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The Hexie Turtles’ Snow Adventure

Hi! Do you remember me?  I’m Lexie the Hexie Turtle.

Lexie the Hexie Turtle

And these are my two BFFs Lanie (on the left) and Rexie (on the right.)

Lanie and Rexie Hexie Turtles

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.

Hexie Turtles inside looking out

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.

Rexie having his boots put on.

As you can see, my hat was a little too big.

Lexie's Hat was a little too big.

Sue tried rolling the cuff up a bit more…

Lexie the Hexie Turtle with cuff of her hat rolled up.

Finally she had to tuck the cuff all the way inside in order for my hat to fit.

Lexie the Hexie Turtle with her hat fitting just right.

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.

Three Hexie Turtles ready to go outside.

WOW!!  That was one big snowbank!

Turtle sitting in front of snowbank at the door.

Lanie said, “Last one over the snowbank is a rotten turtle egg.”  And up she climbed, with me and Rexie following behind her.

Photo of Hexie Turtles Climbing the snowbank

Lanie Turtle is first over the snowbank.

I got stuck and needed Dave’s help to get over the top.

Lexie was the last one over the snowbank.

Rexie the Hexie Turtle making a snow angel.

My hat fell off again.

Lexie the Hexie Turtle's hat fell off again

Dave put it back on and I was finally ready to explore the yard.

Lexie with her hat back on ready to explore the yard.

We even made our first snowman.

Lexie, Lanie and Rexie made a snowman.

We used peppercorns to make his eyes, nose and mouth. And twigs for his arms.

Clost up of miniature snowman

But he needed a hat, so I gave him mine.

Miniature snowman wearing Lexie's knitted hat.

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.

Mini Elven Winter Wear hanging up to dry.

Sue made hot chocolate for everyone.   The perfect ending for our snowy adventure.

Turtles having hot chocolate.

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.

Bear Wearing Blue Elven Winter Wear

And Sue has promised to make me a new set with a hat that will fit my little turtle head just right.



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  • Susan
    March 11, 2015 3:44 pm

    You had me smiling. What a great way to advertise your new pattern!

  • DeeK
    March 11, 2015 3:23 pm

    Super fun for a gloomy day! Adventures await for sure.

  • MA
    March 11, 2015 10:17 am

    What a delightful beginning to my day!

  • Mary
    March 11, 2015 8:45 am

    That is too cute. Their snow clothing is adorable too.

  • Kate
    March 11, 2015 8:13 am

    Too cute, Sue. 🙂

  • Linda
    March 11, 2015 9:04 am

    Lovely story Sue … it’s so nice to know I’m not the only adult whose inner child escapes at times 😉

  • Gretchen
    March 11, 2015 8:07 am

    What fun! I can’t wait to see what adventures are waiting for these three turtles! They are going to need quite a wardrobe!

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