Back in March, I received these fabulous mittens from Sarah as part of a swap. I love them to bits and I've gotten to wear them a couple of times and I'm really looking forward to next winter just for the chance to wear them again! Sarah sent me a whole list of things that I might consider making for my half of the swap, but I don't remember what they were, because I stopped reading after, "Ash from Fantastic Mr. Fox."
I love that movie. LOVE. I watched it 4 times the weekend I checked it out from the library and have checked it out at least twice more since then. (We really need to buy it.) I had recently purchased Fiona's Rabbit Pattern, and my brain immediately saw a way to transform that pattern into a something foxish.
So, I went from this:
To this (with a few months of procrastination in between. Hey, at least I'm honest!):
It took three socks for me to get his mask where I wanted it to be and I'm still not happy with it, but it occurred to me that if I waited until I was completely happy, I'd have to go buy more socks! I was going to show him sans outfit, so you could see his spiky embroidered eye brows and his body details, but the sock likes to shed when I touch it and his pants are sewn around his tail, so it wasn't really possible. Feel free to use your imagination though!
I left the raw edges exposed on his ears so they would be a bit shaggy and I embroidered around his eyes to give him his characteristic eyeliner look that I love so much from the movie!