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1  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / CLOSED: 2008-2010 Wool Eater Blanket Crochetalong (w/pattern link) on: November 06, 2008 08:03:57 PM
Anyone want to join me? I'm making this for my best friend's baby as a Christmas present...


I'm using Plymouth Yarn Encore DK in turquoise, light blue, green, and beige.

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / sweet ribbon baby blanket on: September 03, 2007 04:10:44 PM
Hey everyone,
I made this blanket for my coworker. Everyone else in the store knew about it, but they all kept it a secret from her. She was really surprised and loved it Smiley

the entire blanket:


stitch pattern on body of blanket:

close-up of corner (all 4 have a bow):

close-up of border:

and i put a little tag on the back:

comments/questions appreciated! Smiley
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Noro Silk Garden scarf on: December 10, 2006 12:58:58 PM
Inspired by this thread:
I decided to make my own scarf with 2 skeins of Noro Silk Garden that had been lurking in my stash for a while.

and a close-up: it really doesn't look this bumpy on the sides Smiley

4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / "Exquisite" doily - im addicted on: December 10, 2006 12:48:54 PM
The pattern ("Exquisite") is from a book called Extra-Special Doilies. It's a Leisure Arts publication.

and a close-up of the outer part: 2 rows of pineapples and a really pretty border - reminds me of leaves

Comments welcome
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Nintendo Shroom on: December 10, 2006 12:41:27 PM
This is my version of the Shroom pattern from crochetme.com. I used scrap yarn - i think the red may have been Red Heart and the bottom part was Sugar 'n Cream. Fast project!

I did a couple of alterations to the pattern:
I made the opening a bit smaller (so things would stay in the top better).
I stuffed the bottom with clear marbles (so he would stand up) wrapped in fiberfill
and of course, added a bit of embroidery for the Nintendo look

Here he is before he left the house:

and in his natural habitat...

Enjoy! Smiley
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / "Rosa" doily on: July 05, 2006 10:35:21 PM
Here is another doily I made. This time it was for my mom. She had been asking for one for quite some time.

It's called "Rosa" and it's from a Leisure Arts publication called Doilies with a Twist by Patricia Kristoffersen.

The center part of the doily is little corkscrews. Cool effect, but it took me FOREVER; it's a lot of crocheting into chains (which i don't like to do). Needless to say, I won't be making anymore doilies out of this book, but I'm glad I made this one. It reminds me of a snowflake. Smiley

a little bit closer:

and a close-up of the corkscrews:
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Pullover Flair from IK Spring 2006 on: March 02, 2006 06:58:12 PM
Well I've never knitted a sweater before, so I have a couple of questions.

1. Would this be a good first sweater?
I'm a bit intimidated at the thought of knitting a sweater, but in some ways, I figure I might as well just TRY it instead of whining about it - right? Wink

2. What yarn could I substitute?
I would probably end up making the Large size, which is 13 skeins of the suggested yarn (Artful Yarns Olympic, a cotton/viscose/acrylic blend) - that adds up to about $103, which I'm not willing to pay. However, since I've never knitted an actual garment before, I don't know exactly how to substitute the yarn. I know that it knits up at 4.75 sts/1 in, so it should be a worsted weight yarn. But unless I can find another yarn with those exact fibers in it, how would I know what other types of yarn would work?  Plain cotton?  Acrylic?

Thanks so much for any input! I really appreciate it.
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Come see my doily! ;) on: January 26, 2006 02:06:48 PM
Okay, so this is the second doily I've made. I love it! Some parts are kind of "lifted up" (for lack of a better phrase/word). I tried to capture that on my camera, but wasn't totally successful. Hopefully you can tell though. Thanks for looking!

The 1st pic shows the true color of the thread.

You can kind of see the little fan-shaped areas that are "lifted up" on this 2nd pic

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / am I allergic to a certain type of wool?!? on: August 18, 2005 05:26:56 PM
First, I just wanted to say that there are probably other threads like this, but the Search wouldn't work and I need some answers!

On Monday I bought from Paton's Classic Wool (merino wool, I believe) and started knitting some mittens for a friend. On Tuesday I noticed a small rash on my ankles and legs. On Wednesday it started itching - and now it's really red and I have it on the insides of my arms too.

Previously, I have knitted with Cascade 220 and did not have any problem whatsoever. Also, when I've been knitting with the Paton's I have been wearing long pants (not shorts or a skirt), so the wool hasn't touched my legs at all. Therefore, I don't understand why the rash is ALL OVER my legs. I also haven't tried any new soaps/detergents or anything like that.

Is it possible to be allergic to one type of wool? I don't get it.  Huh
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / How would you crochet something like this? on: July 15, 2005 07:15:43 PM
How would you make something like this? This would be a PERFECT pillow for my bed.


Are there patterns for this type of crocheting?
Would you just crochet several little motifs (flowers, leaves, etc) and then crochet them together with chains? (that kind of looks like how this one is made).

Any suggestions? Thanks! Smiley
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