Project Placement: Handmade friends

I’m not the most social person in the world. I don’t go out very often, and I’m pretty lousy at keeping in touch. However, I truly enjoy making gifts for others.

One of my favorite feelings is when someone requests that I knit something for them. The majority of my knits are probably gifted to others, but some are more memorable than others.

Trot in Knit Hulk. My co-worker and friend had taken some headshots for my professional portfolio. In return, he requested that I knit him a version of the Hulk. Armed with green and purple yarn, googly eyes and some felt, here’s what I came up with:


I left Knit Hulk sitting on my co-worker’s keyboard at work, and he messaged me thanks as soon as he came in. (Perhaps finding out that people like their gifts is even more gratifying than being asked to make them.)

This project was largely inspired by the Monster Chunk pattern by Rebecca Danger. I had seen her pattern a year or so ago, and I’ve since adapted it to better suit my knitting style. I’ve whipped up quite a few of these, but the Hulk is definitely one of my favorites.

Share your stories: What is your most memorable handmade (knit or otherwise) gift?


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