The question: What do you get the person who has everything?
On St. Patrick’s day, my roommate from college is going to be 50 , and I want to give her something special and memorable for her birthday.
Something she doesn’t already have.
Something no one else would think to get her.
Armed with a 3.25 mm Etimo crochet hook, two skeins of Red Heart Super Saver yarn (one in Spring Green, the other in Soft White), and the trusty needles in my Clover chibi, I set out to make her a gift that says (in a visual sort of way), Happy Birthday! To my mind, green eggs and ham do exactly that.
My journey with crochet has taken me many places I never expected to go. I have stayed up all night trying to finish projects for the state fair, I have felted a rug between pieces of burlap because it did not fit in the washer, and I have made cozies for our mailbox so that the postal delivery person is not blinded by the glare of unpainted aluminum.
Using a pattern for a sunnyside up egg tawashi that I found at my beloved ravelry, I began by making an egg with a green yolk. As I had worked from this pattern previously, the first part of the project was quick and efficient. I turned out two green yolks in under half an hour, and the soft natural egg whites quickly followed. The ham, however, required more from me. What, I wondered, should the ham look like?
I started my research at the library. Always one to have overdue books in need of returning, I grabbed a few of them and headed to the branch nearest my home. I turned in the volumes I had been able to find, then headed over to the children’s picture books. While I had no trouble finding the section where the Dr. Seuss books would be, if they were not all checked out, they were all checked out.
I then turned my search to the internet where I found an image that led me on a journey that resulted in the following:
On this day that would have been Theodor Geisel’s 106th birthday, I offer my celebration of Green Eggs and Hamigurumi.