Mar 16

Baby Benny’s Bot

Posted by Nanc

Before Benny and family arrived for the great-fun-yet-too-short visit, I decided that Benny needed a robot. I mean, what if he took fancy to Matt’s robot Bruce and wanted, no… NEEDED to take him home? In order to plan for such an event (and ’cause they’re fun to knit), I quickly (relatively) knitted a new ‘bot.

Ooh, look – Elmo ‘puter to hack!

Bruce helped introduce the new robot to us hu-mans and around the house. Here they are both investigating the small hu-man’s toy box. Bruce may be slightly jealous as there are many interactive “toys” that contain some hardware and computers. Robots love techie stuff.

Benny’s robot is made using leftover KnitPicks Wool of the Andes from my Dr. Who scarf. I used the following colors:

  • Fern
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Mist
  • and some LionBrand Glitterspun in silver
Is the outside atmosphere safe for my delicate wiring?

I followed the same pattern, but went down a needle size to give it a firmer fabric. This made the baby ‘bot smaller than Bruce, which seems right.

I also gave baby ‘bot a full mouth (smile? line?). No need for Benny to always wonder what that robot is up to with a smirk on its face.

Another little change I made to this robot special for Benny was a small, embroidered heart on the tush. (I like to think of it more like a pocket or a trademark symbol, and less of a butt tattoo.)

Looks like a box o’ fun.

The baby ‘bot must be checking out his ride home. I am sure glad that he didn’t decide to override the van’s computer system and head to the sky! Although, think of the adventures!

Honestly, Benny didn’t pay much attention to the robots. I mean, how could he when there are cats to chase! And if you still haven’t check out all the great fotos from their trip, go see the adorable Benny and family at WeLikeDogs. Tell ‘em Aunt Nancy sent you.

2 Responses to “Baby Benny’s Bot”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Benny’s new ‘bot is adorable, and he likes it. Non-living things just don’t hold his attention for long, which makes a 1,000 mile car ride sooooo enjoyable.
    Thanks again for all your horse-brutality. We miss ya’lls (and the Texas weather) already.
    -R

  2. jen Says:

    the new bot is sooo cute and i love that little heart on his tushie. ;)

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