Sunday, July 09, 2006

Bacon Wrap

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!

Copyright 2006 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

85 comments:

bunny said...

yummy bacon! I love it! Now we need fried egg earmuffs or a egg beret!

Jerry & Maxy said...

I adore bacon. And wholeheartedly agree that everything, even people, are better wrapped in bacon. Gorgeous work!

Brandy said...

That is way too awesome. But now I am hungry for bacon.... Way to go on the delicious looking wrap...Have a great one.

Vik said...

Amazing Regina!
Check out my blog, you´re in the plane I wish I could have rent to bring you to Buenos Aires to party my blogyversary!

Red Rocket said...

Holy smokes! That is incredible!

The Shrone said...

I can see it now: A total bacon outfit! How you might wonder? Well, first you'd be wrapped in the lovely bacon you've created but then on your body would be numerous Archie McPhee bacon bandages!

I wonder if you could contract with McPhee to have your pattern sold? It completely fits with their meat stuffs!

Lori V. Agnew said...

Tell your offspring its okay to smile she is a beautiful girl. Oh yeah the bacon wrap is pretty to. I just had to see it someone wrapped in bacon . Great job. Lori in Philly

Deneen said...

It's fantastic-truly! Lina looks completely bored with the whole modeling/tada thing though.

old lady said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!
Absolutely incredible work!
I love your mind and what it creates.
Who knew that I would ever want a bacon wrap. But now I do. I really, really do.

Jessica said...

That is porktastic! Almost good enough to eat - high praise from a vegetarian. :)

miss kendra said...

you are deranged, and i miss it.

where have you beeeeeeen?????

Sachi said...

Bravo, Lady! My DH is extremely impressed by the use of color in this bad boy, as am I! Can't wait to see it in person!

Soulknitting said...

WOW!! That truly looks like bacon!! Very cool.

Saints and Sinners said...

oh yummy,

me loves a big ol' piece a bacon!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Honest to god I swear I could smell bacon while I was reading this.....

Cheryl said...

gives a whole new meaning to the term "hot bacon dressing".....

mimi K said...

total yumminess!

Vicky aka stichr said...

ohhhhhhhh that smells sooooooooo good!

Oink, baby, Oink!

Vera said...

Sizzle sizzle sizzle...

Pam said...

Add a bra of eggs sunny side up and you would have a complete breakfast outfit! Sure to make any man's mouth melt just by the sight of you (in it of coarse!)

Anna said...

This is awesome. I'm wondering how the bacon would look felted? Or would that be just tooo weird? LOL

Momo said...

You are so beyond fabulous! No one will ever catch up with you in the meatware department.

Ellen Bloom said...

Yum! Ever since I saw this on Saturday morning, I've been craving bacon. Not just ANY bacon, but hickory/apple smoked bacon...with variations of pork colors, just like the crocheted version! Bravo! I seriously think you should send a pic to the Bacon of the Month online club!!

Jennifer said...

Awesome Bacon Wrap! My husband hopes that you have a book coming out soon or something, he'd probably run out and buy it for me before I'd have a chance to!

Tara said...

You're either a genius, or demented. Or a demented genius. Whatever. Keep it coming.

Starfish said...

*blink....blink*

holy crap that looks just like bacon.

I was a little grossed out about how real it looked, and being wrapped in cold raw bacon! How did you get the color varigation? Did you scan in a piece of real bacon??

smg55039 said...

OMG! That is totally awsome. And much lower in cholesterol than the real thing!

I'm also wondering how you managed to mimic the marbling.

Kim Guzman said...

*Love* it! Incredibly awesome! (Can I still use this word?) Oh, well, I guess it just shows my age! LOL But, truly an amazing piece of work. And your daughter is quite the cutie pie.

Cruzidull said...

Wow!
This was just soooo cool!

Hope you don't minde, borrowed two pick's for my blog (but they are linked here).

sgeddes said...

That is cool. I just have to learn to crochet now! I know some guys that would wear that in a scarf version!

Kate said...

So fantastic! I must learn to crochet because, as you said, this just wouldn't work with knitting.

Jane said...

Amazing. I love it. I imagine the chart looks like something Kaffe Fassett would design - if he could crochet.

desperate housewife said...

Oh my God! You crocheted bacon!

Candace said...

OH MY GAH that is awesome. It looks so real! I wish I had some bacon at home. I would fry it up in a pan and never let him forget he's a man. :P

Great job! :D

christianne said...

While this project does give me flashbacks to my horrendous dining experience at the Cracker Barrel, the sheer genius of it just makes me smile.

Jessi said...

You're just great. I freakin love it. And the offspring is simply a doll!! Can you say heartbreaker?! Really, though. That must have taken a lot of patience and time. I bow down :)

Crochet Leah said...

I bow to your pork holiness!!!! LOVE bacon in and, now, on me!! You are the best!!!

noricum said...

Awesome strip tease! (J thinks it's neat too!)

Andy's Crafts said...

Give me some Bacon. It looks so nice , I wish bacon looked that nice. La chica del tocino. I hope this girl get to model other stuff, maybe a Carmen Miranda Hat!!!

Love You!

FinnyKnits said...

Oh holy crap you've outdone yourself again.

How DO you have time for all this pork obsessing? Are you on Jimmy Dean's payroll? I knew it.

You continue to kick major meat ass. Love it.

angharad said...

Am I the only one who remembers the, "Move over Bacon" ad from the '80's , or is nobody else willing to admit they're that old? Amazing work regina. Again.

