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Old 08-03-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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I borrowed a knitting book by Anna Hrachovec from the library recently, and have been knitting ever since as I like almost all the patterns in the book but will need to return it soon.

I wanted to start 'easy', so I tried my hand on knitting little balls which would become birds. However, those where part of a bigger project and within a day after getting the book I went back to town to get myself some brown yarn to make this Moose. I thought it would be quite the challenge, but the pattern was very clear and I made good progress:


When the moose was finished, it was almost too cute to put the earlier knitted birds on...


But they were already there so I went for it.
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And finally, all together - for I had made too many birds:


I'm happy how this worked out. The pattern is put together really well! And while I wanted to make the moose in the 'right' colours and thus had to buy new yarn, I did manage to make good use of my left over yarn for the birds AND as stuffing.

More projects will follow...
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:20 PM   #2
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Too cute!
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The moose and the friendly birds are so funny and adorable! I love them all.
What a fabulous library you have. I'm going to check mine for Anna Hrachovec's books.
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Those are too cute for words! I really like the hitchhiker on the moose's back. Well done!
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Too cute, indeed!

@salmonmac : Yes, it is great that I can borrow a book like this in our library, but part of the reason why it has such a collection is the fact that last spring about 6 local libraries closed (budget cuts) and their best books were brought to this one central library... It's better than nothing, but compared to what we had - I can't be happy about it, yet.

As for the next project, I went for a small knitted pencil. Perfect for knitting while watching TV. Or so I thought for I accidentally forgot a row of increases and realized it was too thin. But then again, this would be more like a 'real' pencil, so I finished it and then tried my hand at a new one - this time strictly following the pattern (and missing some of the dialogue).


Next, I wanted to make a tiny TV. But to be honest, I ain't got the confidence for it yet . I know I just have to do it, but I'm dreading the part where I need to pick up stitches... I'll get there But first I made this flying saucer, including the mini alien from ravelry which isn't in the book.

Somehow it reminds me of KingKong

The saucer went OK, though I miscounted my increases a bit, so they're irregular. And next time I need to try even harder to prevent the strand behind the work from having the wrong tension. It is mostly too tight, though I really tried to keep it in line with the work itself.

Working on the crocs next.
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Omigosh, that moose is adorable!!
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The gators knitted up quite fast, though I did catch some mistakes in the pattern. I'm quite happy about the way I solved it - the result does look like the picture .


I especially like the way the legs are shaped, not just sticks but with 'paws'. The pattern really is quite clever.

Putting it all together was quite the task though, and I'm not too happy about the attachment of the legs and some parts of the jaws. It is just too Obvious sometimes - the stitching shows. I guess I just have to keep on practising. It is explained quite clearly...
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You certainly got the bug that's for sure. They are all adorable.
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You certainly got the bug that's for sure. They are all adorable.
I bet we get to see ladybugs or bees or other bugs now. That would be cool.
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There are no bugs in the booklet, will mushrooms do?

I didn't have enough red, so I added some pink. The yaarn thickness also differed, so I played around with needle sizes - I do think the hats turned out a bit too large though...

I'll finallly go for the TV now. I'll have to hurry, for the book needs to be returned tomorrow.
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