So here is what I decided to make for Wee MonkeyGurrl's Drama Teacher/Coach/Mentor, "MM". I wanted to use up some stuff in my stash, so I broke into the red heart stash. It wasn't because I thought MM deserved acrylic, but it is wrapped with a metallic thread, so it gives it PIZZAZ. (pizzaz?) I decided on the Strong Women Dance motif because (1) it is my favorite; and (b) MM is dealing with some heavy stuff, vis-a-vis her mom.
I doubled the yarn, and picked two colors that I thought would go together well, be dramatic, but not too christmas-y. Of course, I almost ran out of the blue, but managed to find an extra ball stashed with a sorry attempt at a christmas stocking (from last year). Good thing, because this stuff is only available at WallyWorld at christmas time, or on line. The Jman mocked me, b/c I always seem to be running out of yarn at the end of my projects. Hmmmmm....
I didn't use a pattern; I just did a bottom piece on a smaller needle (US7) in garter stitch for a tighter gauge, then picked up stitches around the edge. From there, I knit (stockinette) circular with a US10.5, and doubled the schematic for the motif (both height and width). Despite my adversion to mathmatics, it turned out surprisingly well.
All I have left is to do a strip to use as a strap (3 feet of 14 garter stitches. Woo-hoo!!!!), and sew in a lining. I only wish I had done it in wool, because I'm really not looking forward to darning in all these ends!!
The show is tomorrow afternoon, so I don't think it'll be done by then, but Wee MonkeyGurrl has one more month of summer camp, so I'm pretty certain I can have it completed in time. :) Maybe.