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31  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Little candy w/pattern (my first!) on: October 02, 2010 07:23:55 PM

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So I got it in my head that I needed to make an apple with a razorblade in it for a Halloween decoration. Then it grew from there, and this little guy was born.

He's pretty simple, and would be cute in a candy dish in pastel colors with white twisty paper things for salt-water taffy
(and without the needle, obviously)
I used an F hook and sport-weight yarn because that's what I had on hand. I would've gone down a hook size or used thicker yarn if I could have. Let me know if I haven't done this right, it's my first pattern.
Twisty papers (make 2)
R1: Magic circle 6 sc (6) (leave a long tail on your mc for sewing on)
R2: *sc inc, sc 2* twice (Cool
R3: *sc inc, sc 3* twice (10)
R4: *sc inc, sc* around (15)
R5: *sc inc, sc 2* around (20)
FO, weave end in, set aside.
Main part
R1: Magic circle 6 sc (6)
R2: *sc inc* around (12)
R3: *sc inc, sc* around (18)
R4: *sc inc, sc 2* around (24)
R5: In back loops only, sc around (24)
R6-10: sc 24
R11: In back loops only, *sc2tog, sc2* around (18)
Embroider/attach face, sew on twisty papers (seriously, what ARE those called?), stuff almost to top.
R12: *sc2tog, sc* around (12)
Finish stuffing.
R13: *sc2tog* around
FO, weave in end, scrunch twisties to look natural.
32  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Tricky Treats! on: October 02, 2010 05:59:39 PM
This, my friends, is why we inspect our treats before we eat them.

Simple apple, from Amigurumi World, Sculpey III razorblade, Superglue.

One of those peanut butter taffy candies that nobody really likes, Sculpey needle.

Um, excuse me!

Little prop thief

The pb taffy was my first self-designed pattern & I'm pretty happy with it.

Notice there's almost no candy left...
33  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Anyone else have a feline yarn tensioner? on: October 01, 2010 06:00:58 PM
Here's my kitty, Handsome Rob - or more commonly Rob the Blob, setting the tension for my yarn.

It's hard crocheting with a toddler using my arm for a headrest, he's so kind to offer to help me out. Unfortunately he adds a few of his own "fibers" to the yarn, and occasionally flosses as it passes by his face.
34  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: TTTPT Gallery! on: October 01, 2010 05:30:50 PM
Yaaay, I received today! Sorry for the crap pics, my good camera was thrown across the room a few too many times by my 20-month-old, so I have to use my cell. And because I can't find the adapter to upload from the tiny card, I have to text them to facebook (and explain to all my friends what they are and what everything means and what is Discworld and who is Terry Pratchett), save them onto the computer, and then upload them to craftster!

Here's everything, an amaaaazing cross-stitch, a hand-carved golem stamp, stickery bonus, and it was all wrapped up in an owl Halloween bandanna!

The stitches are so tiny! And I love the tiny cabbages, too perfect!

I wish you could see how incredibly detailed this is.

And my very own golem! I will be stamping him (it, lol) everywhere!

It's funny, when we were assigned partners I remarked at how similar we were, and then we go and send each other very similar stuff (a stamp and a stamp!) but we still had totally different ideas.

Thanks so much, millik!
35  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: "scrubby" material to crochet, NOT that mesh stuff? on: September 29, 2010 05:01:40 PM
You should've heard the big "OHHHHHH" I just did. Duh, I know that stuff. For some reason I was thinking the plastic stuff you make lanyards with. I will have to pick some of that up and try it! Thanks so much for the help.
36  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Amigurumi World along? on: September 29, 2010 04:02:10 PM
I've had the book for a while, but haven't made anything from it yet. I got Amigurumi Two when it came out and made a bluebird (from the mobile, just the big one) and an airplane.

The bluebird was a gift for my grandma because she taught me to crochet. I moved 1200 miles away and couldn't go home when she passed away two months later, so my mom hung it up at her funeral for me Sad
37  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: "scrubby" material to crochet, NOT that mesh stuff? on: September 29, 2010 02:51:52 PM
What's that look like? I'm not seeing it!
38  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: TTTPT Gallery! on: September 29, 2010 07:06:10 AM
Yay, I'm glad you like them! I was in such a rush to send I didn't write a note! I noticed too late that the bottom of the stamp curves downward so to get a good print you have to really jam on that end without letting the rest of it move around. An angry letter to Speedball is in the works.
Oh, and it cracks me up that the Feegles have no use for the gold after they get it, so that's why I included the "dinner plates" lol.

Now DH wants me to make a ton of them, and a god Om, and on and on...
39  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: For my littlest Valentine on: September 28, 2010 11:23:34 AM
It was intended to be used to wrap foods to keep them fresh in the freezer. It's not around a whole lot, and many stores don't even carry it. I assume that's because it's kind of obsolete now with the nice freezer ziploc bags.
40  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / "scrubby" material to crochet, NOT that mesh stuff? on: September 27, 2010 04:53:43 PM
I have a scrubby I got in one of those holiday gift baskets that you give someone you don't know what to get - you know, bottle of bath gel, bottle of lotion, pouf or scrubby, conveniently placed in a basket with filler and shrink-wrapped? It's got some sort of twine or something knitted on the front of it, and the back is terry cloth. I love it but it's falling apart now. I crochet soap saver sacks from cotton yarn and I'm thinking if I hold some twine stuff together with the yarn I can make them super exfoliatey, but I'm not sure what to use. Like would one of those balls of hemp or stuff you find in the jewelry-making aisle work? Would it fall apart? Start to rot? Anyone have experience with this kind of thing?
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