Friday, February 26, 2010

Hopelessly Crafty

I was in Michaels with my son when he saw a book with knit snake on the cover. “Make me a snake Mommy.” He’s three years old and has taken to randomly asking me to make things for him. He knows that I can make stuff. He’s seen me make quilts and blankets and socks. He even helped with the placement of the circles on my Mom’s quilt.

So he saw the book and asked me to buy it and make him the snake. Here’s what makes me hopelessly crafty. I already HAD a book with a pattern for a toy snake. A crochet snake to be exact. Not only that, I already had enough yarn AND stuffing to make it without having to buy anything else. I’m like one of those people who can just whip up a rack of lamb and a cheese soufflé on a whim from the stuff in their kitchen, except mine would be amigurumi. Frankly, I don’t even remember why I was at Michaels in the first place.

He wanted a “big, big” snake which is good since he has a mother who never checks gauge and that is exactly what he ended up with. The pattern was for a big snake, but I don’t think it was supposed to be quite this big. But who cares when you get to watch this.

By the way, the pattern is from Baby Crochet by Lois Dakin.


Wendy said...

Does *anyone* ever go into Michael's for a reason? I thought you were just supposed to drop by to see if there's anything you want every couple of weeks.

City Girl Quilter said...

I don't go into Michael's on purpose. I just get sucked in there and somehow leave with a bag full of stuff. Same for JoAnn's. I blame aliens.

Renee said...

Love the snake and love even more that your son immediately knew Mommy could and would!!!

Renee said...

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