So, this year at Geek Girl Con a bunch of us were going to Crosplay as an all women Capt. America and the Howlin’ Commandos. I was going to dress up as Dum Dum Dugan.
Sadly, our ringleader will not make it, and due to a bunch of other bullshit, I don’t feel like I could do it justice in the time and budget I have allotted. Which means it’s put off for a year.
But you know what that means?
That means I can knit the PERFECT Dum Dum Dugan sweater!!!! Cascade 220 makes an OD Green and a brown that will work. I’ve examined the stills, it’s a basic Donegal style, with a mock turtle neck, knit in Stockinette so it rolls, no smaller ribbing at wrists, neck or waistband, probably knit on size 6 needles.
Nerd Knitter Powers, Activate!
I have at least two projects I need to finish first, but I’m pretty sure I can get those done, pick up the yarn (or if I don’t like the colors when I see them Knitpicks sells undyed wool in the lengths and weights I need, that we can RIT bath ourselves).
We’ve found pants that will work and will fit my hips, which have gotten smaller since the last time I measured them, oddly enough. Also I do need a new pair of combat boots anyway, and we found a couple Surplus stores in the area which are still actual Surplus stores, and had to stop myself from buying an awesome Hungarian Army backpack, and a new bush jacket. The one Surplus store actually had the vintage ankle boot style combat boots that would be period appropriate.
Mwaa haa ha ha aaaaaa!
So, I might try to get this done in time for Norwescon. We’ll see what happens, if life plays fair or throws more internal organ bullshit my way. We’ll see.
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Hey, knitting a sweater gives you something to do while recovering from organ of doom. 🙂