Jul 29, 2010

Sneaky Reaper

It was a little weird around my house last week. I'm not talking about the quiet. I'm talking about being watched. At first I thought it was the turtle. She has been known to give me the evil eye on occasion - usually when she's hungry. But she was just her usual ornery self. She even bit Bruce! But it wasn't her this time.

For a while I kept looking over my shoulder, sure that I'd see someone there. But nobody was... until I finally caught a glimpse of a pasty white face in a black hood hiding in my golden mops. I went to take a closer look but he was gone.

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The next day I cought him again. This time he was perched in my dogwood tree with no easy way to escape. I had him.

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So I went to take a closer look.

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And I was surprised to find the grim reaper except that he really wasn't all that grim. He was more sneaky than grim and actually kind of cute. Creepy cute!

As cute as he was I still wasn't sure that I wanted him skulking about the house. Goodness knows what kind of trouble he and the turtle could get into. So I sent him to Stinkette at camp with strict instructions to lay off the ghost stories. He can keep her company until I return to pick my girls up ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!! Let the countdown begin.

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*This is actually the Grim Reaper from Creepy Cute Crochet and I made him out of a bit of Lion Brand Cotton Ease with a size F crochet hook. This is one of about 5-6 figures that Stinkette requested from the book by tabbing all her favorites as soon as the book arrived, so I know just what to do with the rest of that yarn.

8 comments:

Carole Knits said...

That is awesome! Love the story, too.

margene said...

That is one of the funniest, scariest, silliest things I have ever seen! Good work!

Kathryn said...

That's hilarious! And adorable at the same time. Here's to an enjoyable (but quick!) week.

Gnat said...

haha. :) that is a little scary.

Cursing Mama said...

LOVE HIM! I wonder if I can crochet.... maybe they can teach me at the yarn store....hmmmm

micah_gideon said...

That truly is awesome, Hill. The little guy is cute, but your story is even better. Thanks!

Jess said...

Fantastic! I hope Bruce was properly grateful that you caught the culprit.
So next...I want one!

Sarah said...

I love it. I have crocheted that one, too, but have been unable to give it to anyone. I feel to weird giving Death to someone.