(Haha, 'cause Beavers live in dams, yeah?)
Welcome to Wild, Wild World! I'm your host, SeeMe, and today we will be travelling to the snow-drenched world of Ontario, Canada, to search for the rare and elusive North American Anthromorphoid Beaver.
A rare, misunderstood creature, the Anthromorphoid Beaver has what appears to be two heads! Of course it doesn't. It merely looks as if it is so, in order to fool predators. The top 'head', if you will, looks to be a crocheted hat made of double-crochet, with earflaps and a tail neckwarmer. However, this is the true head. The 'second head' is merely to warm the hearts of craftsters. (Take that, adorable babies!)
Wait! Wait, what's this!?
Why, it's the Anthromorphoid Beaver! We appear to have frightened it. Let's be quite for a few moments and see if it will come out of the tree. Usually these creatures are very friendly. Aha! Here he comes!
Here he is, establishing his dominance as lead Beaver.
Now he's showing the "Second" head! Look closely. See how appealing it is?
Very good camoflauge, isn't it? Once they've been lured into the open with green peices of paper, the anthromorphoid beaver is very friendly. He is posing for us, so that we might see his beautiful plumage.
Startled by a flock of birds, the beaver decides to make his way home to his dam, carrying his axe (for the teeth are entirely ornamental) behind him.
Oh no! The beaver has come onto a problem! The enterence to his dam is frozen over. First he tries to dig it out.
However, he is very cold and tired, so now he will make a new way in.
Goodnight, little beaver!
Oh my! I almost forgot! The Anthromorphoid beaver is also quite literate. However, don't take my word for it. Please, view the picture below!
(It says Beavers Rule!)
Goodbye everyone. Join us next time for another Wild, Wild World!
Hehe, that was fun. Anyways, here's the deets on the 'beaver hat'. It's made out of yarn. Brown, black, pink and white. I did it with a crochet hook! And also knitting needles and a yarn needle! Hooray me! The nose is the only knitted thing. I could not figure out how to make it work in crochet. Anyways!
The neckwarmer, although not shown worn that way, is meant to go under your coat and keep you warm. The snow is just for pretty picturin' purposes. The teeth, although they do look funky, are AWESOME for glasses wearers. 'cause you know, you can't wear a regular hat down that low or it'll push your glasses arms into your temples and make them explode...but this stays right where it needs to. Warm forehead!
My little brother is modeling. It was my only way to combat the adorable babies modeling hats! He's adorable. He used to be a real adorable baby, too! However, the hat is not "his". As soon as I finished it, my mom laid claim to it! But my mom wouldn't model...
Anyways, yeah, I did bribe my brother (YOU try getting a 14 year old to play in the snow wearing a beaver hat and carrying an axe without laying down some cash!) but about halfway through, he started having so much fun with it. The Beavers Rule! pic (along with many others) were his idea.
Unfortunatly, I knew I could not fit all the lovely pictures we took in one post. So... um, here is my photobucket: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v331/SeeMe/
(I think.) There are quite a few more pictures there. Enjoy!