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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Pika..Pika..Pikachu! on: March 02, 2012 05:09:00 AM
This is really awesome! What color yarn did you use to sew everything together? I know with two yellow blocks together, for example, you'd use yellow, but what about when you have two colors, like black and yellow, together?
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Venjulia Trieste Rugby mascot on: October 11, 2011 12:29:48 PM
that's awesome. from the thumbnail it looked felted because the gauge is so small; great job having the patience to do that! i know i wouldn't be able to do that, lol.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Some more blankets on: August 15, 2011 01:30:56 PM
thanks so much. i've been trying a lot of other patterns, but all those always seem to get wavy and not lie flat within 2-3 rounds of the wave pattern beginning. i'll try this one out~ thanks again!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Some more blankets on: August 14, 2011 11:14:26 AM
is there a chance you could share the pattern for the first blankie? i seriously love it and want to make one.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Milk Crate Boxspring--TUTORIAL on: July 27, 2011 12:25:17 AM
i was totally browsing around just now and when i saw this thumbnail, i was like HOLY MOLY!

this is exactly what's under my bed, with the bottoms of the milk crates on the floor and the open tops facing upward. in my milk crates, i store yarn.

every color has at least one milk crate designated to that color; some colors more than one crate if i have a crazy population of that color.
it's so much more comfortable than the old frame we had and much more sturdy. i'd highly recommend it for storage for anyone interested - as long as you don't need whatever you store under the bed quite often. otherwise, you're going to get some strong arms quick.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Hexagon motif blanket on: December 06, 2010 06:23:49 PM
Now this is just COOL!!! I am so jealous of your joining technique! I'm finishing a granny 'ghan that was started by someone else...I have just a few big (3-round) squares to finish, but I've already started joining the little (2-round) squares that'll make up the border. However, they're all "off" from each other, no matter what I do.

did you go through the hair-pulling-out experience of blocking each individual square? for any project that requires joining of any type of motif, i really see it as a necessity to block now... i actually began joining the hex's together without blocking them at first but after 2 rows of them... i realized blocking was going to be absolutely needed. :/
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Hexagon motif blanket on: December 06, 2010 04:36:05 PM
after playing around with my camera, i found a few settings. one included taking 3 pictures at once and i did that with about 100 pictures, then went through all sets of them picking out the least blurry ones...

close ups:

close ups of the joining:

of the back:

close up of the joining in the back:

sorry about all the pics, but at least i feel satisfied now.
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Hexagon motif blanket on: December 06, 2010 12:39:36 PM
as far as my color palette, i just grabbed literally everything i had in my yarn stash at the time and went with those colors. i didn't buy any other yarn than what i already had on-hand because i wanted to try and get rid of what i already had. even after this monster...

i have tons left because i didn't want to overuse any particular color... the stash is the same size by numbers of balls of yarn pretty much, just smaller quantities of everything. :/

for anyone really considering making this blanket, i would strongly suggest that while picking out your colors to pick out tons upon tons of neutrals that aren't too dark or light. pure white is ok if not used too often, and so is black... but too much of them really takes the attention away from all the other colors i felt, so i did a lot of ripping back when joining them all together... and ripping hexagons apart. i probably took 20 of them apart as i was going, learning which colors accent each other and which attempts at "trying to tone down this neon looking green with something else".

i'm no art teacher, nor do i know much about which colors go well with what... it was all trial and error for me. i still don't really have an idea on how to plan a good color scheme... just tried to make each hexagon look good individually. so for anyone color-challenged like me... be prepared.

i may take some more pictures of my personal favorite hexagons by themselves later on if anyone would be interested so i can show more of it.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Hexagon motif blanket on: December 05, 2010 04:11:52 PM
the pictures i took were with natural light; my camera just makes the final picture all fuzzy and the blanket pretty much unrecognizable. :/ wish i could borrow someone's really nice camera for a day or so... would make me happy happy. /wish!

i am sooo glad it's finished. it took pretty much a total of 3 months and i have roughly 100 hexagons put into this blanket with a few left over i was considering making into a pillow (blocking them all was tedious...). but i thought that'd look corny so they're around, somewhere, waiting... each hexagon ended up being 6 inches across from the bottom left point to the bottom right point if you have one point facing down.

thanks so much for the compliments/replies. finishing it and having it around is one thing, but having people that actually understand the work involved acknowledging something you've made is a lot more than just the passerby,"ohh... how pretty. why don't you sell it for 100 bucks?" comments. if only they knew the time involved...

thanks again!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hexagon motif blanket on: December 05, 2010 09:09:00 AM
i started this blanket months ago during one of the granny-a-long months and finished it soon after. i didn't have a decent camera at the time it was finally finished so i couldn't post the final blanket once it was finished. :/
after buying a camera recently and trying to take a picture of the entire blanket, i soon realized even the new camera isn't really working out the way i had planned. the blanket is big enough to cover a full size bed with ample blanket left over hanging off all the edges and includes pretty much any color imaginable. i think because of this, my camera, when i take a picture of the entire blanket, has issues... all the colors blur together and everything's so blurry that it's just bleh.

so with that said, i only have a small portion of the blanket pictured:

i feel awful having completing this ginormous project, definitely my largest project ever... and it being too colorful for my camera to take a picture of. :/ if anyone has any tips i'd greatly appreciate it so that i can post more stuffs.

here's the free pattern of the hexagons: http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/blue-ribbon-afghans-kaleidoscope
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