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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Keeping it Simple.. on: September 18, 2007 11:45:01 AM
So for a guy friend I wanted to make his xmas gift a really classy scarf.. so I bought 400 yards of beautiful burgundy 50/50 blend of silk and baby alpaca. (don't ask me how much it cost, you don't wanna know.)

I spent days agonizing over what stitch to use, going through book after book, making swatch after swatch.. because it was for a guy I didn't want to use shells or anything lacy, so I played with cables and ribbing, basketweave and diamonds.. but you know what I finally settled on?

Plain old seed stitch. It's so smooth it really gives the silk a chance to show off. Sometimes simplicity is the key.

2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Anime Amigurumi - Kon! on: August 28, 2007 01:14:10 PM
Kon from Bleach! I will try to get better pics of him later.

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / What do do with a novelty yarn? on: August 19, 2007 07:14:01 PM
Okay, so I was at the fabric store...... and outside they had a bargain bin...... I think you know what happens next in this story.

Anyhow, Bernat Boa normally runs $5-6 a ball and it was 97 cents! I bought all they had of white (about 7 balls) and then got home and realized I have no idea what I'm going to DO with it..... suggestions?

4  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / DORMANT: Ami-a-Week on: August 17, 2007 07:15:24 PM
Take the challenge with me! Christmas is coming sooner than you think, don't wait for it to sneak up on you! In order to have enough to give away to a significan't number of my many, many friends, I gotta get at least one done a week, on top of all my other projects! Ami with me!~   Cheesy
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Yet another "lavender bunny" on: August 09, 2007 12:18:51 PM
From the lavender bunny pattern:

6  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Konnichwa! ^_^ on: August 01, 2007 09:27:56 PM
Otaku crafter on the loose! My two most beloved hobbies are anime and crochet.... and now I have discovered amigurimi!!! *bounces off the walls and ceiling*  Anyhow, this place is pretty cool, I think I'll stick around ^_^
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