Sunday, December 02, 2007

In the Land of the Blind, the One Eyed Man is King

A couple weeks ago, at KOL, Kathryn (blog-free) proudly sat her duck on the table, the duck that has taken her so long to complete.

Henry heard the duck quacking and climbed out of my backpack to survey the scene.

The Fight 1

Duck was winking at one of the girls, when Henry walked up and asked, in a low, growly voice I've never heard him use:
"What the h*** do you think you're doing here?"

The Fight 2

Shocked, Duck replied that he was just hanging out and didn't want to cause any trouble. Duck started to walk away, when Henry, with a strength I didn't know he had, pushed Duck over, sat on his chest and said, "I don't think so buddy. This is my turf. There will be NO cutesy little ducks comin' 'round here, flirting with my girls."

The Fight 3

Henry then slid down and started strangling the Duck.

The fight 4

Duck put up a good fight, managing to wrestle Henry to the table and hold him for a while.

The fight 5

Henry, though, was full of piss and vinegar and the photos I captured of their fight are so graphic, that I couldn't post them here without horrifying all of you (trust me - these photos are bad enough). We tried, in vain, to break up the fight, but the ferocious quacking from Duck and the growling coming from Henry was enough to keep us all away from them. We agreed to let them fight it out.

In then end, Duck admitted defeat after Henry started whipping bamboo DPNS across the room at him.

The fight 6

Thank goodness Duck is stuffed. This could have been really, really messy.

When Henry's freakish adrenalin rush was over, I pulled him off Duck, shook some sense into him and asked,

"What, for the love of all that is holy, was that all about?"

Henry was sobbing at that point and cried, "He has eyes."



  1. Loosing the staring contest to Captain Fred back in the summer must have been traumatic. I think I know a good knitted creature shrink if you are interested.

  2. Anonymous8:46 p.m.

    shrink the duck! you're top monster henry and don't you let anyone else tell you otherwise. let me know if we need to chat over catnip martinis, okay?


  3. Don't worry Henry, you are the only knitted monster for me. You are way hawt, eyes or no. Don't cave and conform to the draconian beauty standards of society....

  4. Eyes? Henry's innate charm comes from his adaptability...he's not stuck in some static expression. He's as changeable as the seasons. Stay the course and be an individual, Henry!


    This post needs to have a disclaimer at the top, something along the lines of;

    "We recommend you put down any beverages you may be consuming before reading this post. Little Bit Of Happy is not responsible for any damage to your moniter or keyboard."

    How is Henry doing now?

    Oh, and Steph, no worries about not having gotten out to help me practice driving ;) But if you need a ride to KOL and it's on a week I'm able to go, let me know and I'll totally come and get you.

  6. Anonymous2:27 p.m.

    It cracks me up that Kathryn couldn't be bothered to defend duck since she was busy reading the new SnB book.

  7. The duck turned out great. There's something about that pattern, it took me forever to make it too.
    Mr. No Sheep says he misses Henry, he was a lot of fun to have around.

  8. I'm worried. I'm worried about the violence. I'm worried about the jealousy. I'm worried about the poor duck. What if I try to come back to KOL? Will Henry be this violent with all newbies - or is it just the knitted sort?

    How is duck?

  9. Oh my goodness! Eyes -- that can be fixed, you know. Maybe Santa will bring him some for Christmas.