Likes: terrorizing mortals; libraries; serious eyeshadow; chain wallets; suspiciously lifelike marble statues
Dislikes: people who aren't statues yet; bros; Perseus
'Just had my day brightened up. Big Caribbean army bloke in front of me on the DLR knitting. Old lady turns to him and says “I didn't know men could knit”. He turns to her and in his best Caribbean accent says “No ma'am, the only thing men can't do is have babies. And there's nothing women can't do.” '
DLR= Docklands Light Railway, London
My kind of man!
Christopher Walken knitting.
If you needed proof that knitting is a totally badass hobby, here it is.
[Color photo of Depeche Mode in stranded yoke sweaters, reflected in an ornate mirror]
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[B/w photo of Peter Murphy standing pensively by a vending machine while wearing a block-knit sweater]
Yeah I’m gonna go with block/modular not intarsia sorry for my misleading descriptions to date
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whooa there cowboy don’t start me on block knitting technique this sort of carry on will be both a help AND a hindrance to you it is black magick
RELEASE THE KRAKEN
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ausdemchaos replied to your post: YES BU T ITS BRIGHT BLUE AND I JUST WHATTY also do…
i have no idea what that is. is it math related. am i bothering you. sorry.
Ffft no you’re not bothering me. Really with knitting everything is math-related. There are probably knitting superstars who think they don’t have to do math because they’re so good at evaluating yarn/needle/stitch/body size that they just sort of do it in their heads, but the rest of us have to, like, deal with numbers. Most knitting is in straight lines (or long spirals, if you’re doing a round object like a sweater or a sock or a hat), but when you have blocks of color that interrupt your knitting (like a design floating in the middle of a plain color), that needs a technique called intarsia, where you sort of attach the new color mid-row. [I am shit at intarsia so I probably explained it poorly.] For something that’s allover little blocks of different colors, it’s possible they started with one block, then attached the yarn for the new block to the side and knit from there, then did that with each successive block. I’ve heard that one called modular knitting. Never tried it tho.
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nyarlathospook said: YES BU T ITS BRIGHT BLUE AND I JUST WHATTY also do you have tips on making a replica
IDK man in retrospect it may actually be modular-knit, there are some books on modular knitting that may be helpful tho
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nyarlathospook said: ohhhhhh i see hahahha but that explanation does make sense. either shirtless or the ugliest fucking sweater in the godammn yuniverse.
SOMEONE’S AUNTIE WORKED VERY HARD TO MAKE THAT TERRIBLE INTARSIA SWEATER
Intarsia is really fiddly
Pablo Bartholomew - “Medha knitting - New Delhi, 1974”
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