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1  Re: Why do birds (& hedwig), suddenly appear.. in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by mmmfruit on: July 24, 2007 11:54:41 PM
indeliblechange's birds were created after she saw the ones I made (she credits me as sharmelon, from livejournal):


I'm not sure if miss_joy was also using mine for reference?

For those of you interested in the pattern, it is actually available in the book Kooky Crochet: 30 Remarkably Wacky Projects by Linda Kopp.. it was just released this summer.

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2  Cheese-kun! Amigurumi (Code Geass/Pizza Hut Japan) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by mmmfruit on: July 24, 2007 11:46:21 PM


This is something I've been meaning to do -- and I did it!  I crocheted Cheese-kun (チーズくん) as a gigantic amigurumi!  He is smaller than 'life-size' (as compared to the huggable plush that C.C. has), but he is good huggable size for me!  For those who don't know, Cheese-kun is a mascot for Pizza Hut in Japan, and has been seen numerous times in the anime, Code Geass - as a prize that C.C. has won from eating a lot of pizza.  ^o^  My amigurumi plush Cheese-kun measures approximately 15" tall, and 9" wide.

Screen-caps from the anime:


(This is project #38 of 50 crafty projects in 2007.)

I also am sharing the crochet pattern for free!  It can be downloaded here:
http://www.mmm-fruit.com/patterns/cheesekun.pdf
Please right-click and Save as... to your computer.

For those who make one - I would love to see your finished projects!
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3  Re: Kirsten Dunst Pithy hat knitalong anyone? in Knitalongs by mmmfruit on: June 12, 2007 02:05:14 PM
I found a pattern for a modified pithy hat here:
http://kellymaher.wordpress.com/2007/03/14/big-blue-beret-pattern/

And also modified it some more, by alternating k8p1 with an 8-stitch cable.  I also made this about 7" so it would fit me better.  I love how this one turned out much better than the purple one I made.

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4  Re: Kirsten Dunst Pithy hat knitalong anyone? in Knitalongs by mmmfruit on: June 11, 2007 11:56:45 AM


I knit one using the Elizabeth town pattern yesterday~ using Cascade 220 yarn in violet.  I don't quite like how it fits on my head.. I think I should've added more cast on stitches so it would be a looser/slouchier fit... but oh well.  It was a fun project to work on. Smiley
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5  Slightly Slouchy Leg Warmers in Knitting: Completed Projects by mmmfruit on: January 16, 2007 08:17:33 PM
Okay! So, I wanted to knit myself a pair of legwarmers. I made Knitty's Postmodern Legwarmers last year, but they were just too chunky for me, and I didn't quite like how they looked on me. (But don't get me wrong, the pattern is great! They just don't suit my legs well.)

I haven't found another pattern, knit or crochet, that I liked. They are all too.. fitted. Or I don't like the style.  Then I saw the most perfect legwarmers on a mannequin in a store the other day. Black with colored stripes, wide, with the perfect amount of slouch to them - but they were for display only.

So, forever legwarmer-less I thought I was.

Until I pulled out some leftover yarn from my stash.  I had some Lion Brand Wool-Ease in various colors leftover from crocheting amigurumi and knitting Knucks over the holidays.  I started these legwarmers a few times (and ripped the out), trying to decide just how wide to make them, and I ended up with....



... this! A single legwarmer - still a WIP, since I have to knit up the one for the other leg now. But I love how it turned out.  I'm probably going to knit another pair that's longer (slightly wider maybe? for more slouch), but since I was just working with leftover yarn, I settled for this shorter length.

I jotted down everything I did as I went along so I can make the other leg identical, so here's the pattern below if you want to make your own.  I have skinny legs, and I don't know if we all knit with the same tension, so you may want to just knit a few rows at a time and try it on your own leg to see how you like it.  You may or may not need to make adjustments:


Slightly Slouchy Leg Warmers
by Sharleen Morco

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease
Needles: 3.5mm DPNs
Gauge: 5 sts = 1

CO 60 sts.

