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1  Friendship bracelet problem (what is this, third grade?) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by fake_moustache on: March 05, 2009 07:35:49 AM
So I've taken to friendship bracelets probably 10-15 years too late. I'm enjoying it, though.

Anyhoo, here's my problem. I'm kind of working my way through a couple basic patterns in the process of getting the swing of things... and I'm stuck on a criss-cross style.

See? The 3 rows of 3 knots kind of lean to the right (or to the left if I switch the knot type - I've tried messing around with a few different ways to no avail) and doesn't correct itself once I move on to the next step.

I'm working from this lovely website (http://www.steffe.se/fb/step_by_step.php) and, more specifically, this lovely step-by-step (http://www.steffe.se/fb/pdf/patterns/squares.pdf)... and as you can see, it's Step 9 that is giving me problems.

Can anyone offer any pointers, tips, solutions, or even patterns or methods alternate to the one used on the site?

Thanks in advance!
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2  Mmmm sushi! in Needlework: Completed Projects by fake_moustache on: August 27, 2008 03:58:36 PM

I stitched this up into a patch for a bag I made.

 It's mostly straight stitch and satin stitch, with a couple french knots on the Salmon Roe, woven straight stitch for the nori. On the tuna and whitefish, you can see that I stitched in curves to make it look like the threads in the meat. On the tamagoyaki (Japanese egg cake -- the yellow one!), you can see the implied ridges. The rice is made with seed stitchesI'm pretty happy with how it turned out and I like how the green fabric makes it look.. I don't know, like sickly but in a good way? lol.

Here's a shot of the bag in action!

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3  Scrap Granny Square Afghan... Oooh the colors! in Crochet: Completed Projects by fake_moustache on: April 24, 2008 08:25:57 AM
Wooo! Finally, after all this time, my first post! Thank you, digicam gods!

Anywho, I don't know if you guys experience this too, but every year, right after the December holidays, I just get so antsy. Why? All December, my hands were busy busy busy making gifts nonstop. And now that the gifting is over... must...continue...crochet!! Can't stop!

LOL So something like this usually happens. In addition to a couple skeins of black and white for border, these lil grannies are the remains of my holiday gifting yarn hoard.

Here's a shot of the pre-assembly layout process. Funny story: see how the edges on them are all rounded? Learning experience! I soon after went completely insane, ripped the edging out of ALL of them, and redid them with a couple added chains to make the corners sharper. *sigh* commitment, y'all.

And here's the finished product! It feels a little... De Stijl to me.

And of course, the customary dog-on-the-new-afghan pic. Hi Ruby!

Thanks for looking!
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