Monday, November 05, 2007

Bear with me

A friend of mine is currently living in Vietnam and recently had the idea to collect knit teddy bears for the local orphanages, so I promised to knit a couple. And here is the first one:

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Pattern: Mother Bear Bear
Yarn: Leftover Lion Brand Wool Ease, Lion Brand Baby, and Caron something or other, on size 7 needles

And now to start on the second...

Catherine also created her own mini-meme and tagged me to post the youngest picture I could find of myself. Luckily my scanner is currently not working so we can avoid the seriously horrible teenage years. But I found I had this image scanned, so here you go.

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I don't how old I am in this picture, 2 or 3 perhaps? But that's me with my grandpa, one of my favorite people in the world. He passed away when I was twelve years old. He sang funny songs and told great jokes and let me beat him in ping pong. I miss him. You can almost see my missing front teeth in this picture; I knocked out my two front teeth when I was two by running into a windowsill. It's actually my earliest memory, not the pain or anything, just looking at the windowsill when it happened. So I was that toothless kid early.

5 comments:

Amanda said...

The youngest picture thing is from Knitty Blogstalker 2 - I LOVE your pic with your Grandpa! My favorite pic of my Grandpa is of him holding me at Easter the year I was born.

Come to think of it, I'll scan that one in, too....I'm going to do that tonight....

Cassandra said...

awww look at you and your curly hair! adorable!
now i want to post the oldest pict of me that i have.... i've got cake on my face, its pretty funny

Stariel said...

I should scan in one of the pictures of me from when I was a bit younger, when I find a scanner and all that. I have one of me putting Boo Boo in a jar which is pretty cute.

Kate said...

I love that picture of you! My grandfather was one of my favorite people, and the closest thing to a father I had. And I still miss him.

alison said...

What a wonderful picture of you and your grandfather. I feel the same way about my grandpa. Thanks for bringing back some nice memories. :)