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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Nightmare before Christmas- ZERO! (img heavy) on: October 12, 2007 07:41:22 AM
Oh...My...GOSH!!!!!!!!  This is AWESOME! You hit it DEAD ON girl Wink Congrats...now go create another character! lol

*hitting THIS ROCKS*
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: I made a meerkat on: September 28, 2007 06:54:12 AM
OhMyGosh! That is sooo freakin' CUTE! I absolutely love that
You have amazing talent...I'll have to make one for my girl, we watch that every weekend!
*hitting this rocks now*
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: I See an Owl Looking At Me - Retro-Owl Coaster on: September 28, 2007 06:52:50 AM
Love how the turquoise sets off the colors of the owl.... really cute! Reminds me of the 70's tootsie roll pop commercial Wink (I'm only 33!lol)
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My first post.... a crocheted throw. on: September 28, 2007 06:51:09 AM
Great job! Love the colors you chose, IS a great way to use up scraps. How long did it take?
 I envy your ability to have time for fun projects Wink  My last 2 poor kids barely got a cap and booties out of me! lol
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: New crochet bikinis (2007) on: September 28, 2007 06:49:15 AM
Not to detract from the bikinis (which are amazing) but wow those are some seriously photoshopped models (which is not to detract from their natural assets which I'm sure are formidable)!

Thanks for the great comments....everytime I get some shoots back, it makes me want to run to the gym too! lol But I tell you...I know most of these Gorgeous girls, and even aside from the make up, these girls REALLY are that beautiful...the only thing that is normally ever airbrushed on my girls is a small blemish or bruise...sickening, I know Sad lol
If you saw any of the Fox "Anchorwoman" than you have seen one of my models up close,  and she is even prettier without make -up!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: New Crochet Diamond lace Crop-tops on: September 28, 2007 06:45:54 AM
*Ugh* I'm awful... Embarrassed  I dropped out from being online for quite sometime after a serious illness while I was working on the pattern, Annie couldn't have been nicer trying to have it in the calendar...but I just was too ill to participate this time.

I know all too well how fabulous the mod gang here at Crafster is..we gotta have rules Wink If I had known so many people were wanting that design, I would have at least posted an apology, sorry I left you guys hanging....I have tons of ideas and patterns coming, some Freebies to share!

I am so much better now, and was thinking, since tomorrow's my Birthday, I'm going to give You Guys a gift! Look out for the Spiderweave pattern tomorrow!!!!! Shocked

Lovely....I'd like to have that body for a long weekend Tongue

Did you ever get that other pattern published? The one that was supposed to be in the crochet calendar? An awful lot of us were drooling over it LOL

Don't be run off--sometimes, people's well-meant intentions backfire Sad
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: What's the worst mistake you've done while crocheting? on: September 28, 2007 06:35:40 AM
Hahahah..I got you all Beat! Wink

About 5 years ago..(not near where I can crochet now) I was up late working on a new design, actually, it was that black minidress/tunic you saw on my customer with John T.) I was trying to develop a method for sleeves that were seamless, and it was taking forever...

Anyhoo...it was around 3am when I noticed I had gotten the "nods" and just couldn't stay awake any longer...needless to  say, when I woke up the next morning, I had a THIRD SLEEVE, Right in the dead center of the CHEST! lol  Shocked

 Man, was that funny... not funny that I had to frog about 3 hours worth of work and it was silk thread, super tangly and ended up throwing away about $40 worth of yarn Cry
Now I know at the first nod to go to bed...unless I start designing alien wear Wink
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Boyshorts? on: September 26, 2007 01:10:11 PM
Hey Smiley

I make them all the time! Here is a pretty simple version, you can always use a tight stitch, such as sc, but I find that a shell stitch
 (*5dc in same chain space, skip 3 chain spaces, work another shell in next chain*)
works great for covering the "naughty bits" and still gives you that stretch that you'll need to get them on Wink lol

I like Cascade "fixation", but any stretch sport-weight will do
Size "F" or "G" hook

Make a chain and wrap it around you snugly, checking against your waist and hips for width. When you have the correct width, without turning, JOIN to beginning chain to make a large ring.

**You will be working in the round from here out**

1st round (row): Chain 3, then skip the next 2 spaces and shell (5dc's) in the next ch space. Continue shell stitching until you reach the last 3 chains. Then finish your last shell and slip stitch into the 3rd chain of beginning chain 3.
This will complete the first row in the round.

2nd round (row): Now ch 3, then work 1 dc in same chain space (counts as first HALF shell) then *sc into THIRD (3rd) chain of previous rows ch 5 shell. Work shell (5 dc's) into next sc of previous row* Continue around until you reach the last sc into previous rows shell, then work 2 dc's into last chain space.

Continue working in the round, exactly as in the first and second rounds (row), alternating each until your "tube" reaches the desired length...some like their boy shorts high like a panty, and some like them a bit longer on the leg...normally, about 10-12 rows in the round will be great for a low rise/hipster fit Wink

Now finish off your last row, you should have a wide "tube"...keeping your one "seam", where you were joining each round in the middle, fold this piece in half to find the center of your crotch...sometimes counting stitches helps to make sure you are perfectly centered.

Then work 10-12 sc across (or how many you think are necessary for a comfortable fit...all tooties are different Wink lol

Then continue across, turn, start the next row across evenly, turn, etc... until you have about 9 rows complete (+ or - for personal preference..your OWN undies are a great measure for this Wink

Create a duplicate panel on the other side of your "tube"...then whipstich those together and Walla!(joke on y hubby who cant spell "voila" Wink lol
You got yourself some boyshorts!
Hope that helped, have fun!


(Here are a pair of lacey "cheek" shorts I made using a basic V stitch in the same way) You can play around with different edgings to make them even fancier.. I used a (shell, skip 2 ch, picot, skip 2 ch, shell) for these Wink
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: New crochet bikinis (2007) on: September 22, 2007 03:27:43 PM
Totally, totally hot!!!  I bought myself boobies a couple years ago and those tops would so great on me!!!
Nathalie
lol.... Thanks! Actually, I learned a really cool technique to creating a "shelf" type of insert for those of us without "Birthday gift" boobies Wink  Just start at one side of the INSIDE of the cup and continue across to the other side and keep repeating rows of sc (with stretch thread of course) until it is "deep" enough to give you support! You cant see it at all on the inside Wink
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: New Crochet Diamond lace Crop-tops on: September 22, 2007 02:46:08 PM
grrrrr...this is one of the reasons I quit posting before  Huh

I happen to crochet professionally, so of course the pics of anything I create are as well... I don't have time  to keep up with my blog anymore, so was letting everyone see what I've been up to, (since so many have been asking), which is only on my website!

I'm smart enough to know that everyone on this board is Extremely talented and crafty... and is MORE than capeable of reproducing anything I create without having to buy it from me (like anyone would here that knows how to crochet would buy them with what I charge anyway!lol) Grin

Others may be unscrupulous posting in hope of sales...but not me (I do just fine for myself Wink , and as many e-mails as I get And answer, helping tell others EXACTLY how to do so on their own...I thought I was doing a good thing....eh, guess there is always going to be someone thinking the worst :/
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