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Rosemary
02-03-2008, 08:06 PM
Wanna see?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/dollygildermeister/100_0427.jpg

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.

Newfygirl
02-03-2008, 08:21 PM
OMG - that is so cute! I'm sure she will love it.

knittingymnast
02-03-2008, 08:23 PM
OMG! THAT IS SOOO CUTE!! WHAT ON EARTH DID YOU DO? I WANT THE PATTERN!

The.Knitter
02-03-2008, 08:27 PM
Very cute. Adorable!!!

Rosemary
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.

PCam
02-03-2008, 08:43 PM
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!

pcam

Knit4Fun
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
Very cute.

Eccie
02-03-2008, 11:55 PM
That's awesome!

knit2btied
02-04-2008, 12:03 AM
I can't believe that cute toy is a winged "it"!

Debkcs
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:

scout52
02-04-2008, 01:18 AM
That is just soooo adorable!!!! even my bf loved it when i showed it to him!!

AnnArrogance
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:

KnittingNat
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!

ritaw
02-04-2008, 08:39 AM
Adorable my dear friend. You are so clever :)

dustinac
02-04-2008, 09:55 AM
:happydance: that looks wonderful!! She will love it...

mom2hancj
02-04-2008, 09:59 AM
That's adorable!! Great job and amazing that you were able to "wing" it.

msoebel
02-04-2008, 10:11 AM
Very, very sweet.

I think your friend will be delighted.

Suziblues
02-04-2008, 10:25 AM
Holy cow! You sure did make a snail!
HOW CUTE!

bethany
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. :)

MerigoldinWA
02-04-2008, 05:21 PM
What fun!! That is a great little snail. Your friend will love it.

ah
02-10-2008, 12:50 PM
So cute! I am so impressed that you just winged it.

Samsam
02-10-2008, 01:27 PM
oh my goodness that is so adorable :thud:

gal51
02-12-2008, 07:49 AM
How cute is that??? I :heart: it! Thanks for sharing :)

Mystery_Gyrl
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.
Katrina

Jaxhil
02-12-2008, 11:26 AM
lol!! that's adorable-she'll love it!