My Knitted Cuckoo Clock

My favorite thing to do when I need to chill, is… I enjoy listening to my fav songs on my iPad or maybe to a good audio book with knitting needles in hand while they’re quietly working up a yarn of their own. Knitting is my “go to” when I want to take everything down a few notches…no thinking…just relax!

Typically, I will just grab a pattern and let “it” do the thinking for me, that is after all WHY I knit …to chill. I can create my own patterns and have…but THAT is a lotta work, and I have no interest in becoming a pattern designer. I do a lot of study-intensive research etc. which is why I sleep soundly every night!
But also typically, and almost right away, shortly after I start a knitting pattern, I start changing things!! I just CAN’T help it, I can’t seem to leave things alone, always thinking, what’ll happen if I do this? I have to mess with it! Then of course when I am done, it looks NOTHING like the pattern I started out to knit.

This was made as a result of my working one of Alan Dart’s pattern - his cuckoo clock. A picture of his clock is included here as well. Anyway, by the time I was finished this is how my cuckoo clock turned out.

I added a vine, some flowers and a gorgeous tree which is my favorite part.

The clock measures 16inches tall by 13 inches wide.
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…and now hanging on the wall in the kitchen

…just love the way the tree came out, rubbed a cotton ball all over to look like moss

Alan Dart’s Cuckoo Clock (also too cute!)

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yours is WAY better! I love the face of the clock and the tree is so lifelike

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Whoa, how cool!

Wow, I am in awe! What a gorgeous thing to have on a wall!

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Oh my goodness, look at all those details! I particularly love the windows with their little panes and shutters XD

Thank you, all! It is a bit of whimsy…even put the 6 backwards to add to it. Meant to do the 3, too…but forgot!

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SHUT UP! This is AMAZING!

OK, I have now seen it all. It’s fabulous and so practical. :smiley: …o much quieter than the wooden kind. I love the details, it is over-the-top cute!

HOLY CATS that is fantabulous! Love the vine! The tree!

How awesome is that?!

Woweee wow wow!!! This is something I never thought I’d ever see! And it’s amazing! Yours is so much better than the original!!!

Love your trees & vines!

:heart_eyes: I love your rendition of the knitted cuckoo clock! The detail is amazing!!

You totally improved on that pattern. I don’t know how you did this. Fantastic!

This is SO freaking cool!!! That tree! :heart_eyes:

I always say I can’t follow a pattern, but this is what I mean; there’s always a better way to do it.
Great job!

As a fellow knitter, this project makes me lose My MIND!!! I can’t even imagine all the shaping! And the ends! You’re a wild one!!

This is just astounding! Just WOW! :astonished:

This is phenomenal!

This is amazing!!!