knitting doll

To those who are losing a lot of their will to create in the wake of President Tyrant:
Don’t let him and his orcs win. People NEED your books, stories, poems, paintings, jewelry, dolls, knitting, tapestries, vases, weaving, dishes, every creation that comes from your hands. Every creation is a punch back at the haters and the heartless. Every word puts hope or thought or dreams or solace or fire into those who read it.
You become a different voice from the bullyraggers and the foolish; your ideals, wishes and convictions reach your audience, whether they are reading Dr. Seuss or James Joyce. You convey food for hope and imagination whether you realize it or not, and the most innocuous-seeming work gives those who partake of it something to go on with.
Keep soldiering on. Comedian or philosopher, baker or glassblower, writer of tomes or fan fiction, you’re needed now more than ever.
—  Tamora Pierce

Just showing a little work in progress, I’m working on a pattern for a lace cape for Minifee! You can see the progress here, right now it comes just over the shoulders but I want it to be about hip length, I think. I’m making it with that beautiful blue ito mohair/silk yarn I got a few weeks ago, the first part  is with needle size 0.7 mm and then after the fitted neck/shoulder it switches to 1 mm needles. It will have a pretty lace border on the bottom as well and I’ll write it up as a pattern when it’s done so you guys can make it too :D I hope you like it!

Knitting during the zombie apocalypse

I’m currently playing this game called Zombies, Run! (or rather, the 5K training app) which  gives you a mission to do every time and does running drills. It’s basically interval training but more fun. You play as Runner 5, a runner for a post-apocalyptic township.

So on today’s mission, Runner 4 (Jody) says we’re going on a secret mission, and starts running us towards an abandoned mall, without telling you where you’re going and saying it’s a surprise. And then lo and behold, we get to a craft store, and she’s like “OK I lied. We’re here because I need yarn supplies.”

My first reaction is “GDI Jody, we are going to be infected because you wanted yarn” but honestly, I would TOTALLY do the same. She’s like, “I can almost taste the yarn. Not that I taste yarn or anything. They taste pretty much all the same anyway.”

But then we start getting stalked by another human figure, which we run into later… and it turns out to be another desperate knitter looking for wool.

During our 5 minute break, she goes into the yarn store to raid it. I hope my girl Jody gets all the good shit, like alpaca and merino wool. Let’s just hope in the event of the apocalypse, all the Malabrigo and madeline tosh yarn survives.

In return for helping her, she made something for me! It’s a knitted Runner 5 doll.

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Poirot progresses! I’m knitting Hercule Poirot from Agatha Christie’s famed novels. That bow tie took all of my little grey cells to crochet - don’t expect it to happen again!

Now all he needs is arms, a suit jacket, and probably a hat (to avoid making hair). He’s definitely coming with when I see murder on the orient express at the end of this year!

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knitting IV by AzureFantoccini
Via Flickr:
Chloe is knitting things

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This is a collaborative effort between myself and Knitpool’s creator! @knitpool The Loki doll was knitted by her, and she did the mouth and eyes as well. I did the hair and then crocheted his outfit, because I don’t know how to knit. It took a long time because his outfit is kinda complex and I haven’t even been crocheting for a whole year yet, but he’s ready for action!

OSANA NAJIMI COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m pretty happy with Osana, actually.

The uniform looks okay. The hair looks okay. The stockings are cute.

HOORAY!!!!!

A shot that shows her stockings better. <3

Alright. I might do more of these in the future, as more rivals get development and such.

But next up are the Code Realize boys!!!! Impey first! I haven’t decided the order yet…