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SabrinaJL
« on: June 04, 2007 10:43:53 AM »

I've had my eye on Crafty Alien's stuff for a while, but once she put out the sea creatures and my 13 year old daughter saw the clam, that was it.  She HAD to have them.  

I did have a couple issues with it.  I could have felted it longer and I couldn't make a french knot no matter how hard I tried.  But it's a super quick knit and Crafty Alien is very helpful.  If you don't have any of her patterns, you should totally get some!  Cheesy



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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007 10:59:06 AM »

That is awesomely cute!  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007 11:25:24 AM »

I had my eye on the clam as my first one also.  Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007 02:46:31 PM »

I love Craftyalien's patterns! They're so freaking cute!

I love your clam. It's adorable.
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007 02:51:03 PM »

No way... I completely love it! Did you name it? Is it a boy or a girl? Holy crap, I didn't know it was knitted, Woo! There seems to be a lack of little cutie creatures that are knitted, they are always croched.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2007 06:13:46 PM »

Ahhh! That *is* hilariously cute!
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SabrinaJL
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2007 10:21:12 AM »

Thanks all.  Smiley 

Ladymissdelight, I think it's a boy because she named it Gerard Way.  But then again, she names EVERYTHING Gerard Way.  She asked me to make her 4 more so she could name them Bob, Frank, Ray and Mikey.  Said she would call them "My Clamical Romance".   Roll Eyes  She's such a spaz, but I love her anyway.
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2007 10:23:52 AM »

HAHA!!  My Clamical Romance.  That is hilarious!
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2007 10:29:49 AM »

that is seriously adorable...

i've recently decided that sea creatures are pretty much the cutest thing around and have been making up crochet patterns for them... i may have to add a clam to my list!
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2007 11:21:47 AM »

Okay.  Before I saw this, I thought I should make this clam.

Now I know I *must* make this clam.

The clam is telling me so.

In a little clam-voice in my head.


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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2007 12:26:50 PM »

HAHA!!  My Clamical Romance.  That is hilarious!

Lol, that HAS to be quote of the month for me!!  Cheesy

I wanna clam toooooo!!!  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2007 12:49:07 PM »

Awww cute!

 I'm still waiting for my yarn to arrive before I can knit mine Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2007 12:35:08 PM »

I.  want.  one.  NOW.
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2007 03:37:20 PM »

i didn't know she did a line of SEA CREATURES!  so, needles to say, i saw your clam first and it is the cutest thing i have ever seen!  i love it, great job! (now i've got to hunt down her post!)
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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2007 03:44:43 PM »

I absolutely adore it! The eyes are perfectly placed to give it that look of innocence, and the colors you picked were perfect, both nautical and playful. I think this is one of the cutest knitted plushies i've ever seen! Way to go! ^_^V,, Peace Out!
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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2007 06:31:28 PM »

that's so cute.. I'd love to try them, but I'm scared of my DPNs....I know, I'm a pansy...
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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2007 07:12:52 AM »

me too....here's my clammie and lobster


peek-a-boo!


(he's a little crooked)


I think i'm felting deficient....i tried hand felting these guys, then threw then each into 3 loads of HOT wash loads and they still aren't completely felted!  I'd love any hints!
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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2007 07:45:31 AM »

so cute..I love them both!
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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2007 11:39:29 AM »

Wish I could help on the felting issue...but I can say great job! Freakin adorable.  I love them.  Would much cuddling work to felt? Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2007 04:13:25 PM »

This so adorable.  I kept up this page overnight, 'cause I thought it was so neat!
Good job!
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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2007 04:50:37 PM »

me too....here's my clammie and lobster

peek-a-boo!

I think i'm felting deficient....i tried hand felting these guys, then threw then each into 3 loads of HOT wash loads and they still aren't completely felted!  I'd love any hints!

what yarn are you using? that may be the problem. if its not 100% animal fiber, it may not felt all the way.


i love these clammies!
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SabrinaJL
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2007 10:57:24 PM »

Thanks all!   Grin turtlie, your clam and lobster are very cute.  I know what you mean about the felting though.  I think I could have tried felting mine longer.   And I used 100% wool.  I don't remember what I used for the shell, but I KNOW I used the recommended yarn for the clam. 
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« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2007 06:50:26 AM »

Thanks....I'm using Lamb's Pride worsted, which is 85% wool and 15% mohair...the LYS lady said it is a good felting yarn  Undecided she did suggest for lighter colors like white and yellow to use a less commercial and processed brand, but for darker colors she said it should felt fine
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« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2007 01:42:39 PM »

So adorable!!! I kept meaning to look at this yesterday, but forgot - aww!
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« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2007 12:09:21 AM »

awww! how sweet! it's so cute in it;s little built-in house!
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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2007 06:22:26 AM »

very cute seafood!

Felting issues might be from not enough agitation or too little or too much soap. Lamb's pride takes a while to felt from my experience (40+ minutes).

How much soap is enough soap? less soap is better - like whatever feels like it would knot your hair is good.

If you're machine felting, you need to make sure that you have a pair or two of jeans in there to smack your pieces around.

With the yarns that I use, when I hand felt it takes about 20 minutes of constant agitatition - but blends with elderly sheep wool may take longer or not felt properly. The hairs on sheep get thicker and more coarse and do not open up when felting. I hit this with several batches of yarn - you can see the "whiskers" if you look closely at your yarn when buying (look for those coarse hairs poking out of the yarn) but this won't work with a mohair or other animal blend. Elderly sheep wool is what you don't want.
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2007 07:52:25 AM »

I have got to get me one, he's adorable!
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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2007 03:08:10 PM »

I absolutely love these!
Have pattern, will felt!
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« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2007 04:53:19 AM »

So cute, it looks so sweet, great work!

This is still on my list of "Craftyalien things to do" one day I'll get round to it!
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« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2014 04:46:04 PM »

Awesome job Grin
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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2014 07:50:22 PM »

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