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« on: August 11, 2009 02:56:01 PM »

I participated in the Summer is for Metal swap last month.  My partner loves stuffies, and as soon as I saw the Knit Your Own Rockstar in Stitch 'N Bitch Nation, I knew that I had to knit a King Diamond doll.  This is my first try at anything like this (I've pretty much done scarves, hats, and bags until now), and I kind of just modified and combined patterns as I went along, but I'm pretty happy with him.

I've never done duplicate stitch (for his face, it looked a lot better on the chart I drew out) or hair before.  I think if I did it again I would use a smaller size needle than recommended, because my gauge swatch matched, but you can really see the stuffing through the black parts.  So he's a little wonky, but I still loved him and my partner does too!  For the swap I also included a King Diamond Fun Facts book, and I made his leg bones microphone out of shrinky dinks (because he had to have it).

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009 09:59:12 PM »

I love this.  His costume is fantastic.  How did you make the microphone?
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009 10:43:37 PM »

Thanks a lot!  The microphone is out of shrinky dinks.  It was definitely a challenging project, lots of knitting up, figuring out it wasn't going to work, frogging, and starting over again.  But it was worth all the effort I think.

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So many patterns - so little time!!!

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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010 06:28:36 PM »

Can't believe I missed this post before!  I love it!  I used the pattern for the Joey Ramone  doll and turned it into a zombie at the request of my son. I called it Joey Ramone meets George Romero, with no disrespect toward either.

I am currently knitting another zombie and I agree, it's good to go down a size or two in needles.  I'm knitting this one with a size 3 and I like the outcome a lot more.  I'll have to post pics of the new zombie when he's finished.

Got my needles, hooks, and yarn, Green Day on the iPod....ah, life is good! =)
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