Ricky Martin's Pegate
It is time to dance and celebrate, my friends. Come, click on the above video and let the rhythm move you. I'm dancing to it as I type. (One of the benefits of growing up in Central Florida. You end up fluent in Spanish and can dance the merengue to anything while doing anything**.)
Why am I celebrating?
Because I just finished crocheting up the ten plague finger puppets!
Plagues 1 - 5
(left - right: Blood, Frogs,Lice,Flies,Livestock Death)
Plagues 6 - 10
(left - right: Boils, Hail, Locusts, Darkness, Death of Firstborn)
These are just the first draft versions of my finger puppets. You might notice that Flies and Locusts are the same damn finger puppet. That is because they are. I am not happy with this design.
But the seder is today*.
I don't have much time to redesign and crochet them up the way I envision them. I must admit, this is another case of "Chris has a brilliant idea hours before the event and refuses to use anyone else's patterns so she sketches and designs and creates her own patterns because she is insane.".
There are only three designs I like out of this round. Blood, Darkness and Boils. Those three came out fantastic and match my vision and design sketches. The rest, are good enough for government work. Actually, the longer I look at them, the more I hate them.
The next round will be better. Honestly, no one will care about this batch. The Jewish grandma will be thrilled I even created them. The children will be happy to have something to play with during the ten hour dinner.
Now, let us dance to the rhythm of the beat.
** It's true, I can dance the merengue to any song. Any. song.
*There was a scheduling conflict, which is why the seder is tonight and not last night.