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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2008 08:04:20 AM »

My sister made me a scarf where she combined a fun fur type of material with some other yarn and it looks way cool. (I shall post a picture tonight!) It almost looks like a fuzzy caterpillar. Base of the scarf is black while all the fun fur is red.  Smiley
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2008 11:30:33 AM »

Dunno, based on what it's done so far, it might end up being a pillow.
I cast on too few stitches, so I had to rapidly increase to get it to fit on the 24" circ.
So it sort of curves outward...
It's a really cushy material.
I triple stranded it (boucle, eyelash, and fur).
I'm currently using up my 3rd and 4th ball of the devilish stuff.
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2008 06:17:32 AM »

Here are the images I was talking about, sorry so late. And they didn't come out as good as I had hoped. It's hard to see the base yarn.  Undecided

« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2008 07:22:37 PM »

See, that was my problem.
I didn't have any of a single color to make something passable as a scarf, or I would have.
And none of what I had was good on its own.
It seems to be working out pretty well at the moment.
It'll either be an oddly shaped pillow (random increases and decreases cause I get bored) or an extremely strangely striped backpack.
Not sure yet.

You ever get the question "What are you knitting?" and respond with "I'm not sure yet."?
You get so many strange looks.
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2008 12:27:31 PM »

Actually I would be more impressed with someone who didn't know what they were knitting at the start. Those are the more creative people! Or just indecisive.  Cheesy
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2008 04:07:51 PM »

As much as I'd love to say I'm creative, in this matter, I think it's more indecisive.

In any case, it's almost 2 feet long now.
It's got this wierd puffy bit at the bottom where I increased a TON cause it was so tight on my needles, and I'm still in the "don't want to ruin them!" phase with my KP Metal Options set.
They'd probably replace anything stupid I did, but I'd rather not risk it.

So...it could be a regular size pillow soon, or depending on how much more I decide to put into it, a body pillow thing.

I'm afraid to take it to school with me, lol.
For one, it's FRIGGING HUGE!
It's heavy.
And lastly, it looks like Oscar the Grouch finally got fed up with the other inhabitants of Sesame Street, went on a massacre, and I'm helping him disguise random viscera.
I'll snap a pic tonight and post it sometime tomorrow.
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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2008 04:12:27 PM »

i can't wait to see a pic - this sounds so interesting, with the different textures. 

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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2008 08:38:24 AM »

You can make a scarf out of one skein of fun fur....cast on 12 stitches on really large needles and just knit until you run out of fun fur.  You can also alternate fun fur with a boucle or other yarn to make a scarf with furry stripes.

You can incorporate fun fur into a felted project....the wool will felt but the fun fur won't.  It makes great fuzzy stripes on a bag.

You can store your fun fur in 1 or 2-gallon size zip-loc bags (don't over load).  Close the zipper almost all the way closed and then press out as much air as you can before closing the zipper all the way.  This is like the vacuum seal bags, but lots cheaper and sturdier (imo, the vacumm seal bags get holes in them too easily).  Don't worry about crushing the yarn, it will bounce right back when you take it out of the bag.  This way you can take more yarn with you to school!

Have fun!
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2008 02:34:11 PM »

I can't wait to see this thing when it's done. it sounds very interresting!

« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2008 04:31:54 PM »

Hehe, thanks for all the interest in it Smiley
Incidentally, I'm thinking it WILL be a pillow.
Probably a large one.
I found two more balls of fun fur in my stash today (does this crap BREED?!), so I'll be able to make it ginormous if I want.
Thing is, they're the same color, so I'd be able to make a decent scarf with it if I wanted.  My sister loves the stuff.

And Anne, thank you so much for the suggestion Smiley
I usually throw 10-15 sts on size 15 (the largest I have) needles.
I like my scarves REALLY long, so it usually takes me about two skeins to get the length I want.

The problem with taking the yarn to school is that my locker is out in the middle of nowhere, so I only stop there once between classes.  Unfortunately, my two biggest knitting classes are after the lunch locker stop :/

My phone doesn't feel like letting me send pictures indoors, and it's freezing and windy and horrible outside.
I'll have to send the pics to my email account during Band tomorrow.
Sorry guys!
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