what’s in your WIP basket?

getting-knitfaced:

mine consists of three sweaters, one shawl, one stole, one hat, one pair of fingerless mitts, and an enormous scarf.

my basket is a little out of control, to say the least. I think my goal this year will be to finish all them up. I don’t mind having two or three projects at a time, but this is getting ridiculous.

This will be embarrassing to answer.

For me: 1 cardigan, 1 favorite things cowl, 2 hats

Christmas gifts: Royally stripped cardi/jacket for my mom, long suffering baby blanket for the now toddler, 2 hats for gifts.

1 test knitting project.

I’m pretty sure I’m forgetting something. My goal is to get the Christmas knitting done in time. My projects, except for one hat I’m making for Halloween, will get pushed to next year.

@19 hours ago with 16 notes
#Knitter #Christmas knitting #WIP 
(via Ravelry: Raw Honey pattern by Alicia Plummer)

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I bought a bunch!

(via Ravelry: Raw Honey pattern by Alicia Plummer)

All of Alicia Plummer’s patterns are sale today ONLY (Oct 15th) 50% off on ravelry with code ‘maple’

I bought a bunch!

@5 days ago with 1 note
That wonderful time of year where one is doing all of the Christmas knitting while thinking “Why don’t I ever knit anything for myself???”

That wonderful time of year where one is doing all of the Christmas knitting while thinking “Why don’t I ever knit anything for myself???”

@6 days ago with 2 notes
#knitting #Holiday Knits 
Still contemplating the ears on this before I sew them on. I felted the white and stretched out the inner ear on one so the ears are kinda lop sided.

Still contemplating the ears on this before I sew them on. I felted the white and stretched out the inner ear on one so the ears are kinda lop sided.

@1 week ago
rgfellows:

dandraco:

hollyoakhill:

do you ever think about how little Michelangelo cared

All right, everyone, grab a chair and sit back because I’m going to share with you what I learned about Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel in my Art History Class.
The man NEVER wanted to paint the damn thing. But the pope at the time “forced him to” According to my teacher. Michelangelo hated this man, I MEAN REALLY HATED HIM. So did a majority of people. The pope’s nickname translated literally means “Terrible pope”.
And the working conditions were awful. He had to work on his back with all that paint, which is filled with some toxic shit that gave Michelangelo a limp for the rest of his life. (Also, our teacher made us get on our backs and try drawing with both hands JUST to prove how bad and uncomfortable it is.)
At the time, the ceiling was so high, you could barely see it. You need binoculars to get a good look at what’s up there, by the time people could see the paintings, there was a lot of weird symbolism that Michelangelo hid up there.

This one? The creation of the sun and moon? God is mooning you. And the pope and all others after him prayed under that without knowing.

This one? At the time, dissecting was sacrilegious and everyone found out how behind God was what looked like half a brain. blah blah, science, science, that pissed everyone off.
And also, ALLLLLLL the men and women in the Sistine Chapel are all on fucking steroids. My teacher described the women’s bodies as "Men bodies with boobs slapped on."
And then there is this:

Now this is the back wall. Michelangelo actually wanted to paint this one after he finished the ceiling. (and there was a different pope too, I believe.) However, originally, EVERYONE in that painting was naked. And they didn’t like it. Adam and Eve naked? That’s cool. But Jesus? Now you crossed the line. So the pope at the time hired someone else to censor it and give the important figures clothes. He worked on it for 6 or 9 months before he died.
And then the symbolism in this one is great. Somewhere in the right, there are homosexuals in heaven. (No matter what, the Vatican will say “Those straight men are happy” I’ll get to that in a second), Michelangelo painted himself near Jesus, and the terrible pope is in hell with a snake biting his balls.
And if you were to point ANY of this out to the Vatican, they will deny all of it and claim Michelangelo was a catholic hero. In fact, when they discovered the symbolism around the 60s or 70s, the guy who told the Vatican was kicked out of the Vatican for life.
TL;DR: Michelangelo hated the pope and made the best “fuck you” of all time.

