Space unicorn, n: An aesthetic movement popularized in the 1980s by the covers of science fiction/fantasy books for young adults …
and Lisa Frank trapper keepers.
It experienced a revival on geocities pages circa 1999 and lives on in our hearts. And, sometimes, our stashes.
My latest creation is half space unicorn, half cosmic sea urchin:
Though, to be a true space unicorn project, it should have some pink in it. And it very nearly did! There's a bit of a story behind this. At a knitting circle in Portsmouth last year, I won a free skein of yarn:
Actually, I guess that's the whole story. Free yarn. In the end, though, I just couldn't deal with the pink-and-olive-green extras tied on to the black base yarn; I untied them. I'm so proud of myself for having found a use for this yarn, but now I have a ziploc baggie full of 6-inch-long pink and green bits of fluff and I have to find a use for those ...
I won't lie to you -- the pompom was super fun to make, and the hat itself only took an hour or two. This was a great project.