Off the Booze & On the Needle

vintagegal:

1950s Rudolf Black tulle Cocktail Dress with rhinestone/star studded bodice and skirt  (via)

knittomania:

Urchin pouf

knittomania:

Urchin pouf

its-effie:

I think the knitpicks site made a bit of a mistake or those are some really big knitting needles.

SCOTLANDDDDDDDD!!!!!

its-effie:

I think the knitpicks site made a bit of a mistake or those are some really big knitting needles.

SCOTLANDDDDDDDD!!!!!

theknittingpirate:

Sleeve in progress! My new 9” size 4 needle arrived in the mail yesterday. 😊

I have a set and I just can’t even.  I guess 50 plus years of dpns have formed a habit hard to break.  I love the longer circs but the shortest ones make me draw the work up near my chin so that I get a cramp in my attitude and my back.  Love the sweater.  Love the yarn.

theknittingpirate:

Sleeve in progress! My new 9” size 4 needle arrived in the mail yesterday. 😊

I have a set and I just can’t even.  I guess 50 plus years of dpns have formed a habit hard to break.  I love the longer circs but the shortest ones make me draw the work up near my chin so that I get a cramp in my attitude and my back.  Love the sweater.  Love the yarn.

whitehologram:

Fynn told me he wants a knitted Santa hat this year.

Devoted mom fills the wants.

whitehologram:

Fynn told me he wants a knitted Santa hat this year.

Devoted mom fills the wants.

iamanangryknitter:

notloblawlawblog:

Latest finished project.

This is the Kaleido-yoke sweater. I’ve been lusting after this pattern for nearly a year, and after having a delay in buying the yarn cause my colours were out of stock, and a delay in starting due to working on more urgent baby related projects for pregnant friends, I’ve finally finished it!

This is done in Knitpicks Gloss DK. The body and sleeves are flamingo, and the yoke is cream, hawk, wallaby, sea foam, velveteen, and fairy tale. It’s a wool/silk blend yarn and it is a dream to work with. It has an absolutely lovely sheen to it. Highly recommend using this yarn.

Revelry project page.

HEYYYY THIS SWEATER IS FUCKING AMAZING. I LOVE THE YOKE AND I LOVE THE PINK.

Me too!

songofthesummra:

Three [stitches] shall be the number thou shalt count….
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songofthesummra:

Three [stitches] shall be the number thou shalt count….

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The Prophecy

A few weeks ago I started feeling winded doing small tasks and fatigued by the middle of the day.  Blood tests indicated maybe cancer was back because although I have Lupus I obviously wasn’t in a flare and my heart had to be healthy because I mostly eat a low fat diet and I am very active physically.  In the middle of all this expensive navel gazing I got an idea for a Halloween sweater, a severed heart in a rotting chest cavity.  It turned out to be prophetic.   Not cancer, bradycardia.  Seems my subconscious artist had the diagnosis all  along.  Oh and the heart thing is not a big deal and is easily fixed with meds or a pacemaker, a far less pain in the ass than cancer.

Restoring the bead work on a vintage Oleg Cassini Gown

Why are couture dresses so expensive? The beads on this one are stitched individually rather than laid in a line and couched. Very labor intensive.  

I could not resist trying it on.  The dress weighs 25.6 pounds and has an art deco theme.  

I believe in hardening yourself against opinion. I’ve had, and continue to receive, my full share of abuse, some of it extremely personal, but it doesn’t faze me any more. I can read the most outrageous libel about myself and never skip a pulse-beat. And in this connection there is one piece of advice I strongly urge: never demean yourself by talking back to a critic, never.
Truman Capote in The Paris Review (Spring-Summer 1957, No. 16)