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« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2006 07:39:07 PM »

i just voted for you!!
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« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2006 12:44:15 AM »

He looks so great and neat !! I had to vote for you ! (although several other cool amis too...but just one vote !)
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« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2006 09:25:04 AM »

OMG - that is just perfect!!!
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« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2006 10:48:17 AM »

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wonderfull!

I have just realised what my brother needs for christmas!!!
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« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2006 03:25:50 PM »

I definitely voted for you....now I have to go get my Wallace and Gromit groove on and watch "The Wrong Trousers"....

You so rock!
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« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2006 03:47:16 PM »

Thanks, everyone!   Grin

For those of you who want to try making a Feathers of your own, he really isn't that difficult, you just have to be willing to do a little trial and error sort of crocheting.  I did a fair amount of ripping out and reshaping while freehanding this guy.
I started out with some reference photos of Feathers which I placed a grid over, so I could get a more solid idea of proportions.
From there I just started at the top of the head, crocheting in a spiral (I think I started from 6 stitches in a loop, but this will vary depending on the weight of your yarn and size of hook), and making increases and decreases to get that gourd-like shape. 
His legs are just tubes that cover a U shaped piece of wire that hooks through his bottom.  He also has simple triangle shaped wire frames in his feet.
Anyway, if anyone is making a Feathers and wants some tips, please let me know, I'll try to help as best I can. Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2007 03:54:11 PM »

I was just about to log out... cos my eyes are really drooping, cos its late and I'm tired.. and I saw your tag line and thought 'No.... really... could it be?' and YES it was!!!! Cheesy

That is the most amazing likeness of good old Feathers, that I've seen in a long time!!! I made a knitted one from a Patons Leaflet... like yrs and yrs ago... and someone nicked him, cos they thought he was soooo cute. But mine pales in conparision to yours!!!!

I can only hope that one day you might post the full pattern!!!!!!

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« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2007 08:17:52 AM »

I made a knitted one from a Patons Leaflet... Grin

That's funny, I'm knitting that one right now! But I'm just a beginner so I hope he'll turn out well.  Undecided
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