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What I did:
Used Cascade 220 to make two skulls as described in Knitty's Yorick pattern, then knit a strip to connect the two, making a sort of "bag".
Why I did it:
Inspired by a Dia de los Muertos short story writing competition I'm involved in, which is also the reason I'm giving people for why the skull isn't white or off-white.
Things I learned:
Hand-fulling as dictated by the pattern probably would have been better before taking it to the full felting process, because it was hard to find the strands of the YOs in the eyes and nose to cut them after felting to my satisfaction.
This was definitely a "trust the pattern" situation, particularly around the eyes.
Strange little objects have their own charm.
Things I will do differently next time (assuming there is one)
Hand-full until I can cut the strands in the eyes safely, then machine-felt.
I will knit the strip separately, because I don't like the effect created by it having been knit to one of the skulls and grafted to the other.
I will use either black or white wool, because even if the "fall" color of the skull is a feature rather than a bug I don't care for it.
I will probably line the inside, so it can be better used as a bag.
The full series of pictures can be seen here, if you're interested.