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May 10, 2009

My first piece of crocheted art

About a month ago I went to a crochet-a-thon at the Museum of Contemporary Craft to aid in a new project by fiber artist Mandy Greer. Though I've been knitting for about six years, the only crocheting I've mastered is the chain stitch. With the help of a crochet book my ma got me for Channukah to augment what I learned at the museum, I decided to make a doily.

I thought I was following the directions correctly, but instead of a flat, circular piece of fabric, I ended up with a cone:

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At first, I thought: baby hat! I don't know too many infants with cone heads, though, so that was out. Eventually, inspiration struck: bra cup. I set to work making a bridge to go between them, and attempted to make the new cup from the bottom up. Things didn't quite go as planned, and I ended up with the doily I had originally tried to make:

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Whoopsies. Do you want to see how silly this looks? Of course you do.

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Since the only mirror we have in our new apartment is this small one in the bathroom, I enlisted the help of my infinitely helpful and very shirtless boyfriend to further illustrate the depth of my art.

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And now, a side view:

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Hawt.

4 comments:

  1. Hawt and so one-sidedly conic. Not quite a man-sierre, but maybe it's for a deformed elf?

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  2. So very, very disturbing.

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  3. It kind of strikes me as Little Mermaid come mastectomy-nursing bra. Rock on sista.

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