Friday, December 8, 2006

A Note to Non-North American Knitters

I know that not everyone has access to Knit Picks yarn. I'm going to start compiling a list of possible yarn substitutions for Sheldon and post it here in the future, so if you have a suggestion, I'm all ears. Meanwhile, the wonderful Nicola Hickson of London has test knit Sheldon in Sirdar Snuggly Baby DK, and he came out fabulously. She used 4mm. needles and got a tension of 22sts and 28 rows over 10 cm, 1 ball each of colors 350 and 242. Thanks to Nic for test knitting and for sending in this great photo!

16 comments:

Katrina said...

I just printed up your pattern from knitty and now I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to find the time to make an army of these little guys before Christmas!!!! He's so damn cute!!!! Great job!

nic said...

Hi Ruth
It was my pleasure, I thoroughly enjoyed knitting Sheldon's girlfriend, Michelle! The photo of the American Sheldons altogether is lovely.
Michelle's now packaged up for my friend's daughter. Don't worry, there are air holes in the box so she can still breath!
nicola

v-allknit said...

hi Ruth,
mu son really liked the turles and wants me to make lots of them, even for his friends.

i also loved the army and cant wait to make more and more of them. will start tomorrow -- asap :)

Anonymous said...

Came here from knitty and wanted to say how cute the pattern is - definitely the highlight of the issue!! Now I just need to order some yarn and start knitting some Sheldons for Christmas. What a great idea and congrats on your first pattern.

Nik said...

Sheldon is very cute. I have many moms-to-be to knit for, and I'm sure to add this one to my "TO KNIT" list.

Jen said...

Ruth--

I really like this pattern! Sheldon is quite the cute turtle. I am looking forward to knitting my own!

Jen

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your first published patter. Sheldon is just sooo cute. Well done. Keep us informed of anymore playmates Sheldon might have past or present please.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ruth,

I just saw Sheldon on Knitty and I fell in love with her!! I am 6 weeks pregnant and I cannot wait to knit it for my baby!! Thank you for sharing your adorable work!
Erica in Vancouver

Newman said...

To be original: Sheldon is so adorable!

I can't wait to make one, or two, or three....

Alicia said...

Hi Ruth,
I just saw your pattern on Knitty! When I was a little girl, I had a stuffed toy turtle that I named--you guessed it--Sheldon! Thanks for writing such a cute pattern and bringing back some fond childhood memories.
--Alicia

Leone said...

Thank you for the wonderful Sheldon pattern! As soon as I'm done my Monkey for my friend I'm going to start my army! I have lots of single skeins and will let you know how they turn out! Thanks again!

ronda said...

precious, I love that Sheldon is slipped into his little shell, to complete the project!

elin said...

finally the perfect christmaspresent for my father! in colours to match his sofa and for my nephew to play with when visiting.

Elizabeth said...

Everyone and her sister is knitting Sheldon, apparantly, and I am looking forward to doing the same - once for my baby, and once for my sister's (both due next spring).

Yarn substitutions would be very welcome though, as my only source for "shine" is on-line, and the thought of paying shipping charges for two balls of yarn makes me flinch.

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