Congradulations to all of this year’s graduates!
Kirby’s advice for success to all graduates: Nom your diploma! Especially if it is tied with red string.
I happened to have a gift bag with a paper cut-out of a graduate attached. Perfect for a photoshoot with Kirby!
Kirby’s graduation cap took me about half an hour to make. I made it using Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet Thread Size 3 in Black and the smallest crochet hook I have (size unknown). The mortarboard is a square made by repeating *dc, 2 sc* four times. The “hat” part of the cap is a simple circle of 6 sc sewed onto the bottom of the mortarboard. The tassel is a short length of yellow embroidery thread (DMC 973, Bright Canary). I used a little bit of fabric glue to keep the ends of the tassel and cap hidden inside the “hat” part.
Kirby wouldn’t stop trying to eat the red string on his diploma (actually one ply of my Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn in Red). I am quite sure that eating yarn is not on the list of healthy activities for tortoises, so I had to take Kirby’s diploma away from him. Kirby then kept trying to eat his yellow tassel whenever he saw it from the corner of his eye.
Like any proud parent, I took lots and lots of pictures of my little graduate. Enjoy! :)