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11  Re: my big secret project is ruined... *now with pics* in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Shortstuff411 on: August 04, 2006 03:20:46 AM
Well, here it is, my other half saw it and said the same as me, it definately looks like it should be twice the height. I used the correct rectangular graph on the knitpro site, and it took until knitting her head to be able to see it wasnt going to look right.  Roll Eyes She looks somewhat alienlike.  Shocked

So.... do I frog and find a new pic?? I may just save it long enough to take to my Knit Club to give everyone a laugh!  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes

The original picture

The disasterous results  Undecided (just look at that wierd eye! and that squashed head! and skinny arm, eek!!!!  Shocked Even if the other shading was filled in with duplicate stitch, to give the shape of the features, it's scary, but its right *according to the pattern*!  Roll Eyes

the chart (excuse the scribbles)

Gratuitous pic of my latest additions to our evergrowing Nautie family 'Orrpy' (red one) and 'Skully' the white, dead one- my 'Nautaloid homage' to Tim Burton!!  Cheesy
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12  A nautie love tale... (img. heavy) in Knitting: Completed Projects by Shortstuff411 on: July 02, 2006 02:02:05 PM
Here is a story of my Nautie family (well, some of them)  Roll Eyes
I have made the straight ones on 2 needles instead of DPNs as I had to do them in a hurry, and I'm a slooow knitter, I am addicted to making these, and need HELP!! I had to make something of these as it's been so much fun, enjoy!  Grin

Twirly and Coney... Coney was knitted in a hurry for a holiday... but Twirly got taken instead  Roll Eyes

Coney was left lonley and unloved... until a stranger came into the house using the 'nautieflap'   Wink

It was love at first sight as Coney and G. Ology's eyes met across the kitchen floor...

They got to know each other over a bit of TV and a chat...

On Twirly's return, they tied the knot, err... tentacle, but it was not to be...

but with a heavy heart, G. Ology knew he was destined for elsewhere...

Packed and ready to go, he heads off for a new life...

Here he is with his foster mum, a member of the local archaeology group, shortly before becoming apresent for her friend, and resuming a new life as the MASCOT for the local Geology group! (Hence his name G. Ology).

He and Coney have not contacted each other since, Coney is contemplating filing for divorce.  Grin
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13  Re: Knitty's nautie in Knitalongs by Shortstuff411 on: April 18, 2006 09:12:21 AM
Here is my 'Nautie in progress' I've also posted pics on my Nautie thread in 'Discussions'  Smiley

Presenting 'Swirly'...

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14  Re: Knitty's 'Nautie' anyone tried these yet?? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Shortstuff411 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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15  Choccy creme egg cosies/cozys!! (& patt.) in Knitting: Completed Projects by Shortstuff411 on: March 22, 2006 10:47:42 AM
This last week I have been making furry egg cosies for my daughters Girl Guides easter chocolate raffle. They wanted a donation of 2 large and 3 small eggs from each guide, and to be quite frank, I'm skint!!  Embarrassed So I dived into my stash, and came up with these, I've done 16 so far.  Grin

The guider in charge was so pleased with them, I've now got to make as many as I can for Saturday!!  Shocked She said she'd rather have these on the stall than the easter eggs!!  Cool Me, pleased?? Oh yes!!  Grin

They are really easy to do;

28 stitches and 28 rows. (all rows garter st.)
5mm needles
double knit yarn
fun fur yarn (or similar)

Cast on 28st
knit 1 row in double knit
2 rows in fun fur (or some kind of fluffy funky stuff)
2 rows double knit
repeat the 2 rows fur, 2 rows double knit until 27 rows.
1 row dk
cast off in dk

To sew up;

Sew cast on and cast off edge together, then make running stitches through 1 end, pull together and fasten off, leave other end open. Push fastened end inside the 'tube' until it will fit a creme egg in. Make a tie from the yarn/ ribbon/ beads etc to fasten  above the top of the egg. It doesn't matter which side is inside or out, because you get a different effect with both.

The shorter closed end one was made with 22st and 28 rows, and I fastened both ends.

Heres a pic of the results.  Grin

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