We are in love with R2D2 in this house, so this was the perfect answer for this winters hat!
I had been thinking about this for AGES now, and had time to fit a quick project in, so went for it. I used a model of R2 for the shapes on his hat, and just simplified them.
*EDIT* THIS PATTERN COMES OUT SMALL- probably suitable for a child age 4-ish. It would be easy to insert the chart onto a bigger hat, and add some extra length and panels into the back with a little work
ETA: this is my first intarsia project (needs practice, I know!)
I've already had several requests for R4D4 ones as well, including a local barman (who also wants a batman balaclava) shouting "make me one!, make me one, PLEEEASE!!" over the bar!!
I have been working on a project, (the biggest one I've ever attempted) since APRIL (I know some of you on here can turn out a sweater in a week, I only wish I could!) I was hoping to unveil it to you all really soon.
But it looks like it won't be here at all, well, not in the way I hoped
I finally got to the top, started the border- which is in basket weave- like a giant moss stitch type thing, it wont add up, though it should.
Then I was told to put the shading on it in duplicate stitch, well, it looks messy, and I wish I'd stuck with the intarsia I originally planned, even though each row was taking 20 mins to do that way.
Also even though I charted the pic (which I got off the net) onto knitpro, it has still come out wide and squashed looking, anyone else had this problem?? It looks like I should have knitted each row on the chart twice to make the pic the right shape.
It would have been great, it was going to be finished just in time to coincide with the release of the film of the life of said subject (a clue)
I feel so downhearted, I've put most of the other projects on hold to do this, I was so excited with it. And to top it off, my wrists are killing me as I was trying to get it done in time to take to the next 'Knit Club' meet next weekend.
So.... do I stick with it, even though its a disaster, or cut my losses and start a new (smaller) one?
I'll get my other half to put a link with a pic of said disaster and chart on here later.
Here is a story of my Nautie family (well, some of them) I have made the straight ones on 2 needles instead of DPNs as I had to do them in a hurry, and I'm a slooow knitter, I am addicted to making these, and need HELP!! I had to make something of these as it's been so much fun, enjoy!
Twirly and Coney... Coney was knitted in a hurry for a holiday... but Twirly got taken instead
Coney was left lonley and unloved... until a stranger came into the house using the 'nautieflap'
It was love at first sight as Coney and G. Ology's eyes met across the kitchen floor...
They got to know each other over a bit of TV and a chat...
On Twirly's return, they tied the knot, err... tentacle, but it was not to be...
but with a heavy heart, G. Ology knew he was destined for elsewhere...
Packed and ready to go, he heads off for a new life...
Here he is with his foster mum, a member of the local archaeology group, shortly before becoming apresent for her friend, and resuming a new life as the MASCOT for the local Geology group! (Hence his name G. Ology).
He and Coney have not contacted each other since, Coney is contemplating filing for divorce.
My friend is due to have a baby girl in a few months, and she is really into fairies. I'd love to knit her a ballet style wrap over cardie, and then make some really light, whispy, fairy wings for the back.
Ok, I've started a big, secret, not to be revealed on here until finished project!!
It's my second time at doing intarsia, and the first go was bad enough, and it was only a simple star on the back of a cardie, in one contrasting colour.
This project has 6 colours, and its all 'a single stitch of one, a couple of another' so I'm going mad, loads of loose ends- which I started to sew in, which I'm now told I shouldn't until I've finished (but I was getting loose stitches, it was messing up my tension etc) Also as I've sewn the ends in, my knitting is now puckered and pulling. HELP!!! Which way do I sew in, vertical, or horizontal, I've been told both by different people.
This could be fab, but it's going to end up looking poo if I don't get any better! I haven't even got to the most complicated bit yet, either.
I've made some black and purple falls, and needed to bulk them up a bit, ready for a night out tomorrow. I used some pink, KK, jumbo, blacklight reactive, synth hair, to make some more double ended dreads using my steam iron (it needed to be used for something)
Will the steaming/heat process kill the reactive nature of them though?? I am hoping that, because the hair is made for dreading- it won't have, and I shall glow in the dark!!
Ok, I'm a grown up- with childlike wannabee archaeologist tendancies ... and these little nautaloids are PERFECT for me and my kids!!!
Has anyone attempted these yet?
The only dpn knitting I've done is i-cord and the tubes of the 'nippertails' hat pattern, so WHEN do I add in the extra needles on a 'Nautie'
Looking for a small but quick and pleasing project to fill a knitting gap before finishing some large projects, and I think these would cheer me up!! (And once I'm sussed with them, great original gifts too).
I've got until 10th April to make a handbag, just big enough to fit a phone and a purse, for a friends birthday. I'd love one that felted, but can't find a pattern and don't think I could make one up myself.
It's going to be red/black, as thats her fave colours, but haven't got the yarn yet, so I'm open to suggestions (stuff available in the UK!!)
This last week I have been making furry egg cosies for my daughters Girl Guides easter chocolate raffle. They wanted a donation of 2 large and 3 small eggs from each guide, and to be quite frank, I'm skint!! So I dived into my stash, and came up with these, I've done 16 so far.
The guider in charge was so pleased with them, I've now got to make as many as I can for Saturday!! She said she'd rather have these on the stall than the easter eggs!! Me, pleased?? Oh yes!!
They are really easy to do;
28 stitches and 28 rows. (all rows garter st.) 5mm needles double knit yarn fun fur yarn (or similar)
Cast on 28st knit 1 row in double knit 2 rows in fun fur (or some kind of fluffy funky stuff) 2 rows double knit repeat the 2 rows fur, 2 rows double knit until 27 rows. 1 row dk cast off in dk
To sew up;
Sew cast on and cast off edge together, then make running stitches through 1 end, pull together and fasten off, leave other end open. Push fastened end inside the 'tube' until it will fit a creme egg in. Make a tie from the yarn/ ribbon/ beads etc to fasten above the top of the egg. It doesn't matter which side is inside or out, because you get a different effect with both.
The shorter closed end one was made with 22st and 28 rows, and I fastened both ends.