Have you seen the amazing Mochimochi Land knit presidential candidates? The maker of my favorite tiny knits released this adorable free pattern the day of the first presidential debate. I was smitten! What a perfect project to distract me from the debacle our United States election has become.
My plan was to knit one candidate during the first debate and the other during the second debate. I didn’t feel like I had the right Trump skintone yarn, so I started with Hillary.
Isn’t she adorable? My daughter thinks she looks like a mermaid, because her legs are so short. It took exactly one debate to go from yarn to tiny first-woman-supported-by-a-major-political-party-for-president. I was a bit miffed when big unknit Hillary walked out to debate in a red pantsuit (Hello! Did someone neglect to tell the candidates about their party color schemes?) but I stuck with Democrat blue for tiny knit Hillary.
Now here’s my problem. I intended a balanced approach to this knitting project, but did you happen to see the news this weekend? I’m not sure I want a tiny knit Trump in my female majority household. Now, tiny knit Trump doesn’t have a mouth (neither does tiny Hillary) so I won’t need to worry about him saying distasteful things, but will I be able to leave him alone? Will he make inappropriate moves on the Barbie Dolls? What about the Lego Friends girls? Will they be safe? What if Ken and the Lego boys see tiny knit Trump act disrespectful and think his behavior is okay? Do I want my toy room to become a hostile environment like that? Or do I believe that was all part of tiny knit Trump’s past and now he’ll follow a script and be respectful. Such a knitting dilemma.
Suggestions are welcome. In the meantime the toys are conferring.
Thank you to Anna Hrachovec for the amazing pattern! Please see http://mochimochiland.com/2016/09/free-pattern-tiny-trump-and-tiny-hillary/ for the pattern and visit her site at http://mochimochiland.com/.