View Full Version : I made a snail
02-03-2008, 08:06 PM
A friend of mine has a thing for snails. She is expecting her first baby and I thought she might like a snail toy.
Didn't have a pattern, so I just winged it.
02-03-2008, 08:21 PM
OMG - that is so cute! I'm sure she will love it.
02-03-2008, 08:23 PM
OMG! THAT IS SOOO CUTE!! WHAT ON EARTH DID YOU DO? I WANT THE PATTERN!
02-03-2008, 08:27 PM
Very cute. Adorable!!!
02-03-2008, 08:34 PM
Alas, there is no pattern. I just started the shell with 30 stitches and reduced it two less stitches and one less row every color change. Then I sewed up the seam and stuffed it a little and coiled it and tacked it together.
Then, with the green I picked up the stitches on the inside of the shell rim, knit a row or two even, then started increasing. Did some short row stuff for the head, added some extra rows for the tail, crocheted then attached the antenna/eyes. Crocheted a base, sewed most of it on, finished stuffing and viola! A Snail!
Maybe I should sit down and write a pattern. Maybe. But it was really pretty easy.
Our craft at it's best. Isn't if fun to start doodling and have something recognizable happen?
I love the way it mystifies people!
02-03-2008, 08:44 PM
That's a pretty cool snail!!! I don't think I've ever heard of someone with a thing for snails - pretty neat. You are a thoughtful person. :muah:
sue in canada
02-03-2008, 11:47 PM
02-03-2008, 11:55 PM
02-04-2008, 12:03 AM
I can't believe that cute toy is a winged "it"!
02-04-2008, 01:10 AM
Rosemary, it's so cute, and I HATE snails! The only thing I have for snails and slugs is salt. But now I want to make one, 'cause I don't think I've seen a cuter gastropod in my life!
Jan in CA
02-04-2008, 01:16 AM
I hate snails, but that one is cute! :teehee:
02-04-2008, 01:18 AM
That is just soooo adorable!!!! even my bf loved it when i showed it to him!!
02-04-2008, 02:30 AM
That is TOO cute! I think that really speaks to your creativity and skill that you could wing it (and so successfully, too!) like that with something that looks a) really complicated, and b) really great! Awesome job. Now *I* want a snail, too! :lol:
02-04-2008, 03:44 AM
That's a knitted pet i haven't seen yet:teehee: Looks wonderful and you made it without a pattern, you're very talented!
02-04-2008, 08:39 AM
Adorable my dear friend. You are so clever :)
02-04-2008, 09:55 AM
:happydance: that looks wonderful!! She will love it...
02-04-2008, 09:59 AM
That's adorable!! Great job and amazing that you were able to "wing" it.
02-04-2008, 10:11 AM
Very, very sweet.
I think your friend will be delighted.
02-04-2008, 10:25 AM
Holy cow! You sure did make a snail!
02-04-2008, 10:46 AM
Oh you did such a great job! Love "winging it"! You should be very proud. Your friend and her baby will love it. :)
02-04-2008, 05:21 PM
What fun!! That is a great little snail. Your friend will love it.
So cute! I am so impressed that you just winged it.
02-10-2008, 01:27 PM
oh my goodness that is so adorable :thud:
02-12-2008, 07:49 AM
How cute is that??? I :heart: it! Thanks for sharing :)
02-12-2008, 10:07 AM
Alright, I don't believe that was made "off the cuff." The colors and spiralling work out so well. My winging it jobs often end up as memoriams of what went wrong. I'm sure both mom and baby will adore the terrific snail.
02-12-2008, 11:26 AM
lol!! that's adorable-she'll love it!