One day a few months ago, Little Dude and I were at the library, in the knitting section (where we find ourselves often). He picked up this knitting book, flipped through, found a cool Ninja, and asked me if I would knit it for him. Well, I know that one of these days, much too soon I'm sure, he won't want any knitted toys from Mama, so I've got to strike while the iron is hot. So, I devised a super-secret-sneaky plan to knit him a ninja for his birthday in July.
I couldn't be more pleased with how this cute ninja turned out. And Little Dude loves it.
This was a quick, easy knit. I couldn't believe how fast everything went. Good thing too, because I had a birthday deadline! The night before, I ended up staying up late sewing on the felt pieces, but I didn't want to chance getting caught during the day. This is a very covert ninja, you see.
Little Dude has been playing and sleeping with his ninja a lot since his birthday. It warms my heart that he loves his gift so much. His sisters have asked for ninjas too. So who knows, maybe we'll have a whole gang of ninjas around here soon.
For those on ravelry, here are my project notes.