half-assed knit blog
half-assed knit blog
half-assed knit blog

FO: Vicious Gnauga Backpack

It’s done!


Pattern: my own, I am sloooowly writing it up here’s the pattern link, finally
Yarn: 2 balls Bernat Softee Chunky in Black, 4 balls Phentex Fashion Nine in Black, small amount of Patons Classic Wool in Winter White
Needles: size 11, size 6

The monster is the Vicious Gnauga from Kingdom of Loathing.

Isn’t it cute? And mean-looking? And fuzzy and cute? Clearly it had to be made into a knitted backpack. It’s only logical.


I had plenty more sewing mishaps while finishing it, of course. I CANNOT SEW FOR CRAP. I really can’t. I used to be able to, but I guess I’ve forgotten how. Plus, you try to sew things to thick furry fabric where you can’t see what you’re doing because the fur eats up your stitches. You’ll probably do better than me, but that doesn’t take much.

I sewed the straps on crooked, I sewed the pocket on (crooked) and in the process accidentally stitched the straps down to the middle of the bag. I know, right?

The stupid, stupid pocket that is now not sewed to the straps:

The stupid, stupid straps that are now not sewed to the pocket, and the relatively non-stupid drawstring:
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And yeah, slowly writing up the pattern. I finished this on Friday evening, I had the whole weekend to write up the pattern before I blogged the FO, and I didn’t. I put the “half” in “half-assed”. (I also put the “ass” in “half-assed”, thanks to both my sewing “skills” and my ample posterior.) But it will be written up, and posted, and if you decide to make one I really hope you are better at sewing than I am. Which, again, won’t take much.

What’s in the bag?

Why, it’s a whole crapload of Rowan Calmer! Yum.

Now that yarn is for a project that will require no sewing whatsoever. Hurrah!


  1. Mae says:

    I just read through (probably way too many) of your blog entries and I have to say mam, you make me laugh!!!

    Your Lelah looks GORGEOUS though!!! Back wrinkle or not!!!

  2. Stacey says:

    Awww, he’s adorable. I love it! :)

    I have the same problem with sewing – but I think it looks great.

  3. Vanessa says:

    Just found your blog and I just had to comment on this bag. It’s too cute!!!! I love the big, sharp, threatening teeth on it. I can just imagine it screaming, “Back off – this is my yarn!”

  4. Samantha Earl says:

    I am a knitter and a HUGE Kingdom of Loathing fan. Way to go! That’s an awesome backpack.

  5. Crazy kidd who wears a knitted panda hat says:

    k so. this is my lifee :)