My friends continue to have babies, and I continue to make them animal blankets. For these particular friends I was planning on making a bear. A super cute brown bear. Then I saw the future baby’s room. It contained more pink and more fairies than I’d ever seen in one place. The brown bear was scratched from the plans.
My husband and I brainstormed about what animal would match the pinkness and intensity of the baby’s room. A butterfly, I suggested? A dragon, he countered. A frog, I wondered? A pegicorn, he decided. Yes, I exclaimed! Or, well, a unicorn!
We stopped by the local chain fabric store to see what kind of minky they had in stock, and we couldn’t believe our eyes when we found super pink minky with stars all over it. It was pure gold. Perfect for a unicorn.
I modified the giraffe head – adding a horn and attempting to make the mouth wider. I’m pleased with the result, but I’m wondering if it needs more. It’s missing a bit of unicorn-ness – in particular, a mane and a real tail. I’m envisioning individual strands of yarn knotted down the back of the head and many strands of yarn bunched together and sewn in place of the current nub-for-tail.
But, here’s my dilemma. I only have black yarn on hand. Is black good enough, or do I give in to the over-the-top pinkness of this whole project and seek out some sort of pink (and perhaps sparkly) yarn?
I really have to go with pink, don’t I? It is a magical unicorn after all.