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« on: March 08, 2004 08:19:35 AM »

pattern from http://www.magknits.com

http://psycserv.mcmaster.ca/~domingm/craft_pics/poppy.JPG

It came out really big - maybe 6" across.  I think next time I'll try making it smaller  But it is really cool looking  - I just need to figure out a way to use it.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2004 06:14:01 PM »

This is next up on my list of things to do. Yours came out great! I'm working on the Sophie purse pattern from the same site in a chocolate brown & was going to make a pink poppy to go along with it. Thanks for the sizing info, especially since I thought they'd be a bit smaller. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2004 09:36:03 PM »

i did a poppy and after felting it came out quite small.  no photo's yet. but i think it shrunk by almost half.  I hot washed it in the machine but the water didn't seem very hot.  so then i put it in a bucket with boiling hot water and attacked it with a metal spoon.  then put it in the dryer a bit.  Still larger than most people might be comfortable with but I think it would look great on a winter coat or a bag.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2004 06:18:42 AM »

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i put it in a bucket with boiling hot water and attacked it with a metal spoon

I have this wonderful, hilarious image in my mind of yarn flower being attacked with spoon . . . I dunno why, but this cracked me up!

 . . . when spoons attack . . . film at eleven . . . .

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2004 07:07:30 AM »

I felted mine by hand - I put the pieces in the sink with a bit of dish soap and some boiling water, then took each piece out and scrubbed it against itself until the stitches were no longer visible.  So maybe I didn't felt it as much as you can get with a machine?  I'm dealing with a laundromat type situation so I wasn't sure how well machine felting would work (without being able to control agitation cycles and stuff.)
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2004 01:38:52 PM »

I felted my poppy in the laundromat as well:

I just added the leaves to a bunch of towels I wanted to wash anyway and used liquid (pure) soap  instead of regular washing detergent (and before putting them in the machine, put some soap on the leaves as well).
Then I ran a normal cycle on a temperature of 50 degrees (celsius). When the washing program had finished my poppy petals came out felted just fine.

by the way, I sewed three petals together (in the way the Magknits pattern explains) before felting and those three came out much smaller than the separate ones, the difference was like 1 inch per petal. So it might be a good idea to put the whole poppy together before felting.



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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2004 05:09:43 AM »

Since it's interesting to see some results, I'll post you a picture of my perky poppy:



This one is 13 cm high - or 5,11811023  inches for you non-Europeans (-;  
So it's quite big and I'm not sure what to do with it yet.  I guess next time I'd knit the heart with black yarn as well to make it look more like a poppy.
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2004 06:53:43 AM »

How did you put the pic on your profile
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2004 07:47:13 PM »

I finally figured out something to do with it!  Look here
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puffy_jacket
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2004 12:45:53 PM »

That poppy is superfab! I love it!

Any tips on which yarns to pick?

I also had a little trouble when attempting to knit it per the pattern- mine came out more lopsided than "petal-like", I guess I need more practice reading patterns.
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