Because everything tastes better wrapped in bacon...even people!
Modeled by my lovely offspring:
This 60" piece of pork strippage was designed and painstakingly single crocheted by moi using Manos del Uruguay and Rio de la Plata wool, an I hook and a very looonnnggg intarsia chart made with this free online program.
Just in case you're wondering, the red and redder portions of the piece were not made with a variegated yarn. Oh no! That would be too easy! Remember, I love a challenge. Instead, I opted to produce the gradations by actually changing colors. At one point I had 10 bobbins hanging off the back of this piece o' woolen pork. For real. It was gnarly, to say the least. It was also very slow going, but I prevailed.
Why crochet this bee-you-ti-ful bacon-y wonder as opposed to knit it? Well, you can hide color changes on the backside of crochet intarsia. It's virtually impossible to do this with knitting.
Actually, I really like the way this big porky thang turned out. I believe there is a whole pack of large strips of woolen bacon in my future. Can't ya just see it?
All I need is drop or two of hickory smoked perfume and the look will be complete...
Here's to another meaty episode of Project Wrongway!
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