On June 28th 1998, WWE Superstar Mick Foley (as Mankind) took on The Undertaker in the third ever Hell in a Cell match as part of the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) King of the Ring Pay Per View event. The match would go on to become one of the most iconic in wrestling history. As part of the 20 year anniversary, Mick Foley embarked on a partial World tour, 20 Years of Hell. Luckily for Hubby and I, Hobart was one of his destinations.
I grew up watching wrestling every Friday night with my Dad, before it was “Cool” (ie, The Attitude Era). At one point, I was certain I was going to grow up to marry Bret Hart – but that’s a whole other story. Adam (my actual Hubby, not Bret Hart) also grew up watching wrestling, and is a big Mick Foley fan. Getting the chance to see him live and to hear about the epic match in person was an opportunity we were not going to miss out on. We jumped online and were excited to discover that there was also an option to meet the Hardcore Legend in person – so I decided to make a little something to thank Mick for being so awesome.
I used the basic head, body and arm pattern from Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden. The shirt is made from felt that has been hand stitched to look like flannel, and the smiley stitched with embroidery floss.
The show was fantastic! Mick Foley appeared with Special Guest, Al Snow, who was just as entertaining while warming up the crowd. The venue choice for the type of event seemed a little odd (The Hobart Conference Centre), but it did make for a more intimate experience. As for meeting the legend himself? I think he liked his little crochet double.
If you would like to know more about Mick Foley, I can recommend his #1 New York Times Bestseller, Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks.
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