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« on: October 12, 2009 11:28:57 PM »

Greetings, all. I've posted replies to people's projects, but this is the first time I'm posting mine. Hope I am doing this correctly.



In September 2009 I decided to give my atheist friend the best present-- one that was created specifically for her, lovingly designed, and to my surprise, quickly made! Now, please understand, my friend is a shopping freak. She doesn't "do" crafts at all, but she does have an appreciation for those of us who can and do. So, I was a little nervous because of past experiences in giving hand/homemade gifts (not including her, however). I reassured myself with "It's the thought that counts," and began my design of the "Flying Spaghetti Monster" (FSM, for short). If you don't know who it is, then google it or something.

So I crocheted this thing, starting with the meatballs, each separately and attaching them at the end. I then made a kind of crochet round of about 3 or 5 rows, then off of that (still in one piece), crocheted the "noodlely appendages" using a chain and slip stitch back to the round base. After all the "Noodlely appendages" were completed, I did about two more rounds on base to finish it off. Then attached the meat balls. The eyes are also fully crocheted, although I reused the heavy-duty twist ties from my coffee bags to stiffen the "shaft" of the eye.

Obviously I need to work on a better model, though, because my friend's two-year-old keeps wanting to play with this! She even took it to the grocery store! Shocked

I shoved the FSM into a box that had been previously used (probably more than once), with some 'tissue' paper (that felt like fabric) from the Dollar Store, and taped it shut. Cheesy A gift on the cheap! Oh yeah, and I stuffed the meatballs with an old, clean sheet that had been cut up into rags. So, I achieved my constant goal of recycling/repurposing, and creating a one-of-a-kind gift. How was it received? She LOVED it!  Grin

I hope you enjoy, and would like to hear your thoughts on this project. Sorry, but I've only got the one picture!
~~C.S.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009 03:44:23 AM »

That is an awesome FSM! Your friend is very lucky to have a crafty friend like you who can make her such a cool gift that can't be found in stores.
His Noodley Appendage would be impressed.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009 04:23:12 AM »

Very cool!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009 05:05:17 AM »

Very cool! You did an excellent job!
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009 08:17:07 AM »

LOL I Love it!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009 09:09:43 AM »

Awesome!  I am touched by his Noodly Appendage.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009 07:11:56 PM »

Hahaha this is great!
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009 07:41:31 PM »

Thank you all for your kind words! I'm glad other folk appreciate this. It was very fun to make.
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2009 04:22:58 PM »

Hilarious! It is so cute! I have a philosophy professor that would be so jealous of this. I really want to learn how to make these amigurumi type creatures so bad now! Great job!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009 09:37:18 PM »

Hilarious! It is so cute! I have a philosophy professor that would be so jealous of this. I really want to learn how to make these amigurumi type creatures so bad now! Great job!  Grin
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This is my first "amgurumi" thing. I'm not even sure what "amigurumi" means! Anyway, thank you very much.
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