Pie Crust is complete!
After knitting his body and legs last week, my niece came over again yesterday, and we finished his shell up. It was pretty easy to sew all the pieces of the shell together. The chain stitch embroidery took a fair bit longer, (especially at first when we were both trying to figure out how to even do chain stitch!) but my niece did most of it, so I got off pretty easy on that one! I love the shapes she made on his shell.
I think he looks fabulous. The pattern was an excellent one to be shared between a novice and more experienced knitter. And he is very pleased to finally be properly dressed, I am sure!
- Pattern: Pie Crust the Tortoise Turtle by Debi Birkin
- Needles: 4 mm
- Yarn: Various worsted weight acrylics (Patons Canadiana, Red Heart Soft)
- Modifications: We wanted to keep Pie Crust's shell removable, so we did not sew it together with him in it! We went a little freehand on the embroidery too, and left off the nostrils. Otherwise knit right to pattern.