Tips & Techniques for Knitting theknittycat's Peeps and Other Toys

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Grover / Super Grover for D's Birthday 2009(?)

Wheeee! Super Grover flies again!! 

Super Grover Flies Again

Smarter than a Speeding Bullet!
"onward and upward to do brave deeds.... up up and awaaaay...."

Look someone needs help!

Grover sees someone who needs help

This is a job for
Super Grover!

This is a job for Super Grover!

Up up and away!

Super Grover to the rescue - up up and away!

But first I have to hold Mother's hand to cross the street

Grover has to hold Mother's hand when crossing the street


I'm still craftless, with hands wrapped like mummies now, but my poor Hub needed a Peep for his birthday. What could I do?

I had made Grover / Super Grover for him two years ago, but Grover was packed up (along with the other peeps) when we made a temporary forced move, because our place was being re-roofed.  Soooo ... I unpacked him and he flew in to sing Happy Birthday to my Hub!  ;o)

 "Happy birthday to youuu
happy birthday to youuuuuu......."

Grover was made much like Elmo and Cookie, but with facial features added. I hadn't intended to make an open mouth, but after knitting him up like the others, I just felt he NEEDED that big jaw. So unlike the all-in-one-piece method I used to make the open-mouthed Stitch and Sackboy, since this was an afterthought,  I made the jaw separately, sort of a watermelon wedge shape, and sewed it on.  His red mouth is an i-cord, sewn to the jaw.  I also added a kind of flattened sausage shape for his upper lip, and two little sausages for eyebrows.

This was definitely more work than using the flap /loopy legs technique for the mouth while knitting the head.

 Grover mugging in mug shots.  ;o)
Grover mugging in mug shots collage

Isn't that a cute little belly?!

His mouth is flexible and can be posed.

Super Grover's emblem is one of my few felt efforts (because I'm not good at that), and is attached to the cord of his cape, so that it's gone when he is in his secret identity of Grover.  :o)

Super Grover collage

Making his helmet was interesting as I remember, but it was two years ago so I don't remember much.  :o/   I knitted the helmet, but crocheted the visor so it would have more body.  I do remember that I crocheted the visor sideways.

You might observe that the visor is a bit flattened in some photos.  That happened while he was packed away and I didn't notice till after I took most of the pics. Easily fixed though.  :o)

close-ups of helmet
Super Grover's helmet collage

My hub and I were really happy to see Grover Peep again!  Yay!  And now he gives us smiles every day.  :o)

You may be seeing more of the peeps who were packed away in future posts.

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