Thursday, December 15, 2011

Are My Ears on Straight??

We leave in 3 days for our holiday trip.  3 days!!  I don't even want to think about what still needs to get done.  But checked off the list is my Mickey Mouse Christmas stocking cap.

I sketched this in my notebook a couple weeks ago, then sifting through some patterns, found a pattern for a baby stocking cap.  I had to adjust it, several times (rip it, rip it), but ended up with a functional and fitting cap.

For the ears, I traced the shapes onto cardboard from the cap Ms AC brought me from Disneyland several years ago, then crocheted "sleeves" around them.

When I first attached the ears, via slip stitches, they flopped!  But a few more anchor stitches higher up on the back of the ears and voila!
Mickey Ears Hat

Now there is this childhood memory song stuck in my head.  It was a 45 record and I remember playing it on my record player...I wonder if it was the same record player that later used to give me a shock when I touched the metal arm, which probably was not properly grounded.  Amazing we made it out of the 60s!

I'm a little doll who was dropped and broken
Falling off my mommy's knee
I'm a little doll who has just been mended
Now won't you tell me please.

Are My Ears On Straight, Is my nose in place
Have I got a cute expression on my face?
Are my blue eyes bright, Do I look all right?
To be taken home Christmas Day?

When I first came here, Just a month ago.
Brought in by a little girl who loved me so.
She began to cry, 'Til they told her I
Could be taken home Christmas Day.

Christmas time is drawing nearer, And I'm getting scared
Wish I could see in a mirror, How I've been repaired.
I'll be called for soon, But I'm worried so
Will she love me like she did a month ago.

Are My Ears On Straight? I can hardly wait.
To be taken home Christmas Day

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