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1  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Re: Beaverton / SW Portland get togethers? on: May 29, 2010 09:07:19 PM
Trying to get some life into this thread instead of posting a new one I guess. I just moved to Beaverton and looking for crafty things to do with some crafty people! ^_^ Please reply or PM me if there's meets around I don't know about!!

~Crystal
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Anime Slippers! Totoro and Sgt. Frog! on: February 26, 2010 11:48:54 AM




I JUST finished these. The Sgt. Frog slippers are for my husband and the Totoro ones are for me! I didn't use a pattern for the Sgt. Frog ones but I did kinda for Totoro. I looked at the Happy Hooker Fuzzy Bunny Slippers but the pattern was super confusing and it came out all crazy but I improvised. The Sgt. Frog ones I made up because I couldn't find anything for men's sizes. I redid them 3 times but I think they came out really good. I wanted to share them because I'm so proud and exhausted after making them!
Thanks for looking!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / All twisted up! Circular needle questions. on: December 06, 2009 04:56:54 PM
Hello everyone! I'm fairly new to knitting. I'm a crocheter first. I just fell in love with knitting.
It seems that circular needles are all the rage, and I keep hearing about how great they are. I got some to practice with, they're 29" in length. What I want to ask is if the plastic cord on all the kinds are as stiff as the clover brand? I felt so frustrated with them constantly curling! Does this go away with use? How does everyone control that? Also, can magic loop only be done on longer than 29"? I tried to do it and of course I was already having issues with the cord before I tried that as well. I've been searching online everywhere for info but am not seeing this problem so maybe I'm doing something wrong.

I need some advice because I've been turned off to circular needles and I don't want to be, but so far no luck!
Thanks in advance.

-Crystal

EDIT: Thanks for all the advice! It's nice to know I'm not the only one not diggin' the circulars. I think I will wait on them for interchangeable ones in the future. I'm going to just get some DPNs for the time being.
4  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: bunny slipper help please on: November 12, 2009 06:15:33 PM
To make them bigger for my husband I increased the number of stitches on the chain for the bottom of the slippers and then increased the number of rounds.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Swap Gallery on: September 28, 2009 11:03:22 AM
crazy4bags camera isn't working right now, so she asked me to post pics for her of what I sent her!

Here's everything together:

I made her a bag with a hand embroidered Buffy B! I also made a matching wristlet for keys with little vampire inspired clay charms.


This is a little felt pin "a stake to the heart!"


Scythe! I wanted to make one but had no idea what to do with it, so it doubles as an ornament or bookmark!

crazy4bags I hope you liked everything as much as I had fun making it! Smiley
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Swap Gallery on: September 17, 2009 03:54:37 PM
Sad the gallery has been quiet...
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Swap Gallery on: September 10, 2009 03:23:03 PM
Roll Eyes patiently waiting for my package.  Ok maybe not so patiently.  I love everything so far.  Glass Willow is AWESOME I love the shoes too.  Great work everyone!!

I hope you get it soon!!

Ohh the glasswork is amazing! There are so many things I never thought you could make with a buffy theme!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Swap Gallery on: September 02, 2009 06:22:06 AM
OMG I would LOVE Buffy placemats! ^_^
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Swap Sendout 28 August!! on: August 28, 2009 09:57:07 AM
Sent! I'm excited for my partner to get her package ^_^
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pika Pouch! on: August 16, 2009 06:14:39 AM
I made this little pikachu pouch for a Kawaii/Sanrio swap that I just was in. My swap partner loved him and now that she has him I can post pics here!

My own pattern.
I just used single crochet with a H and G hook.
He has a felt face and embroidery floss.
What do you guys think?! ^_^ I was so proud of him, he's a usable amigurui! I've been on this thing where I want to try to turn everything into a crochet pouch...I dunno, it's a challege I guess. I should make a little purse sized one with a strap!





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