The Slow Huggers by Kimberly Golynskiy
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The Slow Huggers

Knitting
October 2014
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
120 - 300 yards (110 - 274 m)
One size fits all
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The Slow Huggers are a family of adorable sloths. They are great at hugging people and each other with their big snuggly heads and their long squishy arms. Add snaps or magnets to their hands and feet to hang them from arms, trees, or even baby cribs!

The sloths are knit from the head down, with the arms and legs knit on at the end, and a duplicate stitched face. There isn’t a lot of duplicate stitching, so if you’ve never done it before, this is a great project to learn on!

These loving softies can be made in any weight of yarn to produce a tiny little guy made with fingering weight to a gigantic life-sized sloth with super bulky.

For each yarn weight there are 3 recommended needle sizes that can be used to create different sized softies. You can make a family by adjusting needle size or by using 3 different yarn weights.
Fingering weight: US 1-3 (2.25-3.25mm) 

Sport weight: US 3-5 (3.25-3.75mm) 

Worsted/Aran weight: US 7-9 (4.5-5.5mm) 

Bulky weight: US 9-11 (5.5-8mm)

Super Bulky weight: US 11-15 (8-10mm)

Notes:
Yarn used in the pictures:
Purple - Spud and Chloe Outer in Purple (Super Bulky on US 11)
Pink - Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Solids, Heathers & Twists in Raspberry (Worsted on US 6)
Beige - Knit Picks Stroll Sport in Mink Heather (Sport on US 6)
Yellow - Cascade Superwash Sport 220 in Lemon (Sport on US 4)

Thank you to my TESTERS EXTRAORDINAIRE: ftmhling, rwilliams, elasater, knitaddicted, puffycats, arcticfawx, and lynnbeggs


All proceeds from The Slow Huggers and Bruce & Norm, the Despicable Minions from October 2014- December 2015 were donated to the Pediatric Cancer Care and Research Fund at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, OR. My niece underwent chemo there for Medulloblastoma and the things they do for these insanely brave kids is amazing!

While they cannot accept knitted toys (for infection control reasons) they can use the funds to provide new books, crafts, and toys for the 140,000 annual visits from kids with life-threatening illnesses. Check out their Wish List for other ways to help.


See below for monthly totals:

October 2014: The Slow Huggers = $27.93, Bruce & Norm = $5.98, TOTAL: $33.91

November 2014: The Slow Huggers = $7.98, Bruce & Norm = $8.97, TOTAL: $16.95

December 2014: The Slow Huggers = $0, Bruce & Norm = $11.96, TOTAL: $11.96

January 2015: The Slow Huggers = $0, Bruce & Norm = $2.78, TOTAL: $2.78

February 2015: The Slow Huggers = $0, Bruce & Norm = $2.79, TOTAL: $2.79

March 2015: The Slow Huggers = $0, Bruce & Norm = $19.49, TOTAL: $19.49

October 2014-March 2015 Donation to Doernbechers: $87.88 (rounded up to $90) Proof

April 2015: The Slow Huggers = $0, Bruce & Norm = $2.99, TOTAL: $2.99

May 2015: The Slow Huggers = $0, Bruce & Norm = $2.99, TOTAL: $2.99

June 2015: The Slow Huggers = $0, Bruce & Norm = $8.97, TOTAL: $8.97

July 2015: The Slow Huggers = $7.98, Bruce & Norm = $5.98, TOTAL: $13.96

August 2015: The Slow Huggers = $3.99, Bruce & Norm = $2.99, TOTAL: $6.98

September 2015: The Slow Huggers = $3.99, Bruce & Norm = $5.98, TOTAL: $9.97

October 2015: The Slow Huggers = $0, Bruce & Norm = $2.99, TOTAL: $2.99

November 2015: The Slow Huggers = $3.99, Bruce & Norm = $5.98, TOTAL: $9.97

December 2015: The Slow Huggers = $3.99, Bruce & Norm = $2.99, TOTAL: $6.98

April 2015-December 2015 Donation to Doernbechers: $71.78 (rounded up to $75) Proof