I just talked to the lady who made my Spanish surcote -- she is willing to try making a Gallifreyan skullcap for me so that I can go as a Time Lady for Halloween. Now I'm just looking for screencaps.

Does anyone know a site with particularly good images? I'm not going to ask her to make one of those flying wing shoulder-and-headdresses, just a simple skull cap like the Castellan wore.
neotoma: Roadrunner fetish goes "beep beep!' (roadrunner)
( May. 6th, 2007 03:55 pm)
I went up [livejournal.com profile] gblvr's house the night before, because she was driving and it was easier to go straight from her place than to circle around to my place and then go the festival. I wore my feather and fan stole, since I finished it Wednesday and the weather was a bit chilly out. But boy did I have at the festival (with pictures) )So now I'm taking the day off and going to be lazy lazy. I might order a pizza later, I'm feeling so lazy...
neotoma: Neotoma albigula, the white-throated woodrat! [default icon] (squee! by Ashinae)
( Oct. 27th, 2006 10:36 pm)
What a wet, miserable afternoon... made brighter by a good cup of hot chocolate, and the fact that my surcote finally came!

I ordered this in May of 2005 with the idea of wearing it to The Witching Hour. Unfortunately, the maker, Chrisitine of Misty Tower Fiber Arts, had family trouble and was quite delayed. She did get the undergown finished, and sent me a loaner overgown (which the hotel almost lost because they couldn't spell my name, regardless of the fact that it was *my* credit card that paying for the room).

But it's here now, and it's so pretty... ) I will be set for any RenFaire in the future. And possibly if I wanted to dress as Time Lady for Halloween, too. Think I could be Madame President Flavia?
I had a "what? WHAT?" start to the weekend on Saturday. I lost the knitting out of my backpack, the store was out of this week's bus pass, and the stylist dyed my hair burgundy when I asked for violet. I did manage to find the knitting by backtracking my path three hours later, and wasn't too late for my plans with [livejournal.com profile] sanj.

I had planned to show her the last three Sharpe's Rifles episodes, the ones with Alexis Denisof playing one of the antagonists -- basically playing Wesley Wyndham-Pryce at his worst -- a Napoleonic Wars era Life Guards officer. However, I did want her to get some context, so I brought along my collection of the first five episodes as well.

In which the straight girl, the bi girl, and the lesbian watch tv about pretty men... )

So we finished watching with much squee and good will. Hopefully I'll get to show them the third, fourth and fifth episodes soon.

This morning, I went with sanj to her church choir sing, and got to wear my hifu coat. It hits me right about the knees, and is absolutely gorgeous. We ran into [livejournal.com profile] abka and [livejournal.com profile] denis77and his mom, and had brunch as Cafe Deluxe. My french toast was good, but their potatoes were cold, and so I think the consensus was it's a good place for dinner, but not brunch.

Afterwards, Sanj helped me find some gorgeous shoes at Comfort One Shoes -- El NaturaLista brand. I bought Iggdrasil N091 shoe with its cute little frog, but I want the Vedoira N570 clog , Iggdrasil N090 clog and maybe even the Iggdrasil N096.
My arms need a rest, but I've finished the bottom facing on my Swans Jacket. Turning it and knitting it down was a bother, but it will save me the annoyance of sewing it down with duplicate stitch later on, so that's worth it.

Swans Jacket Facing Swans Jacket Facing

The Swans Jacket, after the facing has been turned and knitted down. The center steek is visible in this photo as the bit with all the cast-on tails hanging off it.

I'm going to go work on something using nice *big* needles now.
neotoma: Grommit knits, and so do I (GrommitKnitting)
( Jun. 24th, 2006 08:20 pm)
I finished the Swans Tam. This is the matching hat for the Swans Jacket pattern I bought from
Yarns International at this year's MD Sheep and Wool.

It's pretty nifty )

I think the Swans Jacket will be a rather nice project, but I'm not going to work on it until the weather gets a cooler, and even then it will be a do-at-home project, since I doubt travelling with it would be anything other than frustrating.

Tomorrow, I submit my two enteries to the July show at the Strathmore though, and it will be interesting to see whether they sell.
I have finished the damned Pirate Vest! )

Sewing for Dummies was an invaluable help, as were [livejournal.com profile] twistedchick and [livejournal.com profile] tricksterquinn, for lots of online and real-life handholding.

I still have to add a drawstring to a pair of pants, and try to edge 5 sashes -- they might end up raw, unhemmed fabric -- but everything should be okay for the Privateer Feast tomorrow.
I got my book-Ravenclaw scarf finished in time for the movie yesterday. Go me!

It's the full version of scarf -- 14 bar altogether, and longer than I am tall... )

I have a hank and a half of the blue left, and half a hank of the bronze. I'm either going to make a tam, or pair of gloves. We'll see what works out.

Having seen the movie twice now, I'm rather wanting to make one of those all-house Hogwarts scarves. They're rather nifty, but also very dark and subdued, being mostly black.
neotoma: Neotoma albigula, the white-throated woodrat! [default icon] (Default)
( Oct. 18th, 2005 01:41 pm)
This weekend I meet up with [livejournal.com profile] tricksterquinn and her boyfriend [livejournal.com profile] saibatsu. We went to see The Wicker Man at the AFI theater in Silver Spring.

Why did no one tell me the movie was utter utter crack-fic?

Christopher Lee playing the piano. In a kilt. Singing. Dancing. Crossdressing... )

On Sunday, I went up with my friend A to the Renaissance Festival -- wearing my gown. I'd gotten it during Witching Hour (ETA: it was delivered then. I'd ordered it at the MD Sheep and Wool festival. I didn't buy it in Salem), and wore part of it, but this time I wore the full thing, including the ruffs and my period shoes. It's not a farthingale, which I am really glad of. It's much more comfy, and was fairly unique. )

We also got the disturbing news that the Privateer Feast tends to sell out three days after the tickets go on sale. So if any of you locals want to come with A, [livejournal.com profile] tricksterquinn and me to the party, tell me and I'll try to get us all tickets.
Just trying out a potential Halloween costume, inspired by last week's excursion to the Ren Fest during "Pirate's Weekend".

Avast ye, scurvy dogs! )The corset and shirt are costume pieces from the Fest, the hat is my usual thing, the skirt is my best velvet piece, and the coat is my new treasure. I just need boots and weaponry to completely the image.

If I don't wear it for Halloween, I'll wear it to The 5th Annual Privateer Feast to Save the Boobies -- a breast-cancer fundraiser in February -- if I can get tickets as well as time off for it.
neotoma: Neotoma albigula, the white-throated woodrat! [default icon] (Default)
( Feb. 16th, 2005 12:07 pm)
[livejournal.com profile] vimeslady asked what does Snape wear. Since I'm a fiber/fabric/costume geek in my secret identity, I put *way* too much effort into it and gave her a very long answer.

Let's start at the top and work our way in )Have I fabric and costume geeked enough for you yet?


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