Monday, April 13, 2009

A Little Finished Object!

The younger son wanted me to knit him a Sackboy for Easter. Never mind that I've been trying to get away from turning everything into another gift-giving occasion. It was something I could make from things I already have lying around the house. Except the metal zipper.

Sackboy Pattern by Alan Dart.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Worsted, color Wild Oak (had in stash forever).
Needles: US #5

Stuffing was from a toy Sponge Bob my husband eviscerated to make a Sponge Bob suit for one of his robots (don't ask).

The buttons were in stash and the embroidered details are from odds and ends.

The hat was one I made years ago from some cheap-o acrylic in a thrift shop grab bag. I thought I might make baby hats for the hospital, but then Owen got a hold of the hat for a stuffed bear, and it was buried in his room for about 12 years. The hat surfaced in a recent purging. It fits Sack Boy very well.

In addition to this, I've been working on a new stranded knitting project, which I hope to finish up for the August 1 Knitcircus (Issue 7), and I've been assembling Issue 6, which should get mailed in very early May.


dale-harriet said...

Well, I'm not familiar with Sackboy - but I almost shouted "I WANT ONE!" when I saw it. (No, I won't ask you for one, I promise.) I TOTALLY get the eviscerated Spongebob, although it seems a noble act to me even if there are no robots involved. Two thoughts come to mind: 1. No nose? and 2. dare we ask what's under the zipper?

Elizabeth said...

Ha! What's under the zipper is stuffing. And the instructions have you spread glue on the back of the zipper before sewing it in, so that no one will accidentally let the stuffing out. It's purely decorative.

gail said...

Your sack boy is very cute. I wanted to tell you that I love your patterns in Knitcircus! I also sent the most recent issue to a sock exchange recipient in Spain. You can now say that you have gone international!

Kaye said...

I have no idea what Sackboy is--but he's very cute.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Sackedboy is a victim of the economy. Did you really glue the zipper shut? I dig those little fingers. It's nice that your boy isn't too little for buttons, because embroidering matching eyes is really difficult.

Karen said...

I got all the pieces for sackboy done, and sewed the zipper in....and caught pieces of the body. For some reason that I can't explain, I thought it would be ok to snip at the snag. Yeah...I created a hole. I threw it across the room and told hubby he was just going to have to wait.

Yours is adorable. Maybe I'll fetch mine from its corner and redo it this week.

MollyBeees said...

Too cute!!!!!

clarabelle said...

Actually, Elizabeth, I reckon Sackboy is slightly frightening...

I've got the Alan Dart pattern for the Nativity Scene in my queue, so maybe Sackboy is Alan's scarey alter ego?