Handknits In Lavaland

News Flash!

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 3a

Sheldy poses for the camera (and if you look very closely, so do I!)


sheldy 1a

Wow.  This bowl is really cold……


sheldy 2a

Are you done with that camera yet?  I’m tired of looking cute.


PatternSheldon from Knitty Winter 2006

YarnKnit Picks’ Shine Sport in Grass (MC) & Green Apple (CC); 1 ball each

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!::


13 thoughts on “Handknits In Lavaland

  1. Wow … she is SO cute! I love that her head is a little big for her body too!

    I may have to start knitting some toys now, after seeing the great work you’ve done!

  2. I love the new sheldon. I liked knitting him too but I must agree the finishing is a pain. I am not too sure my work was very good but then my nephew was only one when he received his for his first birthday. His shell looks really poofy but hey you did your first toy.

  3. Laughing so hard that Wifey gave me those eyes for disturbing her basketball viewing. He is so adorable!

    Happy Easter to you and R. Darling!

  4. Yay a new Sheldon to join the Sheldon Army :) Yours is very cute with the inverted colors. Though that turtle-in-a-bowl picture definitely makes me think of a West Virginian hillbilly fixin’ up some turtle soup.

  5. What a cutie! You made an amazing job, even if the recipent will chew it, it will be chewed with all the love and patience you put into this project!

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