Monday, February 04, 2008
Did I mention we'd have down time?
I did make some progress on the February socks while waiting for my scenes at practice tonight, as expected. That is, when I wasn't distracted by the fabulous solos and show-stopping numbers. Wow, this show is going to rock.
Anyway, as far as the socks to, I'm lovin' the color and the pattern is fairly easy. Now that I'm in the regular repeats, hopefully I'll soon have the pattern memorized and can set the chart aside until the gusset shaping.
Now, for some blogger housekeeping: To answer your question, Sunny G, I'm not sure where you'd find a knitting pattern for a mop cap. Mine was sewn from a self-made pattern. I measured the crown of my head, then added the amount I'd need to "pouf" it out, then added enough for the elastic channel and a brim. When all was said and done, it was a circle with about a 22-24" diameter (including seam allowances).
My guess is if you can find a circular doily or washcloth pattern and keep up the repeats until it is 21-22" or whatever you think you'd need in diameter, including some eyelets for a gathering at 17-18" diameter mark, you'd probably come up with a pretty fair approximation of what I did.
I must say, you have me intrigued by the idea of a knit lace mop cap for Beauty and the Beast. Would I be completely insane to attempt another costume project with just over a week before opening? Hmmmm!