Friday, October 17, 2008


I have to admit, I missed the presidential debates. Luckily, I can now reenact them and be sure the candidates address the issues I care about. For the first time this election season, I am inspired.

Thanks Lion Brand:
Obama Finger Puppet
McCain Finger Puppet

I'm also reminded of a pattern I saw in one of my vintage knitting magazines, McCall's Needlework and Crafts, fall/winter 1972-73:
Nothing quite like yarn and politics. (Insert pun about politicians spinning yarns)

(just to clarify - I didn't knit the finger puppets - the pics are from the pattern)


  1. OMG! This is awesome! I wish I had the right yarn to make this, but it seems silly to buy two whole skeins of flesh colored yarn just for little puppets...But I heart these big time! I suppose I could make a whole 2008 election set with Cindy, Michele, Joe and Sarah...Hmm...

  2. I know - the first thing I thought of was that I need a Sarah Palin finger puppet! I've been racking my mind to think of what colors in my stash will work for flesh. I hate crochet with a firey passion, but sometimes we are called upon to make sacrifices for our country.

  3. Holy hell! I just scanned the pics of my stash in Ravelry and I remembered that I bought some Main Line from KnitPicks to make a hat for my brother, in butter pecan and cocoa! It's like fate!!