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Knitting blogs/crochet blogs wanted!

Originally posted by loveknittingcom

Ok, I’ve been scrolling my dash for 10 minutes and didn’t hit a single knitting/crochet related post. WHAT IS UP??? Clearly I need to follow more! Knitters, crocheters, people who do crafts: ANNOUNCE YOURSELVES! Let’s take this follow train on the road and make a master list of active crafters in tumblr! Reblog and comment so we know you’re there! I need creative people to follow and I’m sure lots of people in tumblr do too! 

Tbh the whole argument that Yuu and Mika canonly see each other as brothers because they call each other family is kind of a moot point because I think it’s made very clear in the series that their definition of family is not the traditional one at all, but more of a loose term that relates to people closer to them based off emotional bonds rather than blood, and has no strict definition of familial roles.

I mean, look at Yuu. I doubt he even really KNOWS the traditional definition of family, because his first family was absoloutly shitty at modeling that for him, so he never really learned what it was: he just had a vague concept of it, and that was pain and parental abuse. And then he’s put in the orphanage, where some kid he barely knows comes up to him and claims that everyone in the orphanage is family, despite his shitty past with it. Which, again, isn’t the traditional family setting at all, and it’s a rhetoric driven by an old lady and a bunch of kids who also have like, no real concept of what a family usually is because they were all in homes that were horrible to them. And then the apocalypse fucking happens and boom, Mika and Yuu and Akane are turned into basically parental figures despite how young they were- which, again, is not the normal premise for a family by most people’s terms. And then Ferid slaughters everyone and gets Mika turned, and Yuu is introduced to the JIDA’s rhetoric of ‘everyone here is your family, protect them with your life’, which is, again, not the traditional setup for a family at all. He wasn’t raised in a setting that fits our mental set of what a family really is, therefore it’s poor reasoning to automatically assume that his definition of a family works the same as ours.

(This applies to Mika as well, though I believe that he has a better grasp on the traditional definition of what a family is than Yuuichirou- he just doesn’t care that much for it because it doesn’t really apply to him.)

In addition to this, 'family’ is a loose term in itself. More traditional families (as in groups of closely-knit blood relations) varies from group to group, person to person, and culture to culture. Some people call only their blood relations family; some don’t. I personally consider my queerplatonic partner, for example, to be my family moreso than I consider my father or distant blood relations to be. I do not consider them my sibling in any sort- they are the closest I will ever come to a romantic relationship- but I still consider them my family. This is, I believe, the canon state of Mika and Yuu’s relationship, which is something that is not quite romantic (yet; it’s not 'officially’ romantic, though they display hints that say they are romantically interested) but is far above that of a basic platonic relationship, and doesn’t stray into a sibling-like category. I mean, if you interpret them as otherwise because of personal reasons it’s fine, but going around stating that they *canonly* consider each other as siblings simply because they call each other family is a poor argument due to the fact that their circumstances and definition for family is far different than the norm, and thus cannot be properly compared (not to mention the fact that Akane and Shinoa had their respective crushes on Mika and Yuu despite the fact that they called each other family).

So I finally moved all my yarn into this cabinet (there’s a lot more underneath behind closed doors) there’s supposed to be glass doors on it but I haven’t reattached them yet but that will protect my squishies from dust. ;)
The top bit is a little barren. Right now there’s just some knitting and embroidery related books from the library up there. Hoping to fill it with more books of my own . ^.^
Also special thanks to @michelangelofan / @lets-talk-cartoons for my birthday presents: a couple additions to my knitting book collection and the wand (based on svtfoe but for me, not star) even if it is 14 years late ;)


Some knitting related selfies. Knitties? How do all those ravelry folk make those glorious shawl shots I will never know. It probably involves other people? Anyway, the wind ruined most of my shots, but the beads are pretty clear on these ones.

Above shawl: Witchy Woman by Kristi Holaas. Made with love and Lamingtonlass lace and a Trillion rainbowcolored black beads who are clinging to the shawl like like beetles
The other shawl: Voodoo by Boo knits. Made with love and a gradient by Wollelfe and huge triangle beads.

30 Days of Knitting

Day 1: What was your first finished project?

A basic garter stitch scarf using three colors of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. It was in the first instructional chapter of Stitch n Bitch.

Day 2: What is currently on your needles?

Day 3: Do you have any other WIPs (works in progress)?

Day 4: How did you learn how to knit?

Day 5: How long did it take from the time your learned how to knit, to finish your first project?

Day 6: What is your favorite piece that you’ve knit?

Day 7: Your least favorite?

Day 8: What’s your most challenging project?

Day 9: What fiber or yarn do you love working with?

Day 10: Do you have a favorite pattern or designer?

Day 11: Do you have a “Knitter Hero” or someone that is just way too awesome for their own good? Do share!

Day 12: Where do you keep your stash? Post pictures!

Day 13: Do you have yarn that you love but can’t find a project for?

Day 14: What’s the worst yarn/fiber that you’ve worked with and why?

Day 15: What was your least favorite pattern and why?

Day 16: Have you ever had a knitting related injury?

Day 17: Have you ever had a project that you loved become ruined? What’s the story behind it?

Day 18: Do you knit English or Continental?.

Day 19: Do you watch movies and/or listen to podcasts while knitting? What are your favorite things to knit to?

Day 20: Do you knit in public? Was anyone offended/incredibly happy/curious that you were doing so?

Day 21: Do you knit gifts for friends and family for the holidays or birthdays?

Day 22: Have you ever stricken someone off your to-knit-for list because they didn’t appreciate/take care of your last knitted gift to them?

Day 23: If you had the supplies (and patience) for it, what project would you start today?

Day 24: Have you ever made your own pattern or dyed your own yarn? How did it turn out?

Day 25: Do you have a knitting book or a place where you keep patterns, ideas, size measurements? Post a picture of it!

Day 26: Have you ever been a part, or wanted to be a part of a knit-a-long? What was it? If not, why?

Day 27: How do you acquire most of yarn? Online retailers, local yarn shops, swaps, or large chain craft stores? What’s your favorite?

Day 28: Do you do any other crafts besides knitting? What are they, and did learning to knit come before or after learning these other crafts?

Day 29: Do you have any tips, or things that you’ve learned from knitting?

Day 30: What’s your name on Ravelry? If you don’t have a Ravelry account, why?


Starting my purple series with chapter 6. Unfortunately I’ve developed a tennis elbow (and I’m denial about it having anything to with knitting… nope, no relation) so I’m having to slow down and not stress it too much.

This chapter we followed our new dragon friend who tried to get us to understand mystical writing… nope, doesn’t look like anything to me. We started towards the capital (only 440 skeins) but were attacked - luckily Lunarens (my shapeshifting moth friends) was able to use my snake horoscope spell to fend them off.  

Previous chapters:
Blues: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Sewing-Emoji - Working out my scheme for some textile related emoji, because it bugs me that there are none.

This is a real campaign and you can 100% contribute research to make a little stack of textile emojis real: safety pin, needle and thread, spool of thread, knitting needles with yarn. 

The deadline to submit is July 1, so I want to focus on those four between now and then but I’m 100% game to work on other sewing/knitting/weaving related emoji, too.