Monday, January 6, 2014

FO: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Golf Covers

This was the last of my Christmas knits that I've yet to post.  One of the activities in Florida is golfing, one that I generally never participate in.  At most, I sit on the golf carts for four hours or so during 18 holes.  My brother and cousins are the ones that love it, so I decided to be nice and feed that love this Christmas by knitting all of them their own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Golf Club Cover!

Pattern: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Golf Club Covers by Sundae's Shop (Ravelry link)
Yarn: The green for all was Brown Sheep's Nature Spun Worsted in 144W Limestone color, and all the colors are leftover Cascade 220 bits from other projects.  For instance, the yarn for Leonardo's blue was from the Toasty in Tofte mittens!
Needles: Size 8 bamboo double-points
Time: August 25th - December 25th.  Usually I would knit one quickly and not do another one for awhile.
Mods: I didn't add the i-cord ties on the back of the head as called for in the pattern (extra bits could get snagged and pulled off easier) and instead of cutting out felt and gluing on eyes, I simply embroidered the eyes with leftover Cascade 220 in a white/natural color.
Worst Part: I didn't really keep track of making sure all the sizes of the covers were consistent, and it definitely showed when I finally lined them all up.  Oops.  Also, for awhile there, I wasn't sure whether I actually liked them or not, or even whether it was worth knitting them.  I also was nervous that the recipients wouldn't like them.
Best Part: The day after I gave the covers away, we all went to the LGPA official golf course for the daily golf fix.  Everyone else was loading their golf bags on the carts while I waited to see who I would knit next to, when I noticed this:

And then I noticed these:

And I must say, I couldn't stop smiling throughout the entire first nine. :)