YO. ALL OF THIS^. Michelangelo was hella grumpy all of the time. It was fantastic.
However, as beautiful as this commentary is, I’m gonna make a little correction. The Pope isn’t the one in hell getting his balls bitten; that guy is actually the Papal Minister of Ceremonies a the time, Biagio de Cesena. 
See, when Michelangelo was painting this, as you said, lots of people were uncomfortable with all of the nudity (especially because the Last Judgement [back wall mural] was painted much later when nudity in religious art was even more controversial than before), but the dude who was the angriest was de Cesena. 
He was so angry that he reportedly burst in on Michelangelo while he was working (which is already a big no-no because Michelangelo’s requirements for working were mostly “fuck the hell off and leave me alone or else I quit and I will stab you in the eye with my paintbrush/chisel”.). He then proceeds to tell Michelangelo that this fresco is disgusting and obscene and shame on him etc etc. He also referred to it as “i stui di nudi”, which means “A stew of nudes” which is one of the best descriptions of a thing ever, if you ask me. 
So Michelangelo, probably on the cusp of homicide is like “Thank you for the notes. Now get the fuck out,” and de Cesena reluctantly does. 
Later, he comes to see the finished product and finds that Michelangelo had painted his portrait down in Hell to represent the Minos, King of the Dead. He has the ears of an ass and the above described crotch biting snake:

Upon seeing this and being enraged, de Cesena went to the Pope to demand that it be changed and that Michelangelo be punished. However, the Pope was SO incredibly done dealing with Michelangelo’s snark, tantrums, and general hatred of the world and everyone in it, that he didn’t want to do shit. 
The Pope’s response to him was literally to say “As Pope, I have a lot of influence on Earth and up in Heaven, but I have no jurisdiction in Hell. You’re shit out of luck.” 
And it stayed.
Michelangelo, grade A artist, snark master, and professional dick.

rgfellows:

dandraco:

hollyoakhill:

do you ever think about how little Michelangelo cared

All right, everyone, grab a chair and sit back because I’m going to share with you what I learned about Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel in my Art History Class.

The man NEVER wanted to paint the damn thing. But the pope at the time “forced him to” According to my teacher. Michelangelo hated this man, I MEAN REALLY HATED HIM. So did a majority of people. The pope’s nickname translated literally means “Terrible pope”.

And the working conditions were awful. He had to work on his back with all that paint, which is filled with some toxic shit that gave Michelangelo a limp for the rest of his life.
(Also, our teacher made us get on our backs and try drawing with both hands JUST to prove how bad and uncomfortable it is.)

At the time, the ceiling was so high, you could barely see it. You need binoculars to get a good look at what’s up there, by the time people could see the paintings, there was a lot of weird symbolism that Michelangelo hid up there.

This one? The creation of the sun and moon? God is mooning you. And the pope and all others after him prayed under that without knowing.

This one? At the time, dissecting was sacrilegious and everyone found out how behind God was what looked like half a brain. blah blah, science, science, that pissed everyone off.

And also, ALLLLLLL the men and women in the Sistine Chapel are all on fucking steroids. My teacher described the women’s bodies as "Men bodies with boobs slapped on."

And then there is this:

Now this is the back wall. Michelangelo actually wanted to paint this one after he finished the ceiling. (and there was a different pope too, I believe.) However, originally, EVERYONE in that painting was naked. And they didn’t like it. Adam and Eve naked? That’s cool. But Jesus? Now you crossed the line. So the pope at the time hired someone else to censor it and give the important figures clothes. He worked on it for 6 or 9 months before he died.

And then the symbolism in this one is great. Somewhere in the right, there are homosexuals in heaven. (No matter what, the Vatican will say “Those straight men are happy” I’ll get to that in a second), Michelangelo painted himself near Jesus, and the terrible pope is in hell with a snake biting his balls.

And if you were to point ANY of this out to the Vatican, they will deny all of it and claim Michelangelo was a catholic hero. In fact, when they discovered the symbolism around the 60s or 70s, the guy who told the Vatican was kicked out of the Vatican for life.

TL;DR: Michelangelo hated the pope and made the best “fuck you” of all time.

YO. ALL OF THIS^. Michelangelo was hella grumpy all of the time. It was fantastic.

However, as beautiful as this commentary is, I’m gonna make a little correction. The Pope isn’t the one in hell getting his balls bitten; that guy is actually the Papal Minister of Ceremonies a the time, Biagio de Cesena. 

See, when Michelangelo was painting this, as you said, lots of people were uncomfortable with all of the nudity (especially because the Last Judgement [back wall mural] was painted much later when nudity in religious art was even more controversial than before), but the dude who was the angriest was de Cesena. 

