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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Arthur, the alien and his egg

The other night (out of the blue) Gregory wanted to watch E.T. and this gave me the idea that, even though I can`t make a proper job E.T. for him, at least I`d knit this cute little alien from LGC`s Toddler Knits (Issue 27).
Of course, my son - being his adorably complicated and imaginative self - wasn`t content with just the alien, and asked me to make an alien egg too. So I knitted a white ball - so far it was easy but then I didn`t know how to finish it, having never seen an alien egg and sadly lacking Gregory`s imagination. So I gave him some yarn and a needle and told him to finish the egg for himself.
See the concentration on his little face? Bless him, he was working so hard, and all the while he kept saying, `I can`t believe I`m knitting this all by myself!`, so I didn`t have the heart to burst his bubble and point out that it`s not exactly knitting what he was doing - and anyway, what does it matter? So if you always wondered what an alien egg looks like (before hatching, obviously), then here`s one to feast your eyes upon:

3 comments:

  1. Very nice alien, and a colorful egg, too! I like the alien's eyes.

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  2. Thanks, Katya, they were ALL supposed to look straight ahead but the middle one is more like a ceiling watcher now... And Gregory`s a bit baffled as to why it`s got crabby pincers for hands but hey, it`s an alien, isn`t it?

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  3. Well done Gregory, you have me convinced. Thats a great looking teddy Laura, we have been trying to think up some imaginative ideas for boys knitting kits. Gregory your an inspiration! X

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