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« on: November 20, 2005 03:40:35 PM »

Well, I've been doing a lot of knitting lately, and, as I was nearing the end of a project, I asked my boyfriend if he wanted me to make him something.  Now, I was expecting him to ask for a sweater or a scarf or something functional, but he asked if I could make him a squirrel, furry tail and everything.  I promptly searched the forums here and found nothing as far as patterns, and googling "squirrel knit pattern" got me nowhere, the michael's near me didn't have any toy patterns (blasphemy!) and I was feeling ambitious, so I invented a pattern.  I used Patons Allure yarn in sable and diamond, besides a little black merino for the nose, some button eyes and size eight dpns (I like 'em.  So shoot me.).  It turned out a lot better than I expected, my boyfriend is happy (he does this cute thing where he giggles if he thinks something's cute - slays me - and I got lots of giggles!) and my first pattern invention was a success!  Only problem was I was most of the way through it and we both realized that it looked more like a fox than a squirrel.  Not quite sure where I went wrong... but he promised me he's happy either way.  Hope you like it.

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2005 03:50:10 PM »

he's adorable!  congrats on your first pattern creation!
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2005 05:01:36 PM »

That's absolutely cute!!
I think its ears should be smaller and the mouth should be less pointy to make it look like a squirrel, but I like it as it is!!
It's a squirrelfox! How unique it is!
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2005 05:30:55 PM »

How lovely. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2005 07:54:35 PM »

Well, my insights into why it looks more foxy than squirrelly--
It would be easier to distinguish it as a squirrel if you had used grey or brown as opposed to red-brown... that's more of a fox colour.  Its tail is also a little short... squirrels have longer tails that make sort of an s-shape behind them.  It would've been nice to fix a pipe cleaner into the tail so it could be bent up.
Otherwise, though, excellent work.  It's so cute and chubby!

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2005 11:40:38 PM »

 Yeah for the squirrel. Go you!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2005 12:26:43 AM »

Adorable !!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2005 01:49:21 AM »

woooooooooooow! i love it!
i was a squirrel in a past life (i know this because i have reddish hair and i'm a bit scatty and i gnaw on things a lot....) and i would love to make me one. i would call it Squox.

don't spose there's any chance of anything approximating a pattern?

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2005 05:38:48 AM »

Oh, that this is beyond cute! I adore it!

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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2005 11:09:13 AM »

A pattern?  Well, I'm going to try and put something together, perhaps later this evening, but I will tell you from the start that either the guage on the yarn I was using was giant or it becomes really stretchy, because he really shouldn't have been that pudgy, the way I was making him (I actually like him better this way, anyway).  Oh, and you should probably make the tail last, because I had intended to make it bigger in relation to the body, but that was kinda dumb of me since it was the first thing I knit.  Anyway, thanks for all the compliments.

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