Good heavens' people! I did NOT use real eyes. Eeeewww! Too grosssssss! I used the plastic eyes that taxidermists put into stuffed animals. Like the ones pictured here - see? [ I may use these to make a hat with eyes in the back of my head.] And the farceeing hat was bespoke by my friend Tim, who provide the plastic fake eyes. (Not real. NOT!) Tim is the artistic sort who will find innumerable opportunities to wear his hat. I think vision, and looking at things from a different perspective is important to Tim. He has a tattoo of "She who Watches."
Today is warm (41 degrees) and cloudy. "And the small birds maken music all the daye" In the front yard, chickadees and sparrows are staking out territory and hollaring, "Hey, baybee! Hey, baybee!" to all the girls sparrows and chickadees. And in the back yard, finches are have a great big par-tay! My daffodils are up a good six inches in the back yard, and buds are beginning to show. And my daphne bush is ready to burst into bloom any minute now. I love that bush. DH gave it to me for a present the first year we were married. It is close to the leaky front window which keeps it warm all winter long. The thing is huge, and blooms for about two months as the weather slowly warms. The fragrance is to die of in aromatic bliss. I am SO ready for spring. What a strange winter it has been!
I wound Dave's yarn into balls and am squinting at the basket and planning while I knit a plain vanilla hat. OK, so it's three shades of fine green yarn, a boucle and two weaving wools, all plied together, and I'm making it a square beret, but really, nothing fancy. Photos soon.
What will I NOT do to impress you?Use real eyes in a hat. Nor will I do Lace. Or meticulous precision fitting. Following a written pattern word for word, color for color, yarn for yarn, inch for inch? Noooooooooo!!!! (picture of Roxie running screaming off into the woods.)