The title, hastily scribbled at the top of the page in my pattern notebook, is simple: “A THING.” At the time, I had no idea what it was, but it had to be made.

But, as I wove in the lose ends of the very first thing and presented it to my Little Miss, I discovered its purpose very quickly. “Bob,” as the first thing was named, was there to spread some love.

At this point, Bob gets picked up, carried around, and put down many time throughout the day. Every time that happens, Bob also brings a smile. And, it’s because of the smiles I see from Bob that I knew I had to offer this pattern freely.

I’ve made a few more things since Bob and realized that they’re really customizable. Honestly, I can’t wait to see what the world does with this pattern. If you make a thing of your own, I hope you’ll share with the hashtag #IHookedAThing

Little Miss and Bob
Oh... right... the thing pattern. For right now, you can get that through Ravelry (download now). I've got to run off and pick the Little Miss up from school right now, but I'll work on making it available around and about the usual places as soon as I can.

In the mean time, I hope you enjoy the things and I hope they spark your creativity. I also hope, like Bob has for my Little Miss, your things give you a smile and inspire you to spread some love (a basket of things would make a great donation to cancer patients, don't you think?)