Last week, I had a revelation, and the revelation was this: The strange, costly things I want for my Cabinet of Curiosities CAN BE MINE if instead of buying them, I crochet them with my own hands (!).
I had this idea, of course, at three o’clock in the morning when I wasn’t sleeping, and when I peeled myself out of bed the next day, I immediately sat down with my antique white yarn and started working on an opossum skull. After all, I couldn’t dive right in with a bottlenose dolphin skull or a giraffe skull or six separate sizes of lemur skulls if I hadn’t tackled something smaller, right?
I decided on that Saturday that since I am not a naturalist, a zoologist, or in fact a scientist of any kind, I did not need to make the skull 100% anatomically accurate. If I could be 80% accurate, I figured, I was doing pretty well. By Monday, perhaps inevitably, I had raised my standards right back to normal range and decided that I need to be at least 97.67845% accurate, so I worked on the skull on and off for three more days, consulting (literally) hundreds of pictures from the internet.
And here it is.
I am already excited to plot the next skull – as well as the two-headed “taxidermied” bird that is hopping around in my brain – but I have some commissions to get to. These are the times I wish I had four hands!
Meanwhile, you can check out the skull pattern in my shop! And if you want a crocheted skull but don’t crochet, leave me a comment to that effect below!