Ogle-time!

Go look at Laurenn’s show pictures! I’ll be cropping some of them to show costume detail, and I’ll try to send out programs to my knitting helpers next week! Thank you, Colleen, Carol & Caroline (plus my book knitters–we used a ton of stuff from the book).

Naughty Needles Burlesque on Friday the 13th!

It’s in Lawrence, KS, so if you’re nearby, come out and see us! Please help spread the word and post this on your site! (Thanks to Laurenn McCubbin for the poster! We’ll have them for sale at the show!)

A few costume pictures

These came from a photo shoot for poster art reference for the show (amongst other things–it was a multi-purpose affair). Some are mine and some are Laurenn McCubbin. She and Ben Radatz are both making posters for the show. Yay!

1. Backstage, 2. Devil Etta 2, 3. Big Bad Wolf bottoms, 4. Smiling mermaid, 5. Nikol, Wolf and Hood, 6. Felted Fez and One Skein Wonder Jacket, 7. Big Bad Wolf, 8. Unravelling Dress, 9. Devil Etta, 10. Big Bad Wolf bottoms, 11. Wicked Etta Vendetta in her fringed skirt, 12. Starfish Pasties Closeup, 13. You devil!, 14. Mermaid, de-tailed and shelled, 15. Backstage – Nikol

Created with fd’s Flickr Toys.

BTW, I’ll be teaching some knitting classes at the Sew & Quilt Expo in Chicago (Oct. 11 – 13), Kansas City (Oct 25-26), and Minneapolis (Nov. 8 – 10), so sign up! I’m teaching my stash shawl, fingerless gloves your way (basic pattern with scads of variations), and hat menagerie (basic helmet hat–same skeleton as the Pony Hood–with a zooful of ear and festooning variations to make your favorite animal). Whee!

Naughty Needles Burlesque Show postponed for Crawl For Cancer

I can’t argue with cancer fundraising. :)

On the bright side, now there’s more time for knitting, which means I can add more take-em-off layers and make the costumes more elaborate. It also means there’s lots of time left if you want to volunteer to knit something for the show.

I’ll be posting a revised to-knit list as soon as the basement’s reasonably dry and I’ll try to include a high level of detail with yarn brand suggestions, etc., so you can see if you have something suitable from your stash.

Naughty Needles Burlesque

Here’s half of the clamshell bikini for the mermaid act in the Naughty Needles Burlesque.

Which reminds me!

If you’ve volunteered to knit for this, I’m going to be sorting out my first round of requests tonight. I’ll have some yarn for specific projects, but this is a zero-budget operation, so any stash contributions would be well appreciated.

To make things easy, I’m going to compile a list of basics we’ll need (lots of pasties, g-strings, mitts, some gloves, etc.), sort those out, and then ask volunteers for more complicated items–mostly clothing layers. For those, I’ll give you general proportions or some reference images, but you’ll be able to do whatever you like within those parementers.

I’d love to get most of this here by 4/14, so I can distribute it all at the dress rehearsal. But that’s less than four weeks away, so only commit to a bigger project if you’re a fast knitter. (I’ve got some wiggle room with the date, but it would be great for the dancers to get maximum practice with their costumes.)
I’ll need to keep the items you knit, but I can provide photos of the final costumes for everyone. And of course, you’ll be thanked in the program (and I’ll send you a copy, as well as the promo postcard).

Also, we’re planning to sell or auction some goodies to benefit Planned Parenthood of Kansas City, so any burlesque-y naughty knitted donations would be appreciated as well (fancy pasties, g-strings, bikinis, gloves, that sort of thing).

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