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.
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.)
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!