Well now you are in luck, (with some encouragement from Caitlin's Dad and knitting efforts from Stinkymum), this treasured artifact can be yours. One problem - you have to know how to knit!
Step 1: Gentlemen Take Your Needles!
white - for the body
pink - for the head
black for tufts of hair and embroidered features
a small amount of green for dapper bow tie
With your 3mm knitting needles and white yarn (I am using Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand, as I love this yarn) cast on 14 stitches.
Garter stitch two rows
Using stockinette stitch and starting with a knitted row, knit 16 rows ending with a purl row
(you will also need a nice sharp darning needle with a big eye!)
Step 2: Colour Change
knit two together to end (you will now have 8 stitches - unless of course you made a mistake)
Run a darning needle through all the stitches, pull up very tightly and bind of tightly for the top of his head
Step 3: Right Sides Together!
Step 4: Turn the Little Darling Right Side Out
Step 5: It's All in the Face!
Step 6: Stuff the Head!
Take your sharp darning needle, thread with some white yarn or embroidery floss and draw the needle round the last top row of the white knitted piece and pull up very tightly and fasten off, darn in ends neatly.
Step 7: Add Hair
Step 8: Embroider His Lab Coat
Step 9: Ears
Cast on two stitches with pink yarn
Next row, knit two together and pull end of yarn through
Sew ears to head underneath the glasses - one on each side!
Step 10: Embroider Pocket and Pens
Step 11: Little Green Bowtie
Therefore, with dapper green yarn, cast on three stiches.
Knit 8 rows garter stitch and bind off neatly, and darn in loose ends
Tie a piece of matching green yarn round centre of striip and tie tightly to form "bow" effect. Fasten off loose ends neatly.
Step 12: Fit to Be Bow-tied!
Even the loon thinks he is spiffy! Although it is not too sure about the hair-do!
Step 13: Isn't He a Sweetie?
You have achieved "Kiteman" (sort of!) Although I think he is having a bad hair day!
Wear him as a finger ornament or place at the end of your favourite pencil
He also works well on glue sticks and chubby markers - the choice is yours!
All ready to take back to school!
We love you Kiteman!