Who is the newest caped crusader to stalk the city at night, taking down villains and bringing justice to the streets? It’s none other than Justin O’Neill! Oh, shoot, I probably shouldn’t have given away his secret identity. No worries, Justin – I bet there’s a pretty slim chance that anyone you’re worried about is reading Squirrel Picnic.
When he challenged me to make this mask for him, Justin mentioned that in addition to crime fighting, he was planning to wear it in an upcoming race. With this in mind, I chose to use a bamboo viscose and silk blend yarn that would create a fabric that is light, breathable, and comfortable against the skin. Bamboo fiber is strong, flexible, and exceptionally soft. It’s even been said to have better moisture-wicking properties than cotton or polyester. Plus it’s an environmentally friendly choice because it is an easily renewable resource.
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