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Old 04-28-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
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FO - Umagurumi Dolphin
Ok...so this isn't knitting, but I thought I would share it here.

This is the Umagurumi Dolphin. I made it for the lady who works at the Attendance desk at my children's high school. I worked at the desk for a month before budget cuts axed me and put me back in the classroom as a sub. She and I grew very close as that is a very stressful job.

The mascot of the school is the dolphin...hence my choice for her.



You can purchase the pattern here. The instructions are very easy and detailed. The designer responds quickly to questions. Kudos!

I used Bernat Softee Chunky in Grey Heather...a little over a skein. The dolphin measures 19 1/2" from nose to tail. Yeah, pretty big, and a bit embarrassing to carry in to the school. It's hard to find a bag that big!

Especially since I didn't want to squish the tail fins, which are my favorite parts!!


If I had to do anything over, I would not have stuffed the body quite so much, but I would have added a bit more stuffing to the tail base.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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Aww he's a cutie!!
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WoW!!! Looks awesome! And adorable too!
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Gosh! Well done!
He's adorable!
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Wowwwwww's gr888 job ..thnks
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He is adorable . Lovely ! I am sure your friend will appreciate it
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He is just adorable Nathalie!
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He is just adorable! Thanks so much for including the link for all of us!
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Very cute, I'm sure she loved him
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great job, it's really cute! I just got the knit amigurumi book by Hansi Singh Check it out on her Etsy sight (hansigurumi) I haven't started yet but you'll love her designs.
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