Of Mole Rats and Eye Patches
Now that has be the oddest title yet for one of my blog posts.
But there is indeed a mole rat and an eye patch!
Let’s start on the ugly one. No, really, it’s ugly! I knitted one of these:
(Image from the Fallout 4 artbook) it’s a mole rat. More specifically, the mutated, diseased mole rats found in the computer games Fallout 3 and 4. These are awesome open world games full if all kinds of horrors, set in a post nuclear 1950s-esque world.
Engel loves the game. He’s pumped a crazy number of hours into both of them to, and he demanded I make him one.
And I did.
And it’s ugly.
I butchered the pattern ‘Mole’ from ‘Knitted Woodland Creature’s’ by Susie Johns for this one. I also kept extensive notes (for me) on what I did to if I ever make another – it’s on my Ravelry project page.
Engel is delighted with it, so job done. Though he wants it to wear a little belt with mines on it…it’s a Fallout 4 thing.
So, something ugly, now something cute.
Time for a story.
Before Felix was born, Engel obtained a toy cat that, after some joking around, was called Captain Morgan of the seven sofas!
Cue a few years down the line and Felix acquired Morgan. We told her of his mighty adventures as a pirate Captain and she demanded he had an eye patch.
So we dug one out.
Next day she lost it. Was very upset and wanted him to have another.
So I made one. Coincidentally, his pirate costume arrived. If asked, I’ll say that Felix wanted it, and it wasn’t Engel at all that insisted Morgan just had to have one…
Wink wink. Nudge nudge.
Other knitting news: I have two projects on the go this week, both to be done by Saturday. I have a habit of tight deadlines these days it seems…and despite all my knitting, no whole balls of wool used either this week. So the wool count still stands at:
Starting total – 697
Wool used – 73 (5 since last post)
Wool bought – 9
Wool given – 4
Total – 637