Loyal Followers know my hero worship of the crochet goddess, Doris Chan. Here she served up a dress design in crochet magazine, Interweave of Fall 2012 that would put hairs on just about anybody's chest. I mentioned it in a post earlier this summer, while I toiled away at the beginning stages of my Rockin' Red Dress, otherwise known as the Lt. Uhura Dress. Some combination of delight, pride, relief and excitement for the next project is filling my heart as I look at a few of the photos we compiled during our recent trip to Ontario. Here is a sampling of the growing organism that is a lovingly crafted handworked piece, as it travels far and wide. The journey begins in old Oak Park, but my life here at home is just complicated enough that I didn't get far before shelving the work and waiting for quiet resort time.
|two months of on and off work, figuring out the quiver stitch.|
|Finally. A perfect swatch.|
|Mom & Dad's old Patio Chaiz Lounge.|
|The beginnings of collar/yoke. Needs to be absolutely perfect.|
|Yoke Complete. I'm exhausted. What a puzzle.|
|On to the torso, there's a matter of calculation and size.|
|Roman Candle Pizza, Madison, WI|
|The Well, neighborhood|
Yup. That's a dog. Spent a delightful week with the two most amazing border collies that one might imagine. Running with these two put me to shame, and reminded me why we have not right now the time or the inclination to go this route. What a lot of work, and what a lot of running these pups need to do! Beautiful, smart, athletic. A dream companion, of course.