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« on: June 11, 2008 05:55:01 AM »

Over the past few weeks I've been busy knitting lots of toys.  Some are for my best friend's new baby, some are at the request of my boyfriend.  Without further ado, here they all are:

All together I made a Juniper berry rattle (inspired by http://www.bellalunatoys.com/forbaby/items/fruitrattles.htm ):

Three June bugs:

A mallard duck couple:

And Jacob Haller's Stegosaurus http://jwgh.livejournal.com/475358.html :

Whew! That was alot! There's more information about each (and, yes, even more pictures) on my blog http://knit-picky.blogspot.com/ .   Thanks for looking.  Tell me what you think!  Smiley
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008 06:08:32 AM »

Very cute!  I might have to go snag that stegasauraus pattern.  Well done!

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008 07:32:35 AM »

I love the bugs.  Do you have a pattern for them?

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008 10:16:44 AM »

 Grin i love your ducks, they make a very cute couple.

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008 02:07:45 PM »

You are a genius. This rocks!
I love the ducks! too bad they wont float if you let them take a bath...


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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008 02:11:19 PM »

Ok, I really don't have an actual pattern for the bugs, I just used a picture of the actual insect and my imagination.  However, I remember vaguely what I did and wrote it out as best I could for you.  If anything's unclear just let me know and I'll do my best to clarify.

Cast on 8 stitches in color A.
Work in stockinette, increasing by one stitch per row until you have about 20 stitches.
Knit in color B for 8 stitches, color A for 4 stiches, color B for 8 stitches for ONE row.
In the next row, do color A for 8 stitches, color B for 1 stitch, color A for 2 stitches, color B for 1 stitch, and color A for the remaining 8 stitches.
In the next row, do color A for 9 stitches, color B for 2, and color A for 9.
Continue this for the rest.
After you have about 3 inches, start decreasing by one or two stitches per row until you have 3 left.
Cast off.

Cast on about 25 stitches (or however many will match up with the long side of the bug, before the increases and decreases) in color B. 
Knit stockinette for 3 rows.
Change to color C, using color B for two rows, evenly spaced apart (to form body sections)
Increase by one or two stitches each row only on one side (to make the pointy-ish butt) until it matches the lenth of the top, then decrease the same amount.
Knit three more rows in color B
Cast off. 

Embroider a face, stuff and sew together.

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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008 02:27:31 PM »

awesome! thanks!

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