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« on: May 28, 2007 10:20:58 PM »



The pattern was pretty pathetic and poorly written, and I ended up making up most of it as I went along (and following the suggestions from someone's notes posted here).

And as was the case with the Knitted Digestive System and Knitty's Womb, I now know a lot more about my insides and how they fit together.

I worked on it over the weekend, and there was a marathon of Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal on TV.

That was a good pairing.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007 10:25:56 PM »

This is fantastic!  I can't believe you did it in a weekend.  This sort of thing would take me six months and more cursing than...well, there would be a lot of cursing, at any rate. 

Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007 10:43:58 PM »

Awesome. Amazing. Absolutely. Alliteration at its finest. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2007 05:22:19 AM »

As an anatomy-loving med student, I am beyond impressed.

Love it. Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2007 07:24:16 AM »

Awesome. Just added it as one of my twelve favorite-things-posted-by-others. I've got to make this.

Crappy pattern or no, someday, it will be mine.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2007 07:30:43 AM »

What an interesting idea--knitted organs. I love it! Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2007 08:56:35 AM »

Thanks everyone!

Awesome. Just added it as one of my twelve favorite-things-posted-by-others. I've got to make this.

Crappy pattern or no, someday, it will be mine.

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Although I followed the pattern for the ventricles, I ended up just winging the rest of it, and used pictures online for guidance.  Once I figured out how I was going to make the aorta curve the rest was a breeze.  But that curve was tricky!  I think I tried three different times...

first I tried a k2tog on one side and Inc1 on the other, that sucked.  Then I tried the reverse of that, and that sucked as well.  Finally I just did a straight up tube for a few inches, then transfered 1/2 the stitches to a holder, knit the remaining 1/2 straight for a few inches, then put the held stitches back on to finish the downward  arc.  Then I mattress stitched the holes shut. 

I guess it worked ok, but if you end up doing it, and have a better technique for making a straight tube curve, I'd love to hear about it!
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2007 11:24:33 AM »

Nice innovation on the tube curve, it sounds like a great solution.  I love anatomical knits, yours looks so awesome with the veins going through it!
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2007 11:51:27 AM »

thanks!

Yeah, it bugged me that the pattern has the aorta just go straight up like the pulmonary artery and the superior vena cava, rather than looping over.

It just wasn't anatomically correct enough for me. Well, as anatomically correct as a pillow can be...
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2007 05:55:42 PM »

It looks great, and I love your "action" shot.  Ha ha!

I made one of these a while ago (you'll likely find my post somewhere on here).  I agree that the pattern was very poorly written.  Did you notice they actually instructed you to make 2 right atria?

As for the aorta's curve, I just made a straight tube and tacked it down to the other blood vessels so that it would curve -- is that cheating?   Tongue
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