Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Karl Pilkington

Karl Pilkington (born on 23 September 1972) is a Sony Award-winning English radio producer, poet, podcaster, raconteur and author, best known for producing and co-presenting The Ricky Gervais Show on London radio station Xfm from 2001 to 2005 and later in the form of podcasts and a television show on HBO.

So we were watching the Ricky Gervais show last Friday evening and I was challenged to knit the cartoon version of Karl. Here he is:

His head is almost exactly spherical, with separately knitted nose, bottom lip and ears. Arms are poseable (pipe cleaners) and legs are unstuffed with weighted feet (some little glass pebbles I had lying around). He also has dried peas in his bum so he sits comfortably on a shelf. I am very pleased.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

lily the beagle

A work colleague asked me to make a knitted version of her beagle puppy, and I think it turned out OK. Took me absolutely ages as I kept going off and doing other projects in between sessions of pattern notes!