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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / A winter's worth of scarves, hats & shawls - lotsa pics! on: April 06, 2010 12:57:04 PM
I didn't take any pics over the winter because I really prefer to take them outdoors.  So I've stocked up!  The details on all of these can be found on my ravelry page, http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kellyrenee77so I'll just post the best pics.  Hope it's not too much all at once!!

First up, hats:
Purple with a scarf
 

Similar hat & different scarf in black:


And same hat again in green.  It's a little too loud for me, I haven't worn it much.



Now for some shawls:

This one's huge so I can wear it many ways.





These I made with sock yarn instead of the recommended worsted or bulky to make more of an oversized scarf.







And finally, here are a few scarves:



2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / The xmas presents I remembered to take pics of....purse, hat, afghan, etc on: February 07, 2010 04:51:48 PM
I made so much stuff in December for presents.  Here are most of them.  A few I forgot to take pics of.

First, a purse made for a friend's daughter.  I didn't line it so she's supposed to let me know how it does with no lining.




A blue pair of gloves.  These were very awkward to make, not sure I want to make more.




Next on our list is a hat, scarf and handwarmer set. 


Action shot!


And last but not least, a mini afghan for my mom.  I wasn't so sure of her color choices at the store but the finished product is great I think.

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Making stripes... too many ends! What can I do? on: January 07, 2010 07:56:27 PM
I'm making a purse in black and grey stripes.  I am making a flat piece and will later fold it over and sew it up the sides.  I'm making two rows of each color so all my ends are on the same side.  But there are SO MANY.  Is there a way to not cut the yarn since I'm on the same side?  Do I just not cut it, let the little bit from the third row to the fifth lay there on the side and then just hide it when I sew up the edges?
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Orange purse w/ flower lining and hat/scarves for a swap on: December 30, 2009 08:02:34 AM
I made this purse awhile back but forgot to take pics of it so I had to wait until I saw her again.  They aren't the most super awesome pics but you get the idea.



My favorite part of the lining is I made pen holders and she didn't have a pen in hers.  I hope she knows that's what it's for! 




These scarves and hat were made for a swap with a fellow craftster.  They are the nicest scarves I've ever made, with a superwash wool that I loved using.  I must make myself one soon!



Hat turned over to show what it looked like before adding the band patch.


Here's the second scarf, all green.

5  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / 3 pairs of flappy mitten gloves & 3 fuzzy scarves on: December 27, 2009 06:56:10 PM
I made the first pair of mitten gloves for myself, and later asked my two coworkers what they wanted me to make them for Christmas.  Since this is my first year crocheting, I said I can make hats, scarves, purses and mitten gloves.  They both wanted mitten gloves, which made me really happy because they are the hardest thing I've made so far.  And of course I think theirs turned out better than mine since they were try 2 and 3! 

Pattern here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocheted-mittens---fingerless-gloves.  This pattern is for the men's version, but my gauge was a little small so it worked out ok.  I didn't add the velcro dot because I thought it would be ugly.  I probably could have on the black ones, but meh.   Wink

Mine:



Coworker 1:



Coworker 2:




The three fuzzy scarves are for three friends.  I didn't realize when I picked up the blue it was self-striping, but it was really nice, I'd never used it before.  All 3 are made with fun fur and with a V stitch from the Happy Hooker book, which works perfectly for the fuzzy yarn since you work into a big hole instead of trying to see your stitches. 

Red:


Blue stripes:


Multi colored (which matches my carpet!):


6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Orange & black tote bags - xmas gifts for my harley riding friends on: December 20, 2009 11:22:57 AM
All three of these are made with two strands of yarn, one plain black and one fuzzy orange - Harley Davidson colors of course.  All are the same pattern, Rust Goes Green from ravelry. 









All have my handmade tags:


Here they are "wrapped up" for gift giving.

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / What do you say when people ask, did you knit that yourself? on: December 13, 2009 04:19:26 PM
I've only been crocheting less than a year, and I've had several people see me wearing a hat or scarf and say, "oh that's cute, did you knit it yourself?"  I'm curious if others have this happen and what you say.  I've noticed if I say, "well I crocheted it myself" then they ask "what's the difference?"  And you know, if you're not doing it, just a bystander looking at a finished scarf, there really isn't much difference. 

If it was a friend or fellow crafty person, I would say it was crocheted, and be happy to explain the difference if they asked.  For strangers or casual aquaintences just commenting they like my scarf, I think I'll just say "yes I did, thanks!"

What do my fellow crafsters say?
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first filet project - scarf and matching hat on: December 12, 2009 08:21:29 AM
The hat is the swirls cap from ravelry.  I made it for a friend and she wanted a matching "plain" scarf.  But I couldn't stand to make it TOO plain, so I decided to try a simple filet design, and I love the result!  Of course the pic that got the diamonds the best is the one least true to color, but the others are true.  Love to hear what you think!







9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hockey Hat - with abandoned yarn! on: December 06, 2009 09:24:38 PM
A friend wanted me to make him a hat with a patch of his favorite hockey team, the Canadiens.  (And although the name implies they are "THE" Canadian team, there are others.  I don't get it, but I'm not a sports person.)





I acquired the blue yarn at a homecoming tailgate.  There was a partial skein of blue yarn sitting in the middle of a table in a food tent.  The people at the table got up and left, so I snagged it.  I have no idea who would need a skein of yarn at a tailgate, and why they abandoned it, but I feel I put it to good use! 

So share your stories of the oddest place you've gotten yarn..... I'm sure there are some good ones out there in craftsterland!

Oh and, comment on the hat! Cheesy
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / A slightly different bra question.... on: November 25, 2009 07:56:41 AM
I've been going through some weight changes in the last year or so, and my poor boobies (and shoulders!!) seem to be getting the worst of it.  But the weight change is making them lose shape and sag further (sigh) which is hurting my shoulders like crazy.  I'm about a 38G if that helps/matters.

If I have some bras that fit pretty well around, but are too small in the cup.  I would like to know if it would be possible to re-do the cups to be larger.  I'm an awful sewer, so any tips or links to tutorials would be awesome.

But I also want more support from the cups and less on my shoulders.  Could one put underwires (or other material) going the other way on the bra?  As in from chest to nipple?  I actually picture those L-shaped brackets you use to hold shelves to walls.  Could I reinforce the bottom of the bra cup in such a way that it could take the brunt of the weight and get my shoulders some relief?
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