Monday, October 31, 2005

crocheted trim is going to rescue me

I receive a phone call from the school this morning:
"Dee?  Hi, this is the second grade teacher's aid.  Does your son have a costume for tomorrow?  He's quite upset that he didn't bring it in today."

"What?  No, he has it.  We tucked his costume into his book bag last night.  Have him look around; I'm sure he'll find it.  He's going to be Spiderman."

"Um, No, that won't do.  He's to be a Saint tomorrow, remember?  He needs his Saint costume ..."

((gasp!!)) "Oh!!!  Yes, I have it here; I'll deliver it tomorrow..."

And then it sets in -- fear!  That "it's foggy outside and there's a monster chasing me" fear!  Had I mentioned last week that I needed to dust off the sewing machine and whip up a costume for my son?  I'm sure I did; but I never got around to it!  Oh NO!!! 
 

So what does one do?  I looked at the trim I crocheted for last year's costume, St. Mary, that you see to the right.  From the trim I gather up what colors would go with the basic blue theme.  I then run and look at my fabric stash (Did I ever admit that I have a fabric stash?  LOL  I do, but it's nothing like my yarn stash!  I use the fabric for photo backgrounds)  Anyway ... I rummage through and I find an awesome deep green velvet ... enough to make a sash.  (I am SO hoping they wore sashes in the 600s!)  I figure he can wear the light blue shoulder piece (seen in the photo here) on his head, with the green sash.  He should make a mighty handsome St. Zachary.  BTW, I made the two rope pieces you see there too ... thankfully that crocheted trim is going to rescue me from the fog and that monster that's chasing me!  ((grins))

... So, while I'm off to get out the sewing machine and let the petal hit the metal (Sheila, are you envisioning this?  It's a scary thought, huh?? LOL), here are the hats I promised that are available for purchase.  If you're interested in helping me raise funds for the American Cancer Society, they're $35 each (includes shipping w/in US).  As usual, first come, first serve.

CLICK ONTO THE PICTURES TO ENLARGE:

 Gigi Jolie:  due to wonderful comments on the first offering of this style hat, I crocheted another!  It has the finer (smaller) stitches than the Marlene hat shown below, but is created from the same pattern concept. Washing instructions are to hand wash and lay flat to dry; do not spin/wring. The designer fiber used is from England, is 100% nylon and incredibly soft!

Colors: Neon pink, orange, green and yellow with white whisper puffs of soft "fur."

Current Status:  AVAILABLE


Gigi Jolie II: this hat was crocheted with the same finer stitches as the Gigi Jolie hat above.  Washing instructions are to hand wash and lay flat to dry; do not spin/wring. The designer fiber used is from England, is 100% nylon and superbly soft!

Colors: Neon pink, orange, green and light purple with purple whisper puffs of soft "fur."

Current Status:  AVAILABLE

Marlene Two:  one reader wrote that this hat reminded her of the fall foliage in the New England States.  In thinking about it, I couldn't agree with her more!  So I created another!   Since a larger hook was used the end results is a stunning hat with texture. Washing instructions are to hand wash and lay flat to dry; do not spin/wring.  The designer fiber used is from Italy, is 40% nylon, 35% Merino New Wool, and 25% acrylic -- and it's extraordinarily  soft!

Colors:  A variety of oranges mutate throughout the work and combine with gold flecks and puffs of burnt orange/brown "fur".  Stunning when sunlight dances upon it.

Current Status:  AVAILABLE

1 comment:

shooser1 said...

LOL!  I bet you do much better with the sewing machine than I do!!!!  Hugs, Sheila