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Topic: Holy Grail tote and Hand Grenade from Monty Python Swap  (Read 4802 times)
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MsPremiseConclusion
« on: April 23, 2010 05:22:18 AM »

So I just recently participated in my first swap! I had a great partner and a great theme: Monty Python!

One of the things I set to work crocheting first was a Holy Grail tote. I winged the pattern for the tote as I went. Then I made a sort-of-applique style grail and sewed it on one side:



On the other side, I wanted to write 'What is your Quest?' - you know, the Bridge of Death scene?? *grins expectantly* (If you aren't aware of this, you really must must watch the Holy Grail movie!)

I am a bad embroiderer (I have no idea how to do it nicely on top of crochet stitches) so I decided to make the words by chaining some stitches and then sewing them to the bag to create each letter. This ended up taking much longer than I thought, but I like the way it looked in the end.



Oh yes, and I also made a Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch! How could I resist??



'Then lobbest thou, thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, towards thy foe, who, bring naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.'
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010 05:53:11 AM »

Awesome!  I love Monty Python, you were so lucky to be in a swap for it, I can't wait to hear what you get from your partner!!  The tote is really great you did a good job on all the details.  But the grenade is perfect!!  I would love to make one for my dad!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010 05:58:30 AM »

This is some awesome work! I can't believe you winged the tote pattern, and the Holy Grail applique is excellent as well. But chaining the words and sewing them on? Incredible! They came out so well. I saw this swap was coming up and I was tempted to join but I didn't have time. Your partner is one lucky duck.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010 06:33:28 AM »

Everything looks awesome, and what better use for a perfect sphere than for an Antioch hand grenade?  That's fabulous!  BTW I have followed your advice from your original post about your sphere and googled myself a perfect sphere knitting pattern for that "singing orange from Sesame St" project of mine!  If you're interested, it's http://brentusfirmus.wordpress.com/2008/04/20/sphere-pattern/ - he's into maths and knitting so it sounds promising.  Your swap partner was really lucky! I've been a fan of Monty Python for years - what a great swap idea - I will have to keep my eyes peeled in case it comes up again.
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010 07:30:20 AM »

I love Monty Python and I love what you sent to your swap partner...perfect! I featured this thread today on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2010 07:49:22 AM »

Thanks everyone! I had a blast with this swap I am tootally doing one again!

BTW I have followed your advice from your original post about your sphere and googled myself a perfect sphere knitting pattern for that "singing orange from Sesame St" project of mine!  If you're interested, it's http://brentusfirmus.wordpress.com/2008/04/20/sphere-pattern/ - he's into maths and knitting so it sounds promising. 
Thanks for the link! I am so checking that out.

I love Monty Python and I love what you sent to your swap partner...perfect! I featured this thread today on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing!  Smiley
Thank you! Thank you!

I can't wait to hear what you get from your partner!! 
Oh, it was amazing - I had a great swap partner! I posted pictures on the MP swap gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343330.0
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2010 08:04:33 AM »

Simply brilliant!
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2010 03:00:48 PM »

Now all You need is a Killer Rabbit to go with your Hand grenade!  That is so made of good.
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010 03:31:41 PM »

This is  . . .ineffable.  Crochet+Monty Python=geekish squeal from me.  
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2010 05:08:19 PM »

I want one!
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