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26th-Jan-2010 12:57 pm
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Chain Chomper
Originally uploaded by innerbrat
THIRTY DAYS OF MEME: 12 Whatever tickles your fancy

(this should have been for the 22nd January, I'm catching up)

The joy of knitting - the real joy that I never quite predicted until I experienced it - is the look on someone's face when you give them a thing you made. Even when it's something as simple and quick as this hat, most of which I knocked up in the time it took to fly from Boston to London.

It's a Chain Chomp, in case you don't recognise it - those white things are its teeth and when it's sitting on Sam's head, it looks like it's eating him. I wish I had a picture of that, but I don't.

IT'S AWESOME, and Sam's face when he got it was even more awesome.

And yes, I do have enough materials for another one, but I think I'll do something else...
26th-Jan-2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
Did you make the pattern yourself? It's awesome!1
26th-Jan-2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
I did not1 I got it from here, via Ravelry, which is my Mecca for knitting patterns,
26th-Jan-2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
*dies* That is amazing. If my skills ever level up enough to make hats, I am so making one of those.
26th-Jan-2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
hats are remarkably easy to do. You just need to be able to knit in the round and manage decreases. BOTH easier than they sound.
26th-Jan-2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD that is amazing and wonderful! :DDD
26th-Jan-2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
How hard is it to make the i-cord for the chain links? I think that's what's stopped me from trying handbags too...that and time away from the computer :)
26th-Jan-2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
i-cord is really easy once you get your hand in (I tried to make something i-cord for my first ever project and it backfired disastrously). The trick is really not to stitch to tightly and keep pulling the cord down to close the stitch on the back. then it's just rows of three stitches.
26th-Jan-2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
Haha, I am the mistress of tight stitching - might have to practice those on scrap yarn/
26th-Jan-2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, that hat is AWESOME.
26th-Jan-2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
That is so adorably creepy. All the necessary adjectives for the PERFECT hat!
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