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.
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
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.
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
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!!!!