Friday, August 18, 2006

Wearable Web

In between the step-out madness, I've been able to tackle a few projects that have been poking around the recesses of my cerebrum waiting for their chance to take form.

Wonder Twin Powers ACTIVATE! (Okay, so I'm dating myself with that reference. Whatever.) Form of a wearable web!

A what?!?!

A wear-a-ble WEB!



Crocheted from lace-weight mohair in an ethereal blue, this baby is the latest in disfunctional garb to grace the annals of apparel gone askew, better known as Project Wrongway! Attach this nascent netting to your sleeve with one a curly-legged spider pin and you have yourself an accessory that's sure to engender much witty webby conversation (or laughter)...



Better pic of the arachne pin...



Now, I am aware that I am not an arachnologist and my spideys lack a certain anatomical correctness. Peeps I'm good, but I'm not that good...However, your input, insights and suggestions with regard to my spidey mutant-ness are always welcome and appreciated!



Anyway, this here webby is definitely a first draft. I'd really love to make one in a semi-circle shape, but until I've time to tackle another version this one is a decent first crack at the mesh phenomena.

Stay tuned for more webs and wonders because October is creeping 'round the corner. Much more to behold has we enter the official season of Monster Crochet!

42 comments:

Deneen said...

And what will you do with all your webs once they are completed? Do tell, please.

ladylinoleum said...

Wrap myself in a cocoon!

Wendy said...

Deneen, I think she will use them to catch unsuspecting knitters and crocheters and make them do her knit/crochet-bidding.

Btw - I think you are giving me one awesome Halloween wardrobe idea.

Starfish said...

Very very cool. I think they spideys are perfect the way they are. If this stuff is any indication, you are going to be quite the sight on Halloween, please take a picture for us!

(Form of...an iceberg! Form of a jaguar!)

christianne said...

I love it!

old lady said...

Totally love it! (as I always do with your creations)
It's very wear-a-web-a-licious!

Pam said...

Another fantastic creation!!!!!

Kelly said...

You never cease to amaze me!!!

Red Rocket said...

Yesterday, we spotted an automated talking fortune teller's head in a crystal globe and, today, I see your gorgeous spider web....I'm giddy for the season all ready, I tell ya'.

caro said...

The web is WAY cool. The spider is good too, but I love the web.

Andy's Crafts said...

I like the spiders you will be known as "La Mujer AraƱa", your spiders are suuuupeeerrr coooolll!

Thanks for sharing

Mandy said...

Ahhh, I love it. I may copy you. If I do, I'll let you know. :)

bronwen said...

I love it!

DixieRedHead said...

love the web. that is awesome!

Jerry & Maxy said...

I look forward to the web's evolution, Charlotte :).

ladylinoleum said...

Thanks guys! Actually, I think this one turned out really pretty. Methinks I need to try the next one in metallic something or other.

Heather said...

Oooh it makes my spidey senses go all tingly. Metallic would be great! Especially silver.

Rebecca said...

ack! this one kinda gives me the heebiegeebies - you just had to go and use a lace wt to make it all webby --- ugh... i can almost feel it! *shiver!!

Rebecca said...

ack! this one kinda gives me the heebiegeebies - you just had to go and use a lace wt to make it all webby --- ugh... i can almost feel it! *shiver!!
don't get me wrong, i love spiders... just not their webs!
when we find them around the house, i always relocate them to my craft room---i like to think that the presence of spiders will keep away wool moths. good theory, no?

Sus said...

I love the spiders! The web is really awesome, but I know I would just poke my arm through the web destroy it in the act of wearing it. But I could *so* completely cover a jacket with those spiders!!!!!!!

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Okay, metallic for the web (you have *got* to figger out a way to knit those so I can copy you!), and add black/metallic fug fur to the arachnids!!! Or maybe just their legs.

Hmmm. Would they then be french spiders?

Tezcatlipoca98 said...

Awesome web and even more awesome eyeball corn.
Whats the purpose of the eyeball corn cob? It's demented and I want one.

Anonymous said...

Cool web !!!!!!!!!! Morticia Adams would be quite the fashion plate if she were wearing it.

gracia said...

What a beautiful, wearable web to wrap yourself up in... even if I am ridiculously scared of spiders. cheers, gracia

Kelly said...

WOW I totally love the web! How cool is that. Very genious as usual~ :)

Vik said...

Awesome!

Jackie said...

Truly beautiful with an emphermal quality to it. A shimmery metallic one would be awesome. And perhaps next a silky one? How about making it into a shawl kind of like the batwings shawl. Keep the same overall circular shape, but not join up one spoke. Wrap yourself in silk!

Soulknitting said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the WEB!! How cool is THAT????

Micky said...

I thought it couldn't get much better than all the food you've been doing.
It is wonderful!!
:)

desperate housewife said...

Oh My God! You really are a mad crochet genius!

amanda button said...

(gasp!) i LOVE it!!!! coolest thing ever! :)

FinnyKnits said...

Oh my god Halloween is going to take on a whole new flavor this year! You should start now. I mean, you have the accessories to stretch this out for two full months. I love it - anatomically correct spiders or not.

bernadette said...

Very cool spider web and use of crochet! I imagine it attached all along a black sleeve underside, from underarm to wrist. Then also attached down along the side of the same garment. So when you raise your arm,the web opens up and the spider pops out! You can put it on your less-used arm so it won't get so tangled in stuff and you won't give away the surprise too easily.

Patrice said...

your web is awesome. i would say more but i am struck mindless by its power.

bernadette said...

No one has mentioned it yet, but I notice your excellent choice of spider - the BLACK WIDOW!

Gina said...

So cute!

Cheryl said...

I kind of love the web -- but I hate the spider!!

Karen said...

I love it!

Tandi said...

That is great- so cool!

vicki said...

very cool regina. i adore all of your cool creatures, you inspire alot of ideas for me, course i am no way at your level hugs

The Colorful Bee said...

Your patterns are so awesome! I think Halloween is our favorite holiday by far, so I will be purchasing lots of these to get ready!!!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

This is so funny! I just googled WearableWebs, the name of my new Etsy shop, and got you!

So Cool!

S
xo