Tuesday, November 5, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Minions!

I've been knitting a lot of different things this past week, but only two things that have shown any real progress, so I'll limit myself to those two :)

Say hello to Bruce, the Despicable Minion :)
Sorry about the shadow - it's getting too dark to take photos in the mornings these days. I'm just under half-way through the second arm... then I have the eyes left to knit, and the top of the overalls to stitch on. Still awhile to go, and I keep putting this aside for other WIPs, but I finally got some real progress on this.

This second WIP is my first real attempt at making something without a pattern. It's starting to get real cold biking in the mornings, and I can't find any of my gloves from last year (I'm just like a child - loosing one or both constantly. I only ever buy the cheap ones, because I go through 2-3 pairs a year), so I figured I'd knit myself a pair. Couldn't be bothered with gloves though, so I've stuck with mittens, and got the first one done while in London :)
It looks a bit odd, but it fits me well, so that's the most important part :) I've knit it top down so I could try it on as I went along. It's knit on 2.5mm rather than the 3 or 3.5mm needles the yarn calls for in order to make it as dense and warm as possible. I haven't cast on for the second one yet, but am planning to do so tonight :)


  1. The Minion looks so cute and a bit chubby, I like him:) And the mitten looks good, it sure will keep the fingers warm.

  2. Minions! My boys would love it if I made some for them. :) Happy knitting!

    1. It's turning out to be a really easy knit - even if perhaps a bit fiddly at times. You should give it a shot!

  3. Amazing projects! I have the same problem with the light for the photos.

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-113/