PhD Panda for Amanda
Finished
September 6, 2019
October 26, 2019

PhD Panda for Amanda

Project info
Bao Bao the Panda by Cindy Pilon
Knitting
SoftiesAnimal
Amanda
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Ice Yarns Techno
White
Ice Yarns Techno
Black
Rowan Super Fine Merino DK
953
Black
Rowan Super Fine Merino DK
Black
Notes

My bestie is finally finishing her PhD. Having previously made for her whale friends, including a scaled down keychain, and a lobster, I decided on a panda for her next furry knit friend. Also, her name is Amanda, so Amanda deserves a PhD Panda!

The pattern calls for eyelash yarn to be held double with worsted weight. Neither my LYS nor Michael’s had eyelash yarn, so I ordered it in larger quantities than I truly desired from a sketchy-looking Turkish website, and it seems to have worked out. I’m using Rowan Super Fine Merino DK instead of worsted—it’s a thicker DK, and I went down a needle size. Seems to be working so far!

September 16, 2019

I have most of the head and body done—moving on to the arms now.

This is turning out much bigger than I expected.

October 26, 2019

Ahhhhhhhhhhh it’s done and it’s perfect ^_^

Now I only need to wait for Amanda to finish her PhD to actually give it to her…

June 20, 2020

Amanda defended her PhD last Monday, June 15! I gave “Doc” to her (as she named him) yesterday after getting to see her in person for our first hangout since the pandemic started.

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Finished
September 6, 2019
October 26, 2019
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3 projects, in 22 queues
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About this yarn
by Ice Yarns
Aran
100% Nylon
109 yards / 50 grams

14 projects

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About this yarn
by Rowan
DK
100% Merino
126 yards / 50 grams

692 projects

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  1. thick
  2. thicc
  • Originally queued: August 28, 2019
  • Project created: September 6, 2019
  • Finished: October 26, 2019
  • Updated: June 20, 2020