There really isn't a whole lot more to say...except that:
This weekend, I made a beard--out of yarn--for Luca...
I don't know where this idea came from and
I am still not exactly sure why I made it...
but I do know HOW I made it
and the directions are below...
so you can make your very own.
I took a sheet of brown felt and holding it up to his face,
I traced Luca's jaw line from ear to ear, around his chin.
Then from ear to ear, under his nose--cutting out a hole for his mouth;
(dipping just a bit from ear to nose instead of doing a straight line..)
I drew three lines below the hole for the mouth from ear to ear.
Starting at the bottom and working my way up,
I slowly machine-sewed loops of yarn close together on each line.
I snipped the loops.
Then, I sewed loops of yarn on the top to make the mustache.
I sewed a piece of elastic on either side (by ears) to keep it on.
And then I gave it a trim...
and the fun part!
He kind of looks like Abe Lincoln, don't you think??