Friday, April 23, 2010

By Popular Request (Sunglasses AND Hazmat Suit Required!)

Blog readers can sometimes be a bit, um, perverse. Here I went and posted my latest FO--Roy's Formal Socks--a work that reflects my impeccable taste and fashion sense, and all anyone wanted to see was the tuxedo that completes the outfit.




Note the unremarkable bow tie and studs. We just haven't found the perfect set to complement the jacket. Harry, of course, has a similar outfit, but I am afraid I melted all my camera lenses taking this picture, so you will have to use your imagination: Just think of a gigantic spider in psychedelic formal attire whizzing around on his purple iPod/skateboard.

Sorry about the headache.

I understand Knitty and Color is getting a bit tired of carding Jelly Bean batts. Apparently, Roy isn't the only one who owns tasteful tuxedos. Someone even commissioned me to spin six of these batts for her very own sets of formal foot covers.

I have been busily knitting away on the Queen Susan, but frankly, working on this shawl is akin to scrubbing Boston Common with a toothbrush. And it currently looks like a hairnet for 700-pound pumpkin. Nothing much to show yet. Check back in, say, six months.

Next week, I am off to the Maryland Sheep and Wool show. Several people have expressed interest in meeting me, so I made myself a t-shirt sporting my avatar on both the front and back. If you see a short lady wearing a rainbowed octopus, it's probably me. Stop and say hello!

25 comments:

Laritza said...

For a minute I thought you'd be wearing the tux!
See you there! I will have my yorksett T-shirt

knittingdragonflies said...

That is the great thing about shawls, they look so pitiful and then you block them and "pow" greatness!
Vicki

Susan (and SmokeyBlue in spirit) said...

Do I see fractals on the sleeve?

Judith said...

love the tux!! Peter Max - eat your heart out!

Soo said...

...and the trousers?

Have a great time next week!

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

You know, I think my date wore a cumberbund from that designer to our prom!

m1k1 said...

haha
very good.
word verification is uncomess
is this short for uncomeliness?
that has to be a word. right?

Angela said...

Sunglasses?!?! You need to don a welder's sheild to view that tux! That really is super cool though, thanks for sharing.

gayle said...

It's quite pretty, though it could use a bit more red...

Tenna Draper said...

Love the tux, AND the socks/yarn. Will try your techniques with spinning my next batch...

Just wanted to say--

Check out EARRINGS, yes, I said earrings--most post earrings can work double duty as tux buttons--and the colors!

I have a pair that I found in Florida, made of a bright blue wood, actually, that is banded. I forget what it's called, but they change color with the light, from Blue to green--sort of like the head of a mallard duck.

KPiep said...

My girls wandered by as your post came up...and they LOVED the tux!

BadCatDesigns said...

Have fun at Maryland! I wish I could make it this year, but I will look forward to seeing your post about it as a poor substitute...

drpaisley said...

Oh, that's gorgeous! Want want want!

Jane said...

OMG! I think I can still see the image of that tux even with my eyes closed! LOL. Have a wonderful time at MS&W and bring back lots and lots of fun things!

Experimental Knitter said...

Not kidding about the sunglasses!
Wow!!

knitbyheidi said...

Your taste is as always impeecable:)

your socks really goes wonderfully well with a tux like this. not to mention the fact that you and harry will outshine anyone else wearing matching tuxedos:D

I really do hope that your trip to maryland sheep festival will be fun with lots of meeting with your blog readers!

Eric said...

Wow. The sunglasses warning is appreciated. Great tux! Very interesting.

MoniqueB. said...

I'm amazed that one might actually máke such a flamboyant tuxedo!
It will fit perfectly with the handspun and knitted socks.
Jawdropping...

KnittyAndColor said...

Oh my. Now that is fun. I see why my batts were a natural choice to go with this outfit. I have renewed zeal to make more...weeeee!

Mo said...

I found the PERFECT woman to escort Harry and Cheeto to ANY formal event! Katy Perry in her glow-in-the-dark CuteCircuit gown for the Met gala ball.

http://www.peoplestylewatch.com/people/stylewatch/gallery/0,,20366016,00.html#20779853

Carol said...

snort! Hairnet for a pumpkin! heh

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I would totally wear that tux.

Rosemary said...

HOW did I miss this post? Outstanding!

yarnlot said...

Fractals indeed, probably hand embroidered...

Batty said...

I think it's stunning. I'd grab a women's version in a minute.