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1  Knit lobster (With pattern link!) in Knitting: Completed Projects by WickedKez on: December 23, 2007 01:50:23 PM

He's a lobster, and I call him François. You can knit one and call it whatever you please - the pattern is here:


François might want to watch out for these guys...

François may be gone come Christmas Eve - lobster bisque is a family tradition!

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2  Re: Mr. Bunny (with "pattern") in Knitting: Completed Projects by WickedKez on: February 25, 2007 01:02:14 PM
Well, here is my Mr. Bunny - actually, I've decided it's a girl. Whatcha gonna do?

This is Charlotte. She was made over a span of a few days with Misti Chunky Alpaca (huge splurge, but worth it for the softness!) and a fleecy white boucle yarn for her tail (a homemade pompom) and the lining of her ears.

Her face was "embroidered" with a thin black yarn (I think it was Simply Soft) because I couldn't find any black embroidery floss. I also spent some time looking for glass eyes and sorting through buttons, but ultimately I'm pleased with how the yarn turned out.

I modified the pattern quite a bit. Because the yarn was so thick, I used size 9 needles. I started with 16 stitches, but increased by 8 stitches and I believe only ended up with 48 (or maybe 56) stitches to do the bulk of the body. I decreased back down to 16 stitches to do the neck. I followed instructions for the most part in making up the head/face but took some liberties in how I rounded the back of the head, picked up stitches, and did the decreases. I had to keep telling myself, "no matter what you do, it will look like SOMETHING when you're finished!"

The arms I made longer and then did a few increase rounds to get that paw-type shape. The legs are finished with a kitchener stitch, which I really liked. For the ears I made up how to decrease so it looked more or less even on both sides, then just knit the linings by fitting it to the inside and fixing things when I sewed them in.

Overall, it was a great project and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Thanks for the pattern!

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3  Store-bought bag + Hand-done embroidery in Needlework: Completed Projects by WickedKez on: May 03, 2005 06:27:53 PM
My first embroidery project!

I love this bag. I bought it at the H&M in Georgetown, Washington DC because I liked the design and the whole thing just yelled "blank canvas(!!!)" to me. Then I read some posts on this board and watched some videos at that stitch dictionary site, googled for an image to work from and... yes! Here it is!

Two shots:

Zoom -out- so you can see the prettiness of the bag...

Zoom -in- so you can see the actual design.

The rose picture was blown up and modified a bit from this little thing: http://www.white-works.com/rose8.jpg

Woo! First time posting a project on Craftster, too. What a rush. Haa.
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