Thursday, March 24, 2011
The honeymoon is over. O.V.E.R. This last week I have begun to knit, crochet and sew my way out of a ridiculously long list of Presents Owed. Then when I approached each kid, wielding camera, looking hopeful, there was only flat refusal: I’d rather shove bamboo under my fingernails! TWICE! declared the eldest. Not when hell freezes over and cryopreserves the Devil for future study! growled the Middle. Not for all the tea parties in China! flounced the youngest.
Colin, quietly observing the grovelling and the hissy-fitting, instigated the negotiation of a mutually agreeable, craft-modelling outcome...
The image above, is Colin modelling a bib for a baby, born quite some time ago. I can’t really show you the bib, a) because it would entirely spoil any taken-aback-ness (surprise) at receiving such a late gift and b). because Colin’s key negotiated requirement was to get to be Superman. With a cape-bib. Supercolin.
The image below, is Colin modelling a strawberry beanie. For another wee one, it is a woolly hat made purposely big (Colin does have a smallish head) to coincide with a winter three seasons away.
Here we have Colin modelling a crocheted Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf. This is a gift intended for someone who has quite possibly forgotten that I owe them a birthday gift from eleven months ago.
I am chuffed beyond imagination to be ahead of deadline on this one. Even though I can’t make the birthday party on Saturday and my niece will never know of my fleeting organisation. Here is Colin modelling a size 2, girly, twirly, Lazy Days Skirt. Colin could not be charmed into performing a girly twirl. I did not mean to stick him with the pin, holding the skirt waist tight. Nonetheless, poor Colin seemed to feel the pain of pin-sticking and standing about in girly twirl stuff too much to bear.
Luckily, after a choof-about on the mantelpiece, all was well...
• Bib pattern adapted to suit a gocco design, but based on this.
• Strawberry beanie (or any fruit or vegie you like, really) pattern by Suse and freely available here
• Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf pattern here
• Free Lazy Days Skirt pattern here
Colin was lovingly crafted by Jess. Jess, I am truly very sorry about the pin-sticking incident thing.
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