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1  Re: Little Visitor 2 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by greenveggie on: April 11, 2006 07:38:58 AM
Mel made it home a couple of weeks ago, I've just been camera challenged.   While on vacation, he had an affair with Wonder Woman, and returned as Wonder Moose. 



While he saw the sights, this was by far the greatest joy of his trip.  It wasn't without its bumps though.   There was a cupie doll that almost messed things up. 

He also came back with a great t-shirt, some amazing yarn, and a chocolate Easter Bilby, which is kind of like an Easter Bunny, but far more appropriate considering Australia's ecologicial challenges.  (Bunnies are bad news)  The Easter Bilby isn't in the picture because of course he was eaten right away, ears first. 



This was the best.  I had an amazing time.
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2  Re: Gnome swap Gallery.... in The Swap Gallery by greenveggie on: April 11, 2006 07:29:41 AM
I got my amazing gnomey stuff last night.  I got a great gnome catching kit, and this wild stuff gnome, that is driving the dog mad.
I also got some gnome notecards that didn't get in the picture.

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3  Re: Little Visitor 2 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by greenveggie on: February 09, 2006 05:43:58 PM
Clementine has arrived from sunny Australia just in time for some fresh snow.



Here she is hanging in the office.



And freezing a bit checking out the pretty snowy back yard.  I think she may need some warmer clothes for her visit.
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4  Re: the 2006 wishlist gallery! in The Swap Gallery by greenveggie on: January 11, 2006 05:33:17 PM
Yay!  I got Muppets and fairy marble magnets from VW69 today.  They are so totally cool.  They even came in a neat Muppets decorated box.  Its so cool I almost don't want to take them out and use them. 

 

I've been working super long hours at work and have not had enough time, in my opinion, for the stuff that really matters, like crafting, so they made my day. 
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5  Re: the 2006 wishlist gallery! in The Swap Gallery by greenveggie on: January 09, 2006 07:49:46 PM
Snacker received, and asked me to post photos of her new circular needle case.



Its red and black, felted, with needle felted details to match the awesome lining fabric I found. (Which I did the whole thing around)



There is also a small plastic snap on it.  I tried to find something better, but my only other option for something tough enough was magnetic, and when I started to try it out, it attached to my metal needles and that didn't make much sense. Now that she's received, I'm going to post my first failed attempt that I think I recovered.  I learned bags are best if you felt them AFTER assembly.  Before and there is sometimes no amount of blocking that will get the shape you knit them in...
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6  Re: Craft My Christmas Swap (US & Canada) Gallery in The Swap Gallery by greenveggie on: December 11, 2005 06:34:18 AM
Yay! I got my package from Shuffar yesterday.  It rocks.  And I still have more coming.

I can say I am very thankful to not have to worry about a nice wrapped temptation yet.

Here are pics of what she sent me.



I got threw cool stained glass type ornaments.  I really like the snowman.  There is a pickle ornament, which is a major German tradition and being german and not having my own yet, I'm very exited.   Also ormament garland.  The bad news is I won't be having a tree this  year because our puppy thinks sticks are cool and a tree is just a really big stick.  I will be still decorating the house and I can't wait to hang this all up.  And last but not least, a NOSEWARMER!  I've always wanted one, but would never knit one for myself because my hubby thinks they're silly. 



I love it all!
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7  Re: iPod Cozies in Knitting: Completed Projects by greenveggie on: September 14, 2005 09:14:48 AM
Finally posting my cozy.  Its a sock made of some sock yarn that I will never make socks out of, but that I love.  Don't think I even have the name anymore.  I have a silicon protector with a screen protector and belt clicp that I love, so the sock method works for me.  I defninitely need it since without it it just picks up crumbs and hair from my purse. 



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8  Crocheted puppy toy. in Crochet: Completed Projects by greenveggie on: July 15, 2005 03:29:18 PM
I made the dog toy below for our puppy Tess (see cutie pie picture). She's four months old and goes thorugh squeeky toys faster than I can afford to buy them.  I went out and bought squeakers from the pet store (four for 1.99) and crocheted it.  The squeeker is in the first section and in there in such a way it can't be migrated to the other sections.  After a test ball I made had some issues, I made sure that these had no knots that could work their way out, and that all ends were long and hidden inside.   By making them long, if she should happen to manage to get one out, it can easily be put back in.   I also made it without seams of any kind.  
For the pattern (fleshed out for here) I just started with a ch 3, formed it in to a circle, sc'd around it (about six times), and then kept going spiral like and increased/decreased to make the bubbles, changing color each time before I started in increase again.  I found the best way to get a good shape is to increase a lot right at the beginning, do three rows without any increases, and then start decreasing.  I made sure I didn't decrease too quickly to prevent holes.  (holes are things teeth can get in to and make bigger)  The last section I decreased down to about 6-8 sc left, and then cinched it up and burried the end inside using a tapestry needle.   No stuffing since that seems to encourage trying to get it out.  

I think you could infinately make it bigger, but some very large dogs could really destroy it.  Tess is a whole. 6.5 pounds and will only make it to like 13.  She's got sharp terrier teeth, but I think crochet is pretty indestructable.  

I used some odd Sugar N' Cream, and  size F hook. I went smaller to make it as dense as possible.  This is number two. She's had the first one four a couple of days with not so much as a strand out of place.  The weight/shape of it makes it easy to play fetch with, and since its cloth, I think it helps her teething.  








She does colapse the separate sections, but by making it round, there are no real seams/edges for her to grab on to.  
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9  Dog Toys for Tess in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by greenveggie on: July 15, 2005 02:46:31 PM
I made the dog toy below for our puppy Tess. She's four months old and goes thorugh squeeky toys faster than I can afford to buy them.  I went out and bought squeakers from the pet store (four for 1.99) and crocheted it.  The squeeker is in the first section and in there in such a way it can't be migrated to the other sections.  After a test ball I made had some issues, I made sure that these had no knots that could work their way out, and that all ends were long and hidden inside.   By making them long, if she should happen to manage to get one out, it can easily be put back in.   I also made it without seams of any kind.  For the pattern I just started with a ch 3, formed it in to a circle, sc'd around it, and then kept going and increased/decreased to make the bubbles, changing color each time before I started in increase again.  I made sure I didn't decrease too quickly to prevent holes.  (holes are things teeth can get in to and make bigger)  I used some odd Sugar N' Cream, and  size f hook. I went smaller to make it as dense as possible.  This is number two. She's had the first one four a couple of days with not so much as a strand out of place.  The weight/shape of it makes it easy to play fetch with, and since its cloth, I think it helps her teething. 








She does colapse the separate sections, but by making it round, there are no real seams/edges for her to grab on to. 
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