No, that wasn't a typo. It's part of this spanish counting song my oldest daughter learned and taught to the littlest daughter. We were lucky to attend a spanish preschool years ago (thanks Emily & Paola) and that song just stuck with the kids.
My littlest girl loves elephants. I mean LOVES.
She has a big stuffed puppet elephant named Poppy, she came up with the name herself when she was 3.
She loves poppy.
She used to bring Poppy e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e we went!
And I'm noticing her doing far too many big girl things lately. Like bringing a book or her purse when we leave…. instead of a large stuffed elephant. Poor Poppy.
So in hopes of holding on to all the little girl bits I can….. this hat was born. I got the elephant shape from this free ravelry pattern. And the hat pattern is my own knit as you go design….. this hat gave me a ton of trouble… figuring out how to carry yarn and do all this crazy stuff made my perfectionist side scream a little. Which is why it got tossed in the knitting basket….. and then it sat there looking at me for weeks….
But that girl of mine, she's not getting any smaller…… so I had to look that hat square in it's elephant eye and pick it up and rip out the top (again) and finish it. Plop it onto the head of the girl that had been waiting "forever mama" for me to finish it.
Done. (knit up in brown sheep cotton fleece yarn)
Do you think it will stop her from growing up? Or at least slow things down a bit??
And this sweet girl of mine, the very next morning put on all her favorite mama made goodies and I nearly fainted from cuteness.
See that "studio time" does a mama good in the creative sense. This skirt was sewn up just to work on a pattern I'm trying to create. Panels and twirls and handmade bias trim…… it's a work in progress. It wasn't exactly intended for Miss Seven…. but she somehow managed to get it anyway….. and you know…. that is just where that skirt belonged…..
And at the end of me chasing Miss Seven around to photograph the hat…… I think there are about 15 blurry pictures…. she's a wiggly one…… she gave the me the "okay I'm done with your camera" look in true Miss Seven style………
Yes, it's blurry….. but it makes me laugh out loud….. so I thought I'd share 🙂