This was supposed to be a Valentine’s prezzie but I was a week late 🙁
For those of you who don’t know , there is a Playstation3 game called “LittleBigPlanet” whose main character is Sackboy – a cute knitted character.
I’ll show you the finished Sackboy so you know what I’m talking about…
It gets even better – the voice over is done by the scrumptious Stephen Fry – a man I have immense affection for. (Mr Fry’s podcasts are a favourite of mine).
Ben adores this game.
I did try working out my own pattern but failed miserably. Then I saw that Simply Knitting’s Alan Dart pattern for Sackboy was available free here!!
The knitting wasn’t too hard – I had all the “bits” quite quickly…
Yes, that is a zip! Sewing the zip into the body was the most fiddly part – The pattern says to put glue over the back of the zip and then sew in but I found it easier to separate the zip, sew either side in then zip it up.
The eyes were the key – Fortunately I had some anorak type press studs in my sewing stash (yep – I have multiple stashes 😳 ) I think they worked
and he seems to be coming to life…
The sewing up took an age and was quite painstaking to get him right.
But it was worth it – Ben looks rather pleased with him!
Of course, I now have a naughty Sackboy running around my home…
Posing for the Camera…
Playing with Ben…
Playing himself in Little Big Planet…
And finally, when Sackboy is exhausted, pestering Thug so he can share his basket!
Oh! In case you’re wondering – Sackboy isn’t allowed on any trains with Ben….He can’t be trusted!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||Free Alan Dart pattern|
|Yarn:||Sirdar Click Chunky plus some cream scraps|
|Pattern Problems:||None but fiddley to sew up. Well designed|
|Washing and Wearing:||I hope the arms don’t fall off!|
|Knit It Again???:||Ermmm I’d rather not!|
|Difficulty:||Medium (Easy to knit, hard to finish well)|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||None|