Thursday, October 22, 2009

Approved

Here is Simon the Cyclops, just as B envisioned him. I'm quite pleased with how he looks. B was so right about the pointed toes - they really do add something. I love his stripy leggings too.
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But I think my favorite part is how well his eye turned out. I used a small piece of white felt and glued it to his body using fabric glue. Then I poked a safety eye through both the felt and the knitted fabric and snapped it in place. Sometimes I feel using felt pieces to make the facial details is a bit of a cheat on a knitted toy, but I love how it looks and know I could never make it look as darling with embroidery.
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I'll be writing up the pattern and making him available for purchase in my etsy shop and on Ravelry soon.
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4 comments:

Tam said...

He is absolutely awesome!!! I need to start knitting up the patterns I have from you! (Beth's Kitty, Evinrude and I'm Canadian, eh!)

mildawg said...

I love him! It was really fun to watch you develop this idea.

PogKnits said...

Thanks mildawg!
Usually I either finish up an idea too quickly or forget to take time to photograph my design process. But since my dd is in school and sleeps, I had to wait for her in between steps! It was fun to document what goes on in my brain! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Team Knit ! said...

So cute!! what an adorable knit.

- Julie