The Goat King and his minions have donned the handknits today as a reported 3 feet of snow fell in Lavaland overnight. Yes, that’s right kids. Lavaland may have just frozen over. Why you ask? Because I am posting more than one FO this week. Can you even believe it? I know. And monkeys may fly out of my butt before long too.
But here he is! Meet Sheldy McSheldonstein! I actually finished him last month but with all our dark and rainy days it took two photoshoots before I finally gave up snapping a decent photo and sent him off to my niece. I mean, she’d already waited two extra months for her Christmas gifty. Then again, she’s also 1 ½ years old so I’m not sure it matters. But anyway, I picked the best of the suck and here they are:
Sheldy poses for the camera (and if you look very closely, so do I!)
Wow. This bowl is really cold……
Are you done with that camera yet? I’m tired of looking cute.
Pattern: Sheldon from Knitty Winter 2006
Needles: Size 3 bamboo dpn’s & size 4 bamboo circ
Mods: None except for the eyes. Since this was a gift for my niece I was worried about using safety eyes just in case she managed to pry them off somehow so I used this mod to sew felt eyes on. Otherwise, everything was by the pattern.
New Techniques: Applied I-cord. Fiddly but effective.
Comments: This turned out pretty cute but really, seemed way too labor-intensive as a gift for a little one who will most likely chew on and pull the head and legs off at some point. I seriously tried (and failed) about 6 times sewing the first appendage on, which put a whole damper on finishing. Could be that I stuffed the shell too full as well, which made it difficult. Not sure I’d want to make another one on a time schedule, but might be fun sometime when I really get to feeling I want to torture myself with craploads of finish work ;)
::Hope you all had a great week and have a lovely weekend!::