Thursday, August 7, 2008

Secrets Revealed

While some of you have become privy to my secret Spring adventures, some of you have been waiting on pins and noodles since early June when I told you my May blog hiatus had been for silent and secretive purposes. Well, now those secrets can be revealed and we can all celebrate.

Knit Picks is now selling kits to make Sheldon and his "career" shells, designed by yours truly.




Now, you too can make a pirate outfit, beach bum outfit, policeman outfit, cowboy outfit, and Superman outfit for your own snappily-dressed turtle.

A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into these patterns. I did this sport-weight set plus a worsted-weight set that I think will be offered later on. The original designer of the Sheldon pattern,
Ruth Homrighaus, designed a completely different set that will come out in another couple months.

Whew!

Here are a few of the pictures I took before sending Sheldon and his outfits off to the gang at Knit Picks.










And here's Knit Knack trying on the cowboy outfit before it was sent.






You can buy your set
here. There's a knitalong on the Knit Picks website, and they even have a fan page on Facebook. I hope you enjoy Sheldon and get inspired to knit some costumes of your own!

(Props to my good friend Lisa who test knit the pirate and Superman costumes seen above.)

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Phew. I'm glad I could finally get that off my chest.

Now I'm going to go pack, because tomorrow I'm driving to Michigan to see
BRENDA!!! If last year was any indication, it's going to be a blast. I'll be back next week with pictures and a play-by-play. Have a great weekend!

21 comments:

Erin said...

That is so great! Congratulations:) I wish I could knit:(

Laura said...

This is great news! I have wanted to knit all a sheldon with a variety of turtle outfits since I saw Knit Knack.

Kim said...

Yay! Congratulations, Brooke. What a fantastic idea.

Donna said...

I'm so glad you're using your powers for good - congratulations on a fun project!

Chris Salley said...

you are famous!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!!! Congratulations!!!!

Ann
(yeayeayeah on Ravelry)

bean said...

that's so awesome! "designed by Brooke Higgins" - i know her!!!!!

Eric & Amy said...

Wow, I am duly impressed. The stuff you do is so cute, Brooke...it really has inspired me to get out my stuff and get knitting again. I also want to say - hey, I was your RAH, and maybe, just maybe, you owe a little of your successes to me. Maybe not. But I like to think so... :)

Anonymous said...

How awesome!! We met at the Yarn Harlot Book signing in Lex, KY. I still talk about your creativity. Congrats!!

-Y

monica said...

That is so awesome!!!! Congrats to you and Sheldon

Kimmie said...

I'm so proud of you! You're famous now! Will you still hang out with me?

Jennifer Lori said...

Congratulations! That's awesome, your outfits are so creative and it is wonderful to be able to see them reach a wider audience.

Good luck!

~RaenWa~ said...

Congratulations Sheldon is so cute I love all the outfits you have made for him.

Anonymous said...

I already ordered and received my knit picks kit ... I'm dreaming a a girly set of pattern next or seasonal theme!

Thanks!

Notafraid2knit said...

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Kara said...

Brooke The Higgins, that is fantastic! Congratulations!!!

Leone said...

Oh- you iz popular! I was going to say that pretty soon, what with the policeman and all, you could have a village people themed outfit collection too! Think of the cute constructor hat you could crochet! Heh. I'm helpful. Hope you are having an awesome time! (I bought yarn today! eeeehheheheheee!)

Kaylin and Nicola said...

Hello - I'm LOVING my Officer Sheldon, but I'm to the point of crocheting around the attachment panel. Could you explain the snaps at the shoulder to me? I don't understand why the snaps instead of crocheting all the way around, and what type/size of snaps should I get? Thanks so much!

Annabelle said...

Aughh!! I was just on Facebook and saw an advertisement for Officer Sheldon from Knit Picks!

Jen said...

i have been looking all over knit picks for the patterns, and clicking all your links...and nothing will work! i can't find it anywhere... help please... btw those outfits are so darned cute...i showed my dh and he loves it and wants me to make a few for teh kids...i would love to have some extra outfits for them though

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