On Thanksgiving Paul gave me two things that he really wanted me to make for him. The first was a Jester's hat that he could wear during cross country skiing. The second was Hobbes a favored character from every boys favorite comic strip. (At least every boy and most girls I know) Since I was making everyone else in the family hats for Christmas, that is when he got his Jester hat. So soon after Christmas I got started on this guy.
I LOVE the start of a new project. The feel of the yarn and needles in my hand as I imagine whatever it is that I am going to make. So I spent an entire shift at work just dying to get home to start.
I found the Tall Tiger pattern at courtesy of Brown Eyed Babs. She has some amazing patterns. Some are free and some are for sale. So you should all click right over and check her out!
I posted pictures to Facebook the entire time I was knitting. So that I could share my progress as Hobbes began to take shape. I had never done a pattern like this before. On a normal basis I try to steer clear of making any form of stuffed animal .
However the more that I knit the more and more I started to love this guy.