Multiplying Minions

Seriously, once these things get started, they don’t seem to stop.

I got a request for this little guy to be made two weeks ago. I had about five days to make it and its partner hat:

Luckily, this was on my week “off”. Took no more than an hour for the hat and an hour and a half for the doll. I think I am becoming an expert on these minion things.

Charting and Ripping

Well, not that kind of ripping. Except maybe a little. Charting increases can get a little frustrating.

Don’t let this picture fool you, either. Ive gotten to, and past, that point at least three times by now. I stopped counting how many times I had to redo it. I keep getting to a certain point and having to rip the whole thing out and start over because I get off in the stitches and can’t figure out where.

This is going to be a Christmas present, so on one hand I have time and on the other I don’t. Once I get done with the crown increases it’s just simple knits and purls. It’s this crown that’s giving me the problem now.

NaBloPoMo November 2014

Na Na Na Na Na Na Bat-Hat!

I was asked for a Batman hat sometime last winter, but never really got around to making it since it was requested as a sun hat. Luckily the requester has a summer birthday:

I used some slightly stiff material that I don’t really know what it was and three strands of embroidery floss to create a patch to put on a sun hat found at Children’s Place. I created the bat first, then filled in the yellow around it to create the oval. I trimmed the excess material and closely blanket-stitched the patch into place. A nice, quick, gift idea that can be customized to the interests of the recipient.