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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Flat Stanley, Smart Cars, and Sock Yarn

Karen's 6-yr old niece, Emily, asked for our help with one of her school projects. Emily cut out and colored a paper doll named "Flat Stanley" (inspired by the book by Jeff Brown).

Emily mailed us Flat Stanley asking us if he could be a guest in our home and if we could write a journal about his trip with us. We then send Flat Stanley to others who will eventually send Flat Stanley back home to Emily.

Well, Karen and I took to this little project like a duck to water!!!

Yesterday, Flat Stanley arrived in the mail from Tennessee. We spent today driving around town taking his picture at various places. Here's Karen with Flat Stanley by the Portland Children's Museum. We also took him to the Zoo and Library! Too fun!!

On another note, I guess I'm beginning to really enjoy knitting socks because I couldn't wait to buy some sock yarn. I purchased four skeins of Lorna's Shepherd Sport yarn (Tahoe color), some more needles and two sock patterns from my favorite knitting store The Naked Sheep Knit Shop.
The store owners were having an easter egg hunt wherein they hid plastic eggs with hidden surprises. Karen found me an egg with a free "Knit Naked" bumper sticker.

As we were driving home, we saw a Smart car. They are incredibly small...like clown cars. Have you seen these little darlings? They look like this:

Since we had the camera with us, I started flashing pictures of this little cute car. Have you tried to take pictures while in a moving car? Not easy, even when you aren't driving! It was whizzing away between cars and I was yelling at Karen, "Catch it! Catch it!" We were laughing and having a big time. When we had to pass the car, we saw where the owners were having a good laugh with us... or at us... nah, with us! Here's the one we saw:

It's been a great day! Long live Flat Stanley!


At 3:33 PM, Blogger DtDtKty said...

Flat Stanley rocks!!!!!!! We can't wait to see all of the pics from your adventure. Emily will be thrilled. :)
J and H

At 6:18 AM, Blogger revrose said...

Knot something for Flat Stanley, socks and a scarf. Mom


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