Yakko Almost Done – Stay on Target
People like to start conversations with me now that I knit in public. I would assume if my hobby was underwear in public, I wouldn’t garner as much positivity as I do with knitting.
It’s cool though. Just last night, my wife and I were knitting in McDonalds. A woman starts chatting with us on how I knit continental while my wife knits the other way. I call it ‘the other way’ because I have no idea what it’s called. The woman was wondering if my wife was teaching me, but then she noticed I was knitting differently. Pretty impressive someone was paying that much attention!
But the thing is, I am getting a lot more random conversations from strangers because I knit. If you are a single guy, maybe you should cash in on this.
When I walk a cute puppy, when I carry a little baby, do I get random women talking to me? NO! My natural powers of homely drive them away.
But knitting? No one can resist knitting.
Take this as a subtle hint, men. You knit, you win.
Anyway, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated, but that’s because I’ve been knitting! I wanted to get my Yakko finger puppet done, but I kept running into snags. What kind of snags? NOT WORKING SNAGS.
I would rework the pattern over and over again and in the end, it would all suck! Here, take a look at the heads:
I know I was originally going to put a faceplate on the body, but then I decided that I hate that whole sewing part and I had no idea how to do it, so I figured I would knit the two colours together. I have no idea how to do that either but it was better than sewing. Look at the above pic! Why are there all these little random bits that sneak in? I tried to make the little cheeks stick out but I wasn’t doing very well and then in the end it looked all funny.
So I gave up. That’s right, I gave up trying to do sophisticated Wrap and Turn stitches to make the cheeks stick out and I ended up with this. It’s done. I’m not working on this stupid thing anymore.
I think I need a thinner yarn. The thick stitches are too thick! I want stitching that is small and delicate… like me! I think for finger puppets you need that type of yarn.
Not that I would know, it’s only been a month of me knitting. I can’t even remember what any of this yarn is called. Bratwurst yarn or something like that.
Anyway, save for the Yakko nose, it’s pretty much done! Huzzah! I did write the pattern out and so I may list that here, eventually. It’s not perfect, and kinda wonky, but I do want to remember it in case I need to do this again. Oh, I DID have arms, but I’m tired. I’m not putting them on.