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Topic: Kate the Cat turns into Percy the Parrot!  (Read 2939 times)
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« on: February 21, 2006 07:21:33 AM »

So, I wanted to make a stuffed parrot for the Pirate Swap recently, but had no idea how to go about making such a pattern.  Then I stumbled across knitty's Kate, looked at the shape of the body, and realized it would be perfect for a fat lil' parrot.  So I knitted up the body in Cascade 220 (it looked like a pear before anything was added), added eyes and wings and tail, and TADA!


He's about 8 or 9 inches tall.  His eyes are safety eyes used for making teddy bears and stuff, his wings and tail are  Bernat Boa in Toucan (teehee), and his beak is knit with dpns using some koolaid dyed yarn I had as a remnant.  


He has no feet, I know.  Sad.  But I may be making another one for my boyfriend (who SERIOUSLY mourned the parrot's departure when I sent it to my partner) next month.  Who knows?  Maybe I'll have the feet worked out by then.
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2006 07:36:17 AM »

That is so cute, I love your parrot!! I especially like the wings they are so festive and fun

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2006 07:36:49 AM »

what a cute parrot!

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2006 07:50:19 AM »

Very cute!
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2006 07:51:47 AM »

Maybe I'll have the feet worked out by then.

I made a penguin chick (here) from the same Kate pattern, and have since added wings and feet.  Here's an easy way to do the feet.  

For one bird footie, cast on 9 sts.
Work in st-st for 6 rows.
Next row: k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3 (9 sts)
Next row: p all sts (9 sts)
Work in st-st for 6 rows.
Cast off.  

You should have what looks like a mask (a rectangle with two "eye-holes").
Fold the fabric in half so that the eye-holes are at the fold line, and sew the cast-on and cast-off edges together.
Voila - a little 3-toed birdie foot!

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2006 08:35:05 AM »

Very cute !
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2006 09:51:03 AM »

That's the cutest thing I've ever seen.

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2006 12:42:36 PM »

aah! I have to make one now!
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2006 06:53:30 PM »

That looks amazing! AAAARRR. Sounds like your pirate swap was a success!

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2006 08:14:01 PM »

He's just begging to be cuddled and fed crackers! Huzzah for little feathery (yet still burly and extremely acceptable to be kept by manly, sweaty, unwashed pirates) pals!

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