Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Coping, in my own way...

Well, I managed to go to school and pick Schecky up, and made it all the way down to the airport to pick Bubba up - all without anymore impromptu automotive crying jags.

Of course, that is about all I managed to do today. So as not to disturb my fragile* state, I spent the remainder of the day (while Schecky was in school) sitting on the couch and making this squishy bear. For myself.
(I'm not really sure that selfishness is what this situation calls for. But when in doubt...)

Do he look somewhat familiar? He probably should. I combined my two recent obsessions to make him.... It seems so obvious to me now that I can't believe that I never thought of this before:

dishcloth + little bear = this squishy little fellow





I used dishcloth yarns (see, you knew you recognized the cocoa and the teal!) and modified the bear pattern so that he has a tiny round body, and a great big head. I also slightly understuffed him, so he is squishy, squishy, squishy. He's soft, and just what I need.
(And you may have noticed that I took Schecky's advice, and went the BabyHenry route. There is something to be said for the huggabilty of the Hydroencephalitic Thalidomide baby**... )

Bubba has taken Schecky out to dinner, and I am taking MrSquish (like the over-emotional toddler I am) and going to bed.
I may get up to watch Lost, or I may just sleep straight on through. (So, no one is allowed to talk about it on their blog until I get to see it. That's OK, right?)

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments, and lovely emails that you've sent.... Probably shouldn't indulge the crazy lady, but I did appreciate all the kindnesses...

xxxooo

*FRA- GEE - LAY! Must be Italian....

**Sorry for the gratuitous use of "Hydroencephalitic Thalidomide Baby" - but you would be amazed at the number of Google hits that gets... For real...

6 comments:

capello said...

I like your squishy bear. But I feel a bit sad for him, as he has no arms and legs yet.

Glad you are better. :-)

Katkat said...

That is really cute. I wish I had a squishy bear. I do have a squishy that I cuddle everyday.

Editrix said...

Fra-gee-lay! It's like you're in my head. Awesome? or scary? You decide!

Your new squishins is teh r4d, and I hope some quality cuddlesnooze time does you good. It certainly can't hurt.

And yes, I know I owe you like 14 emails. It's not for lack of wantin' to!

beki said...

Aww, that squishy bear is just perfect. No arms or legs needed.

Rohanknitter said...

Awww, he's so cute. Just the thing to make you feel better!

MeiMeiLn said...

You did good by making your squishy bear. Sometimes we all need a good cry or sometimes our bodies tell us we need a good cry--or two. :) I know I've been there. Hope you feel better soon.