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!
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