Spreading the Knitting Love
You know what’s super awesome? Other than bacon. And glow in the dark yarn? And maybe a hot bath with massages from…
Gosh, I get sidetracked easily. Here, this is awesome:
People are finding the wonderful world of knitting because of me! That’s super exciting! There should be a knitting game and you can send out little Errol’s to convince the non-believers to start knitting! How… unexciting would that game be?
And I gave my first Totoros away! Someone actually wants these things! My cunning plan for the Totoros was to give them away with my CD from my geeky music band, but honestly, I don’t think anyone actually wants the things. That didn’t stop me from making ten of them! However, when I was doing a live streamcast, two friends of mine wanted them! Huzzah! Someone wants my stuff I made!
Now before you start accusing me of giving away Totoros just so I can put pictures of pretty ladies on my blog, that is not the case! Babs and Kelsey worked with me on a musical and they sacrificed a significant chunk of their lives for something I created. The least I could do was give them a Totoro.
But it was hard to part with them.
You may be thinking I’m not knitting. That is totally not true. Sure, I haven’t blogged in a while about knitting but it’s not because I’m not knitting! It’s because I’m knitting!
I mean, it’s hard to blog when you have knitting to do! I’m still trying to get the Animaniac puppets done, but now with the glow in the dark yarn, I need to get another Totoro done!. And considering I gave two of my Totoros away, I have to make two more so that I can have a total of 10 at all times! Why? I don’t know. I think I need more so that they fill the whole frame.
Anyway, I learned how to I-Chord! One of the puppet books taught me how to I-Chord! How crazy is that?!
Funny thing, the puppet book was teaching me how to do arms but I was confused by the instructions. Knitting with two needles has you knit a row, and then turn it over and knit back. But in i-chording, you don’t turn the yarn over, so I didn’t know how that worked. And when I looked at the finished project, the arms looked round and cylindrical! WHAT MANNER OF SORCERY IS THIS?
And then, I just decided to follow the instructions, and lo and behold, it worked! Why don’t I listen? I also realized, that the arms I was trying to make would be perfect for Yakko’s ears! So I made four of them to test them out.
Because I wanted to make the ears smaller, I had to experiment with the original pattern. In the end, I came up with this for the ears:
Ear – Make 2
Cast on 3
Round 1: K1 Kfb1 K1 (4 st)
Round 2: P 4 (4 st)
Round 3: K 4
Round 4: P 4
Round 5: Ktog 2 (2 st)
Do Rounds 6 – 10 as an I-Chord.
The two ears on the left have an extra knit and purl at the beginning, which I didn’t want.
Anyway, once I get my glow in the dark Totoro done, then I can go back to working on Yakko. Exciting times in Geek Guy Knitting World!
I have an update from ‘meliwazhere’, who you can see commented in the above pic. She has shared her knitted hairband with us! Huzzah! 😀