Friday, December 31, 2010

Fiber Arts Friday: Santaclava

My Brother is awesome.

He doesn't take himself too seriously... at least not too often, anyway.  ;-)

He had a serious handle-bar mustache at our sister's wedding a couple of years ago and Einstein Hair at Hubba's and my wedding many years before that.  So when I saw this post by the Student Knitter, I knew I had the perfect project for my bro.

The only thing was, I didn't quite see him as a Viking.

A Cowboy or a Ski-bum or a Skiing Cowboy, I could see, but not a Viking.  So I spent some time thinking about it, looking for cowboy hats and ski caps, finally looking through the finished projects for the Bearded Touque on Ravelry when one project really inspired me... I decided to make my own Bearded Santa Hat for my bro... aka The Santaclava.

This project is a combination of Santa's Ho-Ho-Hat and the Bearded Touque with a bit of improvisation in between.  The Bearded Touque pattern was confusing to me, so instead I made a sketch of my plan and just went for it.  Which means it has some issues.  In the end though, I think it turned out pretty well.

This was super fun to knit.  Mostly because I was giggling the whole time I was working on it.

Apparently the family liked it too...

Happy Fiber Arts Friday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Melissa Plank said...

That is so cute, very fun and whimsical!

WonderWhyGal said...

Now that is Rock Star! Love it! What a fun knit that the whole family can enjoy and now a keepsake.

Wishing you a great last day of 2010 and a wonderful start for 2011.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Halfpint said...

That is brilliant, sheer genius!

AllyB said...

Your Santaclava is awesome Kathryn! I'll bet they had loads of fun with it and you'll see it make appearances in the future too. Thanks so much for your nice comments on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, that is awesome!! It must be fun to knit for someone who appreciates things like that! :)


Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

That was definitely an inspired gift! What fun!