Monday, November 20, 2006

Transformers: fish robots in disguise

So my sweater (if you can call my 3 inches of 2x2 ribbing a sweater) has been temporarily put aside while I knit a transformer stuffed animal for my friend Steve’s birthday. Yes that’s right while I knit a transformer

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While my transformer isn’t going to quite look exactly like the original( lets just call it "loosely" based), I’m still fairly impressed with myself with this project only because I am making it up on the fly and it seems to working out fairly well so far. I am making a stuffed robot that turns into a fish (long explanation on why these two things, you’ll just have to trust me that he’ll love it) I am done with the robot and the fish body

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But I still have to figure out how I am going to knit the fins. I have an image in my head of what I want but no idea on how to actually knit it. Kind of a problem, but if I can figure out how to solve the whole “transformation” thing, I’m hoping I can figure out how to knit a fish fin.

And to give credit where credit is due I have to say that much of my inspiration to knit toys and how to knit them has come from Jess Hutchison and her fabulous self published booklette Unusual Toys for You to Knit and Enjoy Unusual Toys for You to Knit and Enjoy I am pretty sure it isn’t available anymore, which is a shame because it is really wonderful fun and great inspiration.

All right I must now go scour my knitting books for the perfect stitch pattern for fish fins suitable for a transformer. Wish me luck


McK-

PS Steve’s birthday is on Thanksgiving so finished pictures soon!

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