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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Nautie, FO



Pattern: Nautie from Knitty (ooh just noticed the Spring issue is up)
Yarn: The last of the Classic Merino Peacock
Mods: I knit the face directly on the body, by picking up the bumps behind the bind off row so I could avoid seaming. Instead of casting off on the face I knit two together and used the last 3 stitches to knit the first tentacle. I have yet to make a eye as I can't locate my white felt so I cheated and used pelon for the photo shoot.

This strange critter is a fun, fast project. I don't know what to knit next. The Jo Sharp Soho I got for Cherry just isn't speaking to me. I wanted to do IKs Flutter sleeve cardigan, but the gauge was way off. Maybe the yarn really wants to be Cherry. I have reservations about the neck line, but may just make it for one of my tiny relatives.

The Totoro were a little disappointed that there wasn't a Peacock Totoro, but have let it go and moved on, heh.

12 comments:

Beverly said...

This is so cool. I can't get up the nerve to make one.

Rachel said...

That really is a cool critter. I wonder if my son would like something like that?

Ragan Knits etc... said...

Tee-hee. So cute!

Opal said...

What a cutie! How clever of you to devise a way of avoiding seams. I *hate* seams.

Jennifer said...

That is too cute!

Lisa Boyer said...

Oh, he's sooooo cool! I love the setting you did for him, too! Very nice photography and staging!!!

beadlizard said...

Especially nice with that lovely shawl and the shells and beach glass in the photo. What to do the Totoros think of that strange creature???

myra said...

So cool!

Julia said...

Love it! And I love the photo. One of my favorite things to knit are animals and toys. :o)

a friend to knit with said...

oh my gosh, that is so cute. i love it!

debbie said...

i must admit, it doesn't look like an easy knit, but it is soooo cute!

Lilikoi Knits said...

Glad to see he got some eyes. Love the photo composition too!