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tracethekat
« on: May 05, 2010 07:14:55 PM »

When I heard about this challenge, I knew that I wanted to combine my love for crochet, cross stitch, and anything skull and skeleton related into one crazy project. I had this cowl in mind but I think that adding the cross stitch really pulled everything together!

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Me Wearing My New Cowl in 90 Degree Weather:  Tongue



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I used the following fibers and add-ins to spin the yarn for my cowl - merino, soy, fleece, bamboo, carbonized bamboo, milk silk, angelina, firestar, wool nubs, silk cocoons, fake spider webs, lace, ribbon, an old ripped stocking, gray variegated thread, sparkly thread, glass beads, plastic skull beads, pewter charms, sequins, seed beads, chain, and a plastic dangly skeleton.



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I am so pleased with it! Now to wait for about 5 months in order to wear it.  Roll Eyes Hope you guys like it!
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010 07:21:31 PM »

nice! 

is the cross stitch floss sparkly too?
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010 07:42:55 PM »

Love it, very nice!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010 03:25:21 AM »

is the cross stitch floss sparkly too?

Yes it is. Everything is sparkly!! Even the eyes have black sparkly filament in them. I love sparkle!
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010 09:35:38 AM »

LOVE this.
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2010 02:26:13 PM »

Super slick.  It's amazing how many kinds of fibers and chachkys you used. Nice job Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010 07:58:10 AM »

I haven't cross stitched in ages (about 20 years, since I was a teen)  I might have to give it a go. Your skully inspired me Thanks! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2010 01:02:33 PM »

i love the cluttered and elegant eccentricity of this, superb! Cheesy
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