I’m trying out facepaint styles for next weekend’s fantasy/renaissance faire (Mittelalterliches Phantasie Spectaculum, to be precise) - which we will go to as we’ve done every year since moving to Cologne. It’s one of the few traditional things in my life and holy fuck, I’m SO looking forward to it. :DDD Meeting all my fantastic friends, dressing up in our handmade dresses (thanks again, Fo!), drinking Kirschbier and Met, listening to great folk music and just enjoying the excellent atmosphere… ^.^
Still, not sure if this is too much fake blood? Too little? What do you guys think?
It’s a Filati Handstrick 38 pattern and not too difficult, but interesting enough to make this project a very fun knit. One day soon it will hopefully be a pretty and fitting sweater. The yarn is Lana Grossa’s Evento in 044. I fell for it so hard. Look at the colors. Beautiful! *-*
I found this pattern on Ravelry: LINK And I’m so in love with it! It’s simple, it doesn’t need a lot of yarn and it looks great. I’ll definitely knit more of these. They’d make a great present, too. The yarn I used for this is Lana Grossa’s Cotone in black and sudan brown.
It is told that the “Crouching Lady” once was a mother who lived with her children in the mountains a long, long time ago. In old times the waves of the North Sea sometimes reached up to those mountains and flooded all the land around them. On one of those days, the lady saw that her children were in danger of drowning in the waves, so she crouched down and let them climb up on her back to keep them safe. When the sea calmed down again, the children had survived, but their mother had turned to stone.