December 12, 2007

Shall I Knit You a Hat?

Have you read "Shall I Knit You a Hat?" by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise? It's an adorable book about a Mother rabbit and her little rabbit. There's a blizzard coming and Mother rabbit asks little rabbit if he would like for her to knit him a hat. While he's at school Mother knits it. Then the little rabbit gets concerned about all their friends getting cold and what they can do to help them. On the inside back cover is a pattern to knit little rabbit's hat. R and I bought a copy of the book for ourselves and loved it. Who could we give a copy of the book and also knit the hat? We decided to knit the hat for Kate. Her Mom is the wonderful woman who is giving R the spinning wheel for Christmas. I didn't use the colors it called for, but I was pleased with the end result.I like it better with the points straight up, but they do have a tendency to droop from time to time. Since we have had a rabbit, I know their ears tend to droop sometimes too, so I'm just going to leave it the way it is. I sure hope it fits Kate. She'll soon be six and she has curly, curly red hair. I think it will be adorable!

Want to see something cute?

We went to the World Market the other day to buy stocking stuffers and to check out whatever else they had. While the kids went one way, RL and I went the other. I saw these ADORABLE little ornaments for 25% off. I couldn't decide which color to get....naturally I wanted both of them. I asked RL which one he liked the best. Being the sweet and smart husband that he is, he said he just couldn't decide. I asked him if maybe we should buy both of them. He agreed, maybe we should. So, maybe we did! They were only $1.99 each and that was before the discount. Aren't they cute???? I'm afraid they will have to stay out all year long. Anything that cute needs to be seen as often as possible.

We got some excellent news on Monday. RLs Dad was released from the hospital! We could not believe how quickly it all happened! The power of prayer is quite strong. Even his doctor told him he had never had a patient to recover that quickly!
My Mom and Dad had their fair share of excitement today! Daddy's wedding ring has been stuck on his finger for about a week or so. His knuckle was so swollen we couldn't get it to come off. We tried everything - Windex (yes, Windex. Check Google and you'll see it suggested. Kind of reminds me of the Dad in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding!), ice, pulling, twisting and even Preparation H. Nothing worked! Mom took him to the doctor today who, in turn, called the fire department. When Mom and Daddy were relaying all this to me, it sounded like our doctor was more excited about the firemen coming than a five year old! They managed to get the ring off with a snip of their snippers and his finger is on the mend. I guess it was a mess under the ring. All is well now!


kelly said...

Great hat! Somewhat Suessical as well as the tree. I. LOVE. THE. GNOMES!! I wonder if our World Market has them. Too cute. What will happen next with our parents? I hope Pop got a ride on the fire engine. Did they use the jaws of life?

Mahma said...

I am lovin' Kate's hat! I can see all that red hair stuffed into the belly of that 2 rigger! So cute!
I guess we can call her,
"Kate in the Hat!" :-)
The little gnomes are adorable, and great all-year-round shelf sitters.
Also...everytime I see the improvements you'all have made in the livingroom, I'm so proud of you guys! Looks great!
Would be nice if the seamstress would work on the lovely the way, what's with her?????
The doctor's visit was one of the best we've ever had! When "Doc Summer" came in the room and took a look at your dad's finger, he knew he couldn't do it. So, he sent for the experts! When he came back into the room, he had a big smile on his face and told us he'd called the Fire Department. Then he said, "Do you think they'll have their siren on?" NO! But, we could hear them driving up and got that "kid sort of awe" that they bring with them.
There were 3 of them!
And they were big...all over 6 ft. tall and about 200 lbs...each! People were lining up in the haulway to see them! The Doctor, the Nurse, the Patient and, the Wife!
What a scene it was!
The guy with "the cutting tool," started cutting...round and round, a LOT of rounds...the patient was breathing hard and wincing!
The Wife walked around and patted him on the shoulder, reassuring him that he might live!
"Snap" went the first golden ring!
Next...came the onyx ring!
Same routine...round and round, then "Snap" went the onyx ring!
The patient's finger looked terrible from the force of the rings, not from any damage caused by the fireman's saw!
Whew, we were so glad that was over!
Tomorrow, I bake lots of Chocolate Chip Cookies for the Lewisville Fire Dept! Great guys!
Well...that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!
Mahma loves ya' Baby!