Last night I finally finished Chris’ birthday gift. His birthday was on the 4th. Good thing he’s a patient guy.
What Chris doesn’t know is that I actually started this project for him LAST fall, for Christmas. Yes, really. I have start-itis — I think I have about 10 knitting/crocheting projects on hand at all times. This weekend, though, I really tried to chug along and wrap this thing up.
I hid the legs and arms as I made them, because Chris really likes guessing what his gifts are. And I like torturing him by not telling. But once he saw the start of one of the pieces, he knew.
Bender Bending Rodríguez comes from this pattern (Ravelry link). Well, I say pattern, but it’s more of a chart. Overall, I think he turned out pretty well.
He’s pretty large, about 15″ tall. His hands and feet are weighted (with popcorn, since I didn’t have beans or beads on hand). I used black embroidery floss to add his teeth and the details on the arms and legs.
Tomorrow, he goes with Chris to his office, where he will be enjoy a life of nerdy talk and Wii championships.