Friday, April 18, 2008

My alter ego

I know that you all know I am a super villi, er, ah... Hero. And you know that I am a costumer by day. But, did you know that by night my secret identity is a rockstar?! I bet you didn't !
Yep. Somewhere deep down inside, I am, and have always been, a rockstar. I just hadn't made the shirt to prove it.
Until now...

Name: Rockstar
Pattern: Yarn Over Steek Vest from Loop de Loop
Yarn: Gedifra Shanina, 4 balls
Needles: Knit Picks Options, size 15
Notes: This was a very quick knit. I did it in one day. Now, if I had been at work on Wednesday, I couldn't have finished it in one day, but laying on the couch allows for quite a lot of knitting time. Bonus- it only took 4 balls of yarn.

The pattern is almost so easy that you have to concentrate on it to keep from making it harder than required. I would say though, if you plan to make this shirt, and you have breasts larger than a B cup, you want to add length. I added two inches in the ribbing, and it just comes to my belly button. Granted, the pattern has amazing Plastic Man like qualities (It stretches a lot - for all you non superhero geeks), but as it stretches out, it gets shorter. You all know what I mean. You all have done it. Anyway, I could have added another 2" easy. I like the end result, but I would mind it longer.
The coolest thing about the pattern is the "steek". It's created by doing yo's in the center, then dropping them when you come to them the next round. As you go up the shirt, you yo more times in the center, making a longer string across the "steek". That's it. That's the "magic".

I'd like to take this time to point out that Rockstars wear a lot of black. Like 70% of my clothes are black or grey. Oddly, I don't knit a lot in black. I now remember why. Cat hair. That's all I'm saying.
Lastly, how about a preview look at a shot from my next album, "2000 square foot closet"?


KnelleyBelley said...

You, my friend, are a true rock star. Your wearable rock star is the coolest.

WifeMomKnitter said...

Can I play the tamborine in your band like Tracy did in the Partridge Family?

costumechick said...

no, but you can play the electirc tamborine. we are a haevy metal band, after all.

Anonymous said...

Picture too sexy**STOP**Delete immeadiatly**STOP**May attract other guys or people with shoe fetishes**STOP**Or maybe muslin hanger dealy fetishers**STOP**


Deenz said...

That looks awesome on you! Woo-hoo!