Not much left

Okay, so I just finished felting the blonde squirrel, and I have to say that I'm pleased with it thus far. The feet and ears did not felt quite as much as I'd have liked, and no amount of hand-scrubbing seems to felt them any further, but I am fine with that, really.

Once it dries, I am supposed to put eyes and a nose on, stuff it, tack the tail to the back of it so it doesn't flop all over the place (not sure what to use for that, but I'll figure it out), then sew the tail and the back shut! What a learning experience!! I can tell you one thing...I may have learned some invaluable lessons about knitting, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I knit another one of these any time soon. LOL

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Asplund's picture

Cute! I see why you persist in spite of those strange instructions, and I'm sure it will be appreciated - you've got to write about the reaction. Look forward to seeing more pictures!

Craig's picture

You have done a great job and that tail is fantastic.

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

BuduR's picture

For all the confusion it came out wonderful. Give him beady little eyes, he's earned them :D

The squirrel from hell doesn't need a mate, he's tough, he's a loner, other squirrels just drag him down and hold him back. Give him a Marlboro and a bottle of whiskey and he's a happy squirrel. His idea of a good time is popping up in odd places just to torment his creator with his existence.

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albert's picture

Well, it's come quite a way from an amorphous blob. Really cute. Now give yourself a break and knit a potholder!

crmartin's picture

That's adorable. You did a wonderful job on it.



MMario's picture

Acutually- you *should* knit another - because the second time through you will be utterly amazed at how easy it is (at least in comparision).

But do the second one in green camo with green fun-fur tail and then get a little toy Uzi for him to hold...Commando Squirrel!

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

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gardenerstitch's picture

Your hard work really paid off! It's adorable! I actually like the fact that the ears and feet aren't as felted as the rest. It adds another texture and looks intentional.

teejtc's picture

Looks great... almost makes me want to order the pattern.... almost ;-)

Maybe when I've had enough time to forget how frustrating it was!

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kiwiknitter's picture

Very cute! Be sure to post a picture of him completed!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog Is this squirrel naked lol! It looks fantastic, I really like the way it looks, It really looks like a squirell, what kind of yarn did you use?

YugiDean's picture

Lamb's Pride wool, plus some Idena Happy Multi for the tail (knitted with a strand of each). Thanx! He's a blonde squirrel like the ones that live on my block.

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." --Richard Wright

Aaronknits's picture

He's an adorable little squirrel! I think he needs a mate!

Serge664's picture

you say that now, but just wait until some little relative sees it and begs for another...

just focus on the happy finished product and you'll be fine.

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence