Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Parade of Skulls Begins

Can you believe I had the nerve to post the other day without including a baby picture? The nerve. As if anyone is here to see my knitting. I know you're only here for the baby.


Hey she's my cute sweet baby too. And she is very proud to have lost another tooth, on Valentine's Day no less (because a tooth lost on Valentine's Day is extra special don't you know). She asked her Dad last night if her missing tooth made her smile extra cute. Not really, but her enthusiasm is extra cute. I thought I blogged when she lost her second tooth. But I can't find it, so I must have remained silent with shame. When Pork Chop lost her second tooth it took the Tooth Fairy FOUR DAYS to show up. When the Tooth Fairy finally did show she left an astounding FIVE DOLLARS. It must have been a guilt gift, because I know we've always sworn our children wouldn't get more than a dollar from the Tooth Fairy. Five is just ridiculous. We are the greatest parents ever. And to add to the fun...The Tooth Fairy didn't show last night either. We told Pork Chop the Tooth Fairy must take Valentine's Day off. We are bad, bad parents. This morning Pork Chop filled her special tooth bag with the Tooth, a Valentine for the Tooth Fairy and a Sucker for the Tooth Fairy. That lady had better get her act together and show up tonight.

Enough of the bad parenting. I'm a great Santa, I'm just an especially bad Tooth Fairy. Which really is a shame. I like the Tooth Fairy's costume so much better. I've always wanted wings. Oh well. On to the knitting. I must confess. It is fun to have finished knits to show on the blog again. Makes me feel like a real Knitter with a capital K.

When I was knitting the hats for my friend I wanted to make each one different. The older children requested very specific hats, in specific colors. But the youngest merely wanted a hat with skulls like all the big boys. I wanted him to have a skull hat, but one that was uniquely his. Not just a smaller version of one of the other hats. Fellow Blogger to the resque!

Janelle at bioengiknitter created a pirate hat perfect for a tiny head.


Pattern: Pirate Hat

Yarn: Knitpicks Telemark, 1 skein black, 1 skein grey
Malibrigo, 1 skein for lining

Needles: 2 size 3 circular needles

Modifications: This hat is the hybrid of the We Call Them Pirates hat and the Jack Sparrow's Favorite Socks pattern. I didn't make an modifications beyond Janelle's modifications.


Review: Guess what? I love this hat! So does Meaty. As does Pork Chop. Linned with yummy Malibrigo left over from this hat it is just perfect for a pint-size pirate. I might have to make a few more in the near future. I'm thinking black with pink skulls for Pork Chop. What do you think?


lynda said...

Very cute hat, and kids!

Our tooth fairy was notoriously lame, too :o(

Bezzie said...

A pink skully one would be super cute!

It's ok, here the Tooth Fairy leaves more money if you swallow your tooth by accident. ;-)

shiguy4076 said...

Our tooth fairy is scared of our cat and if she's out she won't come. Silly tooth fairy.

Love the hats.

Love the kids they are so cute.
I've updated too.

turtlegirl76 said...

Love the hat! Very cool!

Stephanie said...

I love that hat Meaty is wearing! You know, my oldest has only lost 1 tooth...he's almost 9! He still hasn't lost any top teeth at all! The dentist says that boys loose them slower than girls, but dang, this is just ridiculous! He has one on the bottom that wont come out, and the adult tooth is behind it, so he has to have this one pulled. He was 1 before he got his 1st tooth, so maybe that's why it's taking so long. Oh well :-)

Janelle said...

Oh wow, I totally wasn'te expecting to find myself here! ::blush::

I love the grey with black in your hat, and that must be sooo great with Malabrigo on the inside! Beware, once you get started with these, it's hard to stop. Especially since everyone who sees one asks you to make them one, too... Great job!

Anonymous said...

What.. no baby pics?

BTW... you've been tagged. Stop by my blog.

Demifool said...

Oh man, now I want a pirate hat!

--Your little brother--

taffi said...

Little Man gets so many compliments on that hat where ever we go. He loves it so much - he practically refused to take it off for the first week or so! LOL