Monday, January 10, 2011

See the light that's right before my eyes

This is the third one of these I have knitted, but the first that has made it in front of the camera. And it took three tries to knit it - I had to give up before Christmas after first running out of dollar shop acrylic and of course they don't stock it in summer; and then getting it about three-quarters finished in some recycled pink wool, hating the resulting fabric and realising I had made it too short anyway and would have to rip back to before the fringe starts.
wiggy
The first Hallowig I ever made was for the twins' 2nd birthday last year. It was a deep blue-green colour, and I only made one but there were other (bought) presents including a pirate hat for dress-ups. The second one was a few months later, for their older brother. He knew exactly what he wanted: long pink hair with a purple circle. I drew a diagram at the time he described it, to make sure I had it right. A picture would probably help here - the whole thing is knitted in pink and then I crocheted the purple circle and sewed it on.
bow brooch 2
My friend saw me knitting that pink one and exclaimed that she wanted one for Christmas. She is going to wear it to do her yoga. (Probably with the airconditioning on.)

I felt it needed a little something extra, so I made a felted bow shape, beaded it and attached a brooch back. So it is a hairclip while attached to the wig, but can be pinned to something else and worn as a brooch.

8 comments:

2paw said...

Very cool, especially the bow, I think that really sets it off nicely!!

m1k1 said...

That is just so amusing. The sad thing is pink acrylic knitted wigginess looks better than my actual hair. Maybe I should make some for a group of us to wear to an event later in the year - I know at least 2 friends who would be up for it as they have been seen wearing tinsel wigs at previous outings. Of course, I don't have any acrylic in my stash...

Donna Lee said...

She could be doing that hot yoga (bikram) and need something to raise her temp ever more.

I love it. It's one of the coolest hats I've ever seen.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

I immediately thought of Pam Rubert's quilts when you mentioned doing yoga in the hat: http://pamdora.com/blog/2009/01/13/the-banana-pose-is-in-american-style/

(And I love the bow)

nettie said...

Oh my! That is hilarious! And the bow is very cute.:)

Taphophile said...

Love the whimsy of that wig. The bow is divine.

Demelza said...

i love it! and you look like a renaissance angel.

Alwen said...

I knitted one of those! In purple. They're so funny.