Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Bookish Girl for the Styrofoam Head Guy*

* Get it?! Queer eye for the Straight Guy - Bookish Girl for the Styrofoam Head Guy? Not to worry, no plans to quit my day job.

Meet Heady.



**This is his head-shot.**


Likes: All things involving head. Eh, hem. For example: head-cheese, getting a-head, talking heads, being a-head of the game.

Dislikes: Phantom of the Opera. He believes that it trivializes the discontent of life with a mask and fails to highlight the positive impacts. Most important positive impact: being able to masquerade as a superhero.

Age: Old enough to know better but not old enough to degrade in a landfill.

Most embarrassing moment: Forgetting that he didn't have arms, or a body for that matter, and falling on his face.

Heady came to Bookish Girl looking for a way to emphasize his good looks and minimize the fact that:
a) his head was made of Styrofoam
b) he had a paper mache mask permanently affixed to his face.


Bookish Girl had the perfect solution.

The El Hatto Negro hat from Julia at Mind of Winter. Ahh Aurora 8 was a dream to knit with and the double layer of this hat adds depth and cushioning to this head's appearance. Great pattern Julia and look at the difference it makes to Heady.



Something is missing. It seems to the Bookish Girl that this head needs a bit of a balance on the lower end.

What could be more perfect than a spirally scarf? While it's a bit feminine this doesn't worry Heady - he's in touch with his feminine side. Maybe he's a-head of his time (*ha, does it ever stop?)



This was a free pattern with the purchase of the yarn (Jo Sharp Infusion Kid Mohair.) The pattern was an easy one. Knit on size 13's with less than 2 skeins of yarn. Johanna helped me out with this purchase and she was right, an evening knit.

Now for the fun part. I knit both of these between Friday and Monday. I have a wicked ass cold and this was my prescription (I got a fever and the prescription is more cow bell.) The hat will go off to a young boy in the hospital. I don't know a thing about him except he's been there a few months and his head is bald. Reason enough to send him a bit of hand made love. The scarf will go off to a friend as a birthday gift.

This concludes this episode of Bookish Girl for the Head Guy, thanks for tuning in.
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15 Comments:

Blogger melanie said...

oh sure, now it works now that I've sent Wendy my patented email in lieu of comment.

BLOGGER FIX YOUR COMMENTS ALREADY.

Gah.

3/15/2005 9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, is his favorite game "Go to the Head of the Class"? Everything looks great you secret knitter you! Isn't that Aurora 8 a dream?

Johanna
Jofrog is Knitfrog

3/15/2005 11:25 PM  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Bravo! Bravo! Fabulous show!!

Hope you're feeling better. ; )

3/16/2005 12:57 AM  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Bravo! Bravo! Fabulous show!!

Hope you're feeling better. ; )

3/16/2005 12:58 AM  
Blogger froggyknits.com said...

very cool hat and scarf. gotta try that aurora 8.

3/16/2005 3:51 AM  
Blogger maryse said...

are you sure that heady isn't really a "henriheadda?" even before the scarf, he was looking a little girly

3/16/2005 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Niki said...

Great hat, and I love the color. What color of Aurora is it? I have some grey for a hat but haven't used it yet. What a nice gift to someone who will really appreciate it. Same for the scarf! Glad you're feeling better!

3/16/2005 7:11 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Wendy, you make me laugh my ass off. Love your posts. I need to get one of these heads... we have one here at my work for displays... looks similar to yours, minue the newspaper :P

Lovely hat and scarf! Great colors :)

3/16/2005 7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, the styrofoam head is scary. Get it out of your house. It's watching you.

Love the hat. I keep reading about this Aurora 8 but don't see it in the LYSs here. xoxo Kay

3/16/2005 8:38 AM  
Blogger Gypsymoth4 said...

Hilarious!

I need to get a head.

I am sick also. blech. Thank you for your post - it cheered me. :)

3/16/2005 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

Great hat! I've heard such good stuff about the Aurora 8--I might have to break down and buy some.

3/16/2005 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Hanna said...

Say hello to mr/ms heady: Hello Heady!

What's up? Nice outfit! Don't loose your head now! ;-)

3/16/2005 9:57 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I have to be honest - Mr. Heady looks like a Ms. Heady to me.... or maybe like Jai or Carson from QE, just a little on the feminine side....

(BTW, did you hear that QE did an episode with the Red Sox that will air June 7?? I can't wait.)

That is really sweet of you to sent the hat to the boy in the hospital. :) I am sure he (and his mother) will appreciate the kindness of a stranger.

The scarf is wicked cute - definitely looks like it took more time than a weekend.

Jackie

3/16/2005 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Cara said...

Hat looks great!
Scarf looks fabulous!

Heady, well, heady needs some plastic surgery pronto.

Don't worry - I'm betting it all on black for the poor guy. Momma needs a new skull!

3/16/2005 12:27 PM  
Blogger cursingmama said...

Won't Heady be all pissy when you take away his hat and scarf??
Feel better soon!

3/16/2005 12:31 PM  

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