It's been a while since I've posted, and for good reason: I'm entering my last semester of grad school, and finals through December were pretty brutal since I took 17 hours. Mark my words: DO. NOT. DO. THAT.
Anyway, I have big plans for this blog in the coming months. I've ordered a good bit of supplies from Knitpicks (including new needles to replace the ones I have used into tarnish and even destroyed). Even using what I have around the house, I have knitted a fair number of pieces that sit next to me in various states of finish: a red and white striped minidress, a bra top, shrug, cardi's... lots of ends to weave in! What I intend to do is this: knit Pullip-sized versions of popular Ravelry and Knitty designs, kindly ask for permission to post the Pullip patterns from designers, and then release the patterns on here. At the very least, I think I can post pictures of the finished products, even without permission (since presumably the designer would allow me to post a picture of their design on a human), so at least there will be pictures as soon as I go on the massive finishing spree required to get these pieces (including the older, already-posted pieces that have yet to be finished) photo-ready.
Good news too: Christmas (or rather, New Year's) yielded a fantastic new friend - Neo Noir, who I've named Lillian. I LOVE this doll - I was a little Gothy in high school and she is unmistakably Goth with that cat-eye makeup and deep red eyes. Lillian opens up all kinds of opportunities for me to knit: where Lenore is usually bright and sunny but sometimes conservative (a kind of amalgam of my sister's and my styles), Lillian is dark, demure, (dare I say sexy?) and certainly not afraid to show a little skin. Where it feels strange dressing Lenore in revealing styles, it feels natural with Lillian. So the plans are to post some patterns in that direction - lingerie, micro-miniskirts, corset styling, and deep jewel tones.
Finally, I have a great modified pattern that the Puchi Collective has graciously given me permission to post: Pullip pants. Since school is starting soon, I should be able to get access to a scanner (when the lab isn't busy, which it shouldn't be early on in the semester) and post that as a .pdf (no resizing needed).
So please, stay tuned and bear with me!