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1  Re: Hexagon motif blanket in Crochet: Completed Projects by Nedrian on: December 06, 2010 04:36:05 PM
after playing around with my camera, i found a few settings. one included taking 3 pictures at once and i did that with about 100 pictures, then went through all sets of them picking out the least blurry ones...

close ups:



























close ups of the joining:





of the back:







close up of the joining in the back:



sorry about all the pics, but at least i feel satisfied now.
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2  Hexagon motif blanket in Crochet: Completed Projects by Nedrian on: December 05, 2010 09:09:00 AM
i started this blanket months ago during one of the granny-a-long months and finished it soon after. i didn't have a decent camera at the time it was finally finished so i couldn't post the final blanket once it was finished. :/
 
after buying a camera recently and trying to take a picture of the entire blanket, i soon realized even the new camera isn't really working out the way i had planned. the blanket is big enough to cover a full size bed with ample blanket left over hanging off all the edges and includes pretty much any color imaginable. i think because of this, my camera, when i take a picture of the entire blanket, has issues... all the colors blur together and everything's so blurry that it's just bleh.

so with that said, i only have a small portion of the blanket pictured:









i feel awful having completing this ginormous project, definitely my largest project ever... and it being too colorful for my camera to take a picture of. :/ if anyone has any tips i'd greatly appreciate it so that i can post more stuffs.

here's the free pattern of the hexagons: http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/blue-ribbon-afghans-kaleidoscope
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3  Re: ACTIVE: Granny-A-Day Crochet-Along MAY! in Crochetalongs by Nedrian on: May 11, 2010 09:27:52 PM
yeah, i'll definitely post pictured of everything when it's all together and stuff. i began blocking some of my hexagons today since i'm coming to the end of making them pretty soon. need to make a few half hexagons to make the borders straight when they're all sewn together still, and maybe another 20ish hexagons since i don't really like some of them i've made. :/

anyway, here's some pictures of the blocking process i did today because since we're all making motifs to be sewn together... maybe i'll help someone who can't afford an 80 dollar blocking mat, because i certainly can't.

i went to wal-mart, went to the toilet paper isle, and asked someone who was stocking toilet paper if i could have their cardboard boxes. around where i live, wal-marts always keep some cardboard boxes for the sole purpose of customer use, so you should check out there for some pretty big boxes. say you're moving or something, like i did. <3

i cut the boxes into pretty big pieces and using a yard stick, outlined 1x1 inch squares with a permanent marker... (and note that some of these blocking sheets made of cardboard are smaller - not all the boxes i could get my hands on were boxes that toilet paper had been shipped in sadly):


up close:


right after pinning some hexagons on it and spraying them (i went easy on the amount of hexagons because i wasn't really sure how 1 layer thin cardboard was going to hold up...):


then well, i went kind of crazy when i found out how awesome it was working... going to make these next few pics links so i don't flood this whole page with pictures:
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo119/Nedrian/blocking010.jpg
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo119/Nedrian/blocking009.jpg
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo119/Nedrian/blocking008.jpg
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo119/Nedrian/blocking006.jpg
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo119/Nedrian/blocking007.jpg
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo119/Nedrian/blocking011.jpg

i thought that the cardboard would be all flimsy and not so nice after one use, but the cardboard to my surprise became even sturdier. i'll update on how the cardboard keeps up with blocking after another attempt or two if anyone's interested.
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4  Re: ACTIVE: Granny-A-Day Crochet-Along MAY! in Crochetalongs by Nedrian on: May 11, 2010 12:39:15 AM
well, just as this month was rolling around and i was really excited about this crochet-along... my laptop dies and i have no way of checking the site. actually, i could, but my programmer boyfriend hogs it all the time.

so i got a weeee bit carried away with this granny a day thing since i had nothing else to do. sorry for the extremely poor quality of pictures, as my camera was forged from rock or something in the stone age. the colors in the first few pictures are all wonky.

everything together... (in this picture everything together is about 7x4 feet roughly estimating):



 


some individual hexagons that didn't make my camera go all crazy and distort the colors, except for the red one... but it still looks cool:








and one last one, with all my hexagons i had photographed in one giant heap beside my foot as a scale:


i got the pattern from a book called like 40 blue ribbon afghan winners or something. this pattern's picture is on the cover and for like 4 years now i've always wanted to make this, but never really had any inspiration (or a huge stash or assorted colors to do the job). i've been using all kinds of yarn - natural, acrylic, whatever i have around in small amounts to get rid of everything ASAP so i can buy more stuff to replace it. all in all, i think i have about 75 of these hexagons. i'm actually almost finished...

whew. off i go to another few days probably without having the internet, lol. good luck to all you fellow crocheters doing the crochet-along!

pray for me when i begin putting these all together, please.

