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11  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Kerochan Stitched on: February 15, 2011 05:29:57 PM
This is fantastic!  Smiley
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Fun with Hexagons! My first granny blanket on: February 15, 2011 07:49:31 AM
Wow, thank you so much guys!

@BitsofBruce, yeah, the ends nearly killed me. I tried to weave them in as I went so I wouldn't have such a large task to do at the end, but the actual crocheting was so darn fun it was hard to put it down! It would have been better if I didn't have a deadline (Christmas). but there I was, Christmas Eve at 2 or 3 in the morning, watching Pushing Daisies while weaving in ends.

But you should definitely try a project like this if you've been wanting to--it's insanely gratifying to see all your tiny little pieces come together to make a big whole! I'm sure if you weave in the ends as you go (unlike me) it won't be such a chore!

Thanks again for the lovely comments, all!

Thanks for the tip! PS Good choice on the show -- I loved Pushing Daisies when it was on.
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: The Largest Thing I've Ever Crocheted on: February 15, 2011 07:47:16 AM
And it looks so straight, too! I tried, mine wasn't  Wink Great job!

Thanks! I attribute that to the pattern. Here's what I used, except I didn't stop where they suggested. Instead, I kept going until I was happy with the size.   Pattern:  soft and wonderful from Leisure Arts Our Best Baby Afghans, 1996.
14  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: The Largest Thing I've Ever Crocheted on: February 14, 2011 06:44:29 AM
I thought I commented last night, but it didn't seem to take. Here's attempt no. 2.

impressive!!!  great colors!!  you must be extremely toasty now Wink

I am, was snuggled in it all night last night.

Great Job!  I love big granny squares  Grin

Don't give up on those larger projects....next time, switch colors each row. That will keep it from feeling like forever on the longest rows.  Plus you end up with a great blanket that looks like a big crayon box. 

Love the muted colors you used here, tho.  Looks great with the color scheme of the room  Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
Thanks for the tip. If I'm ever brave enough to tackle this again, I'll definitely try switching colors.

i love it!! the colors are so fun.
 i'm doing something similar right now but it's all yellow, so i'm a little bored. lol

All yellow? Wow! Yeah, it might drive you a bit batty at the end. But you'll feel great once it's done!
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Fun with Hexagons! My first granny blanket on: February 14, 2011 06:41:49 AM
It's gorgeous. Did tying all the ends in do you in? I've been nervous about attempting a project like this because of all the ends. Good job!!  Smiley
16  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / The Largest Thing I've Ever Crocheted on: February 13, 2011 04:58:35 PM
Tonight I finally finished my blanket. This colossal giant has taken 3 months, and 4 giant balls of rainbow boucle to complete, but it's finally done. Now to enjoy all my hard work.

It's approximately the size of my queen size bed. In other words, it's huge! I was going bonkers towards the end, it took so long to get around each side. I thought I was never going to finish.

Here's a better look at the colors.

While I like the end result, I don't know if I'm ready to take on another project like this anytime soon! If you'd like to read more about it, please visit my blog: http://bitsofbruce.wordpress.com

C&C Welcome. Thanks for looking!
17  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: My version of Lydia The Tattooed Lady on: February 13, 2011 01:48:30 PM
She's beautiful! I especially like how her legs say "ta-da."  Grin
18  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Ollie the (amigurumi) Otter on: February 13, 2011 08:54:23 AM
Thanks. The kelp was a last minute surprise for me. I was wondering what to make for him to hold, and no matter what I looked at (fish, sea stars, etc), nothing felt right. Then I remembered I had some f.o. from playing with hyperbolic crochet, and I found that piece. It was dark green and leafy looking, and I knew it would be perfect.
19  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: amigurumi (img heavy) on: February 12, 2011 05:40:58 PM
Adorable! I have too many favorites.
20  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Ollie the (amigurumi) Otter on: February 12, 2011 05:33:39 PM
My boss is turning 50 in a few days (we had her surprise party today). Since she loves otters, I decided to make her an amigurumi version.

Meet Ollie. He's a friendly little fellow who loves playing in kelp.

Here he is without the kelp. I couldn't find a pattern I liked, so I made him up as I went. I embroidered his nose and mouth.

C&C welcome.

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