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knewbie
11-03-2006, 10:28 PM
See what I did?

Finished objects! Woot! The Fururama Brain slug, the Knitty Sock Monkey Hat, and a frog bag ....

The monkey hat was my first intarsia and my first duplicate stitch.

And the biggest help was this site! Thanks to Amy for the videos, and to everyone who answered my questions!

Now, if my picture posting works.....

:happydance:


Mod Squad was here..(photo resize)

Jan in CA
11-03-2006, 10:35 PM
Those are so cute! Are they for Christmas gifts?

Freyja
11-04-2006, 12:27 AM
You did a great job! :thumbsup:
I know a little monkey ,who is going to get a monkey hat. :teehee:

sarahdot
11-04-2006, 12:46 AM
HAHAHA! I love the Futurama Brain Slug! That's awesome!

:heart:

lizzitude
11-04-2006, 07:18 AM
Those are great!

knewbie
11-04-2006, 11:52 AM
The sock monkey hat is an Xmas gift.

The frog bag was a b-day present for my sister, who collects frogs.

The brain slug went to my partner, for a halloween costume.

I was going to give all of them for Xmas, but now i have excuses to knit more.


Thanks to the modmins for the pic resize and the topic move ... I ain't knewbie for nothin "
8)

aineepooh1
11-04-2006, 01:00 PM
KNEWBIE
where did you get the pattern for the MONKEY?? I have never done intarsia but I have a girlfriend that would FREAK if I made that for her!!! :cheering: :cheering:

Annyka
11-04-2006, 01:07 PM
Adorable! My fav is the frog :cheering:

vaknitter
11-04-2006, 06:17 PM
I'm so jealous you made the sock monkey hat !! I have been carrying the pattern around with me for weeks looking for the yarn. My husband works with an adaptive ski program for children and so he will wear any crazy hat I make him. So how are was intarsia?

Great job on all your projects.

knewbie
11-04-2006, 08:24 PM
aineepooh1: i got the pattern from Knitty.com. It was the first time I did intarsia too, and i didn't find too difficult, and the videos here are a real help!

PS I didn't use the prescribed yarn: I found some grey/black marl stuff that looked like socks and twined three strands together to make one. If i did it again, I would probably use four strands. It came off a monster size cone that I found at a thrift store. I just used the stands as one, and knit a swatch to check for relative tension. Since its not a sweater I just checked to see if it would fit a human head! The other yarn in the hat was just odd sport weight used double.

I've been fooling around with the cheaper thrift store buys in yarn for a while until I get up to speed. Does it show that I am cheap?

I would say though that I wouldn't use the multi-strand approach without a lot of work space. At one time I was working with seven balls of yarn dangling off the monkey hat! I plan on winding the three strands ionto one ball for the next hat ....

Amber
11-05-2006, 12:24 AM
Awesome! I love the sock monkey hat!!!! Soooo cute!

rebecca
11-05-2006, 12:15 PM
Love, Love :cheering: :cheering:

rorygilmore
11-05-2006, 08:05 PM
The brain slug is awesome@@@ :cheering: Do you have the pattern i would love to make a few of them!!!

knewbie
11-05-2006, 08:45 PM
The brain slug pattern is availalbe here.

http://www.johnnysstew.com/pattern/brainslug.html


I had such a hard time getting it to stay on DPNS that I ended up working it flat and seaming the back.

I still want to do another, but I think I will use a different yarn.
I used Red Heart Kids in Bright Green, but I can't really recommend it.

PurlyGyrl
11-10-2006, 03:19 PM
LOVE the brain slug (I think I might be infected with those :teehee: ) and the sock monkey hat is so CUTE!! Great job.

hapagirl
11-10-2006, 05:17 PM
Great job! :cheering: