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« on: March 08, 2005 07:48:29 AM »

I decided it was about time I learnt how to knit... so... I found myself a kids pile of flesh to make these egg cosies which I've put on some yummy cadbury's creme eggs to give to my friends for easter! I

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I've made 9 so far...which means I have 11 to go!! looks like I am going to be busy!

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a...uhhh.. disemboweled easter chick. niiiiice. Grin

attack:

Please bear with me - I've just learnt how to knit so I might have some of the terms wrong!

I am using 4 mm needles..

ok...so....cast on 12 stitches.
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I then did a row of back stitch (?) to make my edge neat.
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Knit 10 rows.
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Then you start the shaping:
for row number 11 stitch the first two stitches together then continue normally to the end of the row.
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repeat (row 12)

then for row number 13, knit the first two stitches together, then the next two together as well.. and continue normally.
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repeat (row 14).

Cast off the remaining 6 stitches.


You then need to repeat this pile of flesh again (you are making 2 halves).

Sew the two halves together inside out. Turn the right way around.

Stick on wobbly eyes / beak (I have used paper for the beaks)....




~Kitten~
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2005 07:49:47 AM »

lol, those are really cute, maybe you could make little bunny ones?
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2005 07:50:28 AM »

Awwwww......adorable. When the chocolate has been enjoyed, you could stuff them! You can never have too many little chickens. They'd be neat in yellow fun fur! I don't approve of fun fur for anything that isn't already supposed to be feathery, but this is very appropriate! =)
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2005 07:55:11 AM »

Awww...those are super sweet! great job...I need to learn to knit too, that would prolly be a good beginner project...where did you find the patttern? Would you be able to post it?

Thanks for sharing
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2005 08:52:41 AM »

those are so freaking cute! i eat them. as well as the cadbury eggs they are covering.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2005 09:46:42 AM »

GENIUS! Sheer unadulterated GENIUS! I'm going out to buy yellow yarn and googly eyes right now!
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2005 10:09:49 AM »

Grin these are the cutest things.. what a great project!!! it caused me to dig into my stash for some yellow.. and i am getting started right now as we speak.. thanks for showing RAAR grr ugggh job & giving us a attack.. wtg!! Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2005 03:39:06 PM »

Oh. My. God.


Thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2005 07:30:01 PM »

If I read the pile of flesh correctly, it should be as follows:

Both sides alike
CO 12 sts
K 1 row
K10 rows
R11 & 12: k2tog, knit the rest
R13 & 14: K2tog (2 times), knit the rest.  Left only 6 sts
CO
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2005 07:38:31 PM »

These are ADORABLE and just in time for Easter! (Man, I eat Cadbury Creme Eggs...)

Thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2005 09:05:35 PM »

I was so excited to see this I knit one up RIGHT AWAY. as in 30 minutes from the time I first saw it Smiley Lucky me I keep my googly eyes on hand Smiley



hope the pic works and isn't too huge. The glue's not dry on the beak and eyes yet... Smiley Oh, and he's hungry...anybody got any Cadbury eggs??? Smiley

But I was wondering one thing-in that pile of flesh written up above, can't it just read K 11 rows instead of k 1 row then k 10 rows? That screwed me up and i only knit 10 instead of 11 total... oh and I used 5mm needles. he's sorta fat but I'm sure that'll straighten out when I stuff 'im...

I'm thinking he'll magically appear on DH's cell phone when he awakens in the morn...
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2005 09:51:28 PM »

Those are RAAR grr ugggh!!! They'd look really cute all in a basket or something. 

Oh, and they look great now, but I bet they'd also look good in a seed stitch.  I eat seed stitch, it's so puffy.  Maybe I'll make a small assortment and add in some fun fir too, great idea there...! 

So fun.  And great job on your tute for a first time knitter, whew!
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2005 11:45:40 PM »

i started them right away.. i am going to use them as place settings at easter.. they are the sweetest!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2005 04:32:38 PM »

 i have to agree with everyone else those are just too cute!!! thanks for the idea! I was only going to make a couple and give to my little cousins for easter but the place setting idea has gotten my mind going!! thanks everyone!! too cute!!
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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2005 02:40:24 PM »

now I want to knit up an oversized one as a brain protector! too adorable.xox
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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2005 02:42:20 PM »

A brain protector!! What a great idea!

