Sheldon the Turtle

Pattern: Sheldon
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport
Needles: US 2

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When the Husband and the Sister-in-Law were young, they had a turtle. At least, I think she had the turtle and he just resided in the house with said turtle. They liked the turtle very much, but one day, the turtle climbed out of his cage and onto the table whereupon he fell onto the floor. His shell had cracked and the family took him to the doctor where they used superglue on the shell, but to no avail. The little guy did not make it.

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So, when I asked the Husband which of the dozen of patterns I liked should we make for the Sister-in-Law’s little daughter, he said, “The turtle.” And thus, Sheldon was born. As was an adorable little girl.

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This was both an easy pattern and an extremely complex one. If you are thinking about making a Sheldon, do it. You won’t regret it. Just trust in the pattern. I didn’t trust in the pattern and ripped out areas only to realize that I should have kept them. In the end, I think it turned out well regardless. There’s a LOT of steps and I’m not sure I ever want to make it again. Of course, much like childbirth and the first few weeks with a newborn, I suspect I will forget the pain and suffering after a few years.

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