i made a goat.Posted: November 11, 2010
high on my priority list this time of year is
getting a job coming up with a creative christmas ornament. something simple, something different.
because i’m enamored with all things scandinavian, i thought i’d make a traditional swedish goat.
i thought there was a goat in the christmas song the 12 days of christmas – 8 goats a-milking. it’s not goats. it’s maids. the 8 maids are a-milking. and i don’t think they’re milking goats. maybe they should be milking goats. let’s represent the goat from now on, i say. at least one goat. let one maid milk one goat.
my goat is not straw. i’m allergic. go figure. and let’s face it – i wouldn’t even know how to begin to make a straw goat.
my goat is felt. wool felt. strangely, i’m not allergic to working with wool felt. i even wear wool sweaters, but after a little while they do make my eyes itch and my neck itch. i suffer so.
now i just need to make a whole tribe of goats. christmas 2010. year of the traditional non-milked goat.