Rather than changing my gauge, I just decided to get the plastic eggs and fill them with candy instead. Wink

Hooray!
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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2005 04:21:27 PM »

ohhhhhh....I know a couple of totlets (& their ma!) that would eat some of these little chickies!  Thanks so kindly for the wonderful tut & pile of flesh.  Those little chicks are chirpie-cute!
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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2005 07:11:03 PM »

I decided to try and make a rabbit.  I used one strand plain acrylic yarn and one strand of white eyelash yarn.  I used  2 short pieces of pipecleaner for the whiskers and a pink pompon for the nose.  Here's my pile of flesh for the ears.  Cast on 3 stitches
              row 1 :knit
              row 2: knit
              row 3: knit 2 together knit last stitch
              row 4: knit
              row 5: knit
              row 6: knit 2 together you are left with one stitch pull yarn thru this stitch just like binding off.

Sorry no digital camera to post a picture
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2005 09:30:19 AM »

These are adorable!  I so want to make a little bunny one, too.  And so quick to make!  *Hunts around for yellow yarn*
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2005 10:53:00 PM »

I made a bunny one today...and instead of knitting ears, I bought those weird pipe cleaners you can get that go from wide to narrow and back again? they have 4 wide spots per pipe cleaner so I cut them in half, bent the narrow part into a U (with the fat parts up) and jammed them up through the knitting. Plan on tinting them pink in the middle with a fabric marker of some sort. Smiley I have one finished without the ear coloring. I used a pink puffball for the nose and a bigger white one for the tail.

Will post pics when I'm not in bed typing at 1am. Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2005 06:56:33 PM »



I eat them so much!  I'm going to make one for every child in my fiance's family for easter... and he has a HUGE family.  Good thing I started early! 

It took me a few trials to perfect them.  I had to change the number of stitches a little, 'cause my yarn is so bulky and the plastic eggs they're on are a bit small...  I also started smaller, then increased, then decreased again so they hugged the egg better and looked a little less Pack Man ghost-ish.

I also used eyelash yarn that also had little fuzzies mixed in that reminded me of feathers... it's the perfect yarn for this project.  Knitted it held together with yellow cheap Red Heart yarn.



I'm also putting name tags on all of them just to personalize them a bit. 

These were/are SO much fun!!!  (We'll see if I'm still saying that on chick number 14...)

Thanks again, kittenporn, so so much.  You rock!

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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2005 07:44:52 PM »

Hi Brae_day,

Nice stuff.  How did you do the beak?
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2005 09:02:51 PM »

Okay time to share a bunny!! Smiley

He's not stuffed yet. I have to go to Hobby Lobby tomorrow to get the white eggs (3 dozen for a buck!...but they're 4 dozen for a buck at Jo-Ann's, although they don't have white)...

The beak for the chicks, atleast on mine, is just orange card stock cut into a triangle and folded, then glued on. Smiley

I'm going to make feet too-foam sheets cut into heart shapes and glued on the eggs. *nodnod*
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2005 05:18:58 PM »

your bunnys so cute and it looks like this: Shocked

the last thing i need is another UFO...i have like 5 going on right now
plus im going to buy the yarn for #6 tommarow
*must learn to finish before starting more*
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« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2005 08:51:18 PM »

I just gasped aloud. 
hold crap that is the cutest thing I've seen in recent memory that isn't a puppy.
RAAR grr ugggh work girl!
I even have yellow yarn leftover from a random christmas-gift-of-yellow-yarn-from-a-non-knitter-who-gave-me-a-totally-random-amount.
actually...  I think I might need to make one right now. 
this totally surpasses by leaps and bounds all of my previous Easter Dinner gifty-goodies...

