Remember how I did a Regretsy yarnbomb on the Jim Boggio statue and got all kinds of love from April for it and she posted that I was going to make a hat out of the “whimsicle fuckery” piece that I’d made? OK, maybe you don’t, but I sure do! I took the piece down after taking the photos, because it’s not everyone’s cuppa, and I wouldn’t want to cause offense, and not everyone would understand. Anyway, here’s the pic:
So I ended up making this, which I finished today, and which is modeled by my lovely and talented friend Heather:
Yes, I am sending a mobile yarnbomb to Finland, on the head of one of my favorite people, and I couldn’t be more pleased. I love this hat to death, especially the rear view.
Perkele means something vaguely naughty in Finnish, and has become the semi-official cheer, I guess, for April Winchell’s goodwill tour/book-writing expedition, which has raised more than $15,000 for charitable causes before even packing a single suitcase. Well done. Although the Kickstarter effort has ended, she is always accepting donations for folks in need. It’s not all 501(c)3′d out the wazoo, it’s just good decent folks trying to keep their fellow humans from going all the way down the drain in hard times. You can read more about what she does on the Charity page of Regretsy.
What more can I say except,