I have finally knitted something that is incredibly comfortable to wear through a tropical summer. I am beyond excited to have this piece finished. I am really starting to enjoy this foray into written patterns. The luck I have had with finished pieces so far is outstanding.
The pattern is Zinone by Andi Satterlund, knit with Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Harbor.
Congrats to myself for being a huge dork while trying to take pictures. Also congrats to the writer of this pattern, because this is such a wearable and easy piece to knit. So thank you! I love it :)
-But becomes a criminology teacher at Palmetto (cos Nora said that was his major)
-With glasses and all that shit. His students have a love/hate relation with him. To put it mildly, he’s a complete ass but I love him
-also Professor Minyard
-And mostly after the first class itself the students realise this-
You do not talk when he’s talking or giving a lecture unless you want a perfectly aimed chalk thrown
at your head or a “Get the fuck out or shut the fuck up you choose Avery” shouted your way
-And you do not dare to make fun of his height. He will fucking annihilate you.
“You think I’m smol small Johnson, have you seen your dick?“
-And yes he remembers your name and grade that fucker with his eidetic memory
-And his students are terrified of him but have a lot of respect for this teacher who doesn’t look like an exy fan but occasionally shows up in jerseys or sweatshirts with “Josten” written at the back
-So. One day this student has some work and goes to Andrew’s tiny office
Imagine his shock and awe when he sees Neil Josten, Olympic winner, exy champion in all his glory sitting on Andrew’s chair with his feet crossed on the table
-“You’re not Andrew.”, Neil says.
-“I had some questions for mid-”
And Andrew enters.
-He stops when he sees Neil
“Feet off my table. Now.” the disrespect ffs Neil And the student’s just like do?? you?? know?? who?? that?? is??
-And the student looks over at Neil who btw still has his feet on the table and the student thinks “Does he have a death wish?”
Neil breaks the silence and says
-“I thought I’d surprise you.”
“Leave”, comes the reply
-And for a moment they both only have eyes for each other, leaving the poor sophomore highly uncomfortable
-And then thankfully, before he/she becomes a murder witness, Neil takes his legs off the table and smiles. Neil Jostensmiles. This was the man who ripped Riko Moriyama apart. Who fought tooth and nail to get to where he was. Who’s mouth has gotten him into trouble more times than he could count. He fucking smiles.
-And Neil walks past Andrew, almost brushing his shoulder while leaving and Andrew grips his forearm
-And everything but the two of them melts away. Nothing else fucking matters as if it ever did in the first place
-And for a second, a fucking fraction of a second, Andrew’s expression shifts
-And the student is in shock cos obvs Andrew teaches like he does everything else. With stone cold apathy and a tiny bit of disgust but still fucking brilliant.
-And then Andrew says, “I’ll see you at home.”
And then the student notices the “Minyard” on Neil’s sweater (Renee gave it to Andrew as a birthday present when she learned to knit and Neil wears it all the damn time) and understanding seeps into place. Neil leaves after a bit more staring.
-And Andrew looks at his student and quirks an eyebrow.
-By the next day the whole school knows that their criminology teacher is dating Neil Josten.
-After that my poor baby Andrew has to keep repeating in the first class of every freshman year
“If you want to be killed in your sleep or want to fail this class, try asking for an autograph. Oh and get used to death threats, you are going to major in fucking criminology after all.”
My most recent cast on: Herbarium by Maliha Designs.
Really excited about this project. I am learning new ways to shape my knitting and I am getting to practice mosaic knitting. I am having fun with the colors, and am using four instead of the suggested two. That’s ok though, it is still going to be beautiful 💕
(You could probs relate your sun if you want maybe even your rising)
Aries: they take up your life: being loud, leaving mess on the stairs, creating arguments out of thin air and always filling the void with their drama. Very self-centred but oblivious to it so I’ll let it be. Problems they hav always someone else’s fault. Very loving and cuddly and express passion easily. Never stick to hobbies after announcing that its there biggest passion n cant survive without it. Though, they don’t wait around for things to be handed to them - they are always up to something interesting. Independent.
Taurus: they are great to spill your words upon and never flinch when u say something deep or shocking so it makes u chill af cause they are…Most of the time…they can get angered when things aren’t as it should as they are very stubborn. don’t like people who aren’t committed to friendship or plans/dreams and dont like people who dont give their stuff back. Seemed to hav cows eyes: very deep n dreamy and long eyelashes -often brown eyes that i know of or watery blue eyes. lov food or other luxuries.