Thanks!
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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2005 09:05:07 PM »

I just used regular ol' construction paper for the beak and hot glue gunned it on...  then I found some of my old sparkly clear nail polish, (ooh perdy) and painted it onto the beak.  It firmed it up a bit plus it's all sparkly!!  The beak was kind of the hardest part because it really determines the "expression" that it gives your chick.  Anyone else notice that?  Tongue

And that bunny looks RAAR grr ugggh too!  The pipe cleaner ears are perfect.  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2005 03:34:53 AM »

This is such a great pile of flesh and nice and quick and easy and great way to use up left over yarn.  Thanks for sharing.  Heres my bunny and chick.  I used felt for the bunnies ears and embroidery thread for its whiskers.  I am going to make a blue bunny tonight:).
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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2005 07:05:36 AM »

aw thanks! i might make some too for easter and buy some eggs!  weeee!
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2005 07:44:55 AM »


These are so adorable!  I am going to make some of these for my nieces and nephews for Easter this year.  I have tons of baby yarn left over from various baby blankets etc.  I am so excited about making these.  I eat the fun fur one....and the bunnies. 
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2005 07:53:12 AM »

Your first project? I am so impressed and am jumping on the knit chickie bandwagon! too adorable! many thanks for posting! Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2005 05:00:56 PM »

A question Huh Since two halves are required, can I avoid knitting two pieces by increasing the cast ons from 12 to 24, then work accordingly, finish off then whip stitch the the "back"?
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2005 07:12:28 AM »


I made one last night and cast on 24 stitches to just knot one piece and it worked great.  I also added a few more rows so that it covered my egg a little more.  I am going to try making one on DP, but that might be more work than it is worth.  I am thinking that I might make some out of some crazy fun fur that I have lying around.....they wouldn't be chicks, but just pretty furry eggs.  Maybe I'll put eyes on them and make then little egg monsters.  I'll post pics if I end up making them.

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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2005 09:42:12 AM »

thanks, CTGIRL!  I'm knitting now! Grin
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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2005 09:54:13 AM »

I'm gonna go get some cheapy yellow yarn (probably red heart) and make up a bunch of these. Can anyone tell me how many chickies they got out of a skein (preferably with the wt/yds of the skein as well) so I can calculate? I hate to end up with three million pounds of cheap yellow yarn.
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« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2005 10:45:51 AM »

when i get home from class to day i'm going to make one or two or three.....

and yes i'm surfing the net in the middle of my Autocad class!
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« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2005 11:55:26 AM »

well redheart goes a long way
red heart classic is 174 yards
http://www.coatsandclark.com/find_a_product/knitting_crochet/medium.htm#rh_classic

if i were you i'd get a smaller ball, maybe some cotton or baby yarn, although red heart probably costs the same

and fyi, the red heart lables DONT have the yardage written on them so go on the website before going to the store
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« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2005 01:48:22 PM »

A question Huh Since two halves are required, can I avoid knitting two pieces by increasing the cast ons from 12 to 24, then work accordingly, finish off then whip stitch the the "back"?

Would this be like making a two-needle mitten? Like, would you have two little humps (pardon the phraseology) of 6 stitches each with the decreases on the beginning, middle and end? I suppose you could take it one step further and knit it in the round and just do decreases like the top of a brain protector...right?

These are great! I'm going to make some for my nephews and cousins!
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« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2005 09:21:16 AM »

here's my chicks...



and the 'lone chickie on the window' picture...haha.



i made them and gave them out to my family for easter. they were a big hit! thanks for the cute pile of flesh!
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« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2005 09:09:21 AM »

Update about the feet I was going to put on my chicks and bunnies...

It looked stupid, so I didn't. Wink   There's my update.

I made 28, and had a major problem...I took them to school in a basket to hand out to my other teacher friends, but everywhere I went, there were more people there than I had planned on passing them out to! I ran out before the day was even halfway over and 5 of my friends as well as my entire family ended up not getting one.  I'm debating making them anyway and giving them out late.

Oh well.

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« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2005 01:29:01 AM »

Yay for knitted chicks!

..i know it's after easter now, but I finally came from the shadows and became a registered member and wanted to toss in my two cents for this cute little project.
I used the eyelash yarn someone else suggested along with regular cheapo yarn and my little chickster turned out wicked cute.  Though, it was more tedious than i realized so instead of the slew i had planned on making, I only got one cranked out.  But the boy enjoyed it, as well as the cadbury egg it cozied.  Cozied? Sure.. why not.

Thanks for the fab pile of flesh, pretty well explained for a new knitter
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