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« on: February 17, 2009 12:33:43 PM »

I decided to participate in a Challenge this month.  It was held by Yahoo group's threadanimals.  The idea was to create a thread animal of our choosing, using any pattern / make up a pattern, but at least 75% of the animal and all embellishments needed to be RED for Valentines Day.  Smiley

This is what I came up with:


His name is Crandall the Cranky Crab  Grin.  I thought the french knots I used made him look cranky -hence the name.  He doesn't come from a pattern - I just played until I got him "right".  The great part about Crandall is that he was made with recycled yarn.  My first attempt at recycling a sweater seemed like a "bust".  I knew enough to check the seems to see if they were cut, but my mind didn't grasp the concept that a STRIPED sweater would result in lots of little balls. Oops.  The nice thing was that the sweater was made from a 6-ply cotton yarn, so I split the yarn and used 3-ply for the body and 1-ply for the legs.

And yes, he's only the size of a quarter.  Smiley  Hope you enjoy!

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009 12:51:13 PM »

Oh Crandall is quite handsome! Way to recycle too!
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009 12:54:55 PM »

I loooooooooove Crandall!!  Kiss
I loooooooooove Crankies   Cheesy
Is he boiled already ?  Grin
Wish I knew how to crochet
Thanks for sharing, Belle Morte  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009 03:44:43 PM »

Hehhe...too cute! I like the placement of him in the plants, too, it's like he has his own seaweed jungle above ground.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009 05:42:23 PM »

Tiny-but-tough Crandall is adorable.  Is he extra cranky because he is split from worn-sweater roots? Wink

Super cute! It'd be fun to have a pocketful of Crandalls to toss onto plants everywhere!
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009 10:56:37 AM »

Oh, I forgot to mention - I think Crandall might also be cranky because crab is considered a delicacy in our house.  I love it!   Grin  In fact, since it was on sale for Valentines day, we picked up a couple of legs and had them Saturday night.  Good thing the legs we bought were bigger than Crandall's - his wouldn't even make a snack!
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009 10:04:47 AM »

Adorable!   Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009 11:30:43 AM »

It'd be fun to have a pocketful of Crandalls to toss onto plants everywhere!
This made me laugh.  Grin


Crandall is adorable and kudos for recycling.   Cool
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2009 03:02:29 PM »

Crandall is adorable! 

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2009 03:15:20 PM »

omg!!! How adorable!!!! I love it!!
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