QueerJoe Knitting and Pearling
Yes, you read that correctly. Knitting and PEARLING! While technically, I’m really crocheting and pearling it wasn’t quite the same blog title.
What Is Knitting and Pearling?
A while ago, I mentioned that I saw an MSNBC contributor wearing purls. It renewed my interest in claiming a simple strand of pearls as something a guy could wear.
This might not seem very revolutionary to many. Yeah, yeah…big deal…someone gender-fucking around with jewelry. But for me it’s never been easy to try and carry off something like this. But truthfully, I like wearing pearls. I love their heft. The smooth iridescent quality of the little gems has always made them appealing to me.
At the Men’s Knitting Retreat two weeks ago, a very thoughtful and generous attendee gave me a beautiful string of purls. They were graduated in size and looked really nice. Unfortunately, I’m not used to wearing necklaces, and on the drive home, I was scratching my neck and broke the string of pearls (sorry Derek…if you’re reading this). They went all over my car. But I have saved them all, and I will definitely re-string them. The size was perfect for a casual bit of bling on my neck.
Another friend from home sells handmade jewelry. She had the perfect strand of pearls (the pearls in the feature photo above). So now I have two strands.
Wearing them is everything I’d hoped…luxury that makes me feel so good.
A little behind-the-scenes look at blog photography. I have two decks on the back of my house. The railing on the top deck has become a favorite spot for taking photos of longer items. As I tried to set up the photo for today’s blog entry, this happened.
Oh jeez! It required me to drop the entire piece down to where the cone of silk landed. I then decided to just take the photo on the lush green of the back yard.
I add another couple of row-repeats to this beauty. It’s up to about 14 I think. I have noticed the rows are starting to go more quickly as they get shorter and shorter. Hopefully I’ll have made even more progress by Monday!