November 9, 2010
I present, however belatedly:
Purely incidentally (definitely not in response to Anonymously Annoyed’s Comment of Crankitude), I knitted the wig. The pattern is one of the wigs (the Beehive, which could also be called the Marie Antoinette) from Pigs In Wigs, which appears in the fabulously wacky book Knitting Mochimochi. Since Olive is decidedly NOT a handknit toy pig, my innovation was to make a stretchy sleeve out of a 4-inch section of Olive-colored pantyhose (Olive being more or less “Taupe”), cut big ear holes in it, and sew it to the bottom of the wig, so that Olive could greet our trick or treaters in blue-beehived comfort. It ended up sort of a balaclava with bonus wig. At first Olive felt a little weird about it, as she does when she gets a new sweater or she’s just had a bath, but when the doorbell started ringing nonstop, she enjoyed the excitement and all the attention. Or at least her tail gave that impression.
Technical note: the wig is stuffed with several of those thin, crackly plastic shopping bags, which worked perfectly. Saved me a trip to Michael’s for a bale of fluffy toy stuffing.
Here’s what I’m knitting:
Yeah, it’s kind of great. Yeah, it looks a lot like Log Cabins of the Past. But it’s not.