Thursday, October 27, 2011

War of WIPs Call to Arms #15

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Thank you for all the comments on my Squirrel! You all had some great name suggestions...I love all the adjective combinations. But I feel like this guy is a simple squirrel, so he needs a simpler name. I'm going to go with "Herr Skutt," suggested by Jenny. I'm squirreling away the other names for future residents of the Lottloft, though. *groan* =)

The next battle looming on the horizon is Astrid, which requires 13 large circles, 14 medium circles and 26 small circles (or something like that). I got two small circles done this week (I may pass out from this extreme speed). And here's what I have:
Yeah, a little ways to go. And some MAJOR blocking to get them all the correct size. Anyone have any tips on blocking 1" circles to 1.5" circles?? Speaking of which, can you tell which one of these things is not like the others? (Hint: It's not the one without the tail.) I seem to have knit the top right one "upside down" so the cast-on edge is on the front. I nearly discarded it, but then I the whole thing's sewn up, who's going to be able to tell that from the back of a running horse at midnight?

Which, of course, is exactly how I'll wear it.

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Delusional Knitter said...

Nobody will see it once its seamed up ... on a running horse at noon :o)

pinkundine said...

Oooh, what an amazing pattern. Definitely enough going on with it that no one will notice the error (or design feature!) Can't wait to see it progress, and I expect galloping horse at midnight shots of it for your FO post ;)

Calophi said...

I hate blocking. I'd probably just cheat and do another round on the circles. XD

Melanie said...

I'm not the only one who sees that as a line-up of funky sperm.........right? 0_o
Can't wait to see it done up though because it's such a great piece. :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

LOL awesome squirril name!!!

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