Friday, December 23, 2011


A couple of things have got me thinking that it must be getting mighty cold in the underworld this week, and I'm not talking about the snow that finally got here today*. Nope, I'm talking about strange, heretofore unheard of goings-on chez Dear that, had you asked me about them even a week ago, I would have scoffed at.

Thing the first? Well, brace yourselves but... I knit a toy.

I realize that might not seem like a big deal to most of you, but trust me when I say that anyone who knows me will be absolutely GOBSMACKED.

Long story short: I don't do toys. Garment knitter all the way, 100%. I've had discussions about knitted toys with people, and while I've occasionally conceded that there might MAYBE be a few toys out there that score fairly high on the cute-o-meter, I just... don't get them. To me knitting a toy would be like crocheting a cozy for my toilet paper dispenser. Um... no.

Enter DangerCrafts' Three Christmas Hooligan pattern. Pretty gosh darn adorable, wouldn't you say? Yup. Only I wasn't going to knit it, because, as I said, I don't do toys. Not me. No siree. Knit a toy? Surely you jest. Pshaw... Like, duh.

However, when Émilie told me that they were having a "bring a stuffie to school" day this week, that was all the excuse I needed I decided to put aside my aversion to knitting toys and made her one, because that's the kind of mature, wonderful mother I am.

But wait, that's not all. I said there were a couple of things...

Thing the second? I finally fixed and finished The Mittens. Yeah... I know.

Happy Knitting, Everyone!

* yeah, I know. I'm complaining about the lack of snow, even though I know perfectly well that I'll be having nightmares because of it in April. What can I say? I'm Canadian. My relationship with snow is complex.


Alrischa said...

Woooowww! The citrus gloves are only made MORE awesome by their massiveness :) *Put them on the Wall!*

Jacqueline said...

I really enjoy catching up with your blog.
I think the little fella is very cute!

Jennifer said...

For someone who doesn't "do" toys, you've sure "done" that one quite well! Brava!

Jennifer said...

Oh- and ps: YAY for anatomically-appropriate thumbs! :)

Mrhide said...

yeah...well she's not showing us the thumb is she?! ;)

sapphireblue said...

Very cute toy!!

Maryse said...

It must have been fun to knit and it is definitely cute! And good for the mittens! You can now move on ;-) I know I would! Merry Christmas Tara!

Sinéad said...

You knit a toy? Hahahaha welcome to the dark side. It happens to us all sooner or later.
Teasing aside tho, he is kinda cute.
And the mittens of enormous-ness? well, they're finished. And roomy. Em. Perhaps best to move on to the next project.
Hope you all had a great Christmas and are preparing for a Happy new Year!

Dawn said...

Awww I'm so glad you knit a toy! It's super cute, and I'm going to have to think of an excuse to knit one of those monsters for myself.