So, funny but true story. I lost my skull.
Before you panic, or die of laughter, I’m talking about a crochet skull, one I made last month. After I really got going with the whole crochet pumpkins thing, I decided to branch out into other spooky items, and skulls seemed a good idea to me. But I didn’t want a tiny skull, I wanted something bigger. So I dug out some Lion Brand chunky wool/acrylic yarn from my stash and got to stitching. And man, did I make a HUGE skull!
But then I lost it. I took the skull with me back to the stash too look for coordinating colors, because I wanted this to be a Day of the Dead skull. And at some point, I put it down, and it disappeared into my stash, and then I sort of forgot about it as I went to work on making some Gloomy Corns (because my mind jumps around like that).
Yesterday, I realized I needed to finish the giant skull, but I had no idea where it was! And that sort of surprised me, because you’d think even I couldn’t misplace something that big. I mean, this skull is bigger than my actual head!
Fortunately, I found it this morning after searching through my yarn stash again. I had apparently dropped it in a bag of unfinished projects (and yes, it’s big bag because I have a lot of unfinished projects). So I grabbed my skull and the coordinating yarns I had picked out and off and on throughout today, I worked on crocheting some big flowers to use for its eyes.
To make my funny story a little funnier, I just happened to finish making these flowers while watching Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull with Hubster and the kids. So now I want to crochet a big alien skull to go with the Day of the Dead skull I’m working on. We’ll have to see if I actually get that one done.
Anyway, here is The Crochet Skull of Dooooooooooom…
As you can see, it’s almost as big as Marmalade, our orange tabby. I still need to stitch up the nose, the teeth, and add a few more decorations, so this project is going to take a couple more days. But I’m hoping to have it finished by Tuesday night at the latest.
By the way, this is the usual scene when I crochet. One cat in my lap, one cat on the back of the couch, yarn everywhere. It’s very cozy. And that skull is very cozy too, and cushy. I can’t wait until it’s done. I plan to cuddle up with that sucker and take a nice long nap. You can’t do that with a crystal skull!