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« on: November 18, 2007 08:58:18 AM »



Hi all: I've just started a "miniatures" project and here is one of the first pieces to come from that: a miniature version of Pat Ashforth's wonderful "Curve of Pursuit" blanket (pattern available at http://woollythoughts.com)

The model is Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada's first prime minister.  He had a big reputation for drinking and it looks as though he had tied on on yet again last evening... :-)

The piece was knitted with Dale Svale Stork cotton (fingering weight) on 2.5 mm bamboo needles.



Finished size - 4" by 4".  It's a bit of a cheat as the original pattern has 15 rounds of triangles (I think) and this one has only 4.  But it's an effort...  Grin

I had done the full pattern for the Curve back in January/February of this year.  Here's a photo of proud mother and baby:


The original is 60" x 60".  It took me four weeks to make - the baby version took 90 minutes or so. 

If you want more info on the making of the "original", here is my final blog post on it: http://brouhahaknits.blogspot.com/2007/02/curve-of-many-colours-done.html


I should note that this endeavour is a bit of a challenge for me, as I cannot work with skinny bamboo needles without breaking them... I even had to create an effigy to a former sock needle in past! (if you really want to see that, it's at
http://brouhahaknits.blogspot.com/2007/03/hurt-needle.html.  I wouldn't blame you if you don't, though...

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Kristina
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007 09:36:03 AM »

wow, thats so clever. My big fat fingers have trouble with 5's let alone super tiny bamboo needles, props to you.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007 10:44:27 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007 11:34:30 AM »

I have to second sulkycat's sentiments.  Smiley

The baby blanket is so cute, the big one is amaaaazing... and why do you have a MacDonald figurine?! (and where can i get one of Harper to use as a voodoo doll...?)

 
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007 02:21:47 PM »

i like you
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Thanks for all the compliments!  [blushing furiously] especially the "nicely mad" one... :-) I have strived very hard to add the "nicely" part... !!! heh heh

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