Since my mom so very nicely let me raid her button box for eyes for the penguin, I decided she needed a little thank you gift. I’d seen this pattern a while ago and figured it was adorable enough to hang on to for stocking stuffers for next year. Two evenings’ worth of knitting later, this little guy was done. Except he’s not so little and he’ll definitely not fit in a stocking.
No problem. I rang their doorbell and left him on my parents’ front porch. I took the picture on the way over, when I suddenly realized I hadn’t photographed the finished object. Luckily I carry my camera in my purse with me, and luckily I had to stop long enough for a passing freight train that I could prop him up on my coffee mug and take a quick shot.
Even though he turned out a lot larger than I’d expected, I still think I may have to make about a dozen more next year for not-quite-stocking stuffers. And I will do my very best to forget about the fact that underneath that cute hat and scarf he looks rather scarily like an albino butternut squash – much like if Mr. Lunt had a close encounter with a blood sucking vampire.
No wonder he puts me in just the right holiday spirit. Heh. For those who want to make their own scary albino squa…I mean their own silly squishy snowman, the pattern can be found here