FO: Sheldon 01

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Presenting: Sheldon

Isn’t he cute?

Sheldon wears the latest in shell fashions and
can be completely removed from his protective layer.

Oops- you weren’t supposed to see the naked pic!
A turtle moon…
Project specs:
Pattern: Sheldon from Knitty
Needles: 3.25mm and 3.5mm as per pattern
Cast-On to Bind Off: I cast on Friday night right before bed and had a finished Sheldon Monday evening. Plus I worked all day Saturday and packed most of Monday.
Was the pattern well written: Yes! Even though some of the techniques used might not be familiar to everyone, the pattern is so well written that I really think anyone can pick this up and knit a Sheldon of their own.
Changes to the pattern: Instead of attaching safety eyes I used a tip I saw on Knit Flix’s blog and made some felt eyes. I used my 3-hole punch and punched out 2 circles out of some leftover black felt from the second Poodle Skirt I made last year. Once I had the eyes positioned where I wanted them, I sewed over them with black embroidery floss until the felt disks were completely covered. This left me with perfectly round eyes that have a bit of a 3D effect, plus are baby-safe and won’t come off with repeated chewing. 😉
Will I knit it again: Did you not see I called him “Sheldon 01”? I will definately make him some friends.

As usual, these photos and others in my FO gallery on the left. Sheldon’s slideshow is here.

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Author: Jennifer Lori

maker, baker, cake decorator, mother, wife, partner, friend, gamer, reader, nerd, dork, geek, nail polish addict (not necessarily in order of importance)

5 thoughts on “FO: Sheldon 01

  1. I love love love that Sheldon comes out of his shell!

    He is just toooooo cute. Baby boy will love it!

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  2. Oh my God, that’s adorable!

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  3. How cute! I agree that the two-piece design is adorable and probably makes him a more versatile toy.

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  4. All I can say about Sheldon is … absolutely adorable!

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  5. Sheldon! His eyes look great–can’t wait to see Sheldon 02, 03, 04, etc..

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