Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Sheldon Gets Set for Halloween

Brooke over at Drunken Monkey Knits has been making incredible and adorable outfits for the Sheldon she made her mother (who they call "Knit Knack") for some time now, but the latest has to be my favorite so far: Captain Knack Sparrow. To echo Brooke, Happy Turtleween!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sheldon en Français

The amazing Christine has translated the Sheldon pattern into French. Trés magnifique! I wish I understood French well enough to read it, but all I can manage after a year of eighth-grade French and another year of grad school French for Reading (which should be called “just enough French so that you could conceivably translate a French document badly with the help of two dictionaries”) is the occasional mispronounced phrase. My apologies, France. Regardless of my deficiencies, I am pleased that French-speaking knitters will now have access to the pattern.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Can't Find Safety Eyes?

I bought mine from CR's Crafts online, where you need to search for "9mm eyes" in order to find them. I got a package of 50, so I now have what amounts to a lifetime supply. I realize that ordering eyes online (and paying shipping) may not be convenient or even worth doing for many people, but I wanted to provide the link for those who were interested. I'm sure that other online craft suppliers probably have the same eyes available.

Of course, you could always do embroidered eyes or button eyes instead. Or try Knitflix's solution and sew on felt eyes. She has information about this technique on her blog.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Perfect Children's Gift Pairing

Looking for a little something special for the child in your life? Want to knit them Sheldon, but afraid it's not quite enough? Look no further! Milo's Amazing Rocketship is a wonderful book for kids aged 1-5 or so, and it's written and illustrated by my very talented brother, James Merle. Buy one for yourself and four for your friends!

Milo's Amazing Rocketship is available here, and there's a website about the book here. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 6, 2007

The New Sheldon Gallery!

I have created a gallery of Sheldon photos using my Flickr account here:

The Sheldon Gallery

Enjoy! And please keep sending me your photos of finished Sheldons!