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« on: January 22, 2009 04:34:24 AM »

Hello everyone.
This is the first time I start a topic, so I am very excited. I am going to tell you about my huge eyeball rug. I was really inspired by some pictures of rugs made of old t-shirts I saw here, so I decided to make one. All I used for it were my hands (because I coudnt get a crochet hook big enough) old t-shirts, sweatshirts, scraps of elastic fabric und an ugly fleece blanket. I used this tutorial to make the t-shirt yarn: http://eloomanator.eloomanation.com/?p=46
And now on to the pictures. (I hope I can figure out what you have to do to upload them)

The ruler on this picture ist 50 cm long, so you can imagine how big the rug is.

Thank you for your attention. And write some comments, please. Wink

I got the question how I crocheted without a crocheting hook. So I will try to explain:
I just pretended that the forefinger of my right hand was a crocheting hook. Then I crocheted the rug as a normal circle, making all the movements the hook does using my finger, while holding the rug whith the other hand. This "no hook" technique was quite tricky at the biginning but then I got used to it. Sorry, if I could not explain this technique very well, but my English is not good at all, when it comes to technical terms of crocheting.
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009 04:40:52 AM »

That's amazing! Even if you didn't know it was an eyeball, it is very pretty. Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009 04:45:55 AM »

Oh wow! That is so cool! What made you think of making it an eye? It's such a brlliant idea.

« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009 04:46:33 AM »

That is insanely amazing!  I love when someone takes an already creative concept and puts their own even more creative twist on it.  You did just that and did a fantastic job on it!  How long did it take you altogether??

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009 04:47:19 AM »

Wicked!  Oh I would LOVE to see peoples reaction if you stuck that in your guest bathroom or some such place.  Nice work!

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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009 04:48:25 AM »

Way cool!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009 04:48:50 AM »

omg it's creepy!  but in a good way.

i think it's awesome that you used your hands to crochet it too.

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009 04:55:24 AM »

I took me two weekends and a lots of episodes of "the simpsons" to complete this rug.
The idea to make an eye just came into my mind after i startet making it and wondered how I shold arrange the colours. 

Thank you for the comments.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009 05:05:17 AM »

This is wicked, great job! I bet it follows you around the room and stares at you too.  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009 06:04:43 AM »

WOW!   Shocked  That's so neat!

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