Sunday, December 09, 2007

Gone Fishin'

Well, the neckwarmer made it into production Saturday, doing its job quite admirably on a wintry Chicago day. I think the new owner looks smashing in it.

Tammy at Renegade Craft FairSpecifics
* Hand spun fade-dye merino from the talented hands of Lisa Mendez
* Original concept is a modified basketweave with a 5-row seed stitch border
* Two brown leather buttons hold the concoction together
* Dimensions are approximately 6" wide by 18" long

If I do this neckwarmer again, I'll make it shorter or add another fastener of some sort on the inside so that it becomes more like a collar, which was my original vision. I do love Lisa's yarn though, since it was, in part, the color fade in / fade out that inspired the piece.

Pattie, outside Pulaski Park field houseAnother original, Pattie, also known as Pirate Alice to friend and foe alike! Pattie has been known to bring grown men to their knees with her withering glance and wicked repartee. Pattie will be filling in for me for a bit as I recover from my surgery and the ministrations of The Warden. Love ya, mom!

Pattie loves crafting of all kinds, with her interest sparked at a very young age by her mother. Pattie promises to share the fun crafting projects she's found online, as well as some of the projects already completed and (still) in progress. Along the way, you'll meet her traveling companions Nigel and Elvis and, quite possibly, She Who Must Be Obeyed, Mabel the cat. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays y'all.

*Photos used by permission

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Blogger Sister Madness said...

Awesome snaps of both Zes and PA -- and the neckwarmer is quite lovely as well! BTW, major props as well for the Bobble Scarf which PA adorned me with in Italy... it was a life saver! I am completely mental at the moment, but will spend all my spare moments tomorrow sending lots of good vibes in your direction.

12/09/2007 07:32:00 AM  
Blogger The Ninja Knitter said...

Crossing fingers and toes over here for a quick recovery! Love, love, LOVE the neckwarmer. It's gorgeous, and that's one lucky recipient. Sending good vibes from Canada...

12/09/2007 08:35:00 AM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

HA! I love that picture. Thanks for the intro, I wont let you or your readers down.

12/09/2007 09:50:00 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Love the pics, and good job on the neck warmer! Cooperate with the warden, and maybe you will get time off for good behavior. Happy holidays and be well.

12/09/2007 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Ooh so glad you got to finish the neckwarmer!

Can I pick up anything for you from Renegade today?

12/09/2007 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger bellamoden said...

Gooooooooooooooood thoughts for you!

12/09/2007 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Even my fierce ANTM stare can't compete with that lovely scarf. I'm wearing it right now!

12/09/2007 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Even my fierce ANTM stare can't compete with that lovely scarf. I'm wearing it right now!

12/09/2007 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

Will be holding you in prayer, twin.

Is the warden coming to your house or is she admitting you to her jailhouse?


12/09/2007 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger monica said...

Have a good recovery!!

12/09/2007 10:19:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Here's wishing you a speedy recovery. I hope all goes well. You'll be in my thoughts dear friend.

12/11/2007 03:24:00 PM  

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