I’m heading towards week 3 of no running & I have behaved! I’ve had 2 visits for therapy & it has done a world of good. I really think I might be able to start running in another week or two… or so I’m hoping, anyway!
So yes, the manlets immediately got after me to make Wilfrid a friend. After all, we geeks might have a tendency to be loners, but we really do tend to travel in packs. ;) Here is Howie the Geek – Wilfrid’s new geek friend…
What you’ll need:
Yarn: Any Worsted Weight, 9-10 grams
Needles: Size 4 (3.5mm) DPNs
Scrap fingering weight or embroidery thread
CO 6, join & split onto 3 DPNs. Recommended cast on: Emily Ocker’s Cast On.
Round 1: knit
Round 2: *k1f&b, k1* repeat from * to * around
Round 3: knit
Round 4: *k1f&b, k to last stitch, k1f&b* repeat from * to * around
Repeat rounds 3 & 4 until you have 9 stitches on each DPN (for a total of 27 stitches).
Knit 1 round
Purl 1 round
Knit 15 rounds.
Add the eyes & embroider the smile.
Decrease round: *k2tog, knit to last 2 stitches on needle, ssk* repeat from * to * for each needle.
Repeat decrease round one more time & stuff the body. Repeat decrease round one more time. You should have 3 stitches on each needle – s1, k2tog, psso on each needle so you have 3 stitches left. Cut a long tail, thread through a needle & run needle through the 3 stitches to bind off. Secure the end & weave it in, passing through the stuffing inside.
Arms (make 2)
CO 6, join & split onto 3 DPNs.
Knit 18 rounds & bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Legs (make 2)
CO 6, join & split onto 3 DPNs
Knit 20 rounds & bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Poke one pipe cleaner through the body to form the arms and another at the bottom to form the legs. Slip the knit arms & legs over the pipe cleaners & sew them to the body. All done!
So I’ve worked on a couple more gifts, working my way towards getting the list done before the holidays. I also knit a great deal on the new sock pattern – only to realize that it was twisting terribly. *sigh* Back to the drawing board on this section.
Today’s Ravelry Search
I tried several things for today’s search, but finally settled on a simple one. None of these are mine, but if you click the picture, you’ll go right to the Ravelry pattern page. :)
* Free pattern
Happy Thursday, everyone!