It’s Hank’s birthday time of year again! His mom (the felt mouse) is a super crafter, so I know that homemade gifts are definitely appreciated in his neck of the woods, even if they happen to inadvertently turn out kinda-wonky. Unfortunately, last year I had to very rudely and mysteriously disappear from Hank’s Rockin’ Robot party due a violent illness of light-speed onset….so I was pleased to get a repeat invitation this year.
In my free time as an internet stalker, I discovered that Hank was having an alligator-themed party this year. I decided to knit him an alligator stuffy from Zoe Mellor’s Knitted Toys. (My sewing machine is currently on hiatus due to the beginning of awesome KNITTING WEATHER!) Here’s how he ended up turning out:
On a whole, I like it… but I wish it looked a little less….sausage-y. To me, it looks kind of like a sausage that might bite you back… like a spicy Italian flavored one or something.
I decided to make the crocodile something to eat so that he would look a little less….processed by Jimmy Dean. I actually looked online as to the diet of alligators/ crocodiles and briefly debated whether or not I was skilled enough to somehow fashion a gazelle or wildebeest out of scraps. After a full night’s sleep, I joined all you fine folk in what you call “reality” and decided to make a fish instead.
So sorry if this picture caused a re-living of painful childhood memories of carnival prizes long gone. :(
In the end, the party was great, the kids had fun, everyone got into the spirit, and I think Hank enjoyed his alli-Italian-sausage-gator.