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« on: August 20, 2005 01:46:52 PM »

I knew I had to take part in this challenge from the beginning. I wanted to try out using different kind of things to crochet and knit for sometime, but only had a miserable attempt at knitting with fabric.

Now, what to use  Huh
What about...
...rubber-insulated cable? Unfortunately eventhough I used the thinnest cable in my dads assortment, it refused to be crocheted! I gave up after two chains as it just was impossible to bend easily.

...spaghetti? Well, probably would work, but my mum taught me not to play with food  Tongue

...twine? I actually found some nice multi-colored twine, but it was too expensive and I was only able to buy one "ball".(not enough)


Well, what else could I use?

RIBBON!!!
Yes, why not? I searched the apartment and found three "balls" of ribbon.
Because you normally would use it to wrap around a gift, I thought I'll make a gift box out of it.
It's a basic shape, started with a rectangle for the bottom and the sides done in rounds. On the top is another rectangle attached to work as a lid.
It was indeed easier to work with than the rubber-insulated cable(sorry, but I somehow I find the word funny  Grin), but it still took me looooong to finish it. I had to make a break every other row, cause my wrist started to seriously hurt.




I also found a good use for it. It holds my mum's birthday gift, a knitted shawl.
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2005 01:56:16 PM »

Wow. So pretty. It's so shimmery! And I bet it did hurt. Must've been hard to keep the ribbon on the crochet hook.  Nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2005 02:02:28 PM »

That is very shimmery!

Good Job!
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2005 02:54:39 PM »

That's awesome!  Congrats on finishing!  It looks pretty sturdy too!  Good job!
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2005 02:59:30 PM »

I love the shimmer!
  I'd have thought the edges would be sharp on your fingers whilst crocheting?  But the effect is great!
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2005 03:03:52 PM »

that's really cool!
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2005 03:55:12 PM »

wow great idea!  I'm still working on mine Grin now if I could only find my crochet hook!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2005 09:01:03 AM »

  I'd have thought the edges would be sharp on your fingers whilst crocheting?  But the effect is great!

Now, that you mention it...could have happened  Shocked
Good, I didn't think about that as I hate paper cuts  Grin

Thanks for the compliments!
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2005 10:42:18 AM »

To put up with that, you must have really wanted this challenge! I commend you for your neat idea and for not stopping.

I agree the shimmery-ness is so pretty!
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2005 02:58:58 PM »

i love that! thats so cute! and pretty
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2005 11:50:01 PM »

at our shop we knit with telephone wire alot. it's funtastic.

I wish I would have known about this challenge, as my most recent knitting project was a caution tape purse.
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2005 03:56:12 PM »

;DVery pretty!  It looks like something you would take to a fancy party.  Very creative!
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2005 11:32:36 PM »

ooh nice shimmer!
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2005 09:14:53 AM »

very cool.  I like it a lot. 
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2005 07:33:23 PM »

Very nice workmanship! or work-woman-ship or whatever Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2005 11:20:38 PM »

About how long did that take you?  My step-grandma's birthday is coming up and it would be sweet...
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