The monster outfit wasn’t complete without a mask. But there was already a mask in house, the Cthulhu ski-mask I made earlier. So the mask was put into the washing machine, for it was a bit dusty and smelly.
After all the items were made we put the costume together and there was a gap between mask and t-shirt in which a naked neck was visible, so the last item I made was a neck-piece and this was sewed onto the ski-mask. Unfortunately the ordered yarn had a slightly different color green compared to the ski-mask, so I decided to make the neck-piece of a color that matched with the sweater and trouser that would complete the outfit.
The pattern of the Cthulhu mask is in my patterns section of this blog. T
he neck piece is very simple to make. Hook more rounds after the last rounds, increase in every round a few stitches across the round, make a split in the backside and from that point crochet in rows. End with an edge like:
*skip 2 st, 3 dc in the next st, 1 picot, 3 dc into the same st, skip 2 st and 1 sc,* repeat till end of row.
Well my son had a nice Halloween party, the mask was a bit too warm an not handy with eating, but they made nice pictures, I cannot show them, for it is private.
Still a week to go before Halloween. I am very busy with the costume. It is not for myself, but for my son. Halloween parties are more his thing,
This week I was seated behind the sewing machine and made some wings for the costume. I had in my stash a perfect fabric for it. With some help of my son I created a pattern for the wings. In fact it is more a cape with an illusion of wings. The wings will be two separated items and a cord will connect them and also close the cape on the front. There will be a shoulder-pass to sustain the cape and a tunnel will be sewed for the cord in the pass. On the picture the pattern I made. More about the costume in the days to come.
Today I made a new permanent page in my blog. I want to make a section about dolls. It is nice to make these little guys. I crochet them or I knit them and dress them up. Sometimes they turned out to be very lovely creatures. I can blog about them but it is nicer to give them there own page. So the first doll is immortalized. It is a tribute to a great artist. >>> David Bowie Doll
The second page is about some special dolls I made last year. You find it in the project section of my blog.
In the Icons book the doll was dressed in a costume made from felt. It was a nice costume but I found it a challenge to knit the costume. On the picture the result. The sleeves are actually arm pieces, so the doll can wear the jacket without them. He looks very cool in it that way.
The trousers and Jacket are knitted with Catania fine, and the ribbons are crocheted on the fabric. It gives a 3 -dimensional effect.
In this phase of making the doll ,I also made the wig. First I knitted from some thick yarn a model. I wanted to make whiskers and a neck piece in it. The second time knitting the model, it turned out to be right. I made the wig in garter stitch with Brazilia SMC. The original pattern had no ears, knitting turned out to be difficult so I crocheted them eventually.
Somebody very dear to me asked me, some time ago, to knit a doll she had seen in a book. It was the David Bowie doll in the Knitted Toons Book of Carol Meldrum. Because I like knitting and because I like a challenge I made a doll for her. The doll itself was easy to knit and very simple, I made first a test doll of cotton I had in my stash, that turned out to be a nice doll, but she had not the right color skin and hair so I ordered some yarn. After arriving the doll was fast knitted. But he turned out to be a bit bulky, I had adjusted the pattern a bit for the Bowie doll, for the test doll was to feminine. In the meanwhile I had studied some Bowie pictures and found a very nice knitted costume. I liked it so much that I knitted it right away. It is of course not the same but it gives an impression of the costume. In the picture the first glimpse of the doll in the costume I knitted. The doll is not yet finished as you can see.