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Tuesday, January 12, 2010


That was my response when my stepson Adam came over one day with a knitted pattern for Sackboy.  Sackboy is a character in a PlayStation 3 game.  What the hell do I know.  He brought the pattern over because I’m the only one he knows that can read and knit from a pattern.  He wanted it for his little brother.  Actually, he wanted one for himself too but figured I wouldn’t want to knit 2.  How do I tell him I don’t want to even knit one?  Anyway, the more I thought about it the more I liked the idea of knitting Sackboy for him as a Christmas present.  I ordered enough yarn for 2 and if it wasn’t too bad I’d make a second.  It was well worth it.  I gave him the first and held back the second.  He was really surprised and he really liked it.  He liked it so much that he was thinking of keeping it for himself.  That’s when I pulled out the second.  Extremely happy!  The pattern itself was different for me because all pieces were knit flat and then sewn up to create tubes.  All in all it wasn’t bad although my Sackboy knitting days are officially over…I mean it.  Here’s one of the little guys.


Can you believe this?  Five fingers on each hand, a zipper down the front and a huge head.  I don’t really get it.  The zipper is glued shut from the back per the instructions so that his guts don’t fall out if and when someone decides to pull the zipper down.  If you’d like one, or two of your very own there is a free pattern available here.


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