Category Archives: knitting

Radioactive Totoro – GLOWS IN THE DARK!



The camera picks up a lot of light, so the white light is from the monitor of my computer!

My daughters are trying to steal it. In fact, they were playing with it before I put the eyes on and then they lost it.

I got them out of bed to help me look for it. Rotten kids.

Woops, I hope my wife doesn’t read this.

Now I need to make a second one for the other kid. Then a third for myself.

And you know what? I hear the yarn is discontinued. NOOOOOOOOEEESS!

You know what this means:


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:


Huzzah! More knitters to be my friends!

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Continental Knitting – More Learning

What do you think when you hear continental? I think “Continental Breakfast”.

When I’m on vacation, I like to do two things: eat and sleep. So if a hotel offers a “Continental breakfast” THIS DOES NOT ENTICE ME. Of course, we don’t get to the fancy hotels so we don’t get the fancy breakfasts with the fancy croissants. We get stale muffins, bad coffee, and brown bananas. But I don’t want fancy frou-frou croissants. I want FRIED EGGS! I want BACON! If it doesn’t raise my cholesterol, it can’t be good.

The amount of awesome in this pic can’t be described in words. Click to get the pattern on BaconKnitter.

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Rob Paulsen

You know who’s awesome? This guy’s awesome.

I’ve never met him, but I hope to soon…

His name is Rob Paulsen and he’s a voice actor. More importantly, he is the voice of Yakko Warner.

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Ten Totoros Project – COMPLETE

Huzzah! I finished all my Totoros! I didn’t start off with the goal of making ten of them, but I ended up with a goal of making ten of them.


The painting I painted. The grey totoro was made by my friend Kelson.

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Project #9 & #10 – Totoros Again

For the 9th Totoro I used two balls of yarn that were at their end. When I reached the end of the yarn, I was confused. What do you do?

I had this lone thread staring at me. Mocking me. It knew that the project was unfinished, but it was finished too and there was no amount of coaxing to go any further.

Another sister-in-law was down, named Loey, and she is a crazy knitter as well. Come to think of it, I think the majority of the women in Dove’s family like to knit. Anyway, they suggested to DOUBLE up the separate yarn! Just take the end, align the beginning with it, and knit it as one!


Wouldn’t that look weird? Wouldn’t that look extra thick? But I’m not one to doubt knitting experts, unless of course there should be two different knit stitches. I did as I was told because I get in enough trouble as it is.


Remember this pic? Yeah.

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Projects #5-8 – More Totoros

I will not bore you with another three entries on my next three Totoros.

Rest assured, I will find something else equally as boring to exact upon you.

I’ve been searching for eyes. It’s hard to find them. I don’t want the adhesive ones; I want ones I can sew on. And I want them cheap. And I want them with black pupils and I want white … uh… whatever the white part of the eyes are called. And while I’m at it, I want a coconut cream pie as well.


See the white part in the knitted eyeball? I don’t know what that is called. Having said that, I don’t know what the other parts are called…

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Project #3 – White Totoro

I keep these all on my Ravelry projects page. Of course, unless you’re signed up, you can’t see it.

I don’t know what other people do on their Ravelry projects, but I’m pretty sure it’s not the same project over and over again. Which I’m doing. It’s like grinding.


I’m like this asian knitting factory. Except my working conditions are better

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Project #2 – White Totoro

Am I making a second Totoro? Yes.

Lyf asked for two for his kids and considering I wanted to fix my mistakes, I thought, why not?

This is a knitted doghouse:


All will be clear…

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Project #1 – White Totoro – Part IV

IT’S DONE! Feast your eyes on what Manpans has christened, “The Derp Totoro”.

It had a stroke…

Yes, my first Totoro is a bit wonky.

Yes, you may laugh.

But it’s my very first Totoro and I lurves it! HUZZAH!

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