Saturday, 20 June 2009

Cyber Sam

Can you guess what this is going to be?



















It's Alan Dart's fantastic Cyber Sam robot, published in last month's Simply Knitting magazine! Of course, my son fell in love with him straight away, so I set about making a toddler friendly version. Alan's patterns always look so complex, but are actually quite simple when you get going. The whole thing took me two days to make, and most of that was sewing up time.

The original version was meant to have aerials made out of cotton buds, and cardboard stiffeners in his feet, but I left those bits out so that it would be machine washable. I also adapted the face a bit to make it more friendly, and here's the finished result!



















It was a great project to use up some of my acrylic stash, and as the pattern suggests, you could make it in so many different colours. I love the design of the arms and legs, because you can move all the joints to create a properly poseable toy. Although you can't see in this picture, there are little knitted rivets at each joint as well - such attention to detail! I'm a real Alan Dart fan now, and I'm off to make up some of his snuggly bugs from the latest edition of Simply Knitting, to use up a bit more of that stash.

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