Monday, April 24, 2017

Taking Orders

For my eldest nephew's birthday, I let him pick what he wanted me to make. At the time, I told middle nephew that he'd get the same opportunity for his birthday. I think. I've forgotten. But he hadn't...

At the end of March, middle nephew told me what he wanted for his birthday. Naturally, he wanted what eldest nephew got, but with a slight modification. He wanted Godzilla on a beanie.

Back to the internet...

I found one. Only one. And it was way too big to fit on a beanie. Naturally.

So, I sat down and shrank it...


And this week I finally sat down to knit it...


And I've already gathered the rats' nest of yarn...


Which is only going to get worse before it gets better. Deep sigh.

I've got almost two weeks to finish this. Think I'll make it?

And, of course, someone else ordered a jellyfish. In pink...


It's almost done. It just needs a face and stuffing. After it's gone through the wash.

Time to get cracking.

If I were to make you a jellyfish, what color would you want? If I were to make you a Geeky Beanie, what character would you want on it?

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35 comments:

  1. At least you've made the jelly fish a million and a half times now. That probably came together quickly.

    Good luck on the beanie. Can't wait to see how it looks! You always do a great job. :)

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, the jellyfish has become quite the go to project.

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  2. Hi Liz - turquoise blue for the jelly fish - the geek - no idea! However Godzilla - good luck with him... you'll win out I'm sure ... cheers Hilary

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  3. I like the pink jellyfish. Good luck with the hat project!

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  4. I bet you will get the beanie done in time! It will look cute too!

    betty

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  5. You're so talented. Jealous! I'd want my beanie to be orange with a geeky cat on it - any cat!
    That's Purrfect

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  6. I would want a teal/purple jellyfish and a beanie with Serenity on it! That would be DOPE! 😘

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  7. How cool is to let your Nephew pick something for you to make. Coffee is on

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    1. I've decided I will no longer try to figure out what they may want. If I'm going to take the time to knit something, it'd better be something they'll enjoy.

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  8. They never forget:) I am catching up...or at least trying to. I think your beanie will come out great and he will love it. The jellyfish is always cute. if I had a jelly fish, it would have to be a rich blue and a rich purple

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  9. The geeky beanie would have to have a woodpecker in bright red yarn.

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    1. I had not considered a woodpecker. That would be interesting.

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  10. I can't wait to see the finished Godzilla beanie!!! And hmm I do love your jellyfish. I'll order one someday

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    1. Sure. The jellyfish seem to remain popular.

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  11. I love your jellyfish, they're so cute. I think I would want to go for a purple one with green tentacles.

    The beanie hat will look fantastic when it's done.

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  12. It looks like it could be a flying frisbee or a UFO like the sort you see on the syfy channel. LOL

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  13. Those jellyfish are cute. I also really like your nephew's taste in designs. He's lucky that you're willing to go through all that trouble. I hope you share when it's finished.

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  14. Its your nephew and you will get it done!! Can't wait to see it. Loving the jellyfish. The turtles came out when my son was young. We had the movies on VHS. Then it seemed to have calmed down and BAM it was back. I could not believe that they made a come back in toys and everything. Follow me on PINTEREST - Pam Montgomery Jackson

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    1. It's amazing how many things are coming back after being not so popular for a while.

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  15. I have several afghans my grandmother crocheted for me, and I treasure every one. I think I would like a deep green beanie, with a bright yellow sunflower!

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  16. I'd go for neon green and variegated bright blue.

    For the beanie? Maybe a plaid? Or a PacMan, green on black.

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    1. I've seen a Pac Man pattern, so that's totally doable.

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  17. Amazing is it not? The way we will jump through hoops for the children in our lives. I want my jellyfish in blue. On my beanie I want a Pegasus.
    Perspectives at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  18. That's so fun you let them pick their gift theme. I think I'd want a purple jellyfish. Or bright hot pink :D Maybe both. lol

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  19. I'd want each tentacle of the jellyfish to be a different color. I'd want a black cat on my beanie to match my furry baby.

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    1. Oh, that would be an interesting look.

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  20. I think they'll both look great. Good luck. The Thundercats logo would look good on a beanie.

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  21. I'm sure you would create something nice

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  22. I think you can do it and I can't wait to see pics!

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    1. I hope so. I've been way lazy this week.

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