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Getting ready for Halloween

Already people are preparing for Halloween, especially my wonderful American customers. So I’m trying to get some more wigs finished and into the Wild Daffodil Etsy shop, here’s the latest addition:

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Etsy Description: Is it a hat? is it a wig!? You are sure to have fun with this hat/wig. It will keep your ears cozy and warm in the cool evenings.

Hand-knitted in beautifully silky-soft machine washable chunky yarn. Ideal for fancy dress, party wear or as a fun and funky chemo cap.

This one is in a mid-tone purple.
Mid-length with a long fringe to cover the eyebrows.

The twisted rib pattern means that it is a snug fit with stretch to fit all ages, 8 – adult, with a jaunty flick!

I get some really lovely messages about the fun that has been had with the wigs, from fundraising events, bringing a smile to the chemo treatment room, party goers and even a stage appearance in a end of degree show – heart-warming!

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p.s. I sell the patterns as well on Etsy and Ravelry if you would like to knit one for yourself.

Fun Chemo Caps, Hats, wigs

A couple of years ago, I was hopping around the internet looking for knitting inspiration when I saw a picture of a knitted wig. I couldn’t find a pattern for it so I made one up myself. To get the pattern right I had knitted several wigs.

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which we had fun with at Stonechat – but what to do with them – so i put them in my Etsy shop.

I had no idea what a wonderful journey this would take me on. The first to sell was the Daisy Wig, which  was bought by a woman in America for her friend who was going through chemo and I was told  “she absolutely went nuts for it!”

And since then I have had such heartwarming messages from people who have bought a wig and say it has cheered up an otherwise grim time for them and their families – other members of the family wanting to wear the wigs too!

And of course they still come in handy for fancy dress parties

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This is my lovely daughter-in-law modelling the multi-coloured clown style wig, getting ready to go to a ‘Bright and Tight’ Fancy Dress party.

I have also been asked to make some patterns using double knit rather than chunky yarn0wig 01wig

and I have come up with these bob-styles.

It has taken several attempts to get the shape right – and now to get the pattern perfect for others to follow …….

So that is what I was working on whilst putting my feet up in the Middle East

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swapping our little .beach hut studio at dear old wind-battered Portland Bill (crumbs, have we had some storms in the UK this winter!) for a different ambience altogether.

You can see my new toy in the picture – an iPad – mainly bought so that I could work on the patterns on the beach!!!

So, at one point I was 4, 410 miles from home, on the beach, listening to English radio live on the iPad, whilst reading a Thomas Hardy novel downloaded for free onto the iPad and knitting wigs – surreal?

I love my life!!!!

Daisy wig finished

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The wig adorned with crocheted daisies is now finished and in the shop!

(The original inspiration for this wig came from a picture I found on Google Images when looking for inspiration for a pixie hat. The picture did not lead me to a pattern so I created one for myself. I have only just discovered the designer Megan Reardon on Ravelry. Thank you Megan! You have inspired some fun projects!)

So many of you seemed to like my Daisies post, so I hope you like the finished article.

And now to finish the cushions …