Monday, January 7, 2008

The Fabulous Birthday Boys

I had a tough time photographing this in a way that doesn't make it appear completely lopsided. Plus, the lighting today is terrible. Oh, well. It may be difficult to tell, but this is actually a birthday cake hat that I designed and knit for the Short One's first birthday (back in the days when I could cram a hat on his little head and it would stay there). As it happens, both of the men in this house are having birthdays in a few weeks. One of them is turning 40 this year, but I am far, far too discreet to tell you which one of them it is. I haven't quite decided the best way to rub it in, er, celebrate the big day (okay, it's been so long since I've used the strike-through function that I no longer remember how to do it, sigh), but I think I will at least be holding a giveaway to commemorate parental survival with the Short One for another exciting year. I'm in the process of making a little something for the giveaway. It's possible I will also hold a sale - I will keep you updated as plans solidify. At any rate, please continue to check back for more news.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. The Short One still isn't getting used to his Binky Lite lifestyle, and we are both still a little sleep deprived, as a result. I didn't so much as pick up a bead or piece of metal clay this weekend, and I have to say, it felt pretty good. Sometimes a break is necessary to recharge the ol' batteries, I think.

Oh, and I put together a new Treasury on Etsy, full of great stuff - knitted, beaded and otherwise - made by some of the talented artists of Etsy. It will be up for the next two days, so please check it out here. (I swear I'm going to buy one of those knit octopus patterns as soon as I have enough free time to knit one. Isn't it wild that you can find a shop on Etsy devoted almost exclusively to cephalopod knitting patterns?)

Have a great Monday, everyone.


Trendy Tots said...

Great hat! I love to see it on the 40 year old as well as the Short One. LOL. Hope you get some sleep soon!

Melissa said...

Hee, hee, I like your style trendy tots! Unfortunately, I don't think it'll fit him. More's the pity.