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WDA Duck #1

Time listed is extremely misleading -- I think I did the actual pieces in an hour or two, but it took me a couple of weeks to get around to seaming, and a couple more to get around to sewing the head to the body.

FWIW, since I was doing it a single color (to mimic a carved wooden duck), I just threw out the two beak pieces. Honestly I think they’re way too fiddly, both to knit and to attach.

I think I put the head on backwards, but that looks more like a duck to me. I also shortened the head a bit, since it looked too long in all of the photos. (Probably should have written down how much at the time, alas.)

Unlikely to make more, which is actually kind of a bummer, I would’ve liked to have given them to the whole gang.

Categories: General, knitting, Ravelry Projects

Time listed is extremely misleading — I think I did the actual pieces in an hour or two, but it took me a couple of weeks to get around to seaming, and a couple more to get around to sewing the head to the body.

FWIW, since I was doing it a single color (to mimic a carved wooden duck), I just threw out the two beak pieces. Honestly I think they’re way too fiddly, both to knit and to attach.

I think I put the head on backwards, but that looks more like a duck to me. I also shortened the head a bit, since it looked too long in all of the photos. (Probably should have written down how much at the time, alas.)

Unlikely to make more, which is actually kind of a bummer, I would’ve liked to have given them to the whole gang.

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2 Responses to “WDA Duck #1”

  1. Ralph says:

    Hey! You’re blogging! What a radical idea. Don’t see too much from you on Twitter these days. Guess I know why now. Keep it up! Love the duck!

  2. Elaine says:

    😀 Thanks! I’m not really blogging so much as I automated posting from my Ravelry projects, but I guess it’s something. (Also I’ve been knitting more lately.)

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