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aprilbetty
06-17-2012, 06:03 PM
I have finished three more Woobies -- two kittens and a zebra. The purple kitten is a Siamese cat (as decided by me). I am now working on a bear. They are fun to do.

Antares
06-17-2012, 07:26 PM
Awwwwww! Those are way too cute, and I love the fun colors you're using. The kiddos will be dragging these little critters around up into their tweens (okay, not really, but they will be much loved treasures they'll hold on to for a lifetime).

You're doing a superb job with these, and, my, what a marathon knitter you are!

Jan in CA
06-17-2012, 10:44 PM
Oh I love them!! :inlove: You're doing a great job on them!

salmonmac
06-18-2012, 05:29 AM
Those are too adorable. The stripe pattern is very effective and the faces so sweet. Great job!

nonny2t
06-18-2012, 09:44 AM
These are so cute. I would love to see a giraffe one day! :)

insanenewknitter
06-18-2012, 11:22 AM
Oh, man, those are too cute!!! I esp. love the zebra! :inlove:

IslandTime
06-18-2012, 11:27 AM
Those are the sweetest things! You've done a great job of giving them their own personalities - beautifully done! Love your colours, too. :thumbsup:

cindylou
06-18-2012, 12:40 PM
Awwwww...those are adorable!! Great work!
:cheering:

aprilbetty
06-18-2012, 01:15 PM
These are so cute. I would love to see a giraffe one day! :)

I would, too. I don't plan to do one, because I don't know if it would actually look like a giraffe.

lgoddard
06-19-2012, 04:30 PM
These are adorable! I did something similar a while ago, a lovie, that had a bunny head and would like to ask what you used to stuff your heads with? I wasn't happy with mine and if I do another would like to know what you used because yours look great. Thanks!

Jan in CA
06-19-2012, 04:55 PM
These are adorable! I did something similar a while ago, a lovie, that had a bunny head and would like to ask what you used to stuff your heads with? I wasn't happy with mine and if I do another would like to know what you used because yours look great. Thanks!

I just used the polyester stuffing that comes in a big bag. I stuck a crochet hook through the stitches to push it around where I wanted it.

aprilbetty
06-19-2012, 04:58 PM
These are adorable! I did something similar a while ago, a lovie, that had a bunny head and would like to ask what you used to stuff your heads with? I wasn't happy with mine and if I do another would like to know what you used because yours look great. Thanks!

The main thing is not to stuff too tight. I use the same stuffing as Jan.

MerigoldinWA
06-20-2012, 02:53 PM
Very cute little guys! I favor the zebra, but kittens can have stripes too. :heart:

dturner
06-23-2012, 12:28 PM
Those are awesome! I am starting on the puppy Woobie. It looks like a fun knit, too--once you get past the provisional CO! LOL

Jan in CA
06-23-2012, 12:37 PM
Those are awesome! I am starting on the puppy Woobie. It looks like a fun knit, too--once you get past the provisional CO! LOL

It makes such a beautiful edge though it's worth it. :thumbsup:

aprilbetty
06-24-2012, 05:31 PM
Those are awesome! I am starting on the puppy Woobie. It looks like a fun knit, too--once you get past the provisional CO! LOL

Thank you. Did you see the picture of my puppies? The solid colors are much easier than the stripes.

About the provisional CO: make sure you use a different yarn. The directions are perfect for the crochet CO. The hardest part of the whole pattern is joining the working row to the beginning row. Just make sure you go slow. It is all easy sailing from there. The design of the head is amazing. I am working on the bear, now.

cryaegm
06-24-2012, 06:34 PM
These are the cutest things ever. So awesome. =)

dturner
06-25-2012, 06:07 PM
Thank you. Did you see the picture of my puppies? The solid colors are much easier than the stripes.

About the provisional CO: make sure you use a different yarn. The directions are perfect for the crochet CO. The hardest part of the whole pattern is joining the working row to the beginning row. Just make sure you go slow. It is all easy sailing from there. The design of the head is amazing. I am working on the bear, now.

After reading the warnings on Ravelry about not twisting the stitches...I twisted the stitches! :passedout: In fact, I think that I twisted the *2nd* row. I found the place where I had wrapped the working yarn around and over the scrap yarn chain (Who knows how I managed to do that!). Anyway, after starting over once, I am now almost finished with the hem. Thanks to you and Jan for your suggestions. I hope mine turns out as well as all of yours did!

Jan in CA
06-25-2012, 07:52 PM
Oh no... I hate when that happens! Can't wait to see yours!

aprilbetty
06-26-2012, 01:48 PM
. . . Anyway, after starting over once, I am now almost finished with the hem. Thanks to you and Jan for your suggestions. I hope mine turns out as well as all of yours did!

I meant to suggest before, that I did a practice swatch to make sure I understood the technique of undoing the crochet chain as I knitted together the two edges. In fact, I always do practice pieces whenever I encounter a new technique or stitch.

I just finished the border of my woobie bear, and I feel like I am almost done!

livn4them
06-26-2012, 08:03 PM
Those are AWESOME! I still have to actually MAKE one (I have the pattern)....

ArtLady1981
06-26-2012, 09:24 PM
Cute, cuter and cutest things!

dturner
06-26-2012, 09:39 PM
I meant to suggest before, that I did a practice swatch to make sure I understood the technique of undoing the crochet chain as I knitted together the two edges. In fact, I always do practice pieces whenever I encounter a new technique or stitch

Thanks for the suggestion. And it's just in time! I am ready to finish the hem tonight. The main part of the blanket looks like it will move along quickly. -- I hope LOL

dturner
06-30-2012, 11:03 AM
I appreciate all your help! I ended up transferring the live co stitches to another, smaller, circular needle. Once I got started, it really went pretty quickly. My corners appear to be "off" by one stitch. I decided not to frog back, as I don't think it is really noticeable, and I was afraid of making the situation worse! LOL I took a picture of the corner, but the mistake may not show up. If I don't run into problems shaping the head, the project should move along more quickly now. :shrug:

Antares
06-30-2012, 11:47 AM
You've made some good progress here, and what you've got so far looks wonderful. Now which animal are you planning to make?

aprilbetty
06-30-2012, 01:55 PM
I appreciate all your help! I ended up transferring the live co stitches to another, smaller, circular needle. Once I got started, it really went pretty quickly. My corners appear to be "off" by one stitch. I decided not to frog back, as I don't think it is really noticeable, and I was afraid of making the situation worse! LOL I took a picture of the corner, but the mistake may not show up. If I don't run into problems shaping the head, the project should move along more quickly now. :shrug:

I don't think that is a mistake. The increases just do not quite match the centered double decreases. I love the progress you have made. Don't you just love the way the hem turns out so neat, and all finished at the same time?

I went back and looked at your photo again, and I see what you were talking about, but I don't see it as a problem. Where my corners seemed to be off was on the inside, where the increases did not quite match up. I did not see that as a problem, either.

You won't have any trouble with the head. The directions are very clear. I am really impressed with the head shaping design.

KnitPrincess
07-05-2012, 10:17 AM
Those are awesome! Darn I think I have to make so hehehee...

aprilbetty
07-24-2012, 09:17 PM
Those are awesome! Darn I think I have to make so hehehee...

Thanks. You ought to make one -- or two, or three!

amy
07-28-2012, 12:11 PM
Those are totally adorable!