He is a vintage green glass head.
The story begins, as it often does, with one of my daughters spying something in a yarn shop that she might like to have.
In this instance, it was a beret pattern: Koigu Beaded Beret by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.
Of course, with any interest from my nearest and dearest, I bought the pattern, along with the yarn and beads she selected, and carefully tucked them all away. That was three years ago.
In need of a simple and quick project, I rooted around my stash and only just discovered them again. Two days later, we had a beret.
Yarn: Liberty Yarn Sockenstein in "Montol."
She was delighted or as delighted as a thirteen-year-old girl gets. Moreover, she expressed that these might make nice Christmas gifts for a few of her friends...
Yarn: Abstract Fiber Temptation in "Springtime."
Yarn: Wool Candy Meringue Merino Sock (I have no idea the color...I lost the band...)
Yarn: Blue Ridge Yarns Footlights in "Dragon's Breath."
The pattern is lovely and easy, probably a two or three hour knit.
Even better, Luke did not complain about not using his "good" side, re-takes were not an issue, and he had no difficulty holding perfectly still as I fiddled with the head gear.
A good head is really hard to find.