Lolly gave my in-laws two birthday gift suggestions this year and fabulously they sent both, one being “The Best Non-Required Reading 2010” and the other being “Itty-Bitty Toys: How to Knit Animals, Dolls, and Other Playthings for Kids.” I was discussing my enthusiasm for some new knitting projects when I had the following idea….
Me: …Maybe I’ll make the Santa Claus figures from the knitting book for your parents for Xmas.
Lolly: Yeah, I think they’d like that. They do ornaments and decorations. Nice ones, special ones.
Me: …Maybe I can do the set, or one for each of them or something. I wonder… I think the pattern is to knit the santa heads and stuff, but maybe if it’s just some stitching I could make them look like them. I could make one with a red hair poof for your mom and one with a grey hair poof and a mustache for your dad…
Lolly: I think they’d like that.
Me: …or I can glue on some of Weezie’s hair for the poof…
Lolly: I don’t think they’d like that.
Me: …and… no? No cat hair? Aww.
Lolly: Well, maybe if you didn’t tell them.
Me: It’s “craft fur.”
Lolly: “All natural craft fur.” Is is organic? is Weezie organic?
Me: Of course she’s organic!
Lolly: I think the brush you use on her is organic. “Organically harvested!”
Me: If I just comb her with my fingers and take the hair that way, that is totally “organically harvested.”
Lolly: “No! It’s not cat hair! It’s all natural, organically harvested, craft fiber!”