Friday, December 14th, 2012
When Bill and I were in New York a couple weeks ago, we happened upon a sweet little Christmas Bazaar at Columbus Circle. We had just been talking about the people we hoped to find gifts for on our trip, so we walked through. We found an ornament for my dad, the Yankee fan, but didn’t have much luck with anyone else. Just as we were getting ready to leave, I spotted a sweet little knit narwhal in one of the booths and decided that he had to go in Henry’s stocking.
I flipped over the narwhal’s tag and saw that he was named Phil. Phil the narwhal! We looked at a few of the other animals in the booth, purchased Phil and went on our merry way. Later that night, Bill mentioned a hammerhead shark in the shop that was pretty cute. I pulled the shop’s card out of Phil the narwhal’s bag, looked up the website and saw that the hammerhead shark was indeed adorable and thought he’d be a good companion to Phil.
So, before we left on Sunday we went back over to Columbus Circle and adopted Reginald the hammerhead shark. He’s a bit bigger than Phil, but hopefully they’ll get along just fine.
Sweatertoys are made from recycled sweaters and are seriously the cutest things ever. They have tons more personality than your typical stuffed animal and I love that they are created from something old. Sustainable toys! I have my eye on the squid, the tapir and the duck (obviously). I think the Easter Bunny will have to bring Henry another one or two of these little guys.
I’m really not sure if it’s possible to adopt your own sweater toy in time for Christmas, but it’s certainly worth a try.
(Sweatertoys are not recommended for kids under 3, so we’re keeping Phil and Reginald on a shelf until Henry is old enough to play with them.)