I searched and searched the Ravelry.com pattern database but have you ever noticed how hard it is to find something if you have no idea what you are looking for?
So I stopped to think about what an 8 year old boy wants. Legos. Almost impossible to knit. Star Wars figurines. Less impossible but highly unlikely to knit. To be a grown up and do what grown up men can do. Hmm, interesting. but what .... And then I found exactly what I was looking for -- a mustache -- Perfect.
I thought it was a hoot. Mom and Bob just sorta looked at me with that funny scunched up look that said they totally didn't get it. But that's okay! I had the courage of my conviction that this was funny.
So I took it to work to show anyone who I thought would be a kindred spirit. Okay, mostly it was because I needed to see if people could figure out what it was. They did (that was a relief). Sarah liked them so much she begged me to make 2 for her granddaughters for Christmas. I love her granddaughters, two young ladies with very well developed senses of humor, so of course I agreed.
It was only when he saw this picture that Bob finally got it.
Bob took one look at this picture and said to me, "you know, I had no idea how much you looked like your Dad, huh".
Without further ado, I present to you my Christmas cheer, Mustaches for Everyone!
Now aren't you glad I learned how to paste pictures?
And for those of you who have an hour to kill and yearn for a mustache of your own, here's where you can get the pattern: