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December 13 2011
December 15 2011
Project info
Chu Totoro Toy by brella
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
38 yards
Lion Brand LB Collection Baby Alpaca
0.1 skeins = 14.6 yards (13.4 meters), 5 grams
Lion Brand
Mirasol Yarn Akapana
0.25 skeins = 23.8 yards (21.7 meters), 12 grams

I finished writing my papers, so I’m treating myself to Totoro. I should have him done in time to grade papers later. :)

Christmas gift for my brother (with the movie, of course!).

I fudged the directions a bit in some places because I was too lazy to count or do a provisional cast on or use more than two needles. It came out pretty good! His tail is misshapen (that’s the not-counting bit), and white-tipped because I just barely ran out of the Akapana. I tried a French knot for the eyes, but despite Jane’s lessons, I just can’t get it to work. I’ll figure out a plan b for tomorrow. Now I have to grade. :P

Finally got it to work! Maybe it’s because I was using alpaca instead of wool before….In any case, he’s pretty cute. :)

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by Mirasol Yarn
65% Llama, 25% Merino, 7% Acrylic, 3% Rayon
95 yards / 50 grams
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by Lion Brand
100% Alpaca
146 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: November 27, 2011
  • Project created: December 13, 2011
  • Finished: December 15, 2011
  • Updated: December 19, 2011
  • Progress updates: 2 updates