One of my Christmas gifts was a copy of Knitting Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec. The book is full of wonderful gems like a knitted tv and couch, pencil and tiny “human beans” among other things. My personal favorite is the Pig With a Wig.
The pig itself is knit with about 1/3 of a skein of cascade 220 in tutu pink, and the crazy Marie Antoinette Beehive wig is green apple malabrigo worsted. All together, the knitting only took me a few days; the instructions are very clear and and there isn’t a ton of crazy fiddly assembly. For this worsted weight yarn pig I used 12 mm safety eyes from 6060.etsy.com.
The photos were taken at the Science Factory because its awesome stripey colored walls seemed the perfect backdrop to a silly knitted pig.
A little handy tip for a perfect curly tail and happy wig embellishments is that you can curl the pieces around a pencil or double pointed needle and then hit it with a good spray of hairspray. It’s a little trick I picked up from another toy pattern and it works really well to help the curls keep their shape.
After finishing this pig , I decided that clearly the next logical step was to make another, smaller pig. I’m doing this with fingering weight yarn, and the tail is so cute and tiny.