Thursday, March 1, 2012

FO: Sheldino

It was a loooong gestation period, but Sheldon and Sheldina have finally given birth to their son, Sheldino.

yarn details
knit picks shine sport in sky and river

sport weight

60% pim
a cotton, 40% modal
50g/110 yd per ball @ $2.49 each

9 mm black safety eyes from Zimspolyfill

project details
pattern: "Sheldon" by found here:
needles: straights in 3, circular needle in 2 (used magic loop)
hook: D
time span: I started in 2008.... then frogged and started over in February 2012, and knit him up in about 3 days
total cost: ~$5
  • I knit Sheldino one needle size down from Sheldon and Sheldina so he would come out a little smaller... and he did!
  • His neck hole is a very tight fit to get the body in and out of the shell (perhaps due to the smaller needle size?). In fact, I would recommend not taking him out of his shell at all. This is disappointing because it makes him a little bit harder to play with than the other two.
And here is a picture of the happy family:

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