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« on: July 02, 2006 02:02:05 PM »

Here is a story of my Nautie family (well, some of them)  Roll Eyes
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!  Grin


Twirly and Coney... Coney was knitted in a hurry for a holiday... but Twirly got taken instead  Roll Eyes

Coney was left lonley and unloved... until a stranger came into the house using the 'nautieflap'   Wink

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.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2006 02:19:03 PM »

Doood. :] You have got to make a tutorial for the nauties, one for the twisted one and one like Coney. They are awesome. i'd love to try to make some.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2006 02:26:35 PM »

Its a free pattern on www.knitty.com they are called 'Nautie' put it in the search on here, there are LOADS of them about, and they are all AMAZING.  Grin

There is a happy end to the tale though, I'm making a baby one, (Coney and G. Ologys baby) but its made using self patterning sock wool, and on tiny size 13 (in old sizes) dpns. I'll post a pic when he's finished.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2006 02:36:01 PM »

 Grin  This cracked me up!  I love it.....& they are oddly adorable.

(so will there be alamony sought?  any lil ones in the picture....she should take a test to be sure!)

Keep us posted.  This completely rocks!
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2006 02:39:20 PM »

this is my favorite knitted thing I have seen in a while - I love it!  i never thought of making a nautilus huggable, and my boyfriend is such a big natural history nerd, this is just great! Thanks for posting, for the link, and the heart wrenching story of nautie love.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006 03:17:53 AM »

Ok, someone help me now... I've just finished my 6th Nautie (a little plump, straight, short red and black one) and moslty through a 7th... anyone else as addicted as me??  Roll Eyes  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2006 03:21:49 AM »

Ok, someone help me now... I've just finished my 6th Nautie (a little plump, straight, short red and black one) and moslty through a 7th... anyone else as addicted as me??  Roll Eyes  Grin

That's awesome!

My friend is back to uni to do more marine biology next month and she definitely needs one of these!
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2006 04:15:23 AM »

I just finished my first nautie.  I made it for the One skein exchange and decided to keep her for myself.  For the "collar" part of the shell I did 4 rows in fun fur so she's a little more glamorous.  Both of my sons (21 and 16) have decided they want one too.  Yes, it is addictive...........
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2006 08:11:03 AM »

I just finished my first nautie.  I made it for the One skein exchange and decided to keep her for myself.  For the "collar" part of the shell I did 4 rows in fun fur so she's a little more glamorous.  Both of my sons (21 and 16) have decided they want one too.  Yes, it is addictive...........

oh that is a good idea with the fun fur. i have some of it lying around. i just finished my first nautie that i mailed off to my sis for her b-day. it's a great pattern and easy too. i want more!!
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