2011-02-13 08:10 pm (UTC)
Maybe they could knit Roswell a kitty-sweater too!! lol
Milla needs the sweater, she's hairless at the moment.
is good for that sort of thing. Lemme check to see if her fingers can handle the weight yarn you're going to need.
And what Hemingway is wearing is only partly a sweater. It looks to be a sweater/suede hybrid. Do you want a suede or fabric front, or are you just looking for the burly turtleneck style? (the non-sweater bit might be on top of knitted material - from the way it is hanging it looks to be that rather than a chest attached to knitted shoulders and neck).
I just want a turtleneck.
She can totally do that. I'm putting you two in email contact with each other.
2011-02-13 08:29 pm (UTC)
You are toggling the Knitterverse. I need to learn to knit, myself. I'd like to make myself a whole series of necklers, little soft over the head turtlenecks, but not attached to a sweater. Just enough to keep my neck warm.
has a sweater neck & sleeves -- I guess it's kind of every thing but the sweater....
ooh. that is pretty dang awesome. I'd totally just buy one if I hadn't posted this first. Now the idea of a one-of-a-kind blog-inspired-hybrid is ringing my bells. Plus, I'd rather spend my money on blog-peeps if I have the opportunity. How did you find that so quick?
yes the blog inspired side is MUCH more interesting! As for how I found it... My friends a work call me Google for a reason. I'm just super geeky that way!
so true. thanks for pointing that out.
Those are not uncommon sweaters over here.
The usual ones are the ones with suede on the shoulders, but I have seen a suede front panel one a few years ago.
I am going to repost and nudge a friend who knits. She may be interested in a commission.
At any other time of the year, I would be at your doorstep with yarn I'm fairly sure matches and what looks like a pair of fairly small circular needles.
The giant pile of books currently sitting on me (aka grad school) is rather a hindrence these days, however, I think a hemingway-esque collar would be rather quick and simple, being so unfitted and such.
woo hoo! we must meet at some point in time anyway. when's grad school over?
I have a lovely break the second week in March, if a collar can wait until then.
You have many knitter fans, including myself. I'll spread this around Ravelry and I'm sure I can find a suitable qualified person quickly.
Judging from past comments, I think that my reader base goes like this:
2) pet people
4) gun owners
5) zombie hunters
6) science-fiction fans
8) Dresden Doll fans
oh, and typeographers in there somewhere.
A Ravelry LSG (Lazy, Stupid and Godless ;) ) knitter has emailed you, Kyle! I'm sorry I couldn't help you, but I'm starting a new job Monday, and I'm concerned I don't have the knitting skill.
Please give Roswell a smooch for me and enjoy your fixed sweater!
I'm trying to smooch roswell for you, but we're on the back porch and she's sniffing the snow, perhaps in preparation to eating it. I'll get her later.
Oh wait, here she comes. Smooched. Snow, it seems, not very tasty.
if your ray gun can melt through the human mind, we'll count it.
All of the above except number 9. However - oldest son qualifies for 9.
Hi there. I'm a knitter. Possibly a little far away to be of any use to you though in Australia. :)
But seriously, if you want something hand made, best place to ask is Alchemy on Etsy. You'll find someone who'll make what you want for the price you want. Just so you're pre-warned though, a man sized sweater isn't a small job! ;)
i don't want a whole sweater, i just want a neck attached to the one i got!
This is what I get for reading LJ before morning coffee! *yawns*
I'm not an idiot; I promise :P
I'm a knitter and could TOTALLY do something like this for you, I'm going to e-mail you right now.
i wonder if it would be possible to knit a carrying case/pouch/sweater-attachment for roswell.
This would be even easier than the neck part. No picking up old stitches!
kyle, dude. seriously. ros is way more interesting (not to mention photogenic) than your sweater.
I'm also a knitter who could totally hook you up, but I imagine you have lots of offers already so I'll do some mini sweaters instead. I love the idea of helping the homeless in such a great way. Thank you for posting about this. I'm going to repost your post so my knitting friends can get in on the action. :D
2011-02-14 02:57 am (UTC)
In Which There is Knitting!!!!!!
At a guess, I'd say it would take me about 3-6 hours to do that T-neck depending on the gauge of yarn, whether it's stand-up or fold-over, and so on. (I'm assuming it's a fairly heavy weight yarn.) I'm not volunteering, since you have plenty of offers, just providing information. Knitting tends to take a *lot* longer than non-knitters usually expect, and yarn costs more. People too often seem to think $25 would be a fair rate to have something knitted and the economics just don't work out. (Not assuming *you* would do this, but it is depressingly common.)
Basically the ways to get something knit for you are to pay a fair hourly wage plus materials, which translates to several-hundred-dollar sweaters, to inspire someone so that they want to make you something, for their own pleasure and yours, or to find someone who will enjoy knitting this particular thing and just wants it subsidized a bit. This is why not too many people knit for a living!
My Socks is almost as bad (see LJ userpic). Perhaps it is a genetic facet of tuxedocats?
2011-02-16 02:08 am (UTC)
Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!
that picture of you and roswell is the cutest thing i've ever seen. what a sweet little furry bowling ball. i love her little face. and when i say little, i mean little cuz she has an abnormally small head for such a big bowling ball belly! :)