Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Progress

Here is progress on my Nautie:



Just a few more increases to go on the shell.

BTW, if you forget to bring your stuffing to knitting circle, cosmetic cotton balls from the pharmacy work fine!

6 Comments:

Blogger Brie said...

Oh, I like the color. Are you doing a solid shell? Also, are you doing the shell with four DPNs total or five?

9:25 PM  
Blogger veritas said...

hmm... i am so doing that. i have no time to go get stuffing before easter, so now, i am getting meself some cotton balls! yay!

9:42 PM  
Blogger Sherry W said...

I like working with 4 dpns if I can.
I am using one yarn this time it is Cascade 220 Quattro, so it's a little varigated.

Make sure to rip up the cotton balls before you stuff. Especially the bigger parts of the animal, so it doesn't get lumpy!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Brie said...

"Make sure to rip up the cotton balls before you stuff. Especially the bigger parts of the animal, so it doesn't get lumpy! "

Actually, this is good advise for poly-fil as well. Fluffing it out enables you to stuff smaller spaces, as well as stuff the entire toy more evenly.

6:41 AM  
Blogger LaBean said...

All these nauties are so sweet!! And that's a good hint for cotton balls.

7:27 AM  
Blogger beth said...

brie, that's good advice. I hold my handful of stuffing in my left hand (say) and pinch a few fibers off with my right. Keeping them in my right hand, I pinch a few more fibers off, then a few more, etc. It only takes a minute to fluff a lot of stuffing this way, and it makes a huge difference - stuffing is easier, and the animal is smoother.

Here's a tip to stuff a large area: when you put a handful of stuffing in, put your hand/fingers in the middle of the new blob of stuffing, and spread it out. You're making a thin layer of stuffing along the outside walls of the animal. Then put in another blob of stuffing and do the same, to make another layer. Continue until full.

8:38 AM  

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