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21  Arg, there's yarn in me jewelry! (Now w. 1 small pattern and a promise of more) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by CrazyCristyC on: March 25, 2009 09:52:44 AM
In fits of boredom, I like to work on fiddly little things, like jewelry, and as a knitter/crocheter, most of what I have lying around is yarn.  That, when combined with things I find (like washers, office supplies, wire, etc.) gets me these:

These two were both made by wrapping yarn around metal washers.  The idea came from a post months ago on either the Craft Magazine Blog or Crafty Pod.  They've both brought up the idea at least once.  The blue pendant uses variegated yarn, producing that nice effect.


These used bits of wire.  The first was a piece of driftwood that had been eaten away by ocean worms.  The second is a broken piece of tile.  Since I didn't have the material for drilling through the tile, I wrapped it in hemp and secured it with glue.


I just got my ears pierced for the first time, so I have tried out any of these, but I will in another 3 weeks!  The first is really easy, just three linked, crocheted circles.  They're a bit long and probably impractical for everyday use, but quite pretty.  The second has been done a million times, I know, but they were so quick and fun.  Again, they're crocheted. 


This last pair really has nothing in common.  The pushpins were incredibly hard to bend, since I only had a small pair of electronics pliers.  It was just an exercise with wire.  The ring is some crocheted vintage acrylic yarn.  It's a bit girly for me, but cute nonetheless.


That's most of what I have pictures of, but if you want some more ideas, you could always check out the bloggityblog:
http://tossedcookies.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/on-recycling/

Cheers!
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22  Easy Scarf Challenge in Knitting: Completed Projects by CrazyCristyC on: February 18, 2009 04:03:29 PM
I made this scarf for a friend and the pattern is beyond easy.  I figured I'd post it on craftster so, if you want to, you can try figuring it out.  Here are the clues, but if you give up, the pattern's posted on my blog at http://tossedcookies.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/the-first-proof-of-my-actual-craftiness/.

     

Have fun!
-Cristy
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23  Origami Room Accent! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by CrazyCristyC on: September 15, 2008 09:36:32 AM
I wasn't particularly in the mood for playing with fibers (usual for me) so I constructed this from Japanese origami paper.  All of the squares brightly colored and securely glued together.  The beads between them are leftover from when my mother was pregnant and basically bedridden, so she made bags of bead snowflakes.  And, she'll kill me for this, that makes them now vintage! 


A close up of some of the boxes:
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24  Bright Wallet in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by CrazyCristyC on: September 15, 2008 09:31:02 AM
This was one of the first knitted projects I made, but I never used it.  A while ago, I was tossing out an old pair of pj bottoms, so I used it as lining!  The wallet is divided into two large pockets, one of which has a smaller pocket the perfect size for credit cards (intentionally!). 

The wonderfully cheerful yarn and matching button:






And my brother, the fabulous model, demonstrating its many uses:


Cheers!
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25  Froggie Purse (4 imgs) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by CrazyCristyC on: September 15, 2008 09:26:20 AM
This was made from an old pair of much loved jeans and some fabric that my brother(!) actually picked out.  It actually quite large, so you can carry a lot of things, probably even projects for the knitters/crocheters (keep stitch markers and extra hooks in the pockets!).  I didn't have a button I liked handy so rather than running out to get a new one, I ripped out the jeans button and sewed it to that back.  This was completely handsewn.  And when I can get my hands on a zipper, I'm considering making a matching change purse...

A closeup of the detail work:


Hopefully you can see what I did with the button...


I replaced the back pocket with some scraps too!


And the purse from a distance


Thanks for looking!
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26  Anyone know how to do this? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by CrazyCristyC on: August 28, 2008 06:05:48 PM
I've looked everywhere online, but I still can't find how to do this.  It's definitely knitted, not crocheted but I can't figure out how.  I'm pretty sure it's all one layer too, with minimal binding off or anything like that, but maybe I'm just looking for something really awesome when it's really very simple. :p  And I'm bound and determined to figure this out.  Any pattern, pictures, anything would be really helpful!
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27  Crocheted Waffle Scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by CrazyCristyC on: August 24, 2008 01:26:36 PM
I was trying to come up with a pattern for a waffled scarf using some old baby yarn and this is the end product...  It tends to curl a bit around and it's not entire symetrical, but it's a fun, fast pattern that uses very little yarn.



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