My bologna has a first name. It's L-A-D-ee-Y.
My bologna has a second name. It's L-I-N-O-L-E-U-M. (Okay, there are more letters in Linoleum than Mayer. Work with me people!)
Oh, I love to wear it everyday and if you ask me why I'll saaaaay,
LadyLinoleum has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A.
Enter the Olive Loaf Shawl...In all of it's knitted AND crocheted glory!
I know what yer thinkin': She's lost it completely. First intarsia meat on a crocheted grill, then weenie links about the neck, now this! What's left?
Oh now, don't you worry your pretty little heads 'bout that because there is oh so much more lurking 'round the dark recesses of my gray matter. Muhahahaha!
Spam pants all around! Okay, maybe not...
Though, I must state for the record that I rather enjoy entering my LYS and asking the proprietors for bologna colored yarn. Their reaction? Priceless.
Anyhow, after sufficiently torturing the poor people behind the counter at my LYS with such a question, I made the decision to knit this shawl as opposed to crocheting it because I find that knitted fabric drapes better. Second, I needed to decide whether to add the olive slices into the piece using intarsia or to add them on later as appliques. After a bit of back and forth I chose to applique the olive elements for two reasons: (i) I did not want to see the wrong side of the intarsia on the shawl and (ii) I wanted the olive slices to have a three-dimensional quality. So in the end, I chose to crochet (more dimensionality than knitting and no dpns needed) the olives and sew them on later.
To finish off this wearable half slice of yarn-based bologna luuv, I crocheted a skin along the outer edge.
Ta-Da! Bologna Couture. Yes. It. Is.
Knit AND Crochet Stats
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needles: Size 9, 40" circ.
Hook: Size F
Pattern: Me, Myself & I
Another meaty yet fashionable accessory for Project Wrongway!
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