First off, I’m back from Canada! I didn’t freeze! Hooray! My twitter feed makes it look like all I did was hop from one Tim Horton’s to another, which kinda indicates where I found all the free wi-fi in Toronto, haha. I can assure you, I did much more than just hang out at Tim Horton’s, and I had a grand ol’ time. 🙂
Anyway, in hookin’ news, I’ve been working on a critter for my sister as a birthday gift for someone close to her. The thing is that the character she wanted has a full head of hair. For anyone who’s been following this blog long enough, you may have noticed that there’s a significant lack of critters with long, flowy hair. There’s a reason for that: putting hair on a critter is a ROYAL PAIN IN THE ASS. Allow me to explain:
For all my fellow hookers out there: IS THERE A GOOD SOLUTION TO THIS?? It takes me FOREVER to get a good full head of hair that won’t end up massively poofy, and it’s incredibly time consuming because I end up having to fine-tune it strand by strand. I also have the misfortune of being picky about the material I use for hair too…I don’t like using yarn because it’s thick and makes things look even poofier (and too Raggedy Ann-ish), but certain threads are too thin and make the hair look super flat (also, they tend to fray easily and make things look ugly over time). Blah. I can’t post photos of the work in progress because it’s a birthday surprise, but if anyone has suggestions, please enlighten me. At the rate I’m going, a character like Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII would make me want to yank my own hair out. Any help for this hooker?