Monday, December 13, 2010

Yoda Complete

I finally finished the Yoda from the Clone Wars cartoon.

Here's all the parts in your Yoda kit. Please note that some part you have may have been substituted for a part of similar shape or color but different from the picture shown to the right...
Looks kind like C3P0 did when he was in pieces...

Yoda must be powerful with the Force. He doesn't even need feet to stand...

I created the feet and a hoodie for the little guy to complete the ensemble. And, just in case you have to ask, (it's not like any one else has asked or even prodded me to say you know you should have made...) I did not make a light saber or a walking stick. It's only Yoda. No other attachments...
Batteries not included (or needed...)

And one last note from Yoda...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Continuing Yoda

Been trying to find time to work on the Yoda from the Clone Wars cartoon.

I finally got the ears on. I have to say they turned out great! I knit a triangle with a flat side (called a right triangle by those with smarts.) Then I rolled each edge over tightly rolled foam and stitched them down. Added a bump in front of where the ear canal should be. 'Really' smart people call the bump the tragus. {I had to look it up. Me not that smart.} Cool name -- TRAGUS!

This is the long row of triangles that form the hair. I had to do a few trials to find a procedure that worked right. The final was:
CO 10
** Turn K10
Turn K10, CO 6
Turn K16
Turn K16, CO 3
Turn BO 3, K16
Turn K16
Turn BO6, K10
Turn K10
Turn BO 8, K2
Turn K2, CO 8
Repeat from ** Until nap-time...
Make smaller ones on the end. Use your best judgment. I did...

I stitched on the hair and realized I'd seen this somewhere else. Not just the movies or the cartoon, but somewhere closer.

Yoda has my hair line. He's such a lucky guy!!!! I'm just glad I don't have ears like his. It'd be hard getting in the car...
I have the arms done and part of the shirt, but I'll save that for next time.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bo Peep

Another of the Mouse Characters from Alan Dart.
His patterns are a hit with the kids at my church.
The girls I made it for owns the hand turning the mouse.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Creating Yoda

This project will be an actual size replica of Yoda from the Clone Wars cartoon.

I decided to start with the hand to judge size and see if I should start this project at all. There is no pattern. I'm just taking it one part at a time. I like the knuckles. I added a purl row on the outside to show the bend.

This is the foam fore the inside of the head. I make puppets so this wasn't a hard part. Just some contact cement and some foam. The problem with contact cement: Don't buy the plastic container of it and leave it in the car (on its side and in the summer) to see a movie, before you go home. The cement will expand, seep out and pool on the back seat of your car. Not only does this raise the blood pressure, but the smell doesn't leave the car for a few days. Like driving under the influence is bad enough...

A few weeks go by and ... viola! A great start. Very happy with the eyes. Under each feature in the face are layers of foam. This is starting to look like the intended ... what is Yoda? According to Wikipedia: "Unknown Species". I would list him as a frankozian. ;)

After adding the brow and nose, I feel the force. This is turning out way better than I expected. Stay tuned for the rest of the adventure....

Monday, May 24, 2010

Doozers Knitting!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Surfing Sheep!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mutt-astic Sweater

This sweater is on my mom's dog Murphy. She showed me the one she made in crochet and I had to make one for him in knit.
It hugs him a little snug, but I think it fits him well. I've got some bigger stuff I've been working on for a while so that's coming up soon.
Sorry, it's been a while...