Friday, February 17, 2012

Pop-up book project... crazy but good

This is a little project (and by little I mean huge and awesome) I am working on. There is an amazing crew of folks working on it. We are currently playing with scale models in order to troubleshoot before we are working with a 18 foot whatnot. It is cool. We submitted a proposal... I really really hope the folks at the burning man org decides we are worthy of funding. The crew is so cool... peeps who really follow through and are wicked fun to work with.

#48 Curly Scarfy in dark red wool

This is the project I finished this week. It is a dark red ribbed scarf done with Wool-Ease chunky yarn and a fat fat crochet needle. Anybody could do this scarf. I hadn't really done any crochet in *gasp* 20 years.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

#49 McCall's 6127 Tunic

So this little tunic is part of McCall's Pattern M6127. I made a black ribbed rayon jersey one first in size 26 (the is the size on a pattern, not a commercial dress size). The first one that I don't have pictures of ;-( I made without altering the pattern at all. It was almost a dress it was sooooooo long. A mini dress at least... it was mid thigh on me and a little bit big in the armhole.

This second effort was shortened by 5 inches, but still turned out too big because I deviated from the recommended fabric type.

I had intended to wear this in layers so I rolled the dice and used a very stretchy light rayon jersey... it was too light and this garment ended up bigger (mostly) longer than I would have liked. I am still pretty happy with it though.

The pattern was a good one, easy to make. The green top took me one movie so about two hours start to finish. I will be making this top again for sure.