More news and pictures of my Freeform cape being created by Lisa in Australia. Its soooo fun and dramatic! Here is what Lisa wrote today:
I thought you might like to see your cape growing, so I've attached some photos to this email.
It's looking much more draconic. I wish you could see how the tails stirred in the breeze while I was taking the photos! The spirals seem to take on a life of their own with the slightest provocation. Some of the "tails" are complete, but there are still outer "layers" to go on many in the final stage. I'm happy that the structure of the tails is working so nicely and the yarns are soft and light enough to be able to really move while keeping their spiral forms- they're just perfect for the design.
One "wing" is taking shape nicely, there is still quite a bit to do on the whole thing, but it's getting there. Looking at the photos, I'm very pleased with the way the light filters through the wings. There is a lot more red to go into the lower sections and more "threads" of grey and red to be incorporated into the body, but the basic shape is there now.
The pictures are;
- back and side with wings "at rest"
- detail shots with the cape slung over a rail (I couldn't resist sending the one with the light shining through!)
- front and back with right wing extended. The other wing is on the way, but not enough of the pieces are attached to each other yet to be able to get a good shot of it held out.
You can see on the front views a red "band" in the bamboo feather yarn. This will extend from surrounding the hood, down the length of the front until it expands and infiltrates the lower red section.
This week I've decided that the black soysilk "Phoenix" yarn is my favourite. It's delightful to work with and its soft shine and the delicate twist it acquires when crocheted is helping give the wings my desired impression of large-scale lacework.