Saturday, April 15, 2017

FO: Beaker

At long last (possibly 10 years...) Beaker is done!
He's not perfect - his proportions are a bit off. But he's still recognizably Beaker. And considering I knit him pretty much completely on the fly, I'm not going to complain too much.

I'm certainly not going to rip it out and start over. Because, if there's one thing I've learned from all this... I absolutely hate working in acrylic! The whole thing (with the exception of the hair) is knit in Patons Astra. I knit him in that becuase I already a had a few of the colours I needed in my stash - but had I been more experienced when I started him - I'd have dyed some nice superwash merino instead!

Oh well... he's done, and tucked away for Dave's birthday, which is in July. Now onto something more enjoyable.

8 comments:

Dee said...

Love his frowny Beaker face!!! Dave is going to ♥ him!

Delighted Hands said...

He is certainly recognizable! Nice work and nice finish!
I think your husband will enjoy this surprise for sure!

Bridget said...

OMG I love him so much! He is adorable, and I'm incredibly impressed that you just "figured it out." :-)

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

That is just fantastic. I have to say, I wish I was Dave.
Happy Saturday to you.
Andrea

Cat Lover said...

Hi Valerie, Beaker looks great! I love his hair.
Have a good weekend!

Araignee said...

Love. Him!!!!!!

Vera said...

He is great! Congratulations on getting him done!!

Rachelle said...

He looks the part which is the important bit, congratulations on finishing him!