I'm trying to get a complete one finished; the red one turns out not to have enough of the "sunshine" print, stupid limited dye lots...now I have to finish 3 more fans, each of which takes about 6 hours (knitting is waaay too slow but the most efficient with materials), and then make a new shirt and skirt.
Then ideally I'd make a male counterpart and have a nice complimentary...
The first attempt at my dancing costume was quite a success! The skirt looks kinda weird due to stitching, but it's my first cross of knitting and crochet. I will post a picture when I find a suitable stage/studio.
The fan portion worked much like I had originally planned; I thought I would need to add weights to make it swing, but that actually hindered the effect. It works much better without beads on a string. All I need to do now is look up fan-dancing...
And darn! I don't see any fans like mine, which have no structure and work by centrifugal force. If anyone can show me where to find one so I don't have to learn to dance with them all by myself, I would really appreciate it!
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I finally realize the importance of the dated progress page...it shows just how much I'm actually working!