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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / i need a big uterus. on: June 12, 2010 10:27:10 PM
i really hope my subject line caught some attention, i would really love some help with this project!

i'm making my roommate who lost an ovary this year a nice shoulder bag. that's a uterus. with one happy face ovary and one zombie ovary to give to her when i move back in with her at the end of the summer.

so, the only thing i need from you guys is a little advice on how to shape a uterus bag so that it is a uterus- i am a queer boy with no idea how a uterus would be recognizable in craft form!

i checked ravelry and the forums here, and i did find a "snatchel" on the anticraft, but i really want to make a bigger one!

so, advice, fun ovary facts, disparaging remarks regarding my sense of humor?

2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / ami design help- cat in the hat hat on: July 09, 2009 01:48:03 PM
i'm oin the pit for a production of seussical (if you happen to live in central maryland, it's at carroll community college next weekend! http://www.geocities.com/treeoflifetroupe/. end of plug) and i'm making my dear director a stuffed cat in the hat hat. and i'm having a little bit of a mind block trying to design it.

what i'm thinking; starting from the bottom, and crocheting a pretty big circle. doing a few rows of single crochet, then closing back up the circle to a certain point. tubing the body of the hat with sc, then, once it's to height, close the rest of the circle, stuffing in between.

does that sound like it's going to work? i'm trying not to crash and burn.

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / question about color schemes on: June 24, 2009 02:25:34 PM
i'm making a set of potholders that revolve around the classical elements; earth, water, fire, air.

i have the color schemes for all but air worked out pretty well in my head.

the potholders are going to be crocheted, with different patterns and such, and i'm going to keep it two colors per potholder.

BUT i have absolutely no idea how to do the colors for air. i am thinking two different shades of off-white alternating or some such nonsense.

any suggestions? i'm pretty stuck.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / marathon knitting on: June 15, 2009 11:09:09 AM
alrighty. so, i'm working on a backpack (using the stitch and bitch "punk rock backpack" pattern with a larger gauge to make it a little more useful for a college student), and i have run into my dreaded rut.

my rut is when i get about halfway through a pattern and get to a large swatch of boring.

does anyone have any advice on how to get into knitting auto-pilot?

i've improved my holding so it's more seamless to knit and purl, and to switch into and out of either. i've started working some fun into the swatch (like seed stitching designs into it) and alot of other crap to generally keep it interesting.

does anyone have any background ideas that help to ease my rut? i usually knit to law and order reruns and silly plotless python-esque comedies. any better ideas?
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / summer hat! on: May 19, 2009 07:51:23 PM
i started crocheting this little beanie while i was killing time one day. i got a wild hair up my yahoo and decided to get my mohawk shaved off, and it just happened that the hat is perfect for my newly short-haired head.

it rides high a-top my head and doesn't come down very far, making it a perfect summer hat. i also used a sc 1 ch1 pattern, then crocheted under the chains on my next rows through the main body of the hat. the white along the bottom is hdc.

this gives a little better view of the colors and stitchwork and all that technical shiz.

the top of the hat is just a circle, and uses alot of sc and dc thrown in where i feel like it.

the whole thing was worked without a pattern, but is pretty self explanatory. just circle up (not perfectly, you want it to have some curve) and then when it's sufficiently wide, just stop increasing until it's as long as you want it.

it's just a silly little cap to keep me lookin' and feelin' cool for the summer months.
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / first amigurami! on: April 30, 2009 07:16:51 PM

done from no pattern, so he's a little wobbly. but don't hold it against him, he has a big heart, and dead, dead eyes.

i've had strep all week, so i decided to make my unhappy boyfriend a little somethin' somethin' so he can have a good smiley time, and call me a nerd.

me and the toady are having some quality time in that picture.

i sort of haphazardly did the increases and decreases, and the face was a stitch-venture (pulled out and redid five times), but i'm happy with my little buddy and my introduction to the world of amigurami.

any feedback?
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / crochet-in' a bag, need-in' some help on: December 30, 2008 10:25:12 AM
so, i'm going to make myself a handy little messenger bag for myself. i'm figurin' i'll make the front and back panel out of six granny squares (2 tall by 3 wide), and then make the rest of the bottom and stuff with hdc.

my question is this; if i have two strands together, would it be strong enough? i'm probably going to use acrylic, because i have a slight wool allergy, and i'm not really planning on felting it, and i don't have any terrible habits that require an amazing amount of blocking.

does any of that sound like a terrible idea?

also, i want to make a spot to hold my labtop. uh, how would i even begin to make a nice divider for that?

last but not least; i am going to put a nice lining it it. my mother is a seamstress, so she is going to sew it in for me. but she doesn't know what to attach it to. does she just sew straight into the yarn?

i dunno these things!!

8  UNITED STATES / Colorado / crafting at CU Boulder? on: December 30, 2008 10:13:03 AM
hey coloradans- i'm moving from baltimore to boulder next year to be college'd, and i was wondering if there is a nice crafting community?

i must learn these things.

9  UNITED STATES / Maryland / wanna use yarn with me in westminster? on: December 11, 2008 03:37:43 PM
there's a ballin' coffeeshop in westminster now, westminster station. it is tres excellent, and i would love to have some sort of yarn-based group knit-and-crochet meetings. we could drink crazy caffeine, make silly things, and tell dirty jokes!

anyone interested?
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / i need-a make mittens! on: October 02, 2008 02:42:16 PM
my friend grace is going to college in upstate new york (brr!) and i want to make her a nice set of mittens!

does anybody know where a good online pattern is, or has a pattern they are willing to share?

i will give you 46 brownie points for such.

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