It took me a while to get going, mostly because I felt a sort of knitter's-block when it came to the kind of puppets I wanted to make. Originally (with the first batch) I just free-knit and decorated at will, and those guys turned out pretty awesome. At last week's craft night I attempted to recreate the magic but wound up with sort of weird results.
I sat for a while, contemplating the best direction for my puppet knitting, and then made a quick decision not to fix what isn't broken. One of my favorite puppets (and the first one I ever knit) was this guy:
So I grabbed a ball of yarn and made him a brother. And then a mother. And another, and another.
Seven puppets does not an army make, but I figure that if I try to make at least one every day from now until June, I'll be able to join Adam at his whatever-festival with a sizable puppet army.
The only drawback is that they still take me between 45 - 60 minutes to make from start to finish, and that seems like an incredible time investment for something so tiny. If I'm going to sell them for a reasonable price, I will have to decrease that by at least half.
That is, if I can bring myself to sell them.