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Kuruku
« on: February 26, 2005 12:56:37 PM »

This project really proved to me that Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool (dyed with koolaid) felts like *crazy*.

Here's the igloo, pre felt. There's a plastic lid in the bottom to help it stand, and it's about 6 inches in diameter.



Here's the igloo postfelt, with a penny to show how unbelievably small it got!



And here's rat approval. She'll grow out of it eventually I'm sure.


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frogsrock
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2005 02:42:54 PM »

awww, is that a bald rat?
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Kuruku
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2005 04:46:00 PM »

Yes, she's hairless!
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2005 06:33:46 PM »

So cool!  AND informative since LB Fisherman's is what I figured would be my first kool-aid dying experiment too.

I'd heard feedback that felting made kool-aid dye run or fade, and yours looks fantastic!  I'd love more info about the whole dying and then felting process....

Your rat looks super cozy!
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mareal719
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2005 06:35:42 PM »

cool!  what a lucky rat!
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2005 07:24:36 PM »

awww.  that's so cute
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2005 08:35:10 PM »

Those are the cutest! (Rat and igloo) Smiley A tutorial would be loved, I'm sure. I could also see a larger size for chihuahuas... Great work!
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Jenninator
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2005 08:33:32 PM »

That is too cute!  I would love to see a pattern, pretty pretty please with a cherry on top! 

You should submit it for Debbie Stoller's crochet book.
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Rat_Fink
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2005 02:12:28 AM »

Love the igloo and the rat Smiley. My rats and I would love it if you could post a tutorial Smiley

Thank you so much!

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hamrsark
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2005 08:17:23 AM »

PLEASE give a pattern!!!  I'd LOVE to make one of them (now don't laugh) out of RAFFIA for my gerbils! Grin
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