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221  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Cthuhlu Amigurumi on: October 15, 2007 02:05:24 PM
For my boyfriend's birthday I gave him a copy of the game Cthuhlu Munchkin and made him this Cthuhlu amigurumi to go along with it. It was loosely inspired by the pattern that's available from NeedleNoodles on Etsy.com, but for the most part I improvised.

His wings (which I wish would stand up better) were adapted from a pattern I found for a flying pig and his tentactles and fringe at the base were made using picot stitches in the front loop of the crochet stitch, then I sc behind them, in the back loop, when I made the next round.
222  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / One-Skein Scarf Question on: October 15, 2007 01:31:21 PM
I want to make a One-Skein Scarf for someone for Christmas, but I need it to be shorter. She's only about 5 ft. tall and I'd like to reduce the scarf from 96 inch. to somewhere between 60-70 inches.

In the instructions it says you can change the length as long as it's "a multiple of 4 + 3 stitches." What does that mean? I thought it meant that it had to be a multiple of 4 on the length side, and 3 on the width side, but the instructions tell you to chain 203 to start and then work rows of 201, neither of these numbers is evenly divisible by 4.

Basically if I'm going to reduce the length, the number of stitches I make should be divisible by what? Can anyone help?

223  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Merry Christmas (with heavy images) on: October 12, 2007 02:22:14 PM
I think my favorite is the acorn, but they all look good! What a great Christmas idea!
224  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Transformers Toque **Link to Pattern on Page 1** on: October 12, 2007 02:19:21 PM
Thanks for posting the pattern. These are the best looking patterns for the Tranformer Icons that I've seen online, and believe me I've been looking. I'm thinking of making an illusion knitting scarf with the Autobot logo at one end and the Decepticon logo at the other. Now I'm just trying to decide what colours would suit it best. If I get something made, I'll post it. Wink
225  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My cats' new star blanket on: October 12, 2007 02:15:24 PM
That looks great. I love star blankets, they crochet up so quickly. Your cat's beautiful too!
226  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: South Park's Toweleeeie!!!!! on: October 12, 2007 02:09:29 PM
That's so cute. I love his facial expression, and you've just given me another birthday/Christmas present idea. Thanks!
227  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: comic/superman/spiderman boy on: February 05, 2007 04:47:13 PM
A couple of ideas for the comics loving guy...Check a Dollar Store, Toys 'R Us, Wal-Mart, etc for Marvel Superhero, Superman, Spiderman, etc kids Valentine's Cards. The little, flat square kind that you give out in Elementary School...Then buy some of your boyfriends favourite types of Valentine's candy and make little candy packets to hide around the house. I put a few candies in plastic cling wrap, tie a red ribbon around it, then make a hole in one of the Superhero based Valentines, write your own personal message on the back and attach this to the candy pack.

I live with my bf, and always stay up later than him, so the night before Valentine's day I placed these little candy packets all around the house for him to find; one in the cupboard that he opens each morning to take out teabags, one attached to the bathroom mirror, one on the coffee table because he always watches the news before work, and finally one on the front door that he would find when he was about to leave. Even if your BF doesn't find them all, you can tell him he missed some later and he'll probably have fun searching for the more hidden ones. 

Another idea is to make your own superhero cards. Try doing a Google image search for his favourite characters and then use the pics to make your own Valentine's. You can use photoshop or similar programs to edit out what's in the word balloons and put in your own messages. Or search for "coloring pages" of his fav. super hero, make your own card and colour it yourself. A fun twist on this is to photoshop different characters into the same pic, so then you can have characters from completely different comics that he likes interacting. If you make one really good one, you could just buy an inexpensive frame somewhere, and give it to him to put on his desk, or hang somewhere in his room.
228  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Something small that he can carry with him always? on: February 05, 2007 04:20:34 PM
Not sure if this would count as "something he can carry with him" but my guy is also a gamer geek and a few years back I made a set of Four sided dice for him that could be hung from his rearview mirror. (The idea was a twist on the cliched six sided dice that many people hang from their mirrors.) The four-sided dice are the ones that look like a pyramid, so you need to cut four triangles the same size and sew them together. (I originally wanted to do eight-sided but they kept coming out too big.)

My dice were made of plastic canvas and wool, a light (manly) colour for the background and numbers backstitched on in black (embroidery thread or wool). To make them more Valentine's you could replace the number "one" with a heart stitched in red. You could also make the dice with fabric and stuff them, or probably sculpt them out of Fimo.

Anyway, these were a big hit and stayed hanging up in the truck for quite a few years. Eventually they came down when we sold the vehicle and saw how sun-faded they'd become, but I know he's still saved them in a drawer somewhere so they definately touched his gamer heart.  Smiley

As I said, mine were intended as a rearview mirror hanger, but maybe you could make them small enough to be a key chain.
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