Monday, November 16, 2009

My first mohawk attempt

This was my first attempt at a knitted mohawk wig.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ready to go

These are some of the other wigs that are ready to leave home and go have some fun.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The latest to leave home

These are the latest two wigs to go out into the world.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Out in the world

This is the latest wig to go out into the world.  I am looking forward to seeing pictures soon.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The next batch

Here is the next batch of wigs.  Want one or two?  Send an email to  If I send you a wig, you are responsible to have fun with it and to send me photos to post on this page.  Remember - only G-rated photos for all audiences, please!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Another shout out

So I'm friends on Facebook with a few of the gals who have wigs.  I sent out another plea.  Please send me photos or return your wig.

Maybe some people just don't get it.  Maybe some people threw out their wigs that I spent time crafting - picking the right color combinations from my odds and ends, trying to create something of beauty from something that was sitting at the bottom of the yarn stash basket, something . . .

And then, I received this set of photos:

I think the one with the waitress is my favorite.  That's so cool that she wanted to get in on the act.   (I hope they left her a nice tip.)

My faith in humanity and all things silly has been restored.  Life is good.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Taking a break

I happened across an unbelievable yarn find at a yard sale while in New York for Memorial Day Weekend.  I took a break from wigs and knitted 3 baby blankets for friends.

Now that is done, it's back to wigs.

Yes, I look at what others are making in the knitting group and dream of one day knitting something more than just wigs.  But, I still have a mass of old yarn to use up so I'm sticking to the goal of using up all the old yarn before buying new yarn for new projects.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Reaching out

I sent an email to everyone who was in possession of a wig and asked them to

1) please have their photo taken wearing the wig while doing an everyday activity and email it to me


2) return the wig to me so that I can try an enlist others in the fun.

I received these two photos:

This is what I'm looking for.  Action shots of people doing every day ordinary activities wearing a knitted wig.  And, people, remember it's a wig not a hat.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Not really what I was looking for . . .

And, in lieu of a real person wearing a wig, I was able to snap these very nice photos of a stuffed gator wearing a wig.  Not really what I wanted but a photo of a wig is a photo of a wig.  I'll accept it.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

One willing volunteer

I was able to get one person to model a wig for me.  And this is the only photo I have proving it.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Alas . . .

Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone.  It was a great weekend of fun and friendship.

It was not, however, a great weekend for wig photos.  Trying to get people to cooperate was like trying to herd cats.

People did wear funny things on their heads but not one of the wigs.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Still knitting

My goal is to get as many wigs as I can knitted by Memorial Day Weekend.  That is the weekend I am going away and hope to have some good, clean, healthy silliness.

Cast on, knit two, purl two, cast on more, decrease, bind off, start another.

I have the pattern memorized.  People are amused as they watch me continually knitting the same pattern over and over again.  They are delighted with the color combinations.  They are looking forward to seeing some silly photos.

I can't wait either.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Arrgghhh, matey

One of the intended recipients of a knitted wig is a fan of pirates.  I added a knitted eye patch just for her.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Proposal written.  Proposal accepted.

I cannot divulge the details of the proposal but they will be revealed in the course of the postings on this blog.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

And, while I'm at it

Did I mention that I'm a fine arts major at a local university?  I am.  

I have also been known to knit in class during lectures.  It dawned on me one day that maybe I could turn this into some kind of independent study project and get credit.  Wouldn't that be cool?

I made an appointment and met with my advisor.  I showed him what I was working on and what my ideas were around the project.  He had a few suggestions to make the project more substantial and more like art rather than just like a craft.  He told me to write him a proposal.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

One is never enough

Since I made mistakes with the first wig.  I had to knit the pattern again to get it right.  And, then another and another and so on and so forth.

Hmmm . . . what to do with all these wigs?

I had a weekend coming up where I was going to be away with a group of women and girls.  A perfect opportunity, I thought.  I could hand out the wigs and take photos of everyone wearing their wigs going about their business.  This could be fun.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm a little rusty . . .

In my haste to knit my first wig, I didn't quite follow the directions. It's been awhile since I followed a knitting pattern and somewhere I got confused when adding the place markers and starting the decreases. I wasn't paying attention. Mistakes were made.

In order to cover up my mistakes, I added some flair in the form of braids.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What to knit . . .

My first night with the knitting group was a lot of fun. I had nothing really to knit so I just practiced knitting stitches for fun.

Yes, it was kind of a waste of time you might say but I got to see what others were working on in hopes of being inspired. Even though other group members were working on really interesting projects, it still didn't inspire me to go off and knit anything exciting.

A year or so prior, thanks to my daughter (who is a VERY prolific and talented knitter herself), I came across this pattern: It is called a Hallowig designed by Megan Reardon.

I decided to go through my yarn stash, which is mostly antique acrylic or blends and make a wig.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

How it all started . . .

I joined a knitting group. It reminds me of the sewing circle we had on my street growing up. I don't recall how often the women got together but the ladies of the street would gather at someone's house, bring their knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, whatever, a snack to share and basically stitch and bitch. It was a way to catch up on all the neighborhood gossip and see what sorts of projects other women were working on. It seemed like a lot of fun.

As a kid, I remember viewing most of this from the stairs - eavesdropping on adult conversations when it was held at our house. As I got older, I was allowed to sit in on the sessions until my bedtime but I still liked to sit on the stairs and listen in.

So, when I heard about this knitting group, reminiscent of the female friendships my mother enjoyed, I decided to give it a try.

I had no projects really in mind. I took some knitting needles and some yarn and away I went.