Electric Trilobite Cowl

I have some casual hopes to get some photos that a) show this cowl on a human body-ish shape, so you can see how it’s worn and how it looks on, and b) don’t have my dog’s behind in the background (that’s kind of like, her flank, I think, but still), but those are very casual hopes right now. Holidays have me running pretty far behind where I’d like to be, but at least the year is starting out strong-ish, I guess.

Trilobite Cowl/Collar.

(Incidentally, this has an obvious scarf potential. I’m thinking about making a minor change to the eye (well, button) placement, and it may work better in a scarf. I’d need to buy new yarn, though, and I am pretty hesitant to do that. Would anybody be in on a trilobite-scarf-along?)

Outlander Background Woolworker #7 Mitts.

I’ve been working on my Outlander mitts since October, and the pattern is finally finished: you can find it here. The name is a little sardonic at the moment, since I’ve always been oddly uncomfortable referencing the occasional costume designer’s decision to use my work: it’s so exciting and so cool and there’s a sense of being really well-appreciated because the designers themselves are easy and enjoyable to work with—it’s always been a really good experience. It’s the ideal way for a shy person to be on TV.

Which is to not be, at all.

But I feel like once I slowly, gradually catch on as to why someone is making an unusually large order or wants four of x given thing (or get told), I can’t tell if it’s a secret or not. I guess since no one’s ever actually asked me to be hushed about it, I can admit to one brief brush with fame from years ago. The potential for it to be effectively self-promotional has probably faded.

Anyway, the most interesting thing about this mitt design is that they appeared very briefly in Outlander. It was a long time ago, in the first season, I think. You can see them, knit in moss green Patons Classic, on the lady to the lower left of your screen.

(Incidentally, if you do costume design, and would like to use my pieces in your work, I’m always thrilled to know, and would also not tell anyone if you asked me not to. Conversely, I’d probably tell everybody if you asked me to. So.)