winnie the pooh.

My favorite part of the day…

I don’t remember anyone reading me books like this when I was a kid. I treasure the fact that my husband makes it a priority to read stories to our kids. He’s read aloud all of the Chronicles of Narnia, Winnie the Pooh (at least three times now!), Willie Wonka… and here he’s reading Stuart Little.

I love listening along, too. ♥

So, two Christmases ago, I went to the store and purchased Travis two balls of yarn and said “Merry Christmas! I’m going to knit you a scarf!” Can you guess what happened next?

You betcha—I’m still working on it.

Almost done now! So close…

About the only time I make in my day to sit down and knit is Story Time. I love to listen along, but I feel like I should be doing something. So, I’ve been slowly but surely knitting on this darn scarf!

As I’m sure you can imagine, all enthusiasm for the project left my sails when we moved to the tropics. Ha! When is the poor guy going to get to use this? But… I still really enjoy knitting as a hobby and I still feel obligated to finish it. He might find a use for it once or twice a year here in Florida. Maybe. 😉

And what am I going to do with this rest of this stash now?

The light pink yarn I bought to make Katie a winter hat. The light green yarn I bought myself to make a scarf. And that all gray yarn for Travis’ cozy socks… I have to change my plans, I guess!

Poor Travis. I know he just wants me to hurry up and get to his socks! Last time I thought about them appears to be a year ago. Yikes! (And—by the way—I must have messed something up with that baby hat I was blogging about there, even after frogging it so many times. It never really stayed on Penny’s head. Oh, my! It’s in with Katie’s doll things now. Ha!)

But I digress…

I’ve decided to give this scarf a name. I’m calling him “Winnie the Pooh” in honor of all the time I’ve spent listing to stories from Pooh Corner as I wove it together. I also think the name fits because it’s a bit like something a Silly Old Bear would wear, with it’s mix of stripes and solids and it’s funky two-tone look!

And hey—look at that! I just knitted a memory…

2 Responses to “winnie the pooh.”

  1. Kate Says:

    The scarf looks amazing, you’re so crafty and clever! Loving that you are blogging more!!! Really loving it!

  2. Heather T. Says:

    Yay!! I so admire a father who reads to his kids. My hubby does too, and it’s a treasured time for both of them… I think it freezes a couple of times a year in Florida, doesn’t it? *giggles* And surely you must know some people north of you whom you visit–he’ll use it then!