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« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2009 11:13:23 AM »

This is the coolest crocheted thing I've ever seen! Shocked Holy crap!

You have a knack for blowing my mind with your crochet talent Grin
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« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2009 12:49:16 PM »

That is absolutely wonderful! I can not crochet at all. Would love to cuddle him - he looks so real!
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« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2009 12:53:38 PM »

This is the most amazing crocheting I have ever seen! He's wonderful! And perfect! I am in awe of your skills!
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« Reply #53 on: April 10, 2009 01:26:53 PM »

WOW!!!!
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« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2009 01:40:24 PM »

ook!

Fantastic project, worthy of all the rockin  Smiley
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planetjune
« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2009 01:47:19 PM »

Wow, thank you everyone! I'm so glad you like my orang!

I'll try to answer your specific questions here too:

I wish you had a portable x-ray machine so that we can see all the incredible work you dedicated to the skeletal structure! Smiley

I've blogged some more about my process at http://www.planetjune.com/blog/orang-behind-the-scenes/ - you can see some in-progress pics there, so you can see how I made the hands and feet, and what the skeleton looks like.

I know this took a lot of work, and I'm not sure if you used any sort of pattern or anything, but is there any way you could illustrate for us how you made the "skeleton" part?

Could you explain what doll armature is like and how you were able to modify it, I'm curious as I have never seen such a thing before.

You can google for plastic doll armature - you'll find them for sale at online dollmaking stores. I discovered it by accident while I was shopping for eyes! It's a bendable plastic frame with beads that you can pop off and pop together to change the length of each section - in theory, but in practice it took ALL of my strength over several hours to pop the beads on and off. You can buy special pliers designed to make the process easier, but I couldn't afford the $20 for just this one purpose! (See the blog post I linked to above to see what the armature looks like)

Is the furry yarn crocheted?

Yep, everything you see is crocheted Smiley

Please tell me he's on Ravelry or a blog somewhere...

Well I have posted about him on my blog and Ravelry, but I don't think that's what you meant  Wink I crocheted him completely freeform, i.e. no pattern, and there's no way I could ever make one, I'm afraid - it would just be way too complicated.

do you plan on making any other animals?

Um... YES! Of course! Crocheting animals is my big passion. It may be a while before I undertake something this complex again though Smiley

Any more questions? Keep 'em coming - I'm happy to share!
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beebfoy
« Reply #56 on: April 10, 2009 04:06:31 PM »

wow Shocked i love that its so cute i would love to try to make one myself Tongue
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« Reply #57 on: April 10, 2009 04:46:44 PM »

I am utterly utterly impressed! I am even posting so late because I was speechless! What a super cute Orang Utan baby, and I admire how livelike and poseable you made him (or her?), the skeleton pictures on your blog are fascinating! Do you have more progress pictures?
And yes, postcards or notecards from this cutie would be lovely for swaps!
Congratulations on this work, it's breathtaking!
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Cheiri
« Reply #58 on: April 10, 2009 06:59:46 PM »

Oh, he's so gorgeous and snuggley looking. I just love him! (And that's coming from a person who really dislike monkeys!) Great job. This rocks!
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kkms
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2009 07:42:34 AM »

well you already know what i think -  Grin
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