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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: cute summer dress and halters :) *now with a quick tute for dress* on: August 01, 2009 12:10:06 PM
This is super cute! I made one myself today following your tutorial. I cut the sleeves and sewed them on a bit differently though. I'm a D-cup, so the way you did it wasn't enough room for me. I cut them so they angled down in the back and juuuuust meets in the middle, but the front has lots of room for boobs. Might post some pics later.

Thanks, this was fun! First thing I've sewed in a long time.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: female anatomy (if you have a problem with this, don't read this thread!) on: January 28, 2007 06:12:31 AM
Pictures are back! I'm pretty sure Flickr will be more reasonable than PhotoBucket.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Mature topic-ladies eco-flow busters on: March 03, 2006 05:49:42 PM
So... one question about this.

These are stuffed with cotton stuffing, no?  And cotton stuffing in a wet environment tends to wander a bit.  So, what's stopping little tendrils of stuffing from wandering out of the holes in the crocheted tampon and staying in the vagina after removal?  And then bacteria growing on that, and then TSS...  This happens with tampons too, and they're a bit more solid.

I use a Divacup, which you have to sterilize, but which also has the bonus of not leaving any material behind when I remove it.  While I admire the eco-friendly urges behind this project, I'm not sure that I would be comfortable using it.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Cardigans and a slipper on: February 02, 2006 06:32:58 AM
A slipper made of wool yarn. I like it very much. Here'e my attempt of making a pattern for it: http://www.ipbolaget.com/users/ce03922/toffel.html

These are great!  Now I'm wishing I could read that cardigan pattern!

A note on the slipper pattern:  American and European names for stitches are slightly different.  The stitch that you're doing in the slippers looks (to me) like what we call a single crochet, but you're calling it a double crochet (as they do in Europe, so that's fine).  You can see a comparison chart of the terms here.  You might want to say that on your pattern page in case some North American crocheters come along and are confused.  Other than that, very very good!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Functional male anatomy (inspired by female anatomy thread) *Now with patter on: December 20, 2005 04:02:46 AM
@ heatherann:  Thank YOU! Grin  I'd make matching vaginas & penises, except I can't quite figure out how to make the females. Sorry, I'm really new to this.  Do you think you can add more detail as to how you made them?  Thanks!

You can buy the pattern here.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Functional male anatomy (inspired by female anatomy thread) on: December 18, 2005 08:08:02 AM
Oh, these are lovely.  Smiley  I'm so glad my thread inspired you!  Now we just need to make one of the vulvas in a similar gauge and we'll have an interactive sex ed class all ready to go.  Wink

The pubic hair is AWESOME, by the way.  That's a great touch!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: female anatomy (if you have a problem with this, don't read this thread!) on: December 18, 2005 06:59:36 AM
got the pattern last night and after a few partial froggings I finished my first! Once I got the hang of readng the pattern it was easy! never done charst before so anyway I was rather pleased! Thanks again Heatherann!

Oh yay!  This is the first one I've seen that wasn't crocheted by me.  Smiley
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: female anatomy (if you have a problem with this, don't read this thread!) on: December 14, 2005 03:53:35 PM
I keep meaning to post - it's a good excuse to procrastinate so...
I'm in my 2nd year of seminary...
The 3rd week of November is GLBT week and we have an art show...
Feeling somewhat mischevious I pulled out my copy of the crocheted vagina and
added a knit womb from knitty  PRESTO - ART!!!
Not wanting to stop at just one, I decided to go for the Maiden Mother Crone symbolism.
I adjusted the patterns a bit - smaller needle size and smaller stitches for the maiden in pale pink
regular stitches and over-stuffed womb for the mother in red
larger needles and looser for the Crone in burgundy.

I mounted them in shadowboxes with small labels in the corner!
The funniest part is that most people couldn't figure out what they were!

When I get a chance, I'll take some pictures to post!!
Blessings - Selkie

That sounds so great.  Please do post photos when you get a chance!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is this abnormal?? on: November 20, 2005 04:17:47 PM
Except I'm still a bit confused about the "etc, etc, increasing number of initial sc's each time you go around"
So does that mean instead of going 1 sc in 4 and then 2 sc in one you go like
1sc in 5 2sc in 1, 1sc in 6 2sc in 1, etc?Huh or is it something else
and then when I want to go straight down it's just 1sc in every one of them??
I think i'm getting this now... maybe..

Yeah, you've got it.  Just keep increasing the number of sc's between increases.  You want to stay increasing only 6 times per round, but you have to accomodate for the fact that the diameter is getting bigger.  And yes, when you want to go straight down, just stop doing increases.

So, this is the top of your hat and you're making increases where the lines are:

When you're closer to the middle of the circle, the lines are closer together, so there are fewer sc's between increases.  When you're farther out, there's more space between the increases.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is this abnormal?? on: November 19, 2005 07:16:40 PM
Ok well I was following a pattern and it said to sc 1 in the next four sc and then sc 2 in the next one. I don't think I increased. I was just counting and going around and around and bah.

When you sc 2 in the next one, that's an increase, because you're doing two stitches in the place of one.  The basic pattern for flat circles is this:

Do a magic loop. (tutorial)
Row 1: 6 sc
Row 2: 2 sc in each (12)
Row 3: *1sc, 2sc in next*, do this 6 times (18)
Row 4: *2sc, 2sc in next*, do this 6 times (24)
Row 5: *3sc, 2sc in next*, do this 6 times (30)
Row 6: *4sc, 2sc in next*, do this 6 times (36)
etc, etc, increasing number of initial sc's each time you go around.

You want to do six increases on each row, but you need to space them out as the circle gets bigger.  If you just do an increase every four stitches, that's going to be more and more increases each time, which is probably what happened.

Now, when I do hats, I start from the bottom.  I chain something long enough that when I join it, it fits nicely around my head like I want the bottom of the hat to, then I sc around until it's long enough that I want to start making it slope towards the top (about 3-4 inches, depending), then I do this:

Row 1: *10sc, 1sc in next 2 (this is a decrease because it's one sc in two stitches)*, repeat to end of row
Row 2: *9sc, 1sc in next 2*, repeat to end of row
Row 3: *8sc, 1sc in next 2*, repeat to end of row
etc., until it gets really tiny and I just kind of fudge the end.  You can't follow that pattern right to the end of the hat, unless you want the end to be really pointy.  On my last couple of rows, I usually decrease a lot, sometimes doing one sc in 3 or 4 stitches.

Hope that helps!  And hey, don't despair about your first attempt -- it's close to the crochet version of a Lorenz equation!
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