The fairytale jacket begins to come together. Here’s the bodice so far. It looks like in the original, Sidsel joined these as she went, but I decided to do a slip stitch crochet together at the wrong side, mainly because I couldn’t get the join-as-you-go to look neat enough. I joined them in columns first, then across the rows, going the other way. It took all day. I had to get all zen about it. I watched about seventy hours of local news, over and over hearing the story of the abrupt end of Hostess, thinking, wait, what? Was there any warning? Why haven’t I been eating more of those weirdly awesome orange cupcakes? I kind of hate to think about a future without Twinkies in it. Anyway. So that’s how I ameliorated the tedium of a bazillion hours of joining teeny squares together.
I built the back and two fronts separately, then gave the pieces a good blast with the steam iron, which made these raised seams lie down and behave. Then I crocheted the side and shoulder seams together the same way, and blasted those, too. Next, I’ll add a few rows of single crochet around the bottom edge and then, switching to knitting, pick up stitches and start working down towards the hem.
And if I see a Twinkie today, I’m going to buy it.