:)

Mandy said...

That's amazing. It's even better than I imagined when you mentioned it in your last post. It's absolutely beautiful!

Amy Boogie said...

Your bacon wrap is hilarious
I love it!
Very well done.

Vegasknitter said...

WOW That is so funky! I love it!

JANNIKINZ said...

A fried egg handbag would complement very well...LOVE the bacon.

Ariel said...

Okay, this is amazing. My boyfriend is a butcher, so I really need to make one for him. It's a must-do. Is there a chance you could toss the chart my way? I would seriously die for it!

Nanc said...

Ha! I LUV this! The bacon wrap really tickles my funny bone. Hee hee - you can be your own tasty filet! Maybe something fancy to wear to brunch? Wonderful! Is it horrible that I want to gift all my vegetarian friends with it?

Thanks for the fun!

stuffed said...

I don't see my original post here. WTheck!?!

I have no idea what it said... something about deliciousness and looove, I'm sure. Congrats on your fabulousness.

Sus said...

You, my dear, are a freaking genius. Can I be you when I grow up? ;)

Rubylicious said...

Lady Linoleum,
Great work of art! You are my inspiration. I hope I can do something that yummy soon. My arteries are clogging just looking at it. Beautiful daughter. I'm sure she gets her looks from her mom. :)

keepitkiller said...

that's a fabulous strip you got there.

susan said...

now THAT is what I call bringing home the bacon. well done LL. what meatlovin gal wouldn't want to wear that beauty.
bacon, it's not just for rumaki anymore...wrap me up! LOVELY!

susan said...

oh my! i almost forgot...
your daughter is STUNNING! what a beautiful girl. p.s. just read the post above... what?????
hugs,
susan

mODERNIST said...

I have always been of the opinion that everything is better with bacon. Like, driving is better with bacon, taking a bath is better with bacon. anyways, I've been saying that for years, and now I have something to knit because I don't know how to crochet.

Hoo said...

I'm not saying anything that hasn't been said...what a marvelous project! It's breathtaking. BACON BACON BACON BACON!!!!!

Anesthesia said...

Oh my.. You've made me so hungry! *mouth waters* Great job! If you could just make a cap that looks like an egg.. I'd be ready to eat!

Anonymous said...

this is awlsome!!

rosa said...

delicious huummm,you made me hungry.

Andrew said...

This is an object of true beauty.

Anonymous said...

now I need to make one! when you made the pattern, how many colours did you include, and what were they? I'm trying to make my own pattern with PixelBlocks, and I can't decide if I need to have dark orange, orange and yellow in my pattern.

Anonymous said...

lk:
umm bacon, I was wondering if I can buy this bacon wrap, I'm serious, would you make me an offer?

Courtney said...

That is absolutely amazing!

Elspeth said...

Perfect after watching my favorite comedian Jim Gaffigan spend his whole time on David Letterman talking about bacon. Gorgeous!

jaclynbailey said...

OH MY GOD!!!!! I have to have one! Or 5! I think I want to give one to everyone I know for presents! I really hope you take people seriously and make a fried egg beret too! I would wear it!

Eva Whitley said...

And here's a bra you could wear with it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/briankusler/2337430825/

Seriously, I love the wit and word play this wrap represents. And I'm deeply impressed at the care you took with it. Good job!

Morty said...

This was so deelishious I linked it to my own blog!

Guido from Boston said...

OMG, I never thought I would say this, but...

Your scarf really makes me hungry.

Heather - CROQZine.com said...

Hilariously awesome. Wow, you did a great job.

AT&T Annon. said...

You are my new hero. I'd totally wear one if I knew how to crochet! Any plans on selling them?

Ann said...

Wow, it's the attention to detail that makes it work. Must run and favor it on Ravelry.

Cinnerz said...

OMG. That is fabulous.

Would you be willing to share the pattern?

ARC said...

yummy goodness.
can you make me one for my wife's Christmas present?

dab

Shannon-Lee said...

That might just be the most awesome thing I've ever seen anyone make EVER!!!! I bow to your greatness!

Geo said...

I will trim the fat from my food budget and live on rice and beans so I can pay you for a copy of your pattern. Howzabout it? Please, won't you name your price?

pogofig at gmail dot com

Shadows of the goddess designs said...

really cool

gabby said...

hi,
i purchased this pattern from you a while ago & my computer crashed recently, wiping all my files. could you possibly send it to me again?
im sure i can dig up the paypal info if you like.

thanks!

ladylinoleum said...

Gabby, please send me an email to ladylinoleum at hotmail dot com and reference the email address on your paypal account in that email. Or you could send me your receipt if you still have it. Thank you!!

Dazy said...

That's class of art. Can I seriously have this one for mine!!!

Cara said...

O.M.G.
This makes me hungry...and it has inspired me! I know that my husband will wear a smaller scarf version of this. But this is amazing! Keep up the good and crafty work! :)

vesti srbija said...

This is awesome...

Lirit said...

PLEASE tell me this is for sale! Francesca.Garrett@yahoo.com

Mermaiden said...

I can't believe I never commented on this before. I like to stop by from time to time to drool on, I mean at, it. It is such a fabulous piece of art/work! I wish I could pull it off, LOL!

kpmomma said...

I just found you today through your bacon wrap. I LOVE it! May I spend the day with you and see what else you've been up to? I'll go heat up the coffee.

NickiS said...

This may indeed be my number one craft project for 2012! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Would you consider to sell?

Oh, and is there an e-mail address you can be reached at?