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Topic: "Sunburst Bowl" from Crochet Today Sept/Oct '08 issue  (Read 2279 times)
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« on: April 03, 2009 02:25:17 PM »

Oops, I finished this last week, put it on my blog, and forgot to post here! 

This is "Sunburst Bowl," a tapestry crochet pattern Carol Ventura wrote for Crochet Today magazine (Sept/Oct '08).  It took a couple months (and the entire DVD boxed set of Monty Python's Flying Circus  Grin) to do, and while it wasn't that hard, all those threads kept getting tangled!  I got my husband to make me this holder out of six dowels screwed to a piece of plywood; it helped a little:

For some reason, no matter how much I iron (block) the bowl, it sags a bit on one side.  Maybe it's tighter or heavier on the other side somehow.  Still, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  It was quite the challenge!
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2009 05:43:33 PM »

That looks great and you got the added bonus of a good reason to watch all that Monty Python! P.S. the rack you hubby made is a good useful craft too!

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2009 06:00:56 PM »

 Grin I love the bowl - and kudos to the hubby for "helping" with tangling issues...fantastic!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009 02:58:57 AM »

stunning. i always wanted to try tapestry crochet
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2009 03:30:34 AM »

This is gorgeous and I love the thread holder idea - must nag the hubby to make me one of those!

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009 10:26:20 AM »

That bowl looks great, it makes me want to learn tapestry crochet.
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2009 04:21:12 PM »

It looks great!  Looks like a fun project, too...

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2009 09:51:35 PM »

Beautiful! Great job!

The colors are PRETTY
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2009 12:45:45 PM »

You did a great job and your husband's gadget is very clever too. Smiley
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