Hi! Do you remember me? I’m Lexie the Hexie Turtle.
And these are my BFF Lanie (on the left) and my twin brother Rexie (on the right.)
Ever since we were born in the spring of 2013 in Florida, we have been going on adventures with Sue and Dave.
A couple of months ago, we had a really fun adventure. Let me tell you about it.
One January morning, long after all the Christmas decorations had been put away, when me and Lanie and Rexie looked outside the world was covered in white.
Sue told us that it’s called snow. When we asked if we could go outside to play in it, she said it was too cold for turtles.
But I reminded her that she had just finished knitting another mini mittens, hat and scarf set and now there were enough sets for each of us. Couldn’t we please use those?
Sue agreed, that yes we could but we’d also need some boots. So she ran upstairs to her sewing room and whipped up three sets of felt boots while we waited not so patiently downstairs.
Here’s Rexie having one of his boots put on.
As you can see, my hat was a little too big.
Sue tried rolling the cuff up a bit more…
Finally she had to tuck the cuff all the way inside in order for my hat to fit.
By the time we got my hat fixed and my scarf and mittens on, Lanie and Rexie were already dressed and ready to go outside.
WOW!! That was one big snowbank!
Lanie said, “Last one over the snowbank is a rotten turtle egg.” And up she climbed, with me and Rexie following behind her.
I got stuck and needed Dave’s help to get over the top.
My hat fell off again.
Dave put it back on and I was finally ready to explore the yard.
We even made our first snowman.
We used peppercorns to make his eyes, nose and mouth. And twigs for his arms.
But he needed a hat, so I gave him mine.
Once we finished making the snowman our mittens had gotten pretty wet and our tummy’s were cold, so it was time to go back inside.
We made sure to hang our things up to dry.
Sue made hot chocolate for everyone. The perfect ending for our snowy adventure.
If you would like to make a set of
Turtle Elven Winter Wear, Sue has just released the pattern for the mittens, hat and scarf on Ravelry.
They don’t take very long to knit and then your little stuffed toys can be kept toasty warm too until spring arrives.
Since the blue hat was too big for me, I’ve given it to Sue’s favorite little stuffed bear.
And Sue has promised to make me a new set with a hat that will fit my little turtle head just right.