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Happy/Sad Poo ’

Very Happy Gnomes

Chris and Anne Getting Married

Chris and Anne Getting Married

I’m not very good at being a girl on the outside, with the sports and the talking about poop a lot,

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Bride and Groom Poos

Bride and Groom Poos

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but there is some switch in my brain that girls-out at weddings. I cry like I’m watching The Biggest Loser! Luckily for me Saturday did have a couple moments where I could swear and text about football so I didn’t give myself away.

Just Like Being in West Michigan!

Just Like Being in West Michigan!

Albino Squirl!

Albino Squirrel!

The wedding was beautiful and very sweet and as distantly involved as I was in relation to everyone else, I was truly honored to get as close as I did.

Tower O' Cupcakes

Tower O' Cupcakes

Gnome Chris and Anne

Gnome Chris and Anne

The reception was held upstairs at The Happy Gnome in St Paul, so there were gnomes on the tables and the bride and groom gnomes on the top of the cupcake tower.

Cupcake tower of amazing cupcakes! I might have eaten 12 of them, but not until after dinner.

Haley Sneaks Some Chicken

Haley Sneaks Some Chicken

PT Eats Steak

PT Eats Steak

My Dinner

My Dinner

The cupcakes looking at us (and all the drinking) made everyone, well, at least me, very anxious for dinner. And PT gave me a little sneak peak at the dinner menu, so I was ready to eat as soon as I walked into the restaurant.

The dinners, which were super good, were brought out dish by dish, not table by table, so for a while my only dinner was a mint, while everyone else ate up.

Everyone except Mark, that is.

Mark, The Gentleman

Mark, The Gentleman

FOOD!

FOOD!

The Flying V

The Flying V

The Boys Bow to Chris and Anne

The Boys Bow to Chris and Anne

The secret meeting on Friday was dance practice! The boys worked in the first Mighty Ducks reference of the weekend. Usually everyone lives and breathes The Mighty Ducks, so I knew something had to be up.

PT Gave His Speach

PT Gave His Speach

We Posed for Pictures

We Posed for Pictures

Little Drunk Dancing

Little Drunk Dancing

Or, A Lot

Or, A Lot

A Whole Lot

A Whole Lot

We had a seriously great time. There was no drama, no one got drunk and hurt themselves, no one spilled on Anne’s dress.

Me and PT

Me and PT

I didn’t even spill on my dress! Which held up very well! I even threw it in the washer at PT’s mom’s house because it still smelled a little like dye. I got quite a few compliments on it, twirled all over the dance floor, and I could throw my camera in my pocket.

The only bad thing that happened was Michigan lost embarrassingly to Iowa in prime time.

(See! Football! Poop! Football! Me? Cry at a wedding? Yeah, right.)

Happy Poo Weekend

Happy Poos!

Happy Poos!

Sunday morning I woke up with a job to do. Well, with many jobs to do.

1) Watch three football games.

2) Make Happy Poos.

I’ve made quite a few of these, so I average about an hour and 15 minutes a Poo. A football game is about 3 hours long. So of course I was knitting my Glorified Necklace, watching the first game, la de dah.

Naturally I finished these little guys up at about 10pm.

My mom and I have decided that we are going to apply for the Renegade Holiday Craft Fair the first weekend in December! The application isn’t due for a couple weeks, so we are experimenting with different products to use in the application.

My mom basket-weaves, I make Poos.

Holiday Happy Poos

Holiday Happy Poos

These are Christmas Happy Poo Ornaments, complete with scarf? Headband? It doesn’t matter because it’s awesome! And pompom hat.

Bride and Groom Poos

Bride and Groom Poos

And these are Wedding Happy Poos, complete with bow tie and veil.

I mean, seriously. I was making these, half deliriously tired, giggling so hard! I see many more Poos in my future.

Want to learn to make Happy Poos? My Knitted Happy/Sad Poos Pattern is here. Sign up for my Holiday Present Prep class or my Happy/Sad Poos Class coming up this month. (And see The Sweatshop’s full Class Schedule here)

Knitted Happy/Sad Poo Pattern

I really can’t think of a better way to start off the new Sweatshop blog than by knitting Happy Poos.

Happy/Sad Poos!

Happy/Sad Poos!

Please note that this pattern is my knitted version of the crocheted Happy Poo Pattern by Puchitomato.

Finished Measurements: Height 3 1/4 inches, Width 2 1/4 inches

Materials: Any brown worsted weight yarn

Size 4 double pointed needles

Fiberfill

Extra yarn for face

Directions:

Be sure to stuff Happy/Sad Poo as you go!

CO 6 sts and divide evenly.

Rnd 1: Inc 1 st around, 12

Rnd 2: [K1, Inc1] around, 18

Rnd 3: [K2, Inc1] around, 24

Rnd 4: [K3, Inc1] around, 30

Rnd 5: K all sts

Rnd 6: [K4, Inc1] around, 36

Rnd 7: K all sts

Rnd 8: [K4, K2tog] around, 30

Rnd 9: K all sts

Rnd 10: [K3, K2tog] around, 24

Rnd 11: [K2, K2tog] around, 18

Rnd 12: [K1, K2tog] around, 12

Rnd 13: [K1, Inc1] around, 18

Rnd 14: [K1, Inc1] around, 24

Rnds 15-17: K all sts

Rnd 18: [K2, K2tog] around, 18

Rnd 19: K all sts

Rnd 20: [K1, K2tog] around, 12

Rnd 21: K2tog around, 6

Rnd 22: Inc 1 st around, 12

Rnd 23: [K1, Inc1] around, 18

Rnd 24: K all sts

Rnd 25: [K1, K2tog] around, 12

Rnd 26: K2tog around, 6

Rnd 27: K all sts

Finish stuffing. Cut yarn and pull through remaining sts, secure. Make up the face on the bottom poo lump with scrap yarn of embroidery thread or googly eyes or whatever!