Guess what... ?
I think I like hamburgers because they are so colorful:
And, because they taste so good and they are all American. Like me!
I designed this pattern myself and it knit up rather quickly, despite using so many colors.
Speaking of colors,
I used some of the tiny scraps from the pom-poms I made yesterday to stuff today's hamburger ball. Did you happen to see the pom-pom tutorial on Design Sponge today? I think pom-poms are the new bunting flags.
I love hamburgers and wanted to make a special Christmas ball to commemorate this and also to introduce Hammy Hamburger.
Hammy is a plush toy made by Steff Bomb. By the way, I just learned that Steff Bomb was the winner of TLC's Craft Wars. Um. - 1) How cool is that? And 2) why have I not watched this show?
Hammy was given to my by a good friend from Dallas who recently came to visit, and he's already been a few places with me.
Here he is in the Grand Place in Brussels:
In front of the Musical Instruments Museum , (I've not yet gone in, but I love the building so much.)
At the Central train station in Brussels:
In front of Manneken Pis, recently rated as one of "Europe's Most Disappointing Sight"":
Here Hammy enjoys the BEST burger he's had in Belgium thus far at Burgerij in Antwerp.
And most recently, to the Christmas Market in Brussels.
I will write more on the Christmas Market of Brussels in a later post.
Hammy will be going on European adventures and makes photos more fun, especially since I don't like photos of myself. Whenever he poses for photographs, everyone around him smiles and laughs. It's great, and we really enjoy it.