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Topic: My new and imporved eyeball door knob cover.  (Read 4879 times)
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« on: June 16, 2011 01:45:58 PM »

Some of you may remember my first (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=189436.msg1988290#msg1988290) eyeball door knob cover. I was never completely happy with it.  It stretched out after a day of use and made opening doors impossible. I also never really liked how the crocheted version looked.  Since then, I've taught myself how to knit (with the help of the internet, of course) and have been knitting a lot.  Yesterday, I decided to make a better one.  And this was born.  It keeps its shape, it bounces back, thanks to the addition of dots of puff paint on the inside, it doesn't slip when you try to open the door.  Finally, but definitely one of the best parts, this one has an open pupil so you can still unlock your door with out having to take it off!  I might ad some veins coming up from the back of the eye. 

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011 01:57:51 PM »

ha ha ha Leave it to a craftster to cozie up a doorknob!

This is really clever and fun!
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011 02:21:56 PM »

this is so cute.  I would consider knitting 30 or so and festooning everyone in the neighbor hood's doors....
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011 03:01:56 PM »

That's so cool!  I love that you put puff paint inside so it would grip, that's brilliant!  If I didn't have serious issues with sticking a key in an eye, I'd totally want one.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011 06:37:31 PM »

ha...that's funny! I like it!
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2011 09:19:32 PM »

this made me chuckle Grin awesome design and the puff paint is a great idea
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011 12:52:12 AM »

I have to admit the key in the eyeball is a lovely touch.

Not something I'd ever want to happen to one of mine, though. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2011 05:03:20 PM »

What a fun project!! It turned out great. It's such a brilliant idea to put puffy paint on the inside!
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2011 09:02:52 PM »

This is such a cool idea!
That's so cool!  I love that you put puff paint inside so it would grip, that's brilliant!  If I didn't have serious issues with sticking a key in an eye, I'd totally want one.
Apparently I do not have this issue as this made me chuckle! Brilliant!
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2011 11:15:08 PM »

I love this!  I'm going to have to make one of these for myself at some point!  Good call on the puff paint too.
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2011 07:39:38 PM »

Super looking doorknob cover!  My brother would love this!  Is there a pattern for this?  Love it! 
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2011 11:33:28 PM »

Woah, that picture with the key in the eye is pretty gruesome.  I love it! Tongue

Before I even opened the topic, I was wondering how you would combat the yarn slipping around the doorknob instead of turning it.  But I see you have a fantastic solution to the problem!  I'm going to have to keep this idea in mind for the future, especially around Halloween. 
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2011 07:22:42 PM »

Haha. This is awesome. What about when it gets all dirty ?
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2011 06:04:07 PM »

That is creepy (and kind of disturbing to see a key sticking out of it) and yet, somehow it's cute! lol. Excellent job. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2011 01:13:51 PM »

Amazing, I am in love with it. I NEED to have a go at this! x
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