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Title: Watch out cause here Rhode Island comes.....(photo heavy)
Post by: meme555 on March 04, 2008 05:55:50 PM
Ohhh yeah! Born and raised in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (the smallest state in the USA). I come from a city that was very important during the Industrial Revolution. It was once full of mills used for making textiles (most made cotton fabric). For my project, I crocheted a turkey vulture. I noticed a few years ago that turkey vultures were making my city their home and fell in love with them instantly! On a quiet day, you can hear their wings flapping in the air.

Here's a picture of a turkey vulture from 2005 that I took, not that good, but you can see the shape of it flying:

If it wasn't for turkey vultures, I wouldn't have met one of the nicest families in my neighborhood. One day I was outside looking at the turkey vultures and my upstairs neighbors at the time asked me to babysit their infant daughter for a minute so they could bring the carriage upstairs. From that moment on, we've been really great friends (over 6 yrs now!).
 Now for my entry...






He's my first crocheting pattern I made up 100% by myself! Thanks for looking!  :-* Comments are much appreciated!


Title: Re: Watch out cause here Rhode Island comes.....(photo heavy)
Post by: LaLaHappy on March 04, 2008 06:15:28 PM
Oh that is fantastic! May sound silly, but I love turkey vultures. I was outside earlier today watching some feed on a dead raccoon and now here is your beauty. Love it!  ;D


Title: Re: Watch out cause here Rhode Island comes.....(photo heavy)
Post by: TheWomanMonster on March 04, 2008 06:26:05 PM
Aww the vulture!
I love vultures, they summer up here in BC...
beautiful!


Title: Re: Watch out cause here Rhode Island comes.....(photo heavy)
Post by: ehinders on March 04, 2008 09:37:21 PM
That's the cutest vulture I have ever seen!  ;)


Title: Re: Watch out cause here Rhode Island comes.....(photo heavy)
Post by: grendelsmom on March 05, 2008 07:45:53 AM
Excellent vulture!  Very clever (and way more fun than trying to portray former textile factory buildings).


Title: Re: a cute turkey vulture! <3
Post by: xtyr on March 05, 2008 10:50:10 AM
i love it!


Title: Re: a cute turkey vulture! <3
Post by: mistress_rissa on March 05, 2008 11:04:11 AM
Your vulture rocks!! 


Title: Re: a cute turkey vulture! <3
Post by: Pogo on March 05, 2008 11:13:05 AM
I love Turkey Vultures too!!! There are ton down here in Florida (along with the black ones too).
Your crochet project is fantastic!!! I'm in love with its cute head!!!
GREAT job!
(Dear god, I've tried to post this three times, perhaps I shouldn't let out this secret that I love vultures.)


Title: Re: a cute turkey vulture! <3
Post by: meme555 on March 05, 2008 11:14:36 AM
Thanks! He needs a name though. If anyone has any they'd like to share, I'd be grateful! :-*


Title: Re: a cute turkey vulture! <3
Post by: battikins on March 05, 2008 11:15:45 AM
Thanks! He needs a name though. If anyone has any they'd like to share, I'd be greatful! :-*

how about, Mo??  ???


Title: Re: Watch out cause here Rhode Island comes.....(photo heavy)
Post by: grenouille78 on March 05, 2008 03:46:09 PM
Wow, I haven't thought about turkey vultures in a long time! I used to collect the feathers that dropped on my grandparents' farm in Missouri. Good job creating that design all by youself!


Title: Re: Watch out cause here Rhode Island comes.....(photo heavy)
Post by: Betsyannlob on March 05, 2008 04:26:11 PM
oh, I love him.  He's cute and a little scary at the same time.


Title: Re: Watch out cause here Rhode Island comes.....(photo heavy)
Post by: brii-elzebub on March 05, 2008 09:11:10 PM
OMG, he is just fantastic!  Probably my favorite amiguri (sp?) I've ever seen!


Title: Re: Watch out cause here Rhode Island comes.....(photo heavy)
Post by: meme555 on March 08, 2008 07:33:05 AM
Thank you everyone!  :-*
Okay so I just found out that my mayor resigned today. I guess I can stick my vulture in her office and he can be the new city mayor!! ;D


Title: Re: Watch out cause here Rhode Island comes.....(photo heavy)
Post by: EerieNoodles on March 08, 2008 07:42:11 AM

I love your Turkey Vulture!
I'm from Ohio where we take our Turkey Vultures so seriously we call them Buzzards and the small town of Hinkley has a huge celebration - Buzzard Day - every spring when they "return" from their winter home. Imagine my delight when I moved to Florida to find that this is their winter home!

Great skills, you did a wonderful job on him!



Title: Re: Watch out cause here Rhode Island comes.....(photo heavy)
Post by: chinarockfishakm on March 21, 2008 06:15:21 PM
Hmm I was raised in Middletown and I dont think turkey vultires when I think RI:-)