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Topic: Land of the Dinosaurs - Spinosaurus  (Read 1519 times)
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« on: October 27, 2007 11:19:33 AM »

This is Spino, also from Patons Dinosaur book. I knit him in the round when I could (head gusset flat) and parts of his body was knit flat so that I could insert and sew in his lovely fin. The fin is a knitted oval that was folded in half, then sewn, then felted.

He was a PITA to put together -- many many small fiddly pieces. But I did only have to seam together 23 pieces, verses the original 26!

His eyes? Since I have 2 smallish children, I opted to use a hole punch on stiffened felt, then to hand sew the eyes on using black thread.

The stuffing? well, I used 1.5 big bags of stuffing to get him to stand up on 2 feet.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007 11:59:28 AM »

Very well done, and I really like the color too!

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007 09:27:21 AM »

23 pieces, yeow! I'd loose them!

2 feet tall is HUGE! Nice job. ; )

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007 10:34:19 AM »

1 1/2 bags of stuffing is a LOT.  How big is he?  And I'm clicking this rocks b/c that's a lot of work and it's the coolest dino I've ever seen... knitted.   Wink

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2007 11:07:32 AM »

Oh my gosh! So awesome!!!
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2007 12:07:12 PM »

23 pieces, yeow! I'd loose them!

2 feet tall is HUGE! Nice job. ; )

Oh, sorry, I meant that he stood on his two feet. Spino is actually 1 foot 8 inches tall (still pretty big). And all those fiddly pieces? I did manage to lose his nostrils and remade them (only to find them again). And somehow, I have two extra claws?!

I'm supposed to make T-Rex next...
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2007 01:24:48 PM »

oh, how fun!

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2007 02:37:10 PM »

That is totally kick ass! I love the teeth, I think I'll make one for myself Smiley
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