I Just got back from delivering two surprises in St. Louis. The first surprise was delivered to my great-nephew Will who did not know I was coming for a visit. Will harbors a little piece of knowledge that tickles his five-year-old heart and sends him into giggles every time he thinks of it. He discovered on my last visit that his great-aunt is terrified of snakes and he could quickly send me into a frenzy of terror by ‘surprising’ me with snake photographs. Well, on this visit I decided to ‘surprise’ him by making him dig through my zippered suitcase to pull out …….
I had a ridiculous amount of fun knitting this cute little snake. The entire snake was knit in one piece in the round using leftover sock yarn. I will confess that as I knit and knit and knit my heart beat a little faster. It was a fast and fun way to use of leftover yarn. Mr. Slytherin is 24″ long when uncurled. The pattern can be found in Susan B. Anderson’s Itty bitty Toys, an adorable book.
Photographing my great-nephew as he played with the snake was difficult because he was in constant motion shaking the creature and wrapping it around his shoulders….and, of course, chasing after me with ‘hissing’ sounds.
My second mission in St. Louis was to surprise my sister-in-law at a birthday party her friends were giving her. It was one of those ‘milestone’ birthdays and she was totally surprised when I came up from behind and tapped her on the shoulder. Lots of tears and lots of fun!