He was so angry that he reportedly burst in on Michelangelo while he was working (which is already a big no-no because Michelangelo’s requirements for working were mostly “fuck the hell off and leave me alone or else I quit and I will stab you in the eye with my paintbrush/chisel”.). He then proceeds to tell Michelangelo that this fresco is disgusting and obscene and shame on him etc etc. He also referred to it as “i stui di nudi”, which means “A stew of nudes” which is one of the best descriptions of a thing ever, if you ask me. 

So Michelangelo, probably on the cusp of homicide is like “Thank you for the notes. Now get the fuck out,” and de Cesena reluctantly does. 

Later, he comes to see the finished product and finds that Michelangelo had painted his portrait down in Hell to represent the Minos, King of the Dead. He has the ears of an ass and the above described crotch biting snake:

image

Upon seeing this and being enraged, de Cesena went to the Pope to demand that it be changed and that Michelangelo be punished. However, the Pope was SO incredibly done dealing with Michelangelo’s snark, tantrums, and general hatred of the world and everyone in it, that he didn’t want to do shit. 

The Pope’s response to him was literally to say “As Pope, I have a lot of influence on Earth and up in Heaven, but I have no jurisdiction in Hell. You’re shit out of luck.” 

And it stayed.

Michelangelo, grade A artist, snark master, and professional dick.

image

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@2 weeks ago with 208563 notes

Fox hat! Finished! One Christmas gift down … let’s not count how many left because I will sob.

Epic Wolf/Fox Hat pattern 

I added a simple fair isle border because I didn’t think I would have enough orange otherwise (good call) and the orange wasn’t super soft but the black is very soft and lovely. This is a really easy pattern and she has a lot of photos to help you out so I would recommend it for beginners who want to stretch (minus the fair isle bit, that was my addition and not in the pattern*). I should also note this is an adult sized pattern.

*If you are a beginner and want to try fair isle, I say go for it. I don’t subscribe to notion that you have to do basic knit for x amount of time. If you picked up a set of needles yesterday, maybe not, but other than that, go for it. 

@1 day ago
#knitting #fox #Knitter #fox hat #hat #hat pattern #funny animal hats #Christmas knitting 

bitchinknit:

knitterswithattitude:

On friday, one week before comiccon, I remembered this scene from bob’s burgers. I had to go for it. So I worked really hard with the help of espphoto to get this done in a week. It was knit plain and then the yellow lettering was duplicate stitched on top to save time.

The color chart is posted here and can be used on any sweater (or anything) that’s more than 48 stitches across. There’s no pattern for the sweater because it was improvised. It’s pretty cool to know that I can make a body first and then calculate a sleeve cap to perfectly fit in the armscye without any problems. Set in sleeves are my favorite patterns to draft and seam.

I’ll post some photos of the con later this week.

LOL

I LOVE this. I make reference to this scene all the time and no one ever gets it.

@6 days ago with 1133 notes
#knitting cosplay 

Knitting List

I need to put this somewhere. Please note if you actually read this, I have no interest in being project monogamous. As if.

Almost done:

Monster hat for halloween: Try another horn pattern. Do spikes or ears or both.

Fair Isle Triangle pattern - block and see if that fixes problems

Fox Hat - sew on ears

In progress:

Royally Striped for Mom for xmas - continue to knit boring stripe pattern forever. must work on this more if i have hopes of completing.

Lace hat for me - no rush

My Favorite things cowl - also no rush

Amazing Technicolor DreamSweater for me - also no rush

Christmas projects to start:

Meg - make another fox hat with that is slightly longer to cover ears or use almost finished one. Hat #2 - that slightly ren-faire one.

Beth - should I do a hat/cowl combo? Or a kitty hat and another hat? Choices choices. I could do bough hat and cowl but I think I need more yarn for that combo. 

Hollie - Picholine Hat with peluche yarn, pick color

Dave - that beanie? He wants the Hosfos hat but he bought the yarn for that so I’m not sure that should be a christmas gift.

Kiddo #1 - make her a cute hat

Kiddo #2 - finish up her blanket since she won’t wear hats.

——

I am insane.

@1 week ago with 1 note
#knitting until the end of time #Christmas knitting 

I’ve been putting my stash on Ravelry so I know what I have, esp when I go to buy new yarn. And I was hoping it would make not want to buy more yarn for awhile. Nope, seeing it all on ravelry somehow makes me feel like I need more.

@1 week ago with 4 notes

What is something you would make if you had unlimited talent/supplies/patience?

Cardigans and more cardigans. And then I’d use my unlimited talent to design my own things.

(Source: fannishknits)

@3 weeks ago with 69 notes
#Knitter