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sneeg
« on: March 08, 2004 05:51:13 PM »

Hey all!

I knitted this cozy for my husband for the holidays.  He's a huge Galaga fan (which is an old video game).  Since the game is so old, it was really easy to convert the pixelated image of the ship into a knitting pattern.  He was expecting and exited about a sweater, but I think he likes the cozy much better!  He certainly wasn't expecting it.

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2004 06:39:58 PM »

OMG too funny Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2004 06:57:53 PM »

ah thats so cool!

what a neat present!
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2004 05:29:38 PM »

that's adorable......i love the intarsia.  great job!  do you happen to have the cozy pattern....maybe for a beer can size?  i can't seem to find a damn knitted beer cozy pattern anywhere.  i just want to hold something knitted while i drink beer....is that too much to ask? Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2004 08:50:30 PM »

*edited to add:* Row 13 should read *k6, k into front and back of next stitch*

There is a book called Knitting Pretty that has a beer cozy pattern.  Haven't seen it though...I have been working on a can sized cozy pattern with a base, current prototype shown here.  Ignore the lumpy bit at the top (it's experimental, not a tumor) and the ladder running up the side (didn't pull the first stitch on the needle tight enough).  I used Debbie Bliss cotton dk but I think this is better done in worsted weight wool.  I'm still messing with the pattern.  

CAN COZY w/ built-in coaster
size 4/3.5mm dpns
5 sts/10 rows = 1"
CO 9, divide evenly among 3 needles
Row 1) k all
Row 2) *yo, k1* = 18 sts
Rows 3-5) k all
Row 6) *yo, k1* = 36 sts
Rows 7 - 11) k all
Row 12) *yo, k2tog*
Row 13) *k6, k into front and back of next stitch*
Rows 14-30) k all
Bind off.  Finish base: Using a tapestry needle, weave tail through the center of the base and pull  so the hole in the middle shrinks.  Weave in ends.  

If you want a cozy without a base, you could modify a wristband pattern so it would measure about 8" around.
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2004 12:39:52 AM »

I loved the beer cozy, so I decided to make my fiance a soda cozy of his own with some inartesia letters on it that spell out his name.

I made the letters a bit too wide, but it says "(heart)Tex" on it.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2004 12:47:25 AM »

those are awesome, my guy would love one of those...time to get to work!
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2004 09:30:19 PM »

thanks for the pattern, meexie.  i'll have to give it a try - i just love the idea of an attached coaster.  whoo!  (just gotta learn to yo and knit in the round on double pointed needles.  no sweat  Undecided )
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2004 10:51:31 PM »

The Knitting Pretty pattern is available online at http://www.chroniclebooks.com/Chronicle/excerpt/0811835332-e4.html (it's a promo excerpt from the book).
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2004 01:30:31 PM »

that's the best idea ever!

thanks to you, i now have birthday presents lined up for years with that project
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2004 03:51:56 PM »

Thanks, everyone!

Sorry it has taken me so long to reply, I've been travelling.

I made up the pattern on my own. I used double pointed needles, which any good sock book can teach you how to use.  I used US size 5 needles and crappy acrylic worsted weight yarn.  This made the stitches tight, but there aren't any gaps between the stitches.  I believe it is 44 stitches around and it is a little loose, so you might try decreasing the stitches to 40.

The pattern is as follows (top down):
Cast on 44 stitches, divide onto 3 dpn
Rows 1-9) *k2, p2*
Rows 10-42) knit
Row 43) *k3 k2tog*
Row 44)knit
Row 45) *k2 k2tog*
Row 46) knit
Row 47) *k1 k2tog*

break off the yarn and thread it through the remaining stitches.  Place on the cozy on the fourty and pull the end of the yarn until it looks the the cozy fits right (I had a hole on the bottom about as big as a quarter).  Weave in the yarn.

Happy knitting,
-j
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2004 01:16:02 PM »

I love it! and I love the bottle of OE it is holding!  You have a lucky husband!
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2004 05:07:59 PM »

wow !!! those are awesome! i love them! nice work
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2004 07:31:50 PM »

That is one of the most clever gifts I have ever seen.  Nice job.
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2004 07:13:19 PM »

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I love it! and I love the bottle of OE it is holding!  You have a lucky husband!

OE is his favorite!  And he was only slightly thrown by opening the gift in front of my parents.  heh.
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2004 01:25:10 PM »

Sneeg, this freaking rocks! My brother is a huge Galaga fan too.
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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2004 08:18:27 AM »

i've found a beer can (or soda) cozy in a kid's knitting book.  it's a green book that i think is titled, "teach me to knit."  my sister got it at hobby lobby and one of my friends found it at michael's.  i can try to snag the pattern from one of them and add it to this thread.

sneeg, do you have a link to the galaga pattern?  i haven't tried intarsia yet but i'm collecting ideas when i get brave enough.  galaga rocks!
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« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2004 08:41:30 AM »

Hey femiknit!

I actually just took a picture of a galaga that I found online  (there is a good picture of all the ships here: http://www.skytowergames.net/resources/rm2k/charset/galaga.png ), saved it into  picture editing software, and zoomed in a lot.  When you zoom in far enough for the ships to be about two or three inches tall, it is really easy to see the grid of colored squares that makes up the image.  I wrote the color grid down onto graph paper and used that as my pattern.  This sort of approach should work for most old games where the graphics are really pixelated.

Good luck!
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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2004 04:51:38 PM »

Hey sneeg--
I tried your 40 oz cozy, and it turned out very cute!! But I am stupid and put it on upside down... doh! So now is will be religated to my bottle of peche lambic.... Also stiched a crappy looking skull on it, so it looks kind of silly (a small rip-off of one I saw online and fell in love with...).

--Jamie
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« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2004 03:33:20 PM »

OMG how ghetto is that? Gotta knit my mom one...she loves her 40's LMFAO
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