In Which the Pirate Wears Many Knitted Things.

This, my friends, is what is known as a Very Silly Picture. This is me, dancing like a fool, at Winterlude this past February. Friend Patrick, who is a very good photographer indeed, took the shot while I was being ridiculous in the park for the amusement of those around me. Fortunately, more people were looking at the ice sculptures than at me, or I might have been photographed whilst blushing bright red.

The great part about this picture, at least for the purposes of this blog, is that I am covered in handknits. The Winterlude Hat(tm), the Stripey Striped Scarf, the Fleeps… and, though you can’t see them, I believe I was wearing handknit socks at the time. And the picture wasn’t taken to show off any of those things. No, it’s just a candid shot of me, wearing lots of things I knit myself. And one thing I spun and then knit, which shows up surprisingly well in pictures even if the contrast is a little dim in person.

I’d like to have enough handknit (or crocheted) stuff that all my friends’ photo albums have pictures of me wearing stuff I made myself. It would also count if I learned to sew and was photographed wearing clothing I’d sewn. That’s next on the list – once the craft room is set up, I’ll have a place for the sewing machine and can re-familiarize myself with its ways. I have a simple skirt in my wardrobe that I’d love to be able to duplicate. After that, who knows where my skills might branch out?

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4 Responses

  1. Butterfly says:

    I love it when hand-made creations start to make up a decent chunk of one’s wardrobe. I kind of have a long term goal to convert my entire closet to hand-made things eventually.

    • Pirate says:

      I’d like to have all of my socks – except maybe the specialty ones for working out – be handknit! Except I hate knitting cotton, and wearing wool socks in the summer sounds like a terrible idea.

  2. Karen says:

    There is nothing better than wearing lots of hand made stuff. It is really warm and always fun.
    Have you used Tofutsies sock yarn? I really like it for summer socks. It isn’t as “easy” to knit as wool but doesn’t have that unforgiving cotton feel either. It does split a bit but after a while you get used to it.

    • Pirate says:

      I haven’t tried Tofutsies, but they do have some really nice colourways. Thank you for the recommendation!

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