One of my hobbies is creating costumes to wear at conventions and other events. I loved playing dress-up as a child. When I discovered conventions and Renaissance fairs, I was thrilled to find out that I didn’t have to wait until Halloween to wear a costume. But I had one problem. My grandmother was the one in the family who sewed. She would be able to whip up a fancy dress out of burlap and rope, I did not share her talents. My sewing abilities stopped at being able to fix a seam and cut a straight line.
I started going to conventions about the same time that I discovered knitting. Perusing Ravelry [url] I saw several accessories made out of yarn, one of them being a corset. Immediately I thought pirate and began knitting. I also made in a sword, a flintlock pistol. My costume got a lot of comments when I wore it at BayCon. Of course I didn’t think to take a picture of it.
I revisited the pirate costume idea for last year’s San Jose Fantasy Faire. I made a pirate hat and a sporran to use as a purse. This time I did remember to take a picture.
Weekly Apiary Puffs Completed: 2
Total Apiary Puffs Completed: 54
Total Leftover Skeins Busted: 10