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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Gelli plate and embroidery mashup on: October 13, 2016 03:26:04 AM
I love your image and word combinations, it just makes it even better. Looks like you had a lot of fun, I'm so gelli!  Wink
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Buggy stumpwork and a few snarky words on: October 13, 2016 03:23:14 AM
All of it, just... amazing! You got some skills!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: It's Dangerous To Go Alone on: October 13, 2016 03:21:03 AM
Wow, I am seriously impressed. Now I need to make something similar for my husband.  Wink
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Blue and white inchies on: October 13, 2016 03:19:42 AM
Absolutely beautiful little works of art!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Swishy vest on: October 13, 2016 03:12:53 AM

I really love tinyowlknits ruffly vest on Ravelry, but I really do not have the patience for knitting, so I thought I'd try to make a crochet version. I set to designing and figuring it out, I ended up making enough tweaks that the only similarity to her vest is the fact that it's a vest and a certain feminine quality. Some of these tweaks were intended from the beginning, some were spur of the moment deciding what really suited me and the amount of yarn I had.

Vest pattern:
Sc blo 20 st, 157 rows with G hook

Work 155 Tunisian kn st into side of ribbing with J hook, 11 rows Tunisian seed kn st (not sure this is an official stitch, but easy enough to combine Tunisian seed st with Tunisian kn st)

Continue in sections of:
39(right front)+77(back)+39(left front)
16 rows each
Seam shoulder seams (I stitched together 18 st from each front section to the back section)

Work 155 sc (still j hook) into opposite side of ribbing, with right side facing, next row dc, continue increasing the height of these stitch with each row to desired length (the tops of the stitches will become quite loose and wide - this is desirable and gives the swishy peplum effect); I went up to 7 loops on hook, with the last row in my accent color (pull through 8x, octo-crochet?).

When desired length has been achieved, next row work 3 sc into the top of each stitch, working a picot on every 3rd stitch.

At neckline, work esc back and forth to desired collar height, working the last of the rows in accent color. very last row is just a with picot every 3rd stitch. Edge all exposed edges with sc (vest front opening and arm holes).

Afraid my guage got rather larger in the Tunisian section when my hook was loaded with loops, but still, not too bad! Thinking Ill add sleeves later, maybe. I quite like it as a vest, though.

Sorry I dont have a better picture yet I dont own any mirror large enough, so this was taken quickly in a restaurant.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Haida Darth *pics heavy* on: October 13, 2016 12:03:54 AM
Wow, this is incredible! I stand in awe.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: LOTR/Hobbit hat on: September 23, 2016 06:43:03 PM
Holy shenanigans, what a surprise to have my hat featured! Thank you so much! I feel all warm and fuzzy now.
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / LOTR/Hobbit hat on: September 20, 2016 11:18:49 PM
Presenting: my LOTR/Hobbit themed tapestry crocheted slouchy hat.

It has three sections, each section is separated by a Tree of Gondor (they all come together at the top). It's a heavily modified version of a Tree of Gondor chart from Emma Schurman on Ravelry.

A section with the Doors of Durin. Modeled on the images of Andrea Kr-Andersv design on Ravelry.

A section with Mirkwood Forest (my own design).

And my favorite, the section with the Lonely Mountain (also my own design, modeled after the classic map).

The images aren't very visible when wearing, but it makes me happy anyway!  Grin
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Mending+ Embroidery on: September 20, 2016 10:18:09 PM
I mended one if my favorite pairs of jeans, then decided to add a little something extra.  Grin
Perfect thing to work on during a night off night shifts.

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help - I ran out of a discontinued yarn! on: July 26, 2016 04:10:18 PM
I'm in the midst of making a LOTR-themed hat of my own design. Using a couple Schachenmayr yarns I've had in my stash for a while. I thought for certain I had enough of both the black and cream colored yarns to make at least a whole hat. Alas, my estimations were incorrect: I have run out of my cream colored Schachenmayr SMC Cotton Bamboo yarn. When I turned to the internet to find myself another skein to finish my poor project, I discovered that it's discontinued. I searched ebay - while I could find this yarn, I could not find it in the correct color. Where else can I look?

I found some yarn-substitution site that suggests using King Cole DK Bamboo Cotton instead, though I'm a little hesitant to go this route without being able to compare the cream color to what I have of the other yarn.

Does anybody have any suggestions?
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