As mentioned last post, everything got put on hold so I could whip up a knight costume for Felix with just six evenings to do it in.
(Super short version: Felix school having Royal Banquet, gave a weeks notice, Felix chose knight from options of knight, prince or princess, unable to find costume Friday, decided to make one)
So did I do it? Do the knights of Ni say Ni?
All the knitted parts are free knitting patterns:
Helmet by Geraldine Allemand
Knitted Chainmail Hauberk for a Young Knight by Kara Shallenberg
Knitted Lace Belt by Anna Waites
The sword was made by Engel, painted and tinfoiled by Felix, and the sheild was made by me, painted and decorated by Felix. Never show a three year old a Google search on knights sheilds – she wanted to do them all! Settled on four colours, split into quarters with bats on it (thank goodness for bulk buying post Halloween craft packs) and little red bead eyes.
The Royal Banquet was a success, as far as I could get out of Felix (getting information from three year olds is like getting blood out of a stone, unless it’s a secret, in which case they’ll tell everyone! Prime example: Mummy! I got you a mother’s day present! It’s a surprise! It’s chocolate oranges!)
She was the only girl dressed as a knight, all the rest were princesses, and all bar one boy was a knight, the one boy who wasn’t came in his uniform and was apparently very sad, so Felix gave him a hug.
Engel did however teach her that knights say “Ni!”… Sometimes I question his parenting skills…
After all that excitement I did manage to finish another project and mostly done another, but I’ll go over those next week as I am pretty exhausted from a rather fun packed weekend!
Till next week.
Starting total – 650
Wool used – 29 (2 more since last post)
Wool bought – 0
Wool given – 46
Wool gifted – 16
Total – 651 (So, so close to getting back to that starting total!)