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« on: August 13, 2007 04:14:17 PM »



Don't you love it!  (Don't mind the weird cross-eyed photo I took)

The pattern is a combination of a craftster and megaknits pattern. I also used white instead of the called-for grey. Grey just doesnt look right to me.
http://megaknits.blogspot.com/search?q=r2d2
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=113657.0

Its too big for my head, which is great since its for my husband. I wanted to get it done while he is out of town and he will be home in about 2 hours so good timing! I just need to stick it on his head and see if I need to pick up even more stitches for his huge head before I seam it up.

Now I need to make one for me and the boys!

The yarn was Vanna's Choice - I'm no yarn snob!  And this was nice to work with actually - except the red which was just some scrap yarn.  I'd say this took about 20ish hours to do.

Lots and lots of photos and the hilarious first failed attempt on my blog.  http://knittingnoob.wordpress.com/2007/08/13/r2d2-beanie-complete-almost/
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007 04:36:01 PM »

that is fabulous  Cheesy  I'm sure your husband will love it!!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007 04:52:43 PM »

OMG, I love it!  I need to make one!
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007 05:00:07 PM »

That is soo cute!!!! I LOVE R2-D2! He's my favorite character from Star Wars! I have to put this on my list of things I want to knit...
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007 05:09:36 PM »

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so awsesome!!! i love R2. i need to learn to knit. need to. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2007 10:43:40 AM »

Thanks so much everyone!  DH got home sick and tired from his trip but absolutely excstatic to have this surprise waiting for him.  Doesn't he look happy? Cheesy  Sick, but happy.

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2007 01:49:28 PM »

Very cool! My brother wants me to knit him one.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2007 02:13:07 PM »

Yat, I'm glad you liked the pattern  Wink

It looks fab!

The pattern is on craftster if anyone wants it, it is also on knittingpatterncentral.  Smiley

I binned my red r4d4 one today, I went wrong and it just didn't fit my son! I've been holding on to it for about a year! lol!

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2007 02:11:03 PM »

You are so my hero. My roommate is the biggest star wars fanatic I've ever met and xmas is rapidly approaching..thank you for saving me from the mall!
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2007 02:27:46 PM »

this is simply brilliant!
I've laughed my share, but that doesn't mean I still ove it.
Like I said- brilliant
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