Okay, it only took me about 3 months, but my Frankenteddy is finally finished! Thanks to: Brianknits, Homerof2, Igobylorib and pinkstars69- (Team Pooh Bear) for sending such great fabrics! I had my doubts about what he was going to look like when I finally got it all together, but he came out way better looking than I expected!
I stitched his mouth and belly button (he has an "outie") on today, so he is officially done!
Shoot! I was just at JoAnns and didn't think to look there for thick foam! I did order a couple of books by Jacqui Carey: Beginner's Guide to Braiding: The craft of Kumihimo (Beginner's Guide to Series) and 200 Braids to Twist, Knot, Loop, or Weave (got 'em on Amazon) to help me get started. One of the reviews for the beginner's guide says that there are instructions for making the stuff you need out of stuff you can find around the house. I'll let you know what that means when the book arrives later this week, if you're interested.
GraceOblivious, where did your husband find the disks that he bought? Just in case the ones that I make just don't cut it...
Here is my October easy square! I was going to post it before I had breakfast this morning, but I realized that I had left it in the car (craft day at a friend's house yesterday) and I was still in my PJs. I knew I had to post the pic to prove that I had actually done it!
I used Simply Soft Grey Heather. I had to add two extra rounds to get it to the 12" size. I've printed out the November easy square, which also uses an I hook, so I might have to find a J to make this one with.
I made the cutest little thing yesterday. I thought that it was going to be a lot bigger, but it turned out tiny- and so cute! I was crafting with friends yesterday, and even they all thought it was cute. Might have to make one for myself, too!
Today is officially designated "Owl Swap Craft Day" (in between laundry and dishes and other random housework...Clean then craft as a reward, then...repeat).
I printed this out yesterday! I was going to attempt it in PhotoShop, but in my first attempt, it wasn't very successful. So, I've decided that I need to work on my coloring skills with colored pencil. I've never been very good at coloring so, hopefully, I can do a decent job!
I was going to skip around, too, but I figured that I needed to have some order to it. I have 6 rounds of the October easy square done, and I've figured out the pattern so I don't have to read it as I go (whew!). My only problem is going to be that I'll have to add on rounds to make it to the 12" size. As much as I try, I still crochet too tight! And, I couldn't find a larger hook, so I just went with it.
If I have time to crochet tomorrow night, I might get it finished. If not, then probably Saturday and I'll post a pic on Sunday.
I printed out the October easy square directions and I have a question: What does it mean to dc "around" hdc? I know what dc and hdc are, I just don't get the "around" part. Does that mean don't crochet "into" it (like into the loops at the top of the hdc), but kind of "over/under" it?
Read back at the end of page 9 and beginning of page 10 - this exact question is answered there.
Oh, I'm too lazy for that! Actually, I just decided to start it and I think I have it. It does make sense when I actually have the hook in hand. I just did the first 2 rounds and it looks like it might be right.
Thanks for the speedy reply!
Actually, now that I'm on here, I guess I'll go back and check...
ETA: Okay, I went back and checked, and I think I'm doing it right...Thanks again Homerof2 for pointing me in the right direction! Now, I'd best get backed to it before I get distracted