Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh
Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie
The Candy Man, the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can ’cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good…..
I can’t help but think of those lyrics when I look at my little guy in this hat. He doesn’t typically like hats, but I saw this pattern and knew that the yarn my friend Jess sent me a few years back (which she suggested I use to knit Knittymunchkin a hat!) would be perfect for it. It’s appropriately titled “Rainbow” and when I showed it to Knittymunchkin after I’d wound it into a cake, and asked him what he thought, he said, “Pretty!” I knew it would be a winner from that moment on. The pattern was super easy, though I was a bit intimidated by having to graft the top of it in three separate directions. I have to toot my horn for a just a second here when I say that I think I did a pretty kick a$$ job grafting the top of this. Good skillz to have for all those infinity scarves I plan on making come January when my Christmas knitting is all done. I think it looks a little plain without the pom poms on top, but hubby nixed the pom pom idea, so I left them off. More scraps for my sock yarn blanket I guess, so I still win ;) Knittymunchkin wears this sometimes, but I think it’s mainly because he knows his mama knit it especially for him and that makes it special. He still doesn’t like hats and usually rips it off, saying it’s itchy, after about 5 minutes. But those 5 minutes sure make this mama happy!
Speaking of candy…. We took Knittymunchkin trick-0r-treating for the first time this Halloween. He’d had a cold and missed preschool that day, but we decided to take him to the 4 or 5 houses in our neighborhood that belonged to people we’re friendly with. He loved it! It was really precious to watch him running ahead of us in his Elmo costume, swinging his trick-or-treat pail and telling us how much fun he was having. Unfortunately, he takes after his mama and we have a bona fide candy freak on our hands now! I swear he asks me for M&M’s every single day. I suppose it could be worse. At least he hasn’t discovered Dad’s vice yet – beer. Although, since R. Darling started brewing beer himself I find Knittymunchkin in the kitchen sometimes and when I ask him what he’s doing, he says he’s brewing beer (!). At least he likes (to pretend) to cook :)
So Elmo is probably not very PC these days, after all that has happened with his creator, but still. We dressed him up like this before all the fallout occurred. You have to admit, Knittymunchkin makes a pretty cute Elmo! Happy (very) belated Halloween!