24 February 2006

The Things We Do for Love

Since we are doing squirrel-based math, could I please make a puppet or some sort of little squirrel toy for use during math time? Please? 'Cause it would make the math even more fun.

So I found the roving and the pipe cleaners, not to mention some acorns we had gathered last fall:

The pattern is from Making Fairy-tale Wool Animals by Angelika Wolk-Gerche. When I started out I had visions of making 4 squirrels -- one for each process. I quickly got over that. For one thing, this took most of my brown roving. Maybe I'll mess around with making up a pattern for wee little needle-felted baby squirrels, and this can be the mom. THe babies can be in a lighter brown.

And, for the record, the neighbors were out while I was sticking a little squirrel-toy in the tree for picture-taking. It was a labor-of-love for you all here at the blog, though, so I persevered. However, I didn't persevere that much, since I didn't want to make too big of a spectacle of myself; that's why the picture isn't really clear.

Since we are doing so well with our squirrel-math, I decided I could go ahead and sell RightStart A , since we won't be finishing it. (Actually, that's a lie. I wanted to buy a knitting book from a place that takes Paypal, so I was trying to think of something I could sell, and happened to think of the RightStart book, and rationalized the decision with the squirrel-math thing. It sounds so tawdry to say I sold my kids' school books to pay for knitting stuff, though. And, we really and truly don't need Level A anymore, as KidV2 is ready for Level B.)


Olive Oyl/Pensguys said...

TOOOOO cute!

knitsteel said...

I can't see the squirrel, but it sounds wonderful.
I did get a good laugh out of your books or yarn rationale.