Random Bits of Projects

December 25, 2008

Knitting:Dickensian Party Mouse, Another Cook and Ninja Kitty

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knit-mouse-2-sam-checking-moouseThis is the second Dickensian Party Mouse Cook, by Alan Dart that I have knit. For details on yarn, additional notes, or to compare mice, go to my post on the first one I knit. I made this one for a Christmas gift.

The pictures may get scrambled in this post. I am working on it. Frustrating. WordPress does not handle several pictures without a lot of text. Argh!

This mouse came out a little different than the original. I was better at my increases, an decreases so the quality of the work was better. You cannot really tell in the pictures. Her head came out bigger this time, not due to overstuffing. I like the narrower head of my first one better as you can better see the eyes. The eyes on this one needs some adjustment. I think they squint a little bit. I may not have time to do this since at the time I am writing this, it is about time to give gifts. Maybe I can do it after. With the bigger head, the hat did fit much better and I did not have to adjust it much.

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November 6, 2008

Knitting: Dickensian Party Mouse, Cook

Filed under: Knitting — virtuallyamy @ 11:37 pm
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This is a pattern by Alan Dart from the Dickensian Party Mice collection. There are 9 mice to this series and a Christmas tree. This is the cook (baker?) mouse.

I started her about 3 weeks ago. She is a fairly easy knit since she is not knit in the round. I did have to look up a few stitches. Also, the directions for putting together the parts were not the most clear. I think this is mostly due for the need of a side shot of one of the mice to get a better idea more than the text. But she came together!

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September 30, 2008

Knitting: Blue Crayfish

Filed under: Knitting — virtuallyamy @ 7:23 pm
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I adapted a (free!) pattern for a knit lobster by Molly Lincoln at        http://dirigo.wordpress.com/2007/12/17/free-pattern-toy-lobster/ to look   a little more like my blue crayfish.

This is one of the best lobster patterns I have come across and have had it in  my queue of projects for awhile. When I recently acquired a (real) blue crayfish, I just had to knit this immediately. I decided to modify it a little bit to make it more like my crayfish, not because I thought the pattern needed any changing on its own.

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