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Topic: Knitty's 'Nautie' anyone tried these yet?? (now with pics)  (Read 1136 times)
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« on: April 16, 2006 10:23:22 AM »

Ok, I'm a grown up- with childlike wannabee archaeologist tendancies  Roll Eyes ... and these little nautaloids are PERFECT for me and my kids!!!  Grin

Has anyone attempted these yet?

The only dpn knitting I've done is i-cord and the tubes of the 'nippertails' hat pattern, so WHEN do I add in the extra needles on a 'Nautie'Huh

Looking for a small but quick and pleasing project to fill a knitting gap before finishing some large projects, and I think these would cheer me up!! (And once I'm sussed with them, great original gifts too).   Smiley

Nauties Rock!!!  Cool
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006 02:05:56 PM »

D'oh! Just worked it out, and now half way through making a spiral one  Roll Eyes  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2006 02:33:21 PM »

oooooooo, when can we see pictures!?
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2006 09:08:11 AM »

Well, here he is, half finished, sat on one of his long-ago relatives!!  Cheesy

I've used cheap 1 a ball, double knit, using dark green and a rusty/orange/green/brown mix. I really like the effect the mixed one has given to the stripes. His face will be beige I think, but I'm not sure.  Huh

He will be adopted by my son who shares my passion for fossils, who has already named him 'Swirly'.  Grin

He has taken me *7* hours so far!!  Shocked I know I'm a slow knitter,  but aarrgghhh!! How are people knitting several in a couple of days on the knitalong?? Wow!!  Shocked




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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006 12:24:50 PM »

He's lookin' good! (I love that top photo, with the setting!)
Mine's going at a snail's pace, too. Ha.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006 01:16:18 PM »

I love it with the stripey!
Man, I really need to make myself some of these.
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2006 04:21:44 AM »

I've now finished the shell (approx 8-8 hours, my speed)  Shocked

I've pushed the shell through to the other side, so the coil is firmer, and stitched it a bit tighter to itself too.

Now to do his head!!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2006 03:04:28 PM »

it looks great so far. I am starting now. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2006 10:24:48 PM »

I love the yarn color you are using!  I am planning on making one for a friend's birthday as these are his favorite animals!  I'm thinking about working out a crochet pattern though, as I'm just learning to knit, and I'm much better at crochet!
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2006 12:48:28 PM »

Okay, I tried twice to knit one of these, because I love the look of them, and they seem like they should be so easy. But I'm having trouble with a couple of things:

1) With the coiled one, how do you know which stitch to 'pick up' and knit with the one on the left needle? And how do you do it without cutting the circulation off in your finger? The tension is just so tight during that stitch.

2) I can't seem to stuff it at the very beginning. Should I wait until there's actually enough room to stuff stuffing into, or is there a trick to stuffing very small areas? I've tried using the needle to push in a bit of stuffing, but it comes up over the edge and/or gets pushed right through.

3) I want to do the striping, and I've finallly figured out how to add a second colour, but does anyone have tips for keeping the two colours separate?

Thanks!! I thought this would be easy but I'm having a simpler time with my cabling project...
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