Tuesday, November 20, 2007

On the Tooth Fairy

When I was little, all but maybe 1 or 2 of my baby teeth had to be pulled. They just wouldn't fall out on their own. I don't know why and I have yet to ask Mom about it. But, I vividly remember being knocked out and woken up later minus a tooth or two. Takoda lost his first tooth when he was 7, and still hasn't lost all of his baby teeth. This very morning, Sagan (whom will be 7 in January), lost his very first tooth. He had an apple with his breakfast with the intention that it would, indeed, fall out. And that it did. He is so very excited that the Tooth Fairy will visit him this evening. Which brings me to my Tooth Fairy story.

Personally, I think this "Tooth Fairy" MUST be the daughter of the original. Either that, or the original has gotten so old her memory is shot. She's somewhat of a ditz. Takoda has lost 7 teeth, and of those 7 the Tooth Fairy has forgotten to show up about 5 times. She makes up for it a day or so later, but forgets nonetheless. A couple of weeks ago, she had to dish out double the money. Takoda was lucky enough to find a ziploc baggie with his name on it. Inside that baggie? Yep, his baby teeth. What on earth was this fairy thinking? A: leaving her paid merchandise behind was extremely irresponsible B: it put some major doubt in regards to her existence within this innocent 9 year old's head.
Thankfully, Ms. Fairy heard our plight and made up for her mistakes. I'm just really hoping that she won't mess up this one tonight. It's Sagan's very first tooth and he is so beside himself with excitement. Just look at that adorable toothless grin.

On the knitting front, guess what I made?? MITTENS!!! I used Malabrigo Worsted and Knitting Pure and Simple's Basic Hat & Mitten Set For Children. They were my first pair and took less than 24 hours to complete!! WOO HOO! I guess it helps that they are for L and are tiny. I started a pair for T and I'm done with the first. Can you guess what everyone is getting for Christmas this year?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

My eldest. pitter pat pitter pat

Here he is. It took a little coaxing, but here it is.

A Basket of Boobs (aka B.O.B.)

That Georgianne is truly amazing!! You remember Georgianne, don't you? The lovely lady who made Purl that great toy in my previous post? Well, guess what else she did???? She whipped up a basket liner and tote for all the boobs in the shop!!! Mom has an ongoing charity knit night at the shop, you can read about it here.

How absolutely beautiful and thoughtful, Georgianne!!!

And, since Halloween is over, I thought it was high time to get a new display up in the case. You really should come see it in person, it kind of has an "I spy" feel to it, just a little more pretty LOL

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Georgianne, this one's for you!

The wonderful Georgianne knit Purl the sweetest catnip whale toy! It is the cutest thing I've ever seen! She even gave me the pattern!! Woot! Thank you so much, Georgianne!!

We've been rather hesitant to give Purl catnip. She's pretty psycho around 11pm and doesn't quit until 2 or 3am. Yep, the kooky cat is nocturnal.

Here are a couple of action shots of Purl and the Whale. These were taken upon their very first encounter.

The last one is a major action shot!! It was really hard to hold her for the photo shoot! Sorry about the picture quality. . .
As expected, I've been a terrible blogger. My house is in immaculate condition and I've been knitting a bit. A dear friend had a baby almost 3 weeks ago and I'm making her a blanket. Yes, thats far too many UFOs on the needles at this point. . . I don't know if you can see, but I'm wearing the Silk Garden vest made by Mama.
Hopefully I'll have more knitting updates soon. . .
Thank you again, Georgianne!! The Whale was incredibly thoughtful, Purl and the clan of 6 thanks you!!