Lost in Dickens

I’ve been spending my day working on projects to put in the Etsy store to fill it up so I can make a few sales while I work on my other project due at the end of April. After that, who knows, maybe its time to actually find a big-girl job. Mayhap they are hiring chimney sweeps?

Today, I watched my TiVoed Masterpiece Theatre Oliver Twist from February while waiting for part 2 of Masterpiece Theatre’s Bleak House circa 2005 with Gillian Anderson (the ONLY Lady Dedlock!) to arrive so that I could watch THAT, return it and watch my TiVoed Masterpiece Theatre Little Dorrit from this past Sunday. Are you following me?

Total disclosure and honest to God truth: if I ever conceive a child and become a mother, I have always planned on naming the child, who will of course be a GIRL, either Dorrit or Fagin. My husband is well aware of this rule.

Discuss.

Here’s what I finished: An upcycled hat I’m calling The Artful Dodgette, in honor of that bad boy scamp Jack Dawkins. La, he’s bad, but I loves him. So much more fun than that little moppet Oliver. I like a boy with some spark and flash! Details in the captions.

If you tell me this looks like the hat Frosty the Snowman wore in that abominable cartoon, I will slap you.

If you tell me this looks like the hat Frosty the Snowman wore in that abominable cartoon, I will slap you.


Here's a closeup: Hat is vintage (20 years old) Italian wool bucket/trilby combo. Cleaned and steam-blocked. Flower pin also upcycled.

Here's a closeup: Hat is vintage (20 years old) Italian wool bucket/trilby combo. Cleaned and steam-blocked. Flower pin also upcycled.


Yarn deets: One ball of Lana Grossa's new Linnea Pura Flora, a butter soft organic cotton DK weight. Gift from a sweet yarn rep I will never see again.

Yarn deets: One ball of Lana Grossa's new Linnea Pura Flora, a butter soft organic cotton DK weight. Gift from a sweet yarn rep I will never see again.


Front view of hat and band: Simple feather and fan is so comforting, and the hat is very moldable, as you can see.

Front view of hat and band: Simple feather and fan is so comforting, and the hat is very moldable, as you can see.


So there you have it, guv. This will be going in the shop over the weekend, but really, it needs to have someone modelling it. Someone like this Artful Dodger, see?

(And btw, you really should check out Oliver Twist, the 2007 version — I think I’ve seen every adaption of Twist possible, and I quite enjoyed this update, though it did take some plot liberties. Sophie Okenedo was a heartbreaking Nancy — one of my favorite characters in fiction.

Again, total disclosure true story: When I had my wisdom teeth taken out the summer after college, I sat, drugged, in the dentist’s chair, blood and cotton in my mouth, singing show tunes from the musical Oliver!, as the dental assistants brought in two women from the local correctional institute (in leg and arm chains) and their guards to laugh at the crazy girl with the swollen face who was singing like a fool. I can only hope I made those women’s stays in prison a leetle brighter.
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One comment

  1. Gina · April 3, 2009

    You’ve been bringing joy to crackpots for years it seems. Keep it coming, sweetheart. I love the Artful Dodgette. I think there is a sprite or two who might be willing to model it for you! Hee! La!

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