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Topic: Zity-Kitty, a design for Hoooked zpagetti  (Read 10250 times)
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« on: August 24, 2009 04:53:13 AM »

In a Dutch magazine "Handwerken Zonder Grenzen" there is a contest to make a design for a yarn called Hoooked zpagetti http://www.hoooked.nl/.
This yarn is a tube of jersey made of rest materials from the fabric and fashion industries.

Since I didn't have the yarn at hand I made my own version to get a material with similar properties. I cut up 2 t-shirts in two long bands of jersey yarn. With this I knitted my design in dropped stitches on needles sz 10.

And here's the result: a "Ztad-Kat" (="Zity-Kitty") It's a cozy for the small poles you find in a lot of Dutch towns. I did it in red and white because many cities, like my own, have those as their town-colours. And the candy stripe effect makes it an original decoration for the upcoming holidays!

(If you do like it you can vote for it here http://mijnhandwerken.nl/nieuw/?page_id=113 ! =^x^=)

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009 06:08:31 AM »

That is genius! Of course, do that in the UK and some chav would destroy it in about 30 seconds Undecided Have you left him/her on the bollard permanently?

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009 06:14:18 AM »

Aw that's cute! I love the button eyes. We have posts like that in our area but I don't think that would last with all of the destructive college students :/

« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009 06:59:39 AM »

So cute! I've voted for you. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009 07:07:39 AM »

His face has so much personality!  What an awesome thing to do, this would make me smile all day if I found it in my town Smiley
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009 02:54:49 PM »

I didn't leave him out yet, as he is not that weatherproof either. ( I might make a orange/black version out of stockings for halloween =^x^=)

He's going to welcome the family on christmas day. I thought it would be more original than a wreath.
No-one would destroy such a sweet kitty on christmas, now would they?

« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2009 04:52:12 PM »

Very unique! Love it!
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2009 11:01:46 AM »

When the picture loaded, I just went "awwwww" out loud :-) This is so cute, and a great way to brighten up the street!

Good luck with the contest! I voted for you.

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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009 09:23:16 PM »

I voted, babe, and you are in the lead! One of these years I hope to visit The Mother Land. (I'm Dutch-Indonesian)

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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2009 02:15:41 AM »

WOW super cute!!! I wish all amsterdammertjes would look so cute. It would certainly brigthen every day!!!
I voted and it seems you're ahead!

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