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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Are you looking at me?



It's been a very quiet knitting week for me, hence the lack of updates. I'm preparing for Christmas, as requests start to flood in... pretty good considering some of the knitted atrocities I churned out last Christmas. But a lot can happen in a year and hopefully this year's recipients will be pleased again.

This little guy? Why, he's a Nautie of course. And a clever little pattern it is. For those of you too lazy (or busy!) to study it, the Nautie starts life as an i-cord, being carefully stuffed as you gradually expand his shell. Eventually, you begin to curl him into a spiral as he grows, tacking down his shell to keep him tightly coiled. Beautiful. I chose to use some heavy aran weight Garn cotton for his shell and although he feels durable, even 3.25mm needles could not hold in his bounteous stuffing. Consequently, he looks a little fluffy in places. But no less adorable. His face is some fluffy scratchy horror given to me in a charity shop. I very much enjoyed the strategic positioning of his i-cord tentacles, mostly completed on car journeys to work. Now, he's ready for his close up...




And now I need to knit another one. I think that this time, I'll opt for the pointy shell and shocking tangerine. 1 ball of bargain Garn yarn down, only 20 to go...

And 2nd stocking is underway. No 2nd sock syndrome here, she's a real beauty to knit...


Kelly [ 4:46 PM ]
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3 Comments:

That is really cute! I love stuffies.

By Anonymous Kim, at 4:55 PM, September 13, 2006  

Your Nautie is awesome! I love the first picture!!

By Blogger Leah, at 2:42 AM, September 14, 2006  

kellie don't make me one of those for christmas..................

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:51 PM, September 16, 2006  

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