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« on: November 13, 2006 12:00:04 AM »

This is my very first post...trying to get pictures to work, so bear with me...I just started knitting 2 months ago, and this is my second cabling experiment.  The handles are wood, and I wrapped them with lion suede to make them cushy.



And this is my first knitted stuffed animal.  I think he turned out pretty well.  



could you guys tell me what you think?
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2006 12:02:51 AM »

thats brilliant! i love the crocodile (or is it an alligator?) anyway, cuteness!
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006 12:17:05 AM »

Awesome! Only two months, and you're already doing shaping on that stuffed animal! All it needs are some fun teeth...

It's nice to see new knitters come out of their comfort zone every once in a while. I myself have only been knitting religiously for 4 months or so, and it seems that everyone is amazed that a "new knitter" could make sweaters, socks, hats and purses- but the key is to branch out to a new project every time (from cables to lace to shaping to... who knows what!).

Not to say you need to branch out, because you're doing a great job! Hmm... what was my point? Oh well- that's what I get for staying up until the wee hours of the morning. Keep up the great work!
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2006 09:16:58 AM »

Really nice for newly-made items. Pretty purse!
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2006 09:42:51 AM »

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That's awesome!! 
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2006 09:52:20 AM »

i am in love with him, he is so very adorable!
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2006 10:03:07 AM »

WOW!  You've only been knitting for TWO months??  Those are amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2006 11:06:24 AM »

I love your alligator!  I agree, great work for a new knitter.
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2006 06:11:32 PM »

do you have a pattern for the alligator
hes adorable!
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2006 06:13:50 PM »

Great job. The gator is super cute! I, too, would like to know more about the pattern.
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2006 07:30:32 PM »

wow! i've been knitting for 3 years and i haven't even touched cables or rounds. i love the croc! please share the pattern.
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2006 08:06:27 PM »

I like the alligator, looks nice and squishy.  If I may say though, I think he'd look super with 1 or 3 rows of little nubbly spikes along his back. 
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2006 11:25:19 PM »

I didn't really write anything down, but I made the gator by just starting at the shoulder area and casting on with dpns like you're making a stockinette hat...keep going until his body is as long as you want it, then start making k2tog decreases evenly...like make 5 dec in one row, then work 2 rows even, then dec row, then 2 rows even until you get to the tip.  then pull the end of the yarn through the stitches to pull together.
Then pick up stitches at the shoulder, all the way around.  work a few rows even, then make some dec rows to narrow the neck.  Then I split the head into 4 sections...the top, browline of the head;the two sides of the face; and the bottom jaw part.  I just tried to shape it so that looked like a croc head.  Then I made the inside of the mouth with red, on straight needles.  The feet are made flat, like a rectangle with a little square sitting on it, then you fold it together so the square part makes the bottom of the foot.


I didn't put any teeth or spikes on him, because he is for a 2 year old who is a little bit of a scaredy cat, and I didn't want him to be afraid of his toy. 

I know this isn't really like a pattern, but it is at least the method to the....croc-iness.
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2006 12:06:04 AM »

Those are really cute.  Great job--especially for a new knitter!
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2006 04:42:51 PM »

I love the gator! I think he'd be even cuter if you could either add in little felt teeth, or knit little teeth for him! If you don't, he's still adorable. I want one, but I've got three different things i'm working on already...switching them off since I only use my circs right now, heh...

 *steals da gator*
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