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« on: January 04, 2008 04:38:11 AM »

After seeing Mitsumames lovely crocheted Feathers from Wallace & Gromit, I wanted to make one too! The best pattern I could find was for knitting though, and I only started to knit a couple of months ago. What a challenge. Grin I decided to go for it. Check him out!

The pattern is from Patons, I got it on Ebay. It was not too difficult for a beginner. I changed the pattern slightly to make the glove-chicken-disguise removable (I mean DUH, that's the whole idea isn't it!)

I'm a bit annoyed with the stuffing showing through, but for a first time it's not too bad. I used 3.25mm needles (US size 3). The yarn I used is Rowan 4 ply soft for the black and white, and Regia 4 ply for the beak, feet and glove (only because my shop didn't have those Rowan colours in stock). Obviously I have a lot of red, orange and pink left. I might start doing socks soon! Roll Eyes

Close-up. The eyes are 6mm safety eyes for teddy bears. The position is a bit uneven, I know.

It was a present for my brother, but someone else showed interest as well...I was just in time to save it. Yarn and puppies...sigh.

Heeeeeeeere's Feathers! Shocked

thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008 04:58:32 AM »

He is adorable! I wish I could knit. I am very jealous.

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008 05:16:49 AM »

Yay I love Wallace and Gromit! This is a wonderful project and you did a wonderful job with it.

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008 09:03:35 AM »

Ahhh! He's fantastic! I think you're definitely ready for socks.

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008 10:08:53 AM »

I love it! You did such a great job...as soon as I saw the photo I knew who that was. I LOOOVE W&G!

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008 12:30:03 PM »

Awesome. Good call on making the glove removable. You're right, that is the point.

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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008 01:25:32 PM »

I love this! He's so adorable! And it is amazing for your first project. This makes me wish I could knit hehe.

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aaaaaaaand click goes the "This rocks!" button.

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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2008 04:03:31 PM »

So cute! My boyfriend and I just watched this episode the other day (his first time), and I showed him this picture. His reaction: "That is SO cool!!!!" And it is. Good job!
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2008 07:56:19 PM »

I love it! You should make Shaun The Sheep too Wink

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