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« on: December 26, 2006 06:31:02 PM »

The final project for my sculpture class was to create a 'thing' that implied something.  After way too many project changes, I came up with this.  Knit in Patons Classic Merino and Bernat Softee Chunky.

The hands were made using Knitty's Urban Rustic Gloves pattern and then felted so they could be formed to realistically hold the scissors.  For the 'arms' I just picked up stitches and knit a few rounds.  The first one in the picture is already felted.

Here's the finished puppet sitting in my dad's recliner.  It's faceless so it can be anyone you want...and it's more than 4 feet tall.  Knit in two weeks.  I used the basic shaping and finishing directions for the Knit Your Own Rockstar in SNBN, but the rest was completely made up.

I was so mad that I forgot my camera and had to use my crappy phone.  This is it all set up -- a marionette cutting himself lose.  And yes, what it's attached to is supposed to resemble a cross.  The scissors are real (although I tried to knit those too).

I got an A.   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2006 06:35:12 PM »

this is so awesome, i just had to click the "this rocks!" button! it looks so awesome and i love the idea that the marionette "comes alive" and cuts itself free... i love it! you definitely deserved that A!

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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2006 06:39:12 PM »

This certainly deserves a "This Rocks"!! What an amazing job!  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2006 07:53:08 PM »

This is so, so, so, so, cool.

I love the hands cutting loose, and forgive me for totally ruining the totally cool symbolism of the strings and the cross shape with my pop-culture obsessions by saying it reminds me of the music video for Steam by Peter Gabriel  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006 02:56:55 PM »

Very bold.  ^^
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2006 08:49:24 PM »

Very clever! I love the imagery!

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2006 05:40:01 PM »

wow! this is so cool!

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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2006 08:06:59 PM »

This definitely rocks!
At first I thought it was so amazing you knitted such nice gloves so small and that you even had a tiny couch for the marionette..hehe...Then I read that this thing was over 4 feet tall and that just blew my mind!

You deserve an A+  Cheesy
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