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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.

Drama Wig

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Modelled here last summer by my lovely niecebrownthis knitted Hat Wig is going on the stage! It has just flown off to the University of California, San Diego to take part in a show put on by a drama student for her thesis show, based around the Simpsons characters.                                                    I just love the way these wigs are having a life of their own in many different guises all over the world. (Patterns for them can be found in my Etsy shop.)

These here wigs!!!!!

Who’d-a-thought it!

A lovely woman called Sue asked me to be a Guest Blogger on her Crochet Addict site.

I have never done anything like that before and it was fun to put together.

In the piece I wrote, amongst other things, I  posted pictures of my latest hat/wig designs

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(I’d like my hair dyed like this really!!)

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I think the one above has a sort of Jane Austen look about it – do you?

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(apologies for feeble attempt at digital clown make-up!)

And they seem to be getting a lot of attention and some lovely comments so far from Melissa and Cathy

The patterns can be found in the Etsy Shop and on Ravelry.

Ravelry is a site for all things to do with knitting and crochet.

(You have to register with Ravelry to look at pages on there).

It took me a while to work out how the site works and how to sell patterns. But one advantage of having some horrid bug which has kept me away from doing other things (I’ve been in bed most of the week – yuck!), is that I have had time to spend on the computer and despite my brain being fuddled by a temperature etc, I managed to get to grips with Ravelry.

Which has been very exciting because the hat/wigs seem to be making people smile and they are having fun with them and imagining all sorts of occasions for them – halloween being a favourite. I love the zany craziness of it and can’t wait to see pictures posted of my wigs being worn in far flung places!

Hat/Wigs are taking off!!!!

I’ve done it!!

Ha! I’ve done it – created a PDF knitting pattern – what a task! – hopefully I have learnt a lot and the next one will not take so long!

Flick Wig

and it is now in my Etsy shop – this feels very exciting!

The file is still 2MB (better than the original 8MB) – if anyone knows if I can reduce the file size without compromising the quality, I’d love to hear from you.

Phew! A coffee and a bit of calm easy knitting is called for.