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41  Re: Yarnies Vs Sewists R2 Gallery Sendouts Changed to September 3 in The Swap Gallery by Geniale on: September 03, 2010 10:01:31 AM
Here's my wonderful package from psyche!

First off, the second I turned away to grab my camera, the cat tried to claim everything as hers... Roll Eyes

She sent a tote bag with a storage pouch and a crochet hook roll:

Here's the roll with all my hooks:

Everything all packed up (you can see the cute card she sent too, she actually got it from another swap):

What's really cool is that the crochet hook roll actually matches the knitting needle one I got in the 80s cartoon swap (please ignore the cat hair)!!!

Thanks a bunch psyche, I had a great time swapping with you Kiss
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42  "No Pretension" Scarf in Weaving: Completed Projects by Geniale on: August 30, 2010 09:28:58 PM
Back when I had access to a Saori loom (boy do I ever miss that loom), I made this scarf. Unfortunately, the loom wasn't working properly for this project, so I had close to no tension at all (hence the wonky edges). Nevertheless, it's the prettiest thing (IMO) I've woven. So, when I was asked to give it a name - "No Pretension" seemed to fit perfectly! It's already gotten a lot of wear though, so it's a little wrinkled...

As always, thanks for looking!
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43  Saori Introduction Scarf in Weaving: Completed Projects by Geniale on: August 30, 2010 09:16:30 PM
The first time I attempted weaving, I was put in front of a Saori loom with a basket of yarn scraps. I'm very happy with the results though! The limited amount of each colour choice made me have to use many so it goes with everything! It's already gotten a lot of wear, so sorry if it looks a little wrinkled.

Thanks for looking!
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44  A Few of My Drawings (Pic Heavy) in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Geniale on: August 30, 2010 08:59:35 PM
Here's about half of this kind of drawing I've done, I'll pos thte other ones when they come out of storage. They were drawn back in 2008, mostly during a lengthy hospital stay. They are all done with pencil crayons (except the last one which is markers) and measure 11x14.

Thanks for looking!
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45  Long Cabled Mitts (with Pseudo-Tutorial) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Geniale on: August 28, 2010 12:31:47 AM
I made these mittens for the Yarnies vs Sewist swap and am very happy with the result! I didn't use a pattern, I just winged it as I went along but since several people have requested it, I've detailed out as best I could how I made them (w/ explanation of abbreviations at the bottom). First, the pictures:

  • What I basically did is draw up my cabling pattern (I had 6 cables), then I started at the bottom with 50 fdc. SEE BOTTOM OF POST FOR CABLE PATTERN.
  • I did fpdc on the right side (fptr when crossing cables) and bpdc on wrong side rows, doing a sc in st between each post (rs & ws) so there wouldn't be any big gaps.
  • My basic stitch for the "plain' part was (dc, sc in sc from prev row, skip next dc).

  • A few rows before the wrist, I started reducing (that part is tucked inside under the glove, so it doesn't  really matter if it looks good).
  • At the wrist, I joined with a sl st at the end of each row, turned and continued as before, always joining.
  • At that point I started increasing as I went along (measuring it on my hand).
  • At the right height, ch 2 and sl st in other side of the glove to leave an opening for the thumb; continuing back and forth stitching in ch 2 and leaving the thumb part undone.
  • At the top, I reduced gradually to make it nice and rounded, reducing number of cables as well (fpdctog cables 1-2, 3-4, 5-6) then, next right side row, (fpdctog cables 1-2-3).
  • I made the thumb separately (starting top down) but using the same stitch motif and attached it afterwards.

  • Finally, I ended by rejoining the yarn at the top back of the glove (the place that will be tucked inside, just below the wrist) and did an sc row along the edge to give it a more polished look, and continued along the bottom to do the finishing ribbing (fpdc, bpdc).
  • Then, I turned and did a sc border along the side that will have the button holes, continuing back & forth along that edge in main stitch pattern to make a flap, in which I made 5 buttonholes (ch 2, skip next (sc, dc)).
  • The buttons are exactly the same as I made these.

  • Crocheted with a 5 mm hook and Red Heart Eco-Ways Yarn (3372 - Petal). I used about 1 skein per mitten.
  • For the left and right mitts, I made the cables (see the thumbnail at the bottom of this post) at opposite ends of the fdc (made after first 8 dc for left hand and before last 8 dc for right hand).
  • I also worked both pieces simultaneously so they would be exactly the same.

I has some extra yarn left so I decided to make a matching headband:

<--- Click on picture to see a detail of the cable pattern. Where the cables cross, full lines represent the cables on top and the broken lines are the cables underneath (sorry about the poor quality of the picture).

Hope this helps!!! If anything's unclear, let me know and I'll try to explain it some other way Wink

Comments, (constructive) critisism, and suggestions are always more than welcome

st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
rs = right side
ws = wrong side
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
fdc = foundation double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet
fptr = front post treble crochet
fpdctog = front post double crochet together
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46  Re: July 2010 Birthday Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Geniale on: August 11, 2010 11:38:34 AM
I just received the coolest yarn bowl evar from starcakes57!

Unfortunately a few of the fireman fell off during their travelling, but they are fixable.

Many thanks starcakes Grin

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47  Re: FOC Wist Swap! Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Geniale on: August 08, 2010 04:40:49 PM
Alrighty, here's my wonderful book planter from ehinders. She couldn't include a plant because of customs so I put some in for the picture until I can get one just for that.

Here 'tis  empty:

She also sent a piece of freezer paper, which is great because I don't know where to get some here... so I'll be experimenting with stencilling in the near future Grin

Thanks again Erica!!!
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48  Re: FOC Wist Swap! Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Geniale on: August 03, 2010 08:51:59 PM
Hey gang, sorry I've been a little quiet on the gallery... I've been sort of preoccupied lately. Packages so far have been amazing!

I'm really glad you liked it ehinders!!! I'm quite happy with the result, especially since it was my first time doing filet crochet... On the back, it's the symbol of Rassilon (from Dr. Who). You had a few shawls and a few Dr. Who items on your Wists which inspired this shawl.

Here's another pic:

And one of the baby set (because I just can't resist making anything for a baby!):

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49  Re: Stitch Marker Swap - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Geniale on: July 30, 2010 02:05:14 PM
Here are the stitch markers I received from panda:

The smiley beads are so cute and the green ones really pretty! Thanks!!!

Also wanted to let you all know I'll be away for the week-end Smiley
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50  Re: July 2010 Birthday Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Geniale on: July 29, 2010 06:33:26 PM
So excited, I was able to make one last claim before the end of the month!

Alright, so here's a pic (finally) of the beautiful freeform earrings and handmade card spotnik sent:

Thank you (and sorry for the delay in posting the picture) Kiss
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