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« on: March 05, 2008 09:17:05 PM »

My hometown is Bossier City, Louisiana.  Whenever possible I try to make it home to the Mardi Gras parades in Shreveport/Bossier.  This is the hat and gloves that I crocheted to wear to Mardi Gras this February. 
A while back I got a super stash of several, what i call, chi-chi yarns for cheap Smiley when Garden Ridge stopped carrying craft stuff. Sad  The yarn is strips of fleece sort of in shades of purple, green, and gold:  the Mardi Gras colors, symbolic of justice, faith, and power.   I always intended to use the yarn for something fun for Mardi Gras, but the hat was almost a UFO when the orange seemed much more predominant than it did on the skein.  But this year Mardi Gras, which moves because it is based on the date of Easter, was earlier than it has been in a really long time- the very beginning of February.  I finished the hat, well then I needed gloves to match.  The hat has a ponytail hole just for fun.  But the gloves have holes, meaning they're fingerless, because I am completely useless when wearing gloves and I had to be able to catch things. Throw Me Something Mister!
Me at the parade.  Laissez les bon temps roullez!  Let the good times roll!

One of the floats.

Me and my sister and some of what we caught.  You can see the gloves here.

(ps: I also made the hat and gloves she's wearing.  My costume in an 07 production of Godspell was Mardi Gras themed and was designed to match the vest my mom made that I'm have on.)
Here I am as a featured dancer. This pic is just lagniappe, a little something extra. Smiley
I have a feather boa that I wear to the parades, but you can't just walk around DFW like that, so I made a scarf when I got back to Texas.  It's kind of freestyle with a couple of embellishments from my stash.  It's a little quirky, but I like it and it makes me think a little of Mardi Gras beads. 

The entire ensemble.  Minus the neon hair pieces and the metallic blue eyelashes and after a very tiring afternoon teaching dance.

...and wearing the scarf a different way.

An employee at the movies the other day said they looked "tight." Hope you like them too. Smiley
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 10:52:49 PM »

I love anything Mardi Gras, too! Your ponytail hat is awesome, everything is the perfect Mardi Gras colors! Great eyelashes, too!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008 11:11:14 AM »

AHHHHHHH!!!!  Someone else knows what lagniappe is!!!  I'm from New Orleans, and I say it all the time up here in Ohio, and people just assume I'm making up words, haha.

I'm surprised they sell yarn in Mardi Gras colors, or maybe it's just a coincidence that they put purple, green, and gold together?  Anyway, I especially like the scarf, and I think the purple on the edges of the hat and gloves is a nice touch. 

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008 04:26:51 PM »

Good work. I was just in a production of Godspell not too long ago. It's my favorite show to perform.
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