Monday, November 21, 2011

Of cloaks and knitted white roses

This weekend I was able to take a few pictures, not to mention venture forth to the fabric store, so let me elaborate on a few crafting plans, shall I?

So first, here is half a finished pair of my easier-to-knit alternative to knee length socks (which I love, mind you), for which I'm avoiding the term 'legwarmers' because it might be harder for me to argue they have true loli potential, which I personally feel they do. OH! And they're going to laceup, hence the rectangular (non tube-ish) shape.

The lighting was not good, so I edited a bit. I'm not familiar with this editing program, so I hope it's not too hard to see! That's supposed to be a window in the center, with chandeliers and rose vines on the sides...

For my winter coat this year, as a cheaper and so much more nerdily fantastical alternative, I'm making a cloak. I have always wanted one, ever since I fell in love with The Lord of the Rings at twelve. Here's my fabric for the outer layer (black with swirlies and points) and the lining (snuggly red fleece).

I used the lining as a backdrop for the clasp (as you can see). I love white gems, and I'm probably influenced in this by the Elves.

Also, I picked up a package of black and white fleur-de-lis appliques that I have been eying for the longest time.

I also acquired a handy little book about embroidery, which I've discovered I love like some people love knitting or crochet or...or flower-making... Anyway, it's "my" craft, if you know what I mean, the one that really feels "right." I think it's because it's a bit like drawing.
Thanks so much for reading, my dancers--I've got to run at the moment though, so I'll see you again soon!


  1. I can't wait to see the cloak. You've picked a beautiful fabric!

  2. Thanks so much! It's sewing up surprisingly fast.

  3. Hey there! It was so cool running into you last night. You are the first fellow blogger I've met in real life. :) Hope we'll see you around from time to time!

  4. You are too, and it really was amazing! I hope so too--I'll definitely be haunting the clubs more often! ;D

  5. Yet another great blog I haven't actually commented on yet... I was wondering if you were ever going to post on the Dreamers Raven Quill again? I enjoy writing myself and therfore would quite like to read more of a writing blog.
    The Mad Vampire Poet


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