardigan by the end of the year.
I knit while I watch anime all the time. I have trouble sitting still and watching things, so I knit in order to keep myself from getting distracted. It comes with me everywhere. It’s not even really a hobby anymore. It’s just something that I do because I can’t imagine NOT doing it.
I know that this age group/demographic really isn’t the type to learn to knit. But there’s got to be more than just me, right? I see a decent amount of otaku crochet stuff, but not nearly as much knit. Am I just not looking in the right places? I know Amigurumi’s a thing, so maybe that’s why?
I’m not saying they don’t exist - I’ve made myself a sweet pair of Totoro mittens and am working on and off on a big stuffed Totoro. I know they exist. (There’s a lot of stuffed Totoro stuff.)
I’m not even sure if this is making sense - I’m tired today, work took it out of me and I didn’t sleep that well to begin with…
But back on topic.
I would love to find more anime fans who knit. Not that I have anything against crochet, it’s just… I don’t know crochet. I know knitting. If anyone has sources for patterns, I’d love to see them. If anyone wants to chat about knitting or anime, message me or something. I don’t know.
When Rem and Lindo are done, I’ll probably do a break, then try making dolls from another series. With the anime coming out soon, does Code: Realize dolls sound good? I also thought I might make one or two Yandere Simulator characters. Midori doll anyone? But a break first. I need to come up with another pattern, and do some finishing up of my own stuff. The one I have takes too long for me to assemble one every two weeks indefinitely. I want something that can be completed in under ten hours, give or take a few. So thicker yarn and needles, shorter legs… I’m rambling now, don’t mind me. Basically, my plan is to make them a bit more chibi-ish.
I’ve made one of Rem’s legs today. ONE. AND IT TOOK LIKE TWO HOURS. THE SHOE WASN’T THAT HARD!!!!!
If I do the Code: Realize ones, though, I’ll probably use the same pattern I’m using now. I feel like the slightly more realistic build would work better. Not to mention I need something larger to accommodate the detailing better.
Confused rambling over.