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1  Cowl Neck Poncho in Crochet: Completed Projects by Ednarb on: January 28, 2014 06:37:34 PM
It took a full 6 skeins of LB Tweed Stripes to finish this, and unfortunately I only had 5 of the same color. Oh well. The last 10 inches in the back are Tundra (not Woodlands, like the rest), but its not very noticeable as Woodlands has a lot of browns in it. Love the final result. I didnt like how the slip stitches made a ridge on the seam, so I undid that and whip stitched it instead on the wrong side with a flatter result. Very cozy and warm and is what I wear around the house when the temps dip down low (like they have been lately!).

C&C welcome!
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2  Hot Air Balloon Christmas Ornaments in Winter Holidays by Ednarb on: January 23, 2014 09:27:07 PM
Saw something similar in a craft magazine, but didn't include any instructions. After trying to recreate them, I can see why! It took me a lot of trial and error to finally get these 2 made for Christmas gifts. I do plan to make one for myself eventually - hopefully in time for next Christmas!

The blue balloon went to my sister, who loves teal and owls. The balloon part is just a glass ornament turned upside down. Wire, craft paper and tape, metal tags, and small paper "treat" cups were used for the rest. The hardest part was getting all the wire to cooperate! I stuffed in some fiberfill to hide the wires on the inside of the "basket." The little "flags" are pieces of map scrapbook paper.

The gold balloon went to my mother. In the second picture you can see the little bird that hangs from the front, but you can't see many more details because of the tree (took that photo first before realizing I needed a plain background in order to show the details). I left the ornament the original gold color, and these pics are before I had the idea to include fiberfill, which not only hides the insides, but gives a nice "clouds" effect I think.

Thanks for looking! C&C welcome!
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3  Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided) in Crochetalongs by Ednarb on: January 14, 2014 01:47:52 PM
I'm in! I started one of these a long time ago, and it's been hibernating too long. I just hope I can pull together all the stash yarn I have in a pleasing color arrangement. Here's where I left off:

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4  Baby Poncho in Crochet: Completed Projects by Ednarb on: October 09, 2013 07:52:19 AM
Found an old poncho my mother crocheted for me when I was little up in the attic. Using that as a guide, decided to make one for my niece. The yarn is super soft and I love the variegated colors in the yarn.

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5  Angel Wings Pinafore and Dress - 4 photos in Crochet: Completed Projects by Ednarb on: October 09, 2013 07:44:43 AM
Pattern found on Ravelry. Made for my niece for her first birthday. Pattern works up very easy, which is why I made 2! The pattern is for a pinafore, but a simple alteration to the pattern makes a dress. The good thing is that while it fits perfectly as a dress now, she'll be able to wear it as a sort of swing top as she gets older/taller! No pics of her wearing it - she was a bit fussy that day Smiley

Dress front

Dress  back

Pinafore front (could not get the rotated images of the pinafore to save for some reason!!)

Pinafore back - I love the little owl buttons!

C&C welcome!
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6  Snowdrop Shawl in Crochet: Completed Projects by Ednarb on: October 09, 2013 07:39:58 AM
Pattern found on Ravelry. It's the yarn that makes this beautiful - Chroma Worsted in Autumn Days from Knit Picks. I love this yarn!

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7  Tree of life afghan in Crochet: Completed Projects by Ednarb on: October 09, 2013 07:37:37 AM
Always was a fan of the knitted version, and was excited to find it had been "translated" into a crochet pattern! The pattern was a little confusing, but I finally figured it out, and am thrilled with the results!

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8  Santa and his reindeer in Winter Holidays by Ednarb on: December 11, 2012 07:50:56 PM
For the first time possibly ever, some leftovers from a previous crafting effort that I couldn't throw away because "I might be able to do something with this someday," I actually did something with! Bonus, and also unprecedented, is that I used only supplies I had on-hand. I didn't buy anything new to make this. The reindeer silhouettes were what remained after cutting out reindeer to put on Christmas cards I made seasons ago.

Thanks for looking!
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9  Does anyone recognize this stitch? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Ednarb on: November 19, 2012 02:46:51 PM
I'm fairly certain this is knit, although the finishing at the bottom of the cardigan is crochet. It's a mass-produced sweater from JJill. Would love it if someone could identify the stitch this is. Here's a close up photo of what the front looks like (I've stretched it out a little bit so you can see the details):

Here's a close up of the back of the fabric:

Thanks for the help!
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10  The Mitten animals felt stuffies (lots of images) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Ednarb on: October 12, 2011 07:08:48 PM
The very same sister for whom I made 10+2 stuffed monkeys to go with the "10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" song she teaches the kids in her kindergarten class each year (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=388896.msg4604227#msg4604227), also requested stuffies of the animals from a story called The Mitten. I've never read this book before, but it's by Jan Brett, and it's about a boy who loses a white mitten in the snow, and then lots of forest animals move into the mitten (the little scamps!) She wanted stuffed animals to go along with the story. She plans to make a large mitten for the kids to put the animals into as they read along. Should be pretty cute! I finally finished the animals last weekend and delivered them - my only deadline was to have them done before it got cold outside, because that's when they read this book - during mitten-weather!

Here's the whole gang:

And below are the individual animals:

The Badger:

The Bear:

The Fox:

The Hedgehog:

The Mole:

The Mouse:

The Owl:

The Rabbit

They were a lot more work than I thought - I don't have any experience making stuffed animals, besides the monkeys I made for her before, so I don't know what I was thinking agreeing to this  Smiley- but once I had the design figured out for each animal, it got easier. As always, I learned lessons from each attempt that I got to use in the next creation, and the mole design was the only one I had to scrap and start over with right near the end (the first version looked too much like Digger from Shirt Tails. Shirt Tales? Anyone else remember that cartoon?Smiley.

My sister loved them, and promises to tell me what the kids think of them when they're finally premiered!

Comments/critiques welcome. Thanks for looking!
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