Big-headed Santa

This is a cool shop pattern, from The Knitting Room in Birmingham, Michigan, circa early 1990’s. It’s owners ago. In the pre-Ravelry era when only the knitlist linked internet savvy knitters.

This guy is stuffed with the same unspun Perendale wool that you see in his beard and mustache. Sort of a pricey way to go, but it makes him soft and cuddly. He spends the off-season packed away with the other Christmas decorations. Once released, he sometimes sits on the mantle. This year he’s standing next to the Christmas tree. Hoover, the cat, eyes him warily but hasn’t yet summoned up his courage to confront.