Saturday, September 26, 2009


Little round guy, smarts off to C3P0 right? You know you remember him. He’s great; manages to convey all kinds of attitude without ever saying a word we can understand. I never thought I’d say this but right now I can, quite honestly say I hate R2D2, the dome topped little jerk.

A lot.

No, really.

I’m sure I’ll get over it soon but right now, not so much.

Surfing Ravelry late one night I ran across this pattern, here if you’re not registered and knew the perfect person to make it for; a friend of Elder Child that is a fanatic for all things Star Wars. Awesome, a project, a target, it’s all good right?

No, this just turned into one of those cursed projects that I normally send to a corner to think about its misbehavior or frog and retask. Not this time. It was a gift, I was going to finish, I still had two weeks, it’s a hat, not so tough. Well, I didn’t like the size of the Adult Small, my target is not a pumpkin head. Child sized is even faster to make but the party has been moved a week. To today in fact.

Last night all that was left was the duplicate stitch detailing to make the hat look like R2 and not just a striped hat. Almost done with the major part of the chart and realize that even though it’s in two colors and I’m working with one of the two I’m stitching the other color. Arrrrrggghhhhh. Stomp stomp stomp slam!

After a brief time out I did finish the silly thing in time to give it a light block and send it out the door at 7am. Unfortunately I was so happy to be done I forgot to take a picture so you’ll have to imagine it.

I won’t. I hate R2D2 right now.


  1. There's a picture with the pattern and it's a lot better than the evil hat I finished and summarily threw from my home. Blagh. Still hate the little round droid.