Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Eighteen months...

...of Lolo cuddles and giggles,  warm milky cheeks and smelly feets.  That's a year and a half of being an excellent young apprentice for our resident big brother.  Five hundred and forty seven mornings of pure sunshine and as many evenings of loving bliss.   It was 18 months ago that our Lolobean graced us with his enchanting cuteness for the very first time on that peaceful spring morn.

So naturally, because we love ourselves a little party, we celebrated the occasion! Julian and dada baked our traditional half birthday half birthday cake, this time we tried the most simple and delicious Boston Cream Pie recipe ever - you can get it from Kraft Canada's website here. And we had ourselves a lovely lunch with grandma and grandpa and autie Libby and uncle Gary and even cousin Neil who was visiting all the way from Vancouver.  It was great ;0)

I also wanted to mark the occasion with a little bit of knitterly goodness but since it took me so long to pick just the right project and to find just the right yarn from the stash, I didn't get started on the actual knitting until the night before.  

I tried really hard to pull it off though, knitting into the wee hours of the morning but despite my best efforts to keep my eyes open, I fell asleep on the couch and didn't get it done to gift to him on his actual half birthday.  So he had to wait a few more days for his present, but he didn't seem to mind at all.  He's great that way! 

The pattern is Mochi Mochi's Sleepy Snake and Mischevious Mouse and I knit it using a full ball each of green and blue Karabella Aurora 8 (oh, how I heart that yarn) and less than a third of grey for the mouse.  

I added a squeaker in the mouse and a jingle bell in the snake's tail to up the play value.  Turns out a big empty tube for chubby little hands to stuff with cheerios, hotwheels and magnetic alphabet letters is all the entertainment this little guy needs though!

Happy half birthday lolobear, we love you ;0)


  1. OH MY!

    Actually, I think it's Oh Dread in that verse
    Lets's see if I remember it...
    Oh no oh no he's up to my toe he's up to my toe
    Oh me oh me he's up to my knee...
    Oh Fiddle... he's up to my middle...
    Oh Heck... he's up to my neck...

    Oh dread oh dread, he's up to my....gulp)

    My 10 yr old son wants one of these!

  2. Happy Birthday! Love the snake, so cute!

  3. OK I just bought that pattern, had too! So cute!

  4. Omigod! He at that mouse! That's awesome. I have to knit one of those for my fiance!

  5. An absolutely darling knit. I'm sure your little boy loves it.

  6. Anonymous4:07 p.m.

    This just cracks me up! My boys would love it as teenagers - a chance to re-enact the animal channel with dialogue and sound effects. A true boy toy. Well done


  7. Anonymous2:50 a.m.

    Happy half-birthday to your baby boy. I love all the knitted toys you create for your kids. Thank you for the inspiration.

  8. Too cute, and what a great idea to have a half-birthday :) I sometimes want to do that with my daughter who's birthday is in Nov. If we had a half b'day she could have a party outside for a change when the weather isn't so cold!

  9. Anonymous4:00 a.m.

    Happy half birthday!! The toy is so cute and I love your idea of adding noisemakers into toys, makes the kids love them more:)

  10. That is so adorable!

  11. Your knitted serpent is so creepy, I wonder if this stuff is apropiate for a child even if it is so cute :) well done honey !

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