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« on: November 25, 2018 10:43:17 AM »



Squirrel Pattern: from the book Knitted Woodland Creatures
Acorn Pattern (crochet): http://greatgreycrochet.blogspot.com/2012/12/scrats-acorn.html

Make this for the IYP swap, and it was... a challenge.  I knew it was a bit of a complicated pattern, and I think a little unnecessarily so.  A lot of the end sewing up could have been avoided (and in my case, probably look better) by knitting in the round.  Like the tail, which is knit as a flat piece and then sewn... but I'd rather knit on DPNs than EVER seam my knitting.  I hate seaming!

And I also broke a knitting needle.  Sad  I'd just bought them, thankfully on clearance, and this was the first project I used them on!



So here's what you have when you finish knitting and get ready to sew!





But once he was all sewn up, I was pretty happy with how he turned out.  I added a little crocheted acorn for decoration!



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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018 10:56:35 AM »

SO CUTE! I adore the wee acorn too, totally adorable.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018 11:30:17 AM »

What a little cutie pie Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018 11:33:57 AM »

Thiś is great! I love the acorn as a finishing touch  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018 03:16:07 PM »

Adorable - love that floofy tail.  Great colours too.  I think I need me that book.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018 08:15:56 AM »

It's mine! All mine! I love it! It sits on my couch with a wonderful woodland animal quilt I got in another swap. It's funny, the squirrel is as big as Maisy my dog. LOL!
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018 06:20:03 AM »

Absolutely beautifully done!  Fantastic work.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018 02:10:28 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018 06:13:30 AM »

It's mine! All mine! I love it! It sits on my couch with a wonderful woodland animal quilt I got in another swap. It's funny, the squirrel is as big as Maisy my dog. LOL!

LUCKY!  I have been looking for that book now because I kind of want to make one, especially as I have some different colours of fun fur leftover from another project that could make nice bushy tails.

How does Maisie feel about that?  I am pretty sure that could be a terrifying prospect for some dogs  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2018 06:42:38 AM »

I thought for sure she would be upset or want to attack it but she is actually fine. She barks at it occasionally to play with her but mostly she ignores it.
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