As I prep for Rhinebeck I look at the items I picked up from NYCC and the four days I spent there having a blast, and the lucky dodge from ConCrud on Monday. But next year, if I do all four days with parties Friday and Saturday night again, which is likely I will take Monday to sleep and recover.
Captain America, Nikki Fury, Nick Fury, Captain America. I would have loved to have found a woman playing Captain America, but alas did not spot any though I did see a few USO girls.
Dr. Martha Jones with Gandalf and Bilbo made of lego. Also the best part of Comic Con is costumes. I made it to the Doctor Who Photo shoot on Sunday.
A conga line of angels….
Led by the wooden alien from the Christmas Special.
Some Friends as the Doctor (here to help) and Oswin as well as Steampunk Idris and River. It was a fun Four days. Now I have to cut this short as my ride is here.
Now I’m off to the car and to Rhinebeck. I’m in my zipperless red vivian and will have cards! Say Hi!
costumes, Geekery, Knitting
Look it’s Vivian, with me about two rows into a seed stitch collar when I noticed something. Cables. Sleeve cables.
It turns out my “memorizing” of the pattern had forgotten one thing, the cables every 4 regular repeats cross out into 2 sets of cables before crossing back into a single center cable. On the body I missed one near the top. I could live without fixing it. The Sleeves though, the sleeves.
That long stretch of center cable should be broken up by two cable crosses like the ones below.
As you can see from the back of the sweater, both the crosses and right where I stopped doing them as I focused on all the other steps in the pattern and “in pattern” wasn’t quite what it should be. The back is missing one cross as well. And like the front I could live with it but the sleeves keep getting me.
The problem is that all the decreases and changes that were happening to the sleeve for the shoulder saddle mean I will have to rip back that section. It took a couple hours to do so I could make up the time. The question then becomes do I rip back the entire shoulder saddle? Not too bad, or do I rip back to fix all the cables? And can I get this done by Saturday? Yep. Or really Friday when we pile into the car and head to Rhinebeck?
At this point I am really deciding how much frogging and knitting I will be doing while watching the debate tonight. I can always block the sweater on Sunday right? And who needs a zipper, its been unseasonably warm…right? Opinions?
Tune in next time for As the Cable Turns
Until then I leave you with ”River Song” taking care of “Eleven’s” fez at the Doctor Who photo shoot at NYCC.
For some reason that I can’t fathom the bus ride seems to be getting longer. On Monday I was on the bus so long that I was a couple of rows from finishing a fingerless mit, which I finished but for the thumb on the subway.
The on on the right, it started as a way to see if I could get an Iron Man inspired glove going and at some point turned into that. But as I looked at I couldn’t help but think it looks more Flash than IM. What can I say? I had just spent the weekend at New York Comic Con. Heroes are on the brain. I mean NYCC is to blame for this and this and that poor marvel scarf if it ever happens.
And it wasn’t as if I wasn’t wrapped in this when I got chilly. I find NYCC to be a mecca of nerdy inspiration. You may have noticed that WIP on the left. Working on making of glove of big blue. Seeing this guy walk around (I did a double take) you can’t help but have supes on the brain. I may redo the cuff in red. But these are just ideas I am spewing out on the universe. I also have green and gold yarn calling out to be Loki.
Yes I was at the Javits center all weekend, I figured it was safer there for the wallet. But I did send my friends who did head up to Rhinebeck off with a mission to bring me something nice. They delivered quite well.
Three skeins of yarn in red, black, and a red orange colorway.
The largest of the skeins being 1120 yards of a fingering weight yarn. That will be fun to play with. Possibly a sweater of some kind. My friends are awesome.