Like Clockwork

So, Sunday night there was a steampunk performance at the Celtic Knot, by the Absinthe Minded Professors.  My inner gears started turning, and after doing some Ravelry searches, stitch counts, and purusing the world wide web, I was inspired.

I figured out what I wanted to do and couldn’t stop.  I stayed up way too late working my way through a skein of Rowan Bamboo.  I have 4 more to work with in this colorway, and two more in a slightly steampunk color as well.

I haven’t quite decided exactly what to do with it.  I keep laying it out on the table in different combinations, is it a scarf? A shawl? A bracelet (or many?) ? – any suggestions?


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. michimusic
    May 26, 2011 @ 14:16:21

    OoO!!! I am seeing black corsets adorned with these….they’d be So much lighter than the drawer pulls, knobs and grain distributors I’ve been strapping to myself! 😉


  2. michimusic
    May 26, 2011 @ 14:17:14

    another cool idea…could they somehow be snapped on or attached in a way that various “gears” could actually “turn”?


  3. Little Green Pixie
    May 26, 2011 @ 16:55:19

    So, I am just turning them out mindlessly. I would be more than happy to give you some for a corset. And, I think my only chance for making them “turn” would be to get some fabric stiffener. And even then it is a hit or miss. You are not the first one to suggest piecing them together that way. What I have been thinking is making a stole out of them with antique skeleton keys (of which I have many) as fringe.

    The gears are in all different shapes and sizes. The small ones might work well as earrings or pieced together into bracelets. I am currently trying to find more of the yarn so I can just keep making them. They are a little addictive….


  4. michimusic
    May 27, 2011 @ 10:16:50

    Oo! Keys! Yay! I wouldn’t mind putting 1 or 2 of those on a pin I can attach to my corset. Did you see the black hanky I had with white gear embroidered?

    Glad to see the creative juices flowed in your direction 🙂 I laughed when I packed my little top hat lat night….it fits Perfectly in the box for my download cards. As if it were made to be!


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