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Project #9 & #10 – Totoros Again

For the 9th Totoro I used two balls of yarn that were at their end. When I reached the end of the yarn, I was confused. What do you do?

I had this lone thread staring at me. Mocking me. It knew that the project was unfinished, but it was finished too and there was no amount of coaxing to go any further.

Another sister-in-law was down, named Loey, and she is a crazy knitter as well. Come to think of it, I think the majority of the women in Dove’s family like to knit. Anyway, they suggested to DOUBLE up the separate yarn! Just take the end, align the beginning with it, and knit it as one!

WHAT MADNESS IS THIS?!

Wouldn’t that look weird? Wouldn’t that look extra thick? But I’m not one to doubt knitting experts, unless of course there should be two different knit stitches. I did as I was told because I get in enough trouble as it is.

doghouse-dishcloth

Remember this pic? Yeah.

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Projects #5-8 – More Totoros

I will not bore you with another three entries on my next three Totoros.

Rest assured, I will find something else equally as boring to exact upon you.

I’ve been searching for eyes. It’s hard to find them. I don’t want the adhesive ones; I want ones I can sew on. And I want them cheap. And I want them with black pupils and I want white … uh… whatever the white part of the eyes are called. And while I’m at it, I want a coconut cream pie as well.

eyeballknit

See the white part in the knitted eyeball? I don’t know what that is called. Having said that, I don’t know what the other parts are called…

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Project #4 – White Totoro

Yes, my fourth project is a Totoro again. And it was NEW YEAR’S EVE! HUZZAH! And New Year’s Day.

The first thing we did for New Year’s eve was hang out with some friends. Andrea D’Silva and her husband Rodney are friends of mine from university and we all like knitting and playing board games! Well, that former statement isn’t really true for all elements in that set, but still, we did do board game playing and knitting!

February-1965-Knitting-Circle

I can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year!

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Project #3 – White Totoro

I keep these all on my Ravelry projects page. Of course, unless you’re signed up, you can’t see it.

I don’t know what other people do on their Ravelry projects, but I’m pretty sure it’s not the same project over and over again. Which I’m doing. It’s like grinding.

knitting-factory-bali

I’m like this asian knitting factory. Except my working conditions are better

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Project #2 – White Totoro

Am I making a second Totoro? Yes.

Lyf asked for two for his kids and considering I wanted to fix my mistakes, I thought, why not?

This is a knitted doghouse:

doghouse-dishcloth

All will be clear…

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Project #1 – White Totoro – Part IV

IT’S DONE! Feast your eyes on what Manpans has christened, “The Derp Totoro”.

It had a stroke…

Yes, my first Totoro is a bit wonky.

Yes, you may laugh.

But it’s my very first Totoro and I lurves it! HUZZAH!

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Project #1 – White Totoro – Part III

There is something wrong with my brain.

I know YOU have thought this, but I’m talking about something more specific. I have problems recalling things. Manpans calls me fishbrain and there is a bit of truth to that like there is a bit of fat in pork rinds. Mmmm… pork rinds.

Why is crunchy pig skin so unhealthy?

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Project #1 – White Totoro – Part II

It is now Day Two of knitting my Totoro. I am using DPN’s: Double Pointed Needles.

MeAndDPNs2

I can not make this look graceful no matter how hard I try.

However, I needed to do a Debs & Errol vlog and so I needed to put my knitting on hold. But I did bring my knitting to show off in the vlog!

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Project #1 – White Totoro – Part I

This is it! This is going to be my first official project. This is the reason I took knitting. I am going to make a Totoro.

20121226_#1Totoro

My First Official Project! I made a Ravelry Project thingy and everything.

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Project #0 – Tutorial Wrap Up

My wife can attest to the fact that I stay up late. What am I doing up that late? I usually keep myself busy with a whole host of things, but most of it is usually video game playing, social media, or Cracked reading.

20121226_CarnivalOfDeathknitter

From Laurie Lipton’s Carnival of Death.

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