New Arrival

I have a big head.  I’ll pause for a moment for you to insert the obligatory joke here.

This big head thing makes it a bit challenging to block my hats.  Esmeralda helps, but she has some…protuberances that my head doesn’t currently have.  Luckily, the Chez Violence Home for Wayward Knitting Props is an accommodating place, and we’ve always got room for a new resident.  May I present Aloysius?

DSC_0083His head is pretty much exactly the same size as mine.  And, like most of the characters pressed into service as knitting props, he seems to have had an interesting life.  He’s covered in wee pin holes that indicate that he was not loved merely for his pretty face.

DSC_0089Someone very exacting did something very interesting there…I’m just not quite sure what.

I’ll be using him a bit more gently (no pins, just the odd bit of damp wool).  His first task will be to block a lovely purple hat (the one I finished last year and have been shamelessly remiss in getting a photo of…look for the pattern next month).  I think he’s up to the task.