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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Holiday Knitting A sock, a hat, and 4 octopii on: January 04, 2008 01:24:48 PM
I am a fan of the sock. My uncles actually both received one sock each for Christmas, too Smiley

It's the gift that promises you'll get something else... eventually! Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Holiday Knitting A sock, a hat, and 4 octopii on: January 04, 2008 01:22:17 PM
The octopi are so, so cute! I love the far-left one (is it wearing glasses?!). You did a great job with the embroidery of their features :3

yes, yes it is wearing glasses. Smiley my friend who received that one wears glasses, and is also left-handed, so i knit him a left-handed guitar (which you can't see; i need to take better pictures of the instruments).
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Holiday Knitting A sock, a hat, and 4 octopii on: January 04, 2008 01:19:54 PM
First of all: yey you for using the right plural of octopus (one of my pet peeves if people don't Grin, I'm such a weirdo)!
I love them & it would be great if you could write the pattern up, since I'm sure my cats would love them even more *grin*

Oh, I'm a big fan of using the correct plural form whenever possible. The plural of platypus still drives me nuts. Cheesy

I'll try to write a pattern up over the weekend. They would make excellent cat toys, you're right! Incidentally, I've found that my cat (not the one pictured, actually) loves pipe cleaners.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Holiday Knitting A sock, a hat, and 4 octopii on: January 02, 2008 07:18:51 AM
So my mom suggested I knit a pair of socks for my dad for Christmas. At the time, I didn't realize exactly what a men's size 14 sock would look like.

It looks freaking huge right? That's not a tiny cat. However, it fit perfectly.

You'll notice that I refer to it in the singular. Because I haven't yet finished the second sock. I've started it, though! That has to count for something. The sock pattern is Dad's Father's Day Socks and it's quite a fantastic pattern, especially for someone who just started knitting socks (like me; this was actually the first sock I ever knit). The yarn is Elann's Esprit in Charcoal, I think.

I also knit my brother a Jayne hat. The pattern is my own. The yarn is Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool.

And finally, octopii. Three friends and I have a "band" we call Rocktopus. Here we are in our knitted incarnation.

The pattern is my own. I'm thinking of trying to write it up, but I've never written a pattern before. So we'll see. I just used random yarns from my stash. I stuck pipe cleaners (aka chenille sticks) in the legs to make them posable.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Branching Out Lace Scarf on: December 07, 2007 07:03:57 AM
I've got this scarf in my queue, and it's so nice to see such a lovely version. Great job!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Elephant and other baby gifts on: December 03, 2007 07:15:09 AM
Oh man, that elephant kills me. It's so adorable!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: E.T. phone home! on: November 13, 2007 06:24:28 AM
That's amazing! The lines of garter stitch to shape his head = brilliant.

Thanks! It's actually one purl row, which I learned somewhere helps you "turn" a corner sharply in knitting if it's needed. It's especially helpful if you're doing something that has angles built into the constructions, like knitted bags with flat bottoms (or alien heads, apparently). Smiley
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: E.T. phone home! on: November 13, 2007 06:22:44 AM
OH how cute!  You use a pattern for this?  What does it look like from the side?  I just watched that movie recently.

I completely made it up as I went along. Which was not quite the disaster I had anticipated.

This is the best "profile" shot I have. If you want a better one, that's more full profile, I'll try to snap a photo of it this week. Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: E.T. phone home! on: November 11, 2007 12:01:28 PM
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / E.T. phone home! on: November 11, 2007 09:03:35 AM
My friend is obsessed with E.T., so for his birthday, I knit him an Extra-Terrestrial!

I made him up as I went along. If I can get one of my friends to help me, I'd like to try adding a red light where his heart would be, so that if you push a button, he lights up.

Thanks for looking!
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