And after that he was rarely without it
Foosh has gone many places and done many things. After four hours of waiting in airport security Foosh brought down the guards when they tried to take it away for scanning. They sheer volume and force of N's reaction helped them decided it wasn't a risk ;)
Foosh has been there for all bad dreams, all croupy hospital visits, all car rides and all cuddles, hugs, movies, forts and bed-jumping extravaganzas. This is what Foosh looks like now....
If you look closely, really closely.... and squint... you can sort of see the original pattern.
My mother is convinced that Foosh is a choking hazard and that I should (gasp!) throw him out.
In an effort to "solve" this problem I have made three possible replacements:
Totally nice right?
Nope. Wrong colour.
So I took N to the yarn store (he's starting to see the wisdom of aquiring an ADDITIONAL Foosh, he refuses to get rid of the original) and let HIM pick. This morning, while watching Lego Ninjago: Legends of Spinjitzu for the 10 millionth time, I finished New Foosh!
There it is with the collection of Sharktopi (Sharktopuses?) and Sharks and Tiny Shark (also very important to bad dreams and general good moods) and dear Old Foosh. I almost had a really great shot of N wearing new Foosh as a cape while running around with a ninja sword tucked into the back of his t-shirt.. but he's onto me. Refuses to let me take his picture anymore :(
In case I need to know this again, Foosh was made from:
Mary Maxim Baby Value
Colour 167.8 Blue
dye lot 48345
170 g ball, 4 balls total
Each ball made about 15 rows of the pattern
9 mm crochet hook
10 waves, measures 41x42 inches total
Would have done more but couldn't get anymore in the right dye lot and N totally noticed the difference. That kid is too smart for my own good ;)