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5  Wannabe basketweave hat in Crochet: Completed Projects by Nedrian on: August 03, 2009 07:46:09 PM
i've recently started trying to make my own hats so today i decided i would try to make a type of hat i've always wanted to make... a basketweave one. but i've never really been able to find a pattern i like. this is what came out of my attempt, and it's nothing what i was really going for... but i still like it, lol.

view from the top:


close up of the stitches on the side:


while it was still being made (these were actually "memory" pictures because i found a mistake i had made and was about to rip it all apart... thankfully after ripping out a few rows i found the mistake!) :


here's the whole thing, but the sun has since gone down, so the colors from the crappy camera are all messed up :/ amazing what sunlight can do... :


close up of the edging:


that's about it <3 hope you guys like the mistake hat, lol.
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6  Melissa bunny (lots of pictures) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Nedrian on: July 29, 2009 05:23:28 PM
my sister surprised me one day with some purple yarn and since i had been on a bunny making spree (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314729.0), with her loving those, i just ran with it... but i tried something a little new with this bunny: a dress!



i put some little buttons in her ears to decorate her... i also put pipe cleaners in this bunny's ears so they're able to be posed, although in these pictures i didn't really show that off much... she's too much of a lady!



her dress took me sooo long... it was my first attempt at trying to do the crochet-on-top thing



close up of the front:



close up of the back:



and under one of the arms:



i used the pattern from rheatheylia.com (love her patterns) - http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns&id=3

the only change i did was on round 17, i worked in the back loops only and crocheted down using the pattern as written until i had about a hole 2 to 3 inches wide and safety pinned that off temporarily. i joined back on the unworked loops of round 17 (the front loops are the unworked loops i'm referring to) and did single crochet until i got the dress as long as i wanted it. i did a round of reverse single crochet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_DPQw2Dykg) to finish off the bottom of the dress (first time doing that stitch too - was pretty interesting...). when i had the dress totally finished i began doing the top crochet or whatever it's called (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z7EyjLOtCw).

when i got finished i had SO MANY ends inside the dress that i wasn't able to weave in properly... if i could have changed anything i would have left the hole wider at the bottom so i could kind of turn the dress inside out to weave them in right. i thought to myself that it wouldn't be an issue since you're not going to ever be seeing the inside of the bunny... but it really interfered with stuffing the bunny, and she feels kind of bumpy because of all the ends. if you don't care about how your bunny feels, it's not that big of a deal... ahh, the curse of being a perfectionist...

anyway, hope you guys like my bunny. i tried to explain everything, but if anyone has any questions i'll be happy to answer. <3
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7  Crazy bunny! (lots of pictures) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Nedrian on: July 27, 2009 12:09:03 PM
well, this is my first post showing some of my work... finally got up past 10 posts, go me! i really love the amigurumi posted here, and the day i found out about this site until now, i've been checking every day just to see the new ideas, lol. it's like of like crack to me... anyway, on with my bunny.

i had this weird, weird yarn that had 4 strands of blue, orange, green, black and whatever else... i looked at it for weeks just shaking my head. so with that crazy yarn, i made a crazy bunny. here he is:



an up close look of his crazy face:



i put pipe cleaners in his ears so that i can pose his crazy ears in crazy ways...



he has a crazy feminine side...



and one more crazy one just because...



now that i've finished him, i've found YET ANOTHER skein of this hideous yarn and i have no idea what to do with it. maybe make him a crazy mate or something...

i got this pattern from the wonderful rheatheylia, and i've made a few other bunnies from this pattern as well. since i've put so many crazy pictures here though, i'll leave them for another day, lol.

http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns&id=3
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8  Re: Monokuro Boo - black and white piggies *With patterns* in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Nedrian on: May 12, 2009 08:27:24 PM
ughh... since i don't have 10 posts yet i had to edit all of my pictures to the links... i hope they work.

yesterday i made one of these piggies, and i too had some issues understanding the 24th round. i eventually got it though, and decided to take some pictures to help those out who have issues with this round as well. so here they are! (sorry about the bad quality in some of them and loose ends here and there...)

sc in the next 9 stitches (i use safety pins as round markers)


you want to sc in the 6th sc behind you




this is what it looks like after you've sc'ed into the 6th behind you and gone around the 6 stitches one time to make the foot longer


join your yarn back in the stitch directly after the foot that you didn't sc in


sc 12


sc in the 6th behind you to make the second foot


this is what it should look like after you've gotten the second foot done


sc 12 again


sc in the 6th behind you again to make the 3rd foot


join yet again, sc 12 yet again, work in the 6th behind you yet again, and you'll have your 4 feet all finished. here are my finished 4 feet


maybe i could have gotten away with a little less pictures, but oh well, lol. at least now there won't be anymore questions about the 24th round. happy piggy making everyone. <3


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