Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Giant Nautie

Elliott claimed the giant nautie immediately!

Used 100 % Australian Wool from Full Thread Ahead, Los Altos, CA. It's 20 ply (Yes, TWENTY:)) and feels like rope. Not as nice to knit with as the microfiber/nylon blend; but still fun. Used sz 13 needles, it was like knitting with LOGS:) Had to knit it crazily tight so the stuffing didn't peak out.. I think a better way to make a big one would be to rework the pattern and use smaller needles but more stitches. It would require some thought process which I wasn't so keen on ;)

The only thing left to do are a few more tentacles, but I didn't have the heart to move the kitty... (As you can see he got abit cranky hearing the camera click away when he was trying to nap..)


Blogger Sherry W said...

AWWWWW! My kitty IGNORES anything I make for him.

12:33 PM  
Blogger LaBean said...

Elliot's a beautiful cat. I didn't realize just how big Nautie was til he sat on it. Whoa.. size 13s. and 20 ply yarn.. rope would be an appropriate comparison, indeed.

6:12 PM  
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9:12 PM  
Blogger Jos said...

so cute!

12:52 PM  
Blogger beth said...

that is HUOOGE! I love it! :)

Shouldn't be any fancy math to make a nautie on more stitches - start at the beginning, and just don't stop. The nautie will get bigger and bigger.

However many stitches you end the shell with, start the face with the same number. (It helps if the number is divisible by 3). As you do the face decreases, just keep an eye on whether the face is looking good or if it's getting too long and pointy. Feel free to add extra decreases as you go (just wing it).

2:08 AM  
Blogger Calling Kahlo said...

That is so cool! I made one nautie and stuffed with catnip for the kitties. Every so often, I see the nautie travelling throughout the home.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Glaistig said...

So-o adorable!! Hee hee, kitties love sea food, huh?

6:39 PM  

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