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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crocodile Baby Cardigan on: April 28, 2019 12:49:56 PM
My friend is expecting, so it was time to break out the hook!

I used Bonita Patterns' Hooded Crocodile Baby Cardigan pattern, but left off the hood and finished the opening and collar with an extra row of HDC because I thought it looked unfinished as written. In retrospect, I wish I had added a button placket to the front so it could be fully closing, but I had that thought as I was sewing on the buttons and running out the door to the shower, so it will have to be an idea for next time.

I went big, since babies grow out of the tiny sizes so quickly. Turns out, it fits big sister right now! I'm thinking I might try to knock out a newborn sweater with some crocodile trim for a cute matching photo op.

2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Small-scale art on: December 19, 2016 12:16:26 AM
Hey!  I came back to this thread because birdcage lady hangs proudly over my bed, and my son wanted to know when I got her.  I had to go digging back through Craftster to find out.  Now he wants us to get a bunny tea party as well.  You still have these kicking around 7 years later, right? Smiley

Kiddo even made a Lego homage to birdcage lady.  Can you see it?

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Mini Rings of Change on: July 22, 2015 03:30:38 PM
I saw a picture of the full Rings of Change afghan somewhere recently, and was impressed.  I love the idea of constantly changing stitches, because monotony is always the thing that holds me up on big projects.  I found the Mini Rings of Change pattern for free on Ravelry, and decided to make on up on a whim, out of acrylic scrap yarn.  My son has stolen it for the moment, but I'm not sure where its final home will be.

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Experiments in Electroetching on: March 11, 2015 03:01:28 PM
Yes, please on the tutorial!

I've dabbled in glass etching, but the caustic etching compound really freaks me out.  I'd love an alternative, and metal items are more durable anyway.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first ever knitted thing - Wild Berries by Tweedysheep on: March 01, 2015 10:17:37 PM
My cousin taught me to knit when I was 12 or so, by which I mean she taught me to make long rectangles with no particular use, which I gave up fairly quickly. I took up crochet in my 20s, and thats been my fiber art of choice ever since. I do get covetous of some of the lovely sweater patterns that knitting lends itself to, though, and when I saw someone else's Wild Berries on another forum, I decided that I needed one too.

My knitting friend fishie talked me through some of the more confusing parts of the pattern via email, and there was kind of a long break over the summer and on into the holiday crafting season where it saw no progress, but tonight, almost exactly a year after I started it, I sewed on the buttons and finished it off.

Not exactly a glamour shot, but not bad, huh?

6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Fierce Little Dragon on: December 05, 2014 03:52:09 PM
From this pattern on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fierce-little-dragon, a present for my dragon-obsessed niece.

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Happypotamus! on: March 11, 2014 11:15:20 AM
Thanks for all the love, guys. Smiley

The pattern is available on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/happypotamus-the-happy-hippo-crochet-pattern
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Happypotamus! on: March 10, 2014 07:57:45 PM
It was love at first sight when I saw this pattern.  A friend gifted me her whole drawer of mismatched scrap yarn, which got me off to a great start.  The original was made of sock yarn, but since mine is all worsted, he's HUGE, about 2.5' from nose to rump.

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Purples Star Jacket on: January 28, 2014 04:06:22 PM
Very cute!  Your color scheme is a lot more cohesive than mine.
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Paneer Masala Pizza on: January 05, 2014 08:28:13 PM
This is an idea that's been kicking around in my head for a while.  Today was my birthday, and I decided that for my birthday dinner, I would finally make the dream reality.

I used this crust recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/bread-machine-pizza-dough/ though I'm anxious to try it again with the recipe here: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/001199.html.  Today, I didn't have the 12+ hours available to let the dough rest in the fridge.

The sauce is a paneer masala type sauce, made with onion, ginger, garlic, lots of Indian spices, tomato paste, and cream (lots of cream).  I simmered the paneer in the sauce, then strained it back out to use as a topping, along with some diced red onion and green peas (and a blanket of mozzarella, of course).

I baked it all at 400 for 25 minutes, and... it was awesome.  My only quibble is that next time, I'd rather have a thinner crust with a lighter flavor.  I used a dark beer in the crust recipe, and while it would have been awesome under, say, a sausage and tomato pizza, it was a leetle too much for the creamy/spicy sauce.  Still, an excellent proof of concept.  I'll definitely be making this again.
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