knit all the yarn !

Max sitting with the Milking Mothers and they teach him how to knit.  He starts knitting for relaxation and makes random things.  

Furiosa finds a brightly colored cozy on the stick shift of her new war rig.  It’s so weird but so precious she can’t remove it.  

War pups with misshapen knit hats on.  

Big, tough, War Boys with little black knitted baggies tied to their belts.  

Max makes new fingerless gloves for Dag, in a really garish bright green yarn since she works with the plants.  She doesn’t really like them but wears them anyways because a gift carries the giver’s warm spirit in it.

Max leaves a light yellow pouch for Toast…she is confused but oddly delighted.  No one has ever given her a gift before.  

Capable requests a shawl and Max tries to make something somewhat “pretty”, so he asks his knitting mentor how to make something different, but he ends up making something that looks like an old fish net.  Capable still loves it because it’s unique.

The next try he nails it, perfect shawl, in Cheedo’s favorite colors.

He makes a few more for the Vuvalini and some of the younger girls at the Citadel.

He makes one more, out of dark blue and aqua-marine colored yarn with flecks of light green and tan.  He’d been saving this yarn for a while.  It reminds him of the ocean where his home used to be, but it also reminds him of his new home, where he is now.  He puts it away and insists he just made it to keep his hands busy, but everyone else knows why he made it.  Capable snatches it when he’s not around and leaves it for Furiosa, with a note that simply says, “from Max”. 

CraftingCrossCountry is Open for Business!

Hey guys! I just wanted to announce that me and @lazypecan‘s Etsy shop is open and full of things ready to sell. Including!

Super Cute Headbands!

Really Cute Hats and Scarves for all Ages and Sizes!

Little Needle Felted Animals!

And so so much more!

We even do custom orders, if you don’t see any colors or styles that you like, send the shop a message and we’ll do our best to get you exactly what you need! 

We just started, so we don’t have a lot just yet, but new items are being posted every week! 

It would be so helpful for us if you could check out our shop, and reblog this to get the word out! 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftingCrossCountry?ref=search_shop_redirect

raziikale  asked:

Any advice for beginning knitting?

Oh boy. 

- Stay away from novelty yarn. It can be difficult even for seasoned knitters.

- Cheap acrylic yarn from Walmart is fine. Some will try to steer you to pricier wool and natural fibres, but save that stuff for when you’ve got more practice in and know what fibre is best for what project.

- Cheap aluminum needles are fine too. You’ll learn what you prefer as you go so there’s no need to spend a ton. Most of my supplies actually come from thrift shops.

- If you’ve got good tension, you’ve got everything. Pick up a ball of cotton yarn and just knit garter stitch (all knit stitch) washclothes for a awhile. You’ll work your way into a natural tension for you and still come out with something useful.

- Don’t be afraid of frogging (ripping back) your work or making mistakes. Those are great for learning.

Other than that, I’m not sure. I  gained most of my knitting skills in one crazy year where I knit obsessively to deal with grief. I gathered information from relatives, friends, youtube, books, etc. but can’t exactly remember how it all came together. I do know there are a lot of people out there who are too willing to tell you that how you’re doing it is wrong and what you’re using (in terms of needles or fibres) is wrong, so don’t listen to them. :D

Also, I’m here so if you encounter any roadblocks or need a bit of advice or want to show off progress, let me know!

anonymous asked:

Just wanted to say, I love your sex ed posts and everything you post really. It's also made for some wonderful traffic reading (favorite human is driving, don't worry 😉) Ok, question, umm...what are your favorite things to knit? Couldn't stop wondering after your Molly with knitting basket GIF.

((OOC: Aww, thank you so much! I’m still pretty new to knitting, but I have done a shawl and a couple of scarves. I am slowly working on my own house pride gear, and I LOVE IT.))

Weird Humans prompt: hobbies

So aliens just don’t really have just hobbies. They all have these “logical selective” activities. They don’t take up room but keep the boredom at bay. Humans… not so much. Clutter. Clutter everywhere. Items and random things.

Someone has all these dolls. Toys for children and they just, keep them. Brush their hair and make them clothes but otherwise - WHAT IS THE PURPOSE? Someone collects tea cups with saucers. Not to use. Not whole sets. Just singulars. WHY?! Mardi gras necklaces, bottle caps, striped clothing, pillows, yarn (and all the knitting consequences afforded that), stuffed animals, pebbles, SIGNS FROM POSTS - THAT IS ILLEGAL, HUMAN, CEASE…

BUT WHY?

So much of it is USELESS CLUTTER. What is the point?! And asking a human is not going to help, what do they do that, “I dunno, I just like it/them/those things” but, but, but…

Why?!?!

Humans are collectors. They just… keep things. Comforting reasons and personal preference reasons and a million other non-survival related reasons. They just, don’t get it. The aliens are left scratching their heads (or otherwise) trying to understand such behavior. The rooms of repose are small and barely large enough to contain all of daily life matter - why fill it up even more?

Just… just WHY?

Human: *shrug*

I might as well plug my yarn shop here again as well since I’m thinking of it.

Hey knitters, crocheters, for those of you who don’t know I have an Etsy shop where I sell dyed yarn!  I’m running a 10% sale until the end of the month! 

Here’s some of the colorways I have available~

Use coupon code MOIRAE10 at checkout~

I have a crocheted scarf up for grabs there as well.

Hey tumblr knitters! What do you do with leftover sock yarn? I’ve been knitting a ton of socks lately, and my feet are small so I never end up using the entire skein, which leaves me with a lot of leftover sock yarn. I’m not a huge fan of the Beekeeper Quilt, so what else can I do with all the extra sock yarn?