So I am pondering a possibly insane thing, and I would like some opinions.
The opening of the show I am working on is in two weeks, and I want to wear a dress I wore to a friend's wedding a few years ago - it's strapless, and is a gold/taupe color. The difficulty is I have some impressive tan lines from my summer running in a sleeveless top(probably more noticable to me than anyone else). I had thought about going into a tanning booth to try to even things out a bit but that seems excessive. I think if I just get a cute little shrug/sweater it will be fine, and solve the tan lines issue as well as the it's chilly in January issue.
So I went to google and searched. I found a few for sale but not many - I may not be searching good shopping sites. But I found a site that was a collection of knitting patters for shrugs. Now for the insanity...
Could I actually knit myself a wearable shrug in two weeks? During tech and previews? I am seriously tempted to go for it.
So what should I do for opening night?
Buy a shrug, you don't have time for anything else
Knit, you know you want to
eh, try the tanning booth - if you're orange the tan lines won't matter
Couldn't you wear a different dress?
Eh, wear your blacks to the lobby as a protest of the pain they've put you through.
Cute, vaguely retro short sleeve: www.craftster.org/forum/index.php
Fuzzy short sleeve: www.modadea.com/patterns/LM0215.htm
Short sleeve and easiest knit ever: http://www.knitonecrochettoo.com/patterns/1498_TarteletteShrug.pdf
Slinky, long sleeved: www.modadea.com/patterns/LM0229.htm
Long sleeved, but possibly too casual to pair with dress (otherwise my favorite): knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTcleaves.htm
Long sleeved and ribbed: www.canadianliving.com/crafts/knitting/k
3/4 sleeve and super easy: www.craftyarncouncil.com/mar06_openwork.h
My vanity does require me to point out that this is me at the end of an 8hr day of rehearsal. .
heh. Also the dress comes with a matchy belt that has a flower on it. My plan was to knit / buy whatever it is in black - I'm in favor of the goes with everything.