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1  Sugar skull sweater, and a couple other goodies. (warning: Large photos. Sorry!) in Crochet: Completed Projects by kungfu_crocheter on: July 14, 2008 10:20:49 PM
Here are some projects I've finished, and one big pain in my rear...

First, the pain...
This is my progress so far on the Troubador socks from the spring Interweave.
The top:

Bottom:

and ankleish-y-whatever area:

It was going fine, and then I got the the ankle bit.  I'm making these for my mom in a small, but for some reason the ankle part is too tight. ack!  I really am going to hate ripping it....

Now that the pain is through, a sweater I finished in February.  I scored this yarn at mucho discount because sadly, my favorite lys was closing... 
The sleeves are Noro Sakura #5 and the body is Ella Rae Shibu in Tan. 
This sweater is so comfy!

Here's the color detail of the sleeves:

And the back:


The pattern is a modified version of the Jolly Roger in Happy Hooker.

I fell in love with the Sakura, but sadly this stuff was discontinued in Spring 2006 (according to yarndex).  I figured if one store may have it, then maybe the others would.. I searched and then bought the remaining supply in the city.  Grin

And perhaps my favorite thing I've made to date........

The pattern is from Not Your Mama's Crochet, and I believe it's called the 'Too Good for Your Boyfriend sweater'.

It worked up surprisingly fast. 
When I was sewing up the sweater and got to the front bit, I decided to add the buttons since the stitching was open enough to do so.

They were pretty little things and I wanted to use them, and I loved the color combo when paired with the sweater.

And the bit I'm most proud of on this sweater...

Let's just say that when I saw the pattern in the book I freaked out.  I love skulls and this was the perfect opportunity to play around.

The main body is a salmon pink cotton yarn, that cheap cone stuff at walmart, the skull is my favorite white yarn, the sparkley Lion Brand stuff, and the other details are bits of Microspun and Caron Brights.

Thanks for looking everyone!  Let me know what you think.  Grin

Oh... and I 've been meaning to post this for a while... This is all I have for now, I still need to take close up photos of it.

I've got a Mad Hatter hat on... I made it from Lion Brand Suede and some felt as the 10/6 slip in the brim.   I finished it some time winter 2006, and this was during summer 2007.  I was celebrating my unbirthday since it was my day off.  Cheesy  I work at Walt Disney World seasonally. Best job ever!
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2  One Corny Cupcake (sorry the pictures are so big!) in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by kungfu_crocheter on: March 11, 2007 08:12:17 PM
Once I completed my Jolly Roger sweater, I wanted to get cracking on a new project.  I chose the Cupcake pattern because I thought it'd be great for my upcoming move back to Florida. 



I used South West Trading Company's aMAIZing yarn, 100% corn.  It's been wonderful to work with, although it was more than a bit pricey.. at least for me... 8 balls at $8.10 a piece.  Since I bought all they had at my lys, I used Coats Opera crochet thread for the edging.


This is the first time I've crocheted with beads... it's annoying, but I loved the end result.

Let me know what you think!
Thanks, Jen
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3  Psychadelic Bunnies! in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by kungfu_crocheter on: March 01, 2007 07:02:36 AM
So I finally got around to making these little guys, and I'm so happy I did!  I used a pound of cheap cotton yarn in a color called pink lemonade and I doubled it with a wavy pastel yellow red heart baby yarn I had left over.  The colors I used just made me think that these look like they fell out of a wonderland visiting acid trip.  Thus, I had to find buttons to make the eyes look hynotized.  I was originally looking for white and black swirls, but the pink and black worked great! I also stuffed the soles for an extra bit of cusion. Oh, and I also used a very light pink baby yarn for the nose embroidery.
  and here's a close up of those buttons:


Thanks for looking and tell me what you think!

~ Jennifer
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4  This is what happens when I get bored... in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by kungfu_crocheter on: March 01, 2007 06:38:52 AM
So I got bored one day and I've been reading tons about amigurumi and I decided to give it a try.  I had a bunch of blue yarn and I've been trying to bust my stash lately, so that's how we got this little guy:


Sorry about the images being so big!

So I decided to make a little dino since 1. I'm taking paleontology this quarter, and 2. my boyfriend is a manager at Dinoland at Animal Kingdom.

I used Lion Brand Jiffy in Royal, and then two different blue shades of red heart baby yarn. He's really soft and I snuggle with him each night now.

Now, I just have to name him... but I'm not sure what. My boyfriend and I love Disney since that's where we work and we love Blue Man Group too... so I was trying to think of a name to relate somewhat to both.. hmm....

Thanks for looking!  Please tell me your thoughts!

~ Jennifer
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5  My wreath based on one from Haunted Mansion Holiday in Halloween Decor and Parties by kungfu_crocheter on: October 17, 2006 07:59:19 PM
Well being the complete and utter Disney dork I am, I made something Disney themed.

In Disneyland, between October and December, they turn the Haunted Mansion into the Haunted Mansion Holiday... now what's so special about this transformation?  Well Jack Skellington and everyone else from Nightmare Before Christmas take over the mansion.

I haven't been during HMH, but I'm going in 9 days.  I've been looking at a few of the decorations, and one of my favorites has to be the man eating wreath.

Here's the one from Disneyland that I based mine off of. 


And here's mine: 


and a bit of a close up: 


Hope these pictures aren't too big.

I'm totally using this for both Halloween and Christmas!

Enjoy.  Grin
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6  Japanese sweater patterns in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by kungfu_crocheter on: May 18, 2005 10:48:23 PM
http://pinkurocks.typepad.com/pinku/2004/09/japanese_knitti.html

This is a web site I found that had some very beautiful sweaters for both crocheters and knitters.  The problem is, these come from a magazine in Japan and the pictures poste have no patterns with them.  The magazine is called Watashi no teami fuku and this particular issue is from September 2004. if anyone may be  able to find patterns or these magazines, please let me know!



This is the pullover I would love to make.  So if anyone has any suggestions on how to make this, that would be wonderful!

Thank you all so much!

Jen Cheesy
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