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Topic: mr dangly - knitted monkey (with pattern)  (Read 188153 times)
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« Reply #150 on: April 25, 2006 02:25:50 PM »

Mr. Dangly was my first knitted toy and the first thing I ever knitted that wasn't a rectangle, so I love him so much! He was so much fun to knit, so I wasn't bothered about knitting a new one when I gave the other one to my boyfriend.  Smiley The first pic is Mr. Dangly #1 who was a looooong time coming (started in October, finished in February) and the second is Mr. Dangly #2 (only took 3 days for that one...I have improved just a bit!  Grin)

Mine both had pokey butts too, which made them look a little too anatomically correct, so #1 got a tuck-and-sew procedure and #2 got a poke-in-and-sewn-shut job. Of the two, the poke-in technique had better results.

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« Reply #151 on: April 30, 2006 06:25:35 PM »

People with knobby butt things: I made one that ended up having a knobby butt thing, and then I made a second, or the head, body and arms of a second before I ran out of yarn (the poor fellow sits on my bookshelf with my other knitted stuffies).  Anyway, on the second, here's what I did to eliminate said butt thing: if you stop doing decreases when you've got six or eight stitches, stop, break the yarn, and thread through and it ends up being rounder.  Then seam as usual.  Incidentally, some of the other parts of his body get a little knobby if you follow the pattern - stopping decreases a bit earlier helps there, too.  Sorry I can't post pics - I'll be home in mid-May and will have access to a digital camera then.

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« Reply #152 on: May 01, 2006 02:56:38 PM »

thanks for the pattern! i'm really excited for this project!
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« Reply #153 on: May 19, 2006 04:22:57 PM »

Yay - reactivate the danglies!!

I am trying to put my Mr. Dangly together to send off to my brother, who is doing his masters thesis at the moment and thoroughly fed up with it.  I haven't been knitting for very long (about three weeks), and although the pattern was very simple to follow, I'm having a devil of a time putting him together.  I sewed on his tail first (HUGE mistake) then had to take it off when the head and arms went in completely opposite directions (let's just say he was about 1" off having a huge dangly of his own!).  When I tried to unpick my sewing on the tail, I managed to cut a hole in his body (yes, my Mr. Dangly is very anatomically correct).  I had to darn that and that knit a huge patch to sew over the top.  I will post pics when I finish up/work out how, but I have to go to bed now because I'll just make more mistakes.


Ok, so here is the finished product! Grin 

Checking out craftster.org - he is a crafty little fella!

My boyfriend thinks he looks like a very cute rat, so I might have to let my brother decide whether he is a rat or a monkey!  I think some of the seaming sucks on this, but it was my first stuffie, so I can only get better, right?!

Hope you like!
Es x
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« Reply #154 on: May 31, 2006 10:17:32 AM »

how did you guys attach mr dangly's appendages to his body?  is there some preffered way to graft them or do you just have to wing it? 
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« Reply #155 on: May 31, 2006 06:34:26 PM »

I winged it..
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« Reply #156 on: June 01, 2006 01:36:10 AM »

Yeah, I winged it too.  Some of the stitching was pretty awful as a result.  Jess Hutchinson has a good method for her Kate pattern on knitty.com, so I think I'll use that next time (I've made another one for my cousin's son and haven't got round to attaching the appendages yet!)

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« Reply #157 on: June 01, 2006 04:47:26 PM »

I winged it too. Some came out looking good, others definitely did not. Then when I made Kate I tried to do that method but it didn't make a lot of sense to me and it was the same thing, some good some not so good. I'm hoping I'll get better the more I do it...
« Reply #158 on: June 20, 2006 11:38:23 AM »

I know this is coming late...  but without further ado:

My Mr. Golden Lion Tamarin Danglies!

Thanks for the feedback re: limb grafting.  I just winged it as well.
Instead of I-cording the tails I used a knitting knobby/knitting spool. 
Awesome pattern!  These guys were my first four needle knitting project!
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« Reply #159 on: June 20, 2006 12:26:43 PM »

Awww, how adorable!  And they love each other!

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