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11  it's a monster! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by creepyhugger on: April 03, 2007 09:36:16 PM
ok, so it's a cute, fuzzy, purple monster, but a monster nonetheless!  i made this as a gift for a new baby.  my hubby designed it, and i sewed it!

and the action shot.  you can see his horns a bit better in this shot.

it's my first sewn toy but it was a lot of fun!  sewing is soooooo much quicker than knitting.  it took three trys to get a body i was happy with, but there's still a few things i would change about him, but there he is!

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12  knitted corgi dog... with a tie! pseudo pattern on page 2 in Knitting: Completed Projects by creepyhugger on: March 12, 2007 11:03:48 PM
here is a corgi dog that i knit for a good friend for his birthday.  he really wants a corgi, but doesn't want all the work that comes along with a dog, so i figured i would whip one up for him!  i'm very proud of how he came out:
here's the angle shot:

the front view:

and from the side:

i couldn't really find a pattern i liked so i made it up!  yay!  first knitting without a pattern!  the tie was a decoration on a present he got from someone else, and it just happened to fit perfectly on the dog!  serendipity, i tell ya!i used pantons (?) chacha or something like that and size 8 dpns.  whaddya guys think?
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13  Re: my new mystery sewing machine... help! in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by creepyhugger on: March 11, 2007 12:28:37 PM
here are some pics of the machine:

i'm not crazy, right?  that sticker says it's a model 3100, right?  it makes no sense!

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14  questions on how to approach shaping a stuffed toy in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by creepyhugger on: February 14, 2007 11:01:05 AM
hi everyone!  happy v-day. 

i'm knitting a stuffed dog without a pattern (fist attempt at knitting sans pattern... eek!).  i'm knitting it in the round, so far i have the back half of the body (basically a closed tube), and i'm thinking about how to transition to the chest, neck, and head.  i was thinking about doing some short row shaping for the chest, so that there's like an angle, if that makes any sense.  i'm guessing i would need decreases on the opposite side (the dog's back) to compliment the angle so it's not like the dog has a boob.  does this sound like it would work?

here is a stuffed dog with shaping similar to what i want to achieve.  so, if the short row shaping would work, would i just reverse it for the angle of the head joining the neck?  i've not done short row shaping yet, so i'm not sure what it's capable of...  then i'm planning on doing the decreases for the snout and sewing the ears on later.

what do you y'all think?  i welcome any thoughts or advice.

thanks in advance,
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15  intarsia/fair isle bunching... in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by creepyhugger on: January 30, 2007 03:41:21 PM
hey y'all.  so, i'm working on a sweater with the misfits skull on the sleeve.  i finished up to the top of the mouth (working from the bottom up, of course) and i'm not liking the way it's looking.  it turned into some bizarre intarsia/fair isle bastardization and it's kind of bunchy in parts with some uneven stitching....  my hubby thinks it looks fine, but i'm anal. 

anyway, my question is do you think i should rip it and then do the big blocks of color with intarsia and come in later and do duplicate stitch for the details?  or should i rip it and try my intarsia-with-some-carries with more careful tension control...   here's a pic of the skull, just for a reference (and so you can see what a nightmare the mouth is!).
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16  double-knit om scarf complete! in Knitting: Completed Projects by creepyhugger on: December 30, 2006 12:08:51 AM
well, i finally finished my double knit om scarf that i made as a gift for a friend for xmas.  i actually remembered to take some pics too!  it's made from silk of the andes (knitpicks) on size 4 needles.  took forever since double knitting is a lot like doing 1x1 rib but it takes a heck of a lot longer (for me anyway).  this project made realize that i need to learn how to knit continental!  anyway, i used a chart i got off of craftster


here's the pics!

the "right" side:

the "wrong" side:

and the happy recipient:

the colors actually came out reasonably true in the pictures, but the blue is a little bluer.  i had planned on sewing a ribbon around the edges to cover up the messiness, but i got halfway done sewing it on and decided i hated the way it looked.  so i had to rip it off.  on the 23rd of december.  when i still had three more gloves to make before xmas.  needless to say, there were a few breakdowns this holiday season and i'm giving serious consideration to starting my holiday knitting for 07 next week!  anyway, i'm quite proud of it!

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17  Re: Armani Sweater Coat in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by creepyhugger on: December 29, 2006 11:15:10 AM
look kinda like a longer version of the circular shrug that the board figured out how to make...  let me see if i can find the topic...
here's a pic of one of the finished products:

the topic has a lot of pages of everyone trying to figure out how to make it, and it's very informative.  i think if you made it looser and longer, it could come out similar to the armani version.
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18  Re: "fan" pattern? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by creepyhugger on: October 11, 2006 09:51:18 AM
looks like regular increases and decreases.  i don't know of a specific stitch pattern that would mimic this...  i personally loooove feather and fan patterns.

this stitch is so simple but so easy!  just k2tog's and yo's!
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19  Re: a general first-sweater knitalong? in Knitalongs by creepyhugger on: October 08, 2006 11:31:47 PM
here's my progress so far.  taking a long time, but i keep telling myself that at least i don't have to knit up the fronts separately!  the cabled band took me longer than i anticipated.  now it's stockinette from here on out!

here's a bad pic of the cable detail.

so far, so good.  i keep doing side projects so that i don't go insane from the stockinette...   Tongue
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20  first fo post! (img heavy) in Knitting: Completed Projects by creepyhugger on: October 08, 2006 11:12:17 PM
so, here are two baby sweaters i've finished recently.  the purple one i just finished.  it's swing thing off of magknits.com.  the other is an older sweater i knit for the same darling little girl from a pattern that i can't remember.  horray for my first fo post!

this one is a close up of the yoke details. i couldn't figure out how to make monkey fist buttons, so i had to buy plastic ones.

here's a pic of the lucky lady modeling her new coat.

and here's the one i made for her when she was first born.  it was too big then, and now she's growing out of it!  they grow so fast!

thanks for looking!
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