Thursday, 12 August 2010

FO: Sheldon the Turtle

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Pattern: Sheldon

Yarn: Misson Falls 136 Merino Superwash

Needles: 3.25 mm dpns (US 3)

Mods: None. Except that I accidentally didn't do the icord thingy to attach the shell bits, but it all worked out.

Notes: I love knitting toys. I don't mind all the finishing, although they involve a lot of small knitting in the round which tends to be harsh on my wrists. This is a gift for my little nephew Noah, although he doesn't know it yet. When G and I travel to the UK, Sheldon will be travelling with Maple to be given as gifts to our niece and nephew, respectively. This was a pretty quick knit, and stuffing and seaming as you go makes the actual finishing at the end relatively painless. And hey- a supercute turtle is pretty awesome. Even Yarn thinks so.

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I tried to get some photos with Gatsby, but he was decidedly anti-turtle. About two seconds after this photo was taken, he sunk his claws into Sheldon and started to bite his face. I think he looks a bit murderous in this photo- I should have noticed!
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25 comments:

Siga said...

Super cute. I have not knit any toys yet, but am already queueing quite a few as I also have a niece due any minute now.

sauceyjill said...

I always start humming the theme song to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when I see a Sheldon.

Great job, he looks ready to travel!

Phoe said...

Gatsby *does* look murderous. Adorable little turtle.

fridica said...

I've had Sheldon in my mind since forever, but I still haven't started knitting toys... I think he and Maple will make the most adorable couple! And I absolutely adore the last two photos of Sheldon and Yarn, they made my day :) In the second one, it looks like the kitty is trying to imitate the turtle's body position :)

Jacey said...

I love that you have a cat named Yarn. Yarn looks just like my childhood cat, Smokey. Sheldon is adorable!

Wannietta said...

Totally cute - tempting but toys are just too fidgety for me, hence why I also stay away from gloves.

knit by nat said...

Adorable! I've had this in my queue from a long time ago and have forgotten about it. You've just inspired me to knit it up!

Hilary said...

Aww, he's so cute!! And a perfect little companion to Maple. Love!

Don't you love cats?! Their faces tell you exactly what they are thinking. The one of Gatsby cracks me up!

Sway Knits said...

I love this pattern, but I have yet to make it...I'll have to dig through scraps to see what I can do to remedy that. What great cats!

kingshearte said...

That turtle is so cute! And I kind of love that one of your cat's name is Yarn.

Maryse said...

I think you should bring Sheldon to his adoptive family as soon as possible ;-) It's really cute! Have a great weeekend!

Michele said...

Very cute! I'm sure your nephew will love him!

swayinglights said...

He looks adorable! I'm impressed that you have the patience to knit toys, I always find them so fiddly.

Sandy said...

The turtle and cats(!) are too adorable! I'm sure your nephew will love it :)

InsectQueen said...

Hee hee! Sheldon is very cute!

monikita said...

Aw, Sheldon + Yarn = pure cuteness!

Rainy Daisy said...

hee hee! Yarn is such a sweet kitty. She looks like she's still a kitten! Sophie would totally bite his face too.

The Sweatshop of Love said...

This is one of my favorite patterns! I don't even know how many I've knit since the pattern came out. It's so cute and looks awesome in every color! I never do the icord thing, either.

Mom said...

Sheldon and Maple are adorable

soknitpicky said...

Awww! Sheldon is sooo sweet. What a thoughtful gift!

soknitpicky said...

Oh, BTW, have you seen the Sheldon pirate costume? Love it!

Aesderina said...

oh my. that is cute. REALLY cute.
I love that the shell comes off!! AHH too cute.

yoel said...

So cute! Yarn is adorable in the matching turtle-y pose.

CanarySanctuary said...

I love that pic with Sheldon and Yarn sleeping. Lovely knit-turtle-to-kitty-cat mirror :)

Sarah said...

I love knitting toys too. Sheldon and your cats are so cute! I love these pictures.