For 7 år siden lavede jeg et Zelda-tæppe i stedet for. Men han snakkede videre om sit elghoved......
For knap 3 år siden opdagede han, at jeg havde havde købt denne bog og blev VILDT glad. Han sagde endda, at et rensdyrhoved også ville gøre ham glad, og at han ikke ville spørge om noget endnu værre hvis han fik det.
For et halvt år siden tænkte jeg, at hvis han nogensinde skulle have det hovede, var hans 30 års fødselsdag måske en god anledning.
About 9 years ago, my oldest nephew started talking about how he would really love to have a knitted moose head to hang on the wall. About 7 years ago, I made Zelda-blanket instead. But he just kept on talking about his moose head.....
A bit less than 3 years ago, he found out that I bought this book and got so HAPPY. He even said that the stag would make him happy, and that if he got one of those, he wouldn't start asking for something worse.
About 6 months ago I thought, that if he was ever to get that head, his 30 years birthday might be a good occasion.
Det tog egentlig ikke så lang tid at hækle de forskellige dele, som jeg lavede lidt her og der i løbet af ferien.
So when in the US, I bought heavy, cheap cotton (the meterage was right) and started. In secrecy.
It didn't really take that long, making the different parts, and I crocheted them here and there during my vacation.
I fredags sad jeg så og syede gevir sammen og syede de forskellige dele på. (Ja, jeg har ondt i fingrene!) Bagefter tog jeg det ned i haven for at tage et billede, mens jeg prøvede at se ud som om at det var den naturligste ting i verden at gå rundt med et hæklet trofæ under armen......
Keeping it secret was a bit difficult! I couldn't write anything here, since I feel sure he would know someone who would tell him. But I whispered about it with a few persons and was looking forward to getting it done.
This Friday was spend stitched together the antlers and sewing on the different parts. (Yes, my fingers hurt!) Afterwards, I took it to the garden to take a picture, while trying to look like it was the most natural thing to carry around a crochet stag head........
And here he is with his present! He got VERY happy!
Hovedet er hæklet i "Sugar'n Cream", det billigste supermarkedsbomuld, og jeg har brugt 465 gram garn. Det er hæklet med 4,5 og 3 mm hæklenåle.
Og NU må jeg vist fordybe mig i strikning igen!
It was hung on the wall right away, and I have to admit - it looks good on the wall! He sticks to his promise of not starting to wish for even worse stuff, but on the other hand he says that he now showed his siblings and cousins that it is possible to convince me to make something I don't want to make. All they have to do is beg long enough......
I made the head in "Sugar'n Cream", the cheapest supermarket-cotton I could find, and I used 465 grams of yarn. I used crochet hooks size 4.5 and 3 mm.
And NOW back to focusing on my knitting!