First up, le CeCe Cardi
Progress may seem to be slow, but them there are some loooooong rows, slappy. But I've got just a few more decreases on the sleeves to work and then I'll be working the neckband. Woo hoo!
In fashion school news, I finished the jacket
with its 9 meters of seam tape and 4 patch pockets with flaps yesterday and turned it in. No finished photo to show (yet) because I finished it in school and it is now posing on a mannequin over there as I type this. Boy, did that the thing require A LOT of finishing (it's been a busy past few days as a consequence) but I'm very happy with the result and it even rendered a few compliments from some third year students. And remember the UNICEF doll* I mentioned
the other day? I made the doll from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday night and turned it in Monday morning. (3 hours to make it! I didn't knit it this time around.) But before I turned it in I took some photos of it - with camera flash on, it was 6:30 in the morning, after all - so I could show it here.
Before I show it, though, I have to explain what it is. You see, we were given a theme and the theme for this year was "celebrities and charity work". Before names that you're used to seeing in American media come to mind, remember that I am in France and I go to a French school. Obviously, French celebrities like Johnny Hallyday, David Douillet and Coluche were among the first celebrities to be chosen by the students. So I had to choose a celebrity who is easily and quickly recognizable over here
. Plus, it had to be a celebrity I could caricature in a doll without people wondering who the doll represents. As it's October and breast cancer awareness month
, a search online of people who have used their fame to promote awareness rendered a number of names. I picked one who is well-known over here and did a caricature of her at a time when she was most famous. Bingo! When I pulled the doll out at school on Monday morning everyone who saw it immediately knew who it was. And, of course, I found a way to incorporate the pink ribbon into the doll. Now, without further ado, I introduce my UNICEF doll:
Ginger Spice, a.k.a. Geri Halliwell
, and her removable Union Jack dress
cancer awareness, people) and pink ribbon inspired knickers
. Think Pink this month :-)
*All dolls made will be exhibited for a few months. Afterwards they will be sold and all proceeds will go to UNICEF so that a child in need may receive vaccinations.