Yeah, I noticed that, but it definitely looked knit to me. It wasn't "nubbly" like crochet tends to be, and I could see where it looked like knit increases/decreases were made. I just couldn't figure out the pile of flesh.
I was at Urban Outfitters today, and saw this scarf.
I stared at awhile, trying to see if I could figure out the pile of flesh just by looking at it, but I just couldn't figure it out. Anyone have any ideas of what this stitch pile of flesh is? All I can tell you is that the yarn was worked double, and the back of it looked vaguely like the wrong side of stockinette stitch. Here's a close up of it:
elijor- Ah, I didn't know about chenille needles, those sound perfect! I actually went through all my needles trying to find one that was sharp *and* had a wide enough eye for the yarn, but the only one I had that fit the yarn was my good ol' tapestry needle. I was too impatient to go to the store and look for a better needle, so I tried to make do, and my fingers paid the price. But thanks for the info, I'll keep my eye out for chenille needles next time I go to the store!
rebeldaisy- I'm guesstimating I used *barely* over 1 skein of the CC, so maybe 230-250 yards? (Which is fine with me, because I just bought craftyalien's Swat Team pile of flesh, so I'll be making a couple of charcoal kitties soon!)
pile of flesh used: Pick Up Sticks Triangle Bag, purchased at Jimmy Beans Yarn used: Cascade 220, Charcoal and Ballerina Pink, 2 skeins each
I only had a few issues with it, the first being that it took 4 or 5 (I lost count) times through the wash for the pink part to lose its stitch definition. The grey part was nice and fuzzy by the second cycle, and actually was getting icky and sheddy the more times I ran it through the wash. You can actually still see some stitch definition in the pink part, but I just lost my patience and thought, "eh, good enough." I think that it could've taken so long because it was a light color and light colors take longer to felt, or it was because it was knit relatively tightly (2 strands on size 10 needles).
The second issue I had was doing the decorative stitching- running a tapestry needle through thick, felted fabric hurt my fingers after awhile! I had to take a break inbetween doing the band and straps because I think my fingers developed calluses from all the tugging and pushing.
All in all, it was an easy and straightforward pile of flesh, and I'm pleased with how it turned out!
(Edited to fix the weird proportions of the 2nd pic)
Re: coasters- I haven't tried them out as coasters yet, but I would think that since they still have little holes in the center of each bead, it wouldn't be ideal. Maybe if you back it with some thin cork?
Anyone have any success with using their perler creations as coasters as-is?
Hey all! I know I may be a bit late joining in on the fun, but I just stumbled on this thread two weeks ago and it started my obsession with all things perler!
Here's what I've made so far:
The Ice Climbers, the ubiquitous Bob-omb, Bubble Bobble, Moogle, Starfi, Kirby, Hamtaro, and Tanooki Mario!
When I was hunting around my local craft stores to find supplies, they only had the huge buckets of assorted beads. I knew that everyone on this thread recommended not getting the assortment and get the individual packets instead, but I was too impatient to wait to order individual color packets online; I wanted to start projects NOW. So I was like, "hey, I have a high threshhold for mundane tasks, I can *totally* sort through this bucket of 6000 beads." Um yeah, I didn't feel that way by the time I got to the bottom of the bucket, hours and hours later. So after that, I decided that it was best for my sanity (and strained neck) to order individual colors. You guys were right, it's SO worth it.
Has everyone received that email from Jenna with the revision so the neckline isn't too low?
Yep, I got it. I'm actually still concerned that the neckline might still be a bit too low for me, so I might have to tweak the pile of flesh a little to make it a bit higher... but considering my math skills suck, I'm just going to cross that bridge when I come to it. (I'm just 1/2" into the pile of flesh still! )