I don’t celebrate New Years. I have spent the years finding various ways to steer clear of the hype and the big countdown. In the past I have had some very early nights, some very long baths, and some extreme reading marathons, each of which worked in their own way, although I did end up with some puffy eyes after a whole night of reading!
This year was a dancing robot, in crochet. I wish it had taken a little longer, but I am pleased to be sharing this picture of him tonight I feel he shows that I am not dodging the festivities because I am being negative, or because I am anti-social, but that I want to greet the New Year and all of its’ hopes and promises in the morning, with my children, rather than sitting here on the sofa, alone, at midnight. I always feel that the big countdown leaves me facing backwards, looking over the old year and the pain it brought with it. I want to wake up and find everything brand new, like an adult version of Christmas, I suppose. Waking up to find the gift of a new year and another new beginning. Hope its good for all of you too, whether you are celebrating or not. 🙂
p.s. Robot of the Day this one is for you
My son often admires the hats I make, but will rarely keep one on his head for long. He was like that as a baby but I was hoping he would grow out of it, especially if I let him help with the design. He requested this one and was most helpful with the choosing of the colours, buttons and googly eyes.
This one is a robot, although it didn’t look all that robot-y until the ear-pieces went on with the little antennas. The yarn is a soft grey aran-weight that I had in my stash, and am glad to finally use up. I will not be beaten by this enormous stash of yarn!
My boy prefers most of his clothes to be loose rather than snug, which means this hat could probably fit me…if only I was brave enough to wear it 🙂
I think he may be the first of many. My son, who has christened this wee fella “Stretchylegs” has requested another robot, this one with wheels and a bigger head.
My son also “helped” with this project, so it was quite a sweet way to spend some time together. I am asking my daughter for some ideas too so that she can get involved.
I haven’t done any toys or amigurumi type projects in a while and it always surprises me how the critter takes on a personality of its own as soon as the face is put on. Maybe that is why the face is so hard to get right. As a first robot, and one that came entirely from my the imagination of my 4 year old son, I am pretty pleased. I will post his friends as soon as they are “born!”