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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Pig (lots of photos) on: August 14, 2007 10:06:02 AM
Your pig is AWESOME!! I just got this book from the library and wanted to make this pig as a gift for someone! Do you remember what kind of yarn you used? Did you use the same needle size?

Hi Gullyer--

Thanks!  I used Brown Sheep brand Cotton Fleece (80% cotton, 20% Merino).  I think it ended up being one and a half skeins, and the color was called "pink-a-boo"  [ahem].

I used US 3 needles, but I tend to be a loose knitter, so you might want to swatch.  I don't remember for sure, but I think I got the same gauge as in the pattern.

Have fun!!!

2  Category Challenges / Knitting: Challenge Entries / Re: Knitting Challenge Theme Ideas on: December 02, 2006 06:22:15 AM
How about monsters!?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: New yellow knit stuffed duck. (like the monkey) on: December 02, 2006 06:20:01 AM
Hey, nice job!  Both the duck and the monkey are very cute.

I made the pig from this book (and posted it here, somewhere).  I agree, it would be nice if these were dpn patterns.  There was some wacky pattern stuff in the pig--weird purl row decreases I had to learn how to do.  But, the finished product makes me happy.  And yours are awesome!
4  UNITED STATES / Massachusetts / Knitting Group for Boys (the KGB) on: May 03, 2006 07:22:23 PM
There's a new knitting group for men who live in the Boston area.  We've been meeting on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, from 7-9 pm at Dado Tea in Harvard Square. Good times!

Send me a private message for directions, and to be added to the email list. The next meeting is May 15th at 7.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: projects from jess hutchison's booklet on: January 23, 2006 05:54:39 PM
I made the snake from the book (first project on DPNs!):



Then, I made the bunny.  It was pretty quick and a lot of fun.  Many thanks to Jess!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Pig (lots of photos) on: September 11, 2005 08:44:21 AM
Thanks everyone! 

I've had a bit of trouble with the embroidery for the eyes coming undone.  So, I just saw this post, which should help me fix it:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=52604.msg490626#msg490626

This pig doesn't stand up too well on its own--the front legs are weak!  Not sure if that's an issue with my knitting or the pattern.  Be advised, if you plan to make your own.  Our pig likes to perch on things, like the arm of the sofa, so its front legs don't get too taxed....
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Pig (lots of photos) on: August 01, 2005 07:17:54 PM
Thanks so much for all the kind feedback!  The pig feels very famous today.

Wow.. that's so cute! I'm really impressed with how well it turned out. You could probably make him a friend using the Jillian Jiggs method. (or, in French, Lili Tirebouchon. Where do they come up with these translations?)

What is the Jillian Jiggs method?  I googled it, and saw that it was a story book with pig instructions in it.  Is it knitted?  Or sewn?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted Pig (lots of photos) on: July 31, 2005 11:40:19 AM

It's a knitted pig!  This is my first big project.


The pattern is from Knitted Toys by Fiona McTague.


The hardest part was finishing; I had no idea how to seam some of the parts together!


Not the most flattering angle.


Now I might know enough to make my own pattern for other animals.


A friend has requested an opossum for her birthday.
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cross-stitch pattern needs "improving" on: February 01, 2005 08:55:14 AM
I like the stew pot / cauldron idea!  And the idea of doing it on a tote bag!  Thanks!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Cross-stitch pattern needs "improving" on: January 22, 2005 10:02:39 AM
I received a needlepoint kit from my boyfriend's mother for the holidays.  She knows I do needlepoint and thought I would like to take up cross-stitch.  It was a super-sweet gift and I was touched and I want to do it, but there's a slight problem: the pattern.  Here's the picture that was printed with the kit:


My question: Can this be rescued?  Can this be used in a kitschy way, or is it beyond hope? 

My ideas so far: 
  • The pattern has an option for doing the text in French.  That's a start.
  • Also, I could make it, take a photo to send to the mother-in-law, then add something to it, like fire, or some other imminent doom for the kitten. 
  • Would it work on a t-shirt?

Other ideas?

Did anyone else get gifts that need, um,  modification?

(I should say, she it not without taste--I also received a kick-a** hat and mittens that she knitted!)
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