Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Nautie and Nice!

I'm making Knitty's Nautie! What an ingenious pattern! I had to learn to use dpn's the other way from what I'm used to, so it would be knit-side out, because it's stuff-and-coil as you go and therefore can't be flipped around at the end like a sock, but a new skill is all to the good! I think I'm going to try to make the shell into a snail, though. The nautiloids are cute and all, but I really like snails.


weaselrina said...

Those Nauties are awful cute, I think I"m going to have to make some after I finish some of the 643 UFOS I have around here.

Ya know..I didn't even think about the bee angle when I said larval :)

cute furry animals by the way!

Horse Power said...

Oh, throw all the hundreds and hundreds of WIPS off to the side and make a Nautie, that's what I did!

I'm still chuckling over "larval".

And thanks for the critter compliment. We are all about the cute and the furry here at Chez Squirrel. :)

Leah said...

I love the colorway you are using! What yarn is it?

I can't wait to see it all knit up!

Horse Power said...

Thank you, Leah! It's hand-dyed wool from the ebay seller Lotusblossom. I actually ordered a green colorway and got blue instead, but I liked it so much I just kept it and knitted a shark toy out of it. Had plenty left over in the stash to make a shell. :)

Leah said...

I've thought about buying from her before. How do you like her yarn?