Gemini: childlike, like everything light hearted and humorous. there has to always be words to fill up the quiet spaces otherwise they start to get agitated. Dont like boring people and will blatantly walk off or something. Nervouusss people. Tapping all the time. When they’re in a goood mood they’re goofy but can become detached and cold and become a bit of a smart arse. Like knowing their shit.
Cancer: homely people. Warm and loving to fault as they are always let down by others who do not give the same warmth and pure emotions back. I think they could probably guilt trip u many times. emotions are not hidden which is good and bad because shots are firedddd and their words filled venom when there really cheesed off. Like lots of nice things. also love cute fluffy animals. Love their family to be always near - protective can become smothering. Talk about the ‘good old days’ 24/7.
Leo: why are you so posey and dramatic? They like to tell a tall tale - love to add bits to the truth to make it more exciting - which is actually interesting to hear tbh so good job :) they love to be centre of attention obvs. Also hold their heads high and always seem taller than actually are. Full of exuberance. & they often believe in their abilities so they achieve good grades and r smarttt!
Virgo: lovs when people do little silly things for them because they like when people are as detail orientated as them. expect too much of people becaus they do too much for others. Nervous but lowkey cause their earthiness sort of makes it hum in the background. Has potential to be shady. I love their organisation, chills me the f out. Some reason i feel they be really good at ASMR videos because of their voice & movements. and they r actually quite talkative but its usually nothing too intellectual or snobbish just good natter. Bites their nails!
Libra: i dont get them. They dont make an imposing impression on me as they’re delicate and not too in ya face. Loves knitted jumpers and wearing light colours Ive noticed. Sweet n gentle. Probs could get away with murder. Gets really into things like a celeb or tv series for a while. Has fan blogs probably. like to talk about things such as kpop, clothes, items in their neat pencil case and make up. Idkkk
Scorpio: protectivveee. Intense. Passionate about theirs hobbies and interests. Can become lost in their own intellectual, abstract world forgetting what is truly important until they realise and become regretful and then hold many unresolved grudges. They are e m o t i o n a l but try to hide it - constantly simmering and on the verge of erupting. Though they are quite interested in their own passion - they’ll hype u up about yours and talk for hours about theirs and your own dreams. Abstract knowledge that seems to appear out of no where when they speak -unconventionally smart.
Sagittarius: want to escape reality. Someone i used to know would read a lot of books - probs erotic - she also used her work as escapism? her husband wouldn’t take her on holiday:( another i know comes across very cool and full of knowledge and like to says corny things like ‘you might as well live your life to the fullest because you’ve only got one’. acts like a philosopher. Has gooood taste in music. knows everyone and can keep good relationships with all of them.
Capricorn: thinks they’re are funny af but peeps often laugh at their jokes cause they’re just a bit shit. Tries to come across cool 😎looking for a for job but isn’t working out lol. Wants fame n fortune. they love to talk deep and intellectual without getting too personal. probably quite lovey dovey but it is buried deep inside them. likes to keep it light by listening to music or watching the telly otherwise there thoughts overwhelm them. ( i hav cap moon so might look like a different viewpoint to the others moon signs)
Aquarius: loves to make a point that they are different lol. Intellectual af cause they really smart. Can talk for hours on end but still likes down time. they are the world’s friend but they only let a few know the real them (if thats is actually the real them ). Quirky sense of humour. Hav big dreams and most likely succeed in pursuing them. they are very open about weird stories and experiences they hav had which is fun to hear. will hav something to say about every topic on earth - love to share an opinion.
Pisces: too kind for their own good. They know your weaknesses/insecurities from first time you meet. i think they have melancholy spells which they find themselves in a trance - i catch them staring blankly quite a lot. Love to ask if you’re okay. Mooody. Let down by humanity. Very chatty and has of cool things to say. Music may rule their life - musically talented in one case ik (probs used as escapism). Can be burdened with very unsettling thoughts of not being good enough; making sure they keep there reputation for being the nice guy which means getting pushed about
babe babe,, lafluff where lance makes the lions little knit replicas of themselves wearing little sweaters and he gives them to the lions,, and they refuse to have them taken out of their cockpits once lance gives them their knit replica,,, because the blue boy thought of them and they love it,,,
I just, I can literally picture the entire team just being fond of the replicas just as their Lion are. Like, for Hunk, it bring him like reasurance that he’s not alone fighting this war, that his friends are there for him. For Shiro it’s a reminder of what he fights for and how far they have come, how his team grew into a family and he will do anything to protect them all.
For Pidge it’s a piece of home and familiarity, she feels safe and secure and the replica of her Lion just reminds her that it’s okay to be herself because she’s surrounded by oeple she trusts and trusts her back.
And as for Keith….
Red: Child, I will eject you into space if you touch that –
Keith: …..*pokes replica*
Red: …..u lil shIT
Keith just really wants to steal the damn replica and have it in his room but Red wont let him.
My phone doesn't have emojis but could you please do a Klance "finding the other wearing their clothes" one please?
mmm yes. I will grant you this.
Lance stumbles to his tent with weary legs and aching joints. He’s looking forward to curling up in his sleeping bag and passing out after his day of intense training. I had been Coran’s ridiculous idea to do an “old fashioned paladin training camp” on a favourite planet of his, complete with hiking, climbing, campfires and frigid nights. Lance watches his warm breath billow in front of his face and his cold fingers tremble as he reaches for the zipper on his tent. With a sigh, he stumbles inside.
He stops in his tracks to prevent himself from collapsing on top of the other boy that sits in his tent. Keith guiltily looks up. His arms are wrapped around his narrow waist, his flushed cheeks are pressed against a grey hood, and Lance’s unmistakable green jacket is tightly wrapped around his frame.
“Um…” Lance looks at him curiously.
“I’m sorry!” Keith implores. “I was just…”
“It’s ok.” lance chuckles and sits next to his friend. “Are you cold?”
Keith pouts and nods.
“I grew up in the desert. I don’t really have any good cold weather jackets.”
“Ah, so your red jacket is a fashion statement then.” Lance rolls his eyes. Keith elbows him in the side.
“It’s fine for desert nights, or cold space hangars…. but out here…” He exhales. “I was really struggling.”
Lance hums. He turns to run his hands under the collar of his favourite jacket, pulling it closer to Keith’s face to keep in more heat.
“Is my jacket warmer?” He smiles.
“Uh…” Keith’s eyes nervously flit to the side. “Yeah… it’s really nice.”
Damn. Damn that was cute.
“You can keep it!” Lance blurts out. Keith looks startled. “I mean… as long as we’re on this cold planet, you can use it.” Lang shoots him a finger gun.
“Can’t have our star pilot dying of hypothermia.”
Keith beams. He pushes his hands out of the too long sleeves and lowers his hood.
“Yeah…” Lance smirks.
“But this is your favourite.”
“I’ll get it back from you eventually.” Lance shrugs. “And in the meantime I can use this sweater.” Lance pulls at the blue knit he currently wears. “It keeps me warm enough”.
Lance’s long fingers move to Keith’s sleeves. He gently begins to roll them up so the cuffs sit comfortably at Keith’s wrists, instead of comically hanging over.
“There we go. I don’t want you dragging my sleeves through your food or anything.”
“Thanks.” Keith laughs. His eyes look up to meet Lance’s, before quickly looking back down at their intertwined hands. Lance coughs.
“Uh… you know though…” There’s a slight tremble in his voice. He pulls his hands away and runs them through his short hair.
“I…It is really cold here… and if you were worried about maybe getting cold at night…” He fumbles and stammers over almost every word. “These tents would keep in… like if there were more people in here…!”
“Lance…” Keith gently places his hand over Lance’s. His shaking stops. As does his breathing.
“Could I sleep in here with you?” Keith takes the first step. He can tell what Lance is dancing around, what Lance has been dancing around for months now. Keith had been patiently waiting for a knock at his door at night… a quiet conversation on the star gazing deck… or maybe even being hastily pulled into a broom closet… but none of these have happened. Keith decides he is tired of waiting.
“W…Well yeah! of course! I… I mean if you think that would help?!” Lance blushes up to his ears. Keith chuckles in the back of his throat. He stands and makes his way to the tent’s entrance.
“I’ll go get my sleeping bag” He turns to undo the zipper. Fingers grab at his other hand.
“W…wait…” Lance stops him. He looks over his shoulder to see the usually cocky and over confident boy cautiously moving towards him. Lance grabs the lapels of his jacket and straightens them.
“This uh… this really suits you. You look good.” He smiles. Keith melts and pulls Lance’s jacket tighter around him. He buries his nose in the collar. It smells like sea salt and jasmine.
Whipped up some “sister socks” while in Tokyo. I had planned on keeping these for myself, but I just realized that a friends birthday is around the corner… I guess she will get them instead 😄I will just have to make another pair.
Sorry, there is no pattern for these. But if you have a basic sock pattern to follow, it will work just fine. All I did was switch colors for every stitch to make a little checkered pattern. I do have a post of the original pair on my Ravelry (you can find me at hhggrega)