"Blog mustache" -- that's what it said on my to-do list yesterday. Those are words I never thought I'd have on my list, but there it was, even if it stayed undone until today.
About a week before Valentine's Day, one of my co-workers suggested we have a "mustache contest" to celebrate Valentine's Day. The only rules were that you had to make your own mustache -- you could buy supplies, but you couldn't go out and buy a mustache. Since all the teachers in our program are female, and the kids are under 12, no one was growing one.
Of course, I immediately thought of knitting one. So over the weekend I did a little googling, and a little Ravelry searching, and found Holly's instructions for a Knitted Moustache. Then I did a little scrounging through my extensive collection of left-over yarn. And I sat down to watch Downton Abbey (Episode 6)
By the end of the evening, I had this:
Knit of some leftover Fyberspates Scrumptious DK, merino/silk, color slate, on size 3 needles. Stuffed with some polyester stuffing. The little heart is made of some leftover Venezia Worsted, alpaca/silk. Instead of yarn, I used some elastic thread to make the ear loops.
It also lends an air of silly distinction to men:
Though it can also have a Snidely Whiplash vibe:
I did not win the contest, one of the students did, which is totally right. But I have this cool mustache to show for it, so I win too!