Thursday, November 06, 2008

Baby Yoda

I meant to post this before Halloween ... but Henry got sick and we were traveling to Wisconsin for a wedding.

So this is late.

I saw the patterns for a baby Yoda hat and sweater on Ravelry last spring and had to knit it for Henry's first Halloween. It was a surprise for G who loves Star Wars. He's not quite so dorky that he dresses up in costume to attend the movie premiers (nothing wrong with that. But have you seen the Triumph the Insult Comic Dog bit where he goes to a Star Wars premier? Funny, funny stuff). But he's is dorky enough that on our first date, which was six months before the final Star Wars movie came out, he spent a good amount of time outline his predictions for the movie.

So where was I? Saw the patterns, went to Cloverhill in June (last yarn store visit before H was born) and picked up some Plymouth Galway for the hat and Mission Falls superwash wool for the sweater. I knit them in Aug. and Sept. during my break.

This one we call "Yoda Strong With Force."

Yoda Strong with Force

Here's "Yoda Smiling."

Yoda smiling

And finally, "Yoda, Adorable"

Yoda adorable

As you can see the hat is floppy. And it felted both a bit too big (around) and too small (too short). I didn't soak the ears in a glue/water mixture that the pattern suggests to stiffen them. No time. But I probably would next time.

The sweater is great. I didn't get to the icord ties. Probably won't since he'll outgrow this in about two minutes. But it's been serving as a nice fall jacket/sweater for him.

I did other knitting and blocking on my leave! I'll show that ... sometime.


Javajem said...

Soooooooooooo cute he is :)

Stephanie said...

That's so cute! It will be fun to dress him up until he learns "no"!

Pheelya said...

Sooooooooooooooo adorable!! You should bring him by a Wednesdau night knitting!! We miss you!!

Heather said...

Awww, baby yoda (aka Henry) is sooo cute! What a great birth story as well. I too, though I was going to go natural, but really, really liked the birth much better after the epi!!!

I'm jealous of the Namaste bag you mentioned at my blog - pictures, pictures, pictures!!!!


mel said...

I LOVE the yoda hat :) And what a handsome little baby!!!

KnitPastis said...

Henry's eyes are so beautiful! Bet you get that all the time:) Cool looking hat.