Work 4 rows k2p2 rib.

Work 20 rows in stockinette stitch.

Switch colors. Work 10 rows in stockinette.

Switch colors. Work 10 rows in stockinette.

Switch colors. Work 10 rows in stockinette.

*k2tog, k 28**, rep from * to ** once more. (58 sts)

Knit 1 row.

*k2tog, k 27**, rep from * to ** once more. (56 sts)

Knit 1 row.

*k2tog, k 12**, rep from * to ** 3 more times (52 sts)

Knit 1 row.

*k2tog, k 11**, rep from * to ** 3 more times (48 sts)

Switch colors. Work 4 rows in k2p2 rib.
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6  Ondori Amigurumi Dog, Bunnies, and Bears ^-^ in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by mmmfruit on: December 06, 2006 08:47:57 PM
I've been working on some of the amigurumi patterns from Ondori book ISBN4277490395.. these are going as gifts for friends and family this holiday season.


Amigurumi no Inu (Amigurumi Dog)
Lion Brand Wool Ease & Size F crochet hook


Amigurumi no Usagi (Amigurumi Rabbit)
The golden one is using Lion Brand Wool Ease, the teal one with Lion Brand wool; both size G crochet hook


Amigurumi no Kuma (Amigurumi Bear)
Both using Lion Brand Wool Ease again and a size G crochet hook
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7  Yay! I'm finally embroidering! in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by mmmfruit on: August 25, 2006 10:51:21 PM
I've been wanting to learn to embroider and picked up Jenny Hart's "Stitch It Kit".. and it is amazingly easy!  I love this kit!

Here's what I finished over the course of two nights: an embroidered cherry on a tea towel (from the kit), and an embroidered bird on a white pillowcase I had in my closet.



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8  Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723 in Knitalongs by mmmfruit on: July 22, 2006 08:12:27 AM
I made mine yesterday!  I read through all 58 pages of posts so I could understand how to customize this to fit me.  I got carried away in watching television as I knit, so I totally forgot to do the "k2" on each end of my purl rows -_-;; so it curls, but I was able to iron it flat.  It's not noticable so much when I tried it on.

Anyway, I knit mine up on size 10.5 circular needles & less than 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in black.  It's held together with a dragonfly pin I've had for years.


knit side (and before ironing)


purl side (after ironing) <-- my preferred "right side"

Thanks to julsey723 for a wonderful pattern! and to loisgriffinwannabe for all the helpful posts within these pages about gauge & customizing it to fit.  This was my first big knitting project (that wasn't a scarf or anything; this thing has sleeves!!) so I wasn't quite sure if I would even knit it to fit me.  But it fits just perfectly!
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9  Re: I live in Japan and can fulfill all your 100 yen or kawaii needs. Swap? in Japan by mmmfruit on: April 27, 2006 10:24:37 PM
i received my package! it was filled with bento box goodness, but even more exciting, catisoutside was so kind enough to find me two premium boxes of SUNTORY FINAL FANTASY XII POTION!!!!!!11

you can watch the commercial for it here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=hg9bQPoUf_4

anyway, here are photos of some of the things she sent. it's night time and i had bad lighting so i wasn't able to photograph everything.

she sent me.. 2x bento boxes, 2x chopsticks, 2x drink pouch, 2x lunch bag, 2x bento box straps, 1x plastic fish soy sauce squeezers, 1x plastic grass (like you see in bento boxes/sushi boxes).. one set in red, one set in blue; and the the two premium bottles of ffxii potion ^^ <3 <3 <3

( you can go to my flickr to see larger photos -- http://flickr.com/photos/mmmfruit )





i am sending my package off this weekend and hope you receive it soon and will enjoy it as much as i enjoyed this one! (^o^)

thank you so so so so so much!!!! <3
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10  Re: Cabled hand bag in Knitting: Completed Projects by mmmfruit on: April 01, 2006 07:47:37 PM


tada! and my first time ever making cables!
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