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11  An Octopus Tea Party (Image Heavy!) in Needlework: Completed Projects by bastetblue on: June 23, 2011 08:41:01 PM
This is the hoop I made for the Hoopla Round 5 swap. My partner received it a couple of weeks ago, so I can post pictures!

My partner edenkitty had a lot of octopuses and squids in her wist, so I got the idea to do a kind of octopus tea party.

The challenge for the swap was for the hoop to be monochromatic, so I used seven different types of green. I used two strands of DMC embroidery floss throughout. The stitches I used were mainly satin stitch, back stitch, and long and short stitch. The hoop is 8" in diameter.

This was the first time I used such a huge amount of filling stitch! I'm happy with how it turned out, though.

I drew the pattern using a photo of an octopus as a reference. I may use this pattern again, maybe with different colors.

I love the way the tentacle suckers came out!

I was going to leave the eye plain, but my mom gave me the idea to embroider the eye with two colors. I tried to keep my stitches as tiny as possible. I like the effect it made.

This was also my first time putting a back on a hoop.

I free handed the lettering.

I loved working on this hoop so much, it was hard to send it off to its new home! Wink
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12  A Red Tank Top I Designed in Knitting: Completed Projects by bastetblue on: June 22, 2011 06:05:34 PM
This is actually a project I knitted last year. But it took me so long to make, that by the time I was finished, it was too cold to wear it! Roll Eyes It isn't cold now, so I was finally able to take pictures of it.

I designed it myself. I knitted it mostly in the round, so that I didn't have to worry about the front and back not matching. I used Tahki Cotton Classic.

Here is a close up of the neckline and cable panel. I was very happy with the way the neckline turned out! I split the center cable so that it flows naturally.

I figured out all the measurements, increases, decreases, and other parts of the pattern using this piece of note paper. Since I knew what I wanted it to look like, I just had to refer to the paper to check the number of stitches I needed, or the placement of the increases.

I love how my top turned out! It's exactly how I pictured it! Cheesy

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13  My First Chain Mail Piece in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by bastetblue on: June 17, 2011 06:48:02 PM
I was first really introduced to chain mail jewelry through the posts here on Craftster. I loved the look of it, so I decided to try it out!

This is the first piece I've done, just a simple 4 in 1 weave ring. I was running low on jump rings at the time, so I couldn't do anything big, but it was a nice starting project to get a feel for chain mail.

(Sorry about the blurry photos! My camera was acting wonky Tongue) Since then, I've made a necklace with a chain mail center and dragon pendent for my brother. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of that right now.
I can't wait to do more things with chain mail! Cheesy
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14  Re: Embroidery Hoopla Rnd 5 - Color Spectrum Gallery!! (Send 6/6/11) in The Swap Gallery by bastetblue on: June 11, 2011 10:15:56 AM
Cool skull!

I just received my hoop from edenkitty! It is gorgeous! I love it! Grin

Detail shots!

It is now hanging on the purple wall in my room. My first hoopla hoop!

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15  Yellow Baby Hat and Bootees in Knitting: Completed Projects by bastetblue on: June 04, 2011 03:23:00 PM
The week before Easter, I found out that my cousin was having a baby "sprinkle" (small baby shower) on Easter. That week, I knitted constantly, and the day of the sprinkle, I barely finished this baby hat and bootees. Talk about cutting it close! Yesterday, I found out that my cousin had her baby on Thursday! Yay! Cheesy

For the hat, I used the Miss Dashwood pattern http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTmissdashwood.html, which I really liked! The only change I made was to omit the earflaps, because I was running out of time.

I used a simple bootee pattern from The Knitter's Bible. They were very quick to work up! I knit the hat and bootees with Caron's Spa yarn in the color Soft Sunshine. This yarn is so silky soft!

 Modeling the hat is the family skull, Yorick. Wink
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16  Nessie Amigurumi in Knitting: Completed Projects by bastetblue on: May 16, 2011 08:58:31 PM
This is the first amigurumi I knit from the book Amigurumi Knits a couple of years ago. I have since knitted many other patterns from that book, but the Loch Ness Monster will always have a special place in my heart.

My little sister also liked it so much that she requested a Nessie in purple and pink for Christmas last year.  Smiley
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17  Panda Dog in Knitting: Completed Projects by bastetblue on: April 22, 2011 08:53:49 PM
Hi everyone!
This is a gift that I knitted for a friend. She is really funny and sweet, and on my birthday she sent me a surprise box of merino wool yarn and a set of rosewood knitting needles. Friends like that are so worth knitting for!

She loves panda dogs, so I made her one of her very own!

I used Bernat Alpaca yarn in black and white for the body, and small amounts of other types of yarns for the tongue and collar.

I made up the pattern as I went along. This panda dog is about 8 or 9 inches tall.
Thanks for looking!
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18  Oh No! A Sparkly Vampire! (Picture Heavy) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by bastetblue on: April 15, 2011 08:44:47 PM
This is part of a gift I made for a friend's birthday. He read Twilight and likes to make jokes about sparkly vampires Wink, so my mom and I made a vampire kit for him. I knit this sparkly vampire doll to put in the kit.

He's kind of a mix between Edward Cullen and Dracula, complete with cape.

The body is knit in one piece. I used black yarn to knit his feet, legs, and cape, dark green yarn to knit his sweater/torso, and white sparkly yarn to knit his hands and face. I embroidered his hair and features.

I was very happy with how his hair turned out, even though it took me hours to finish. Roll Eyes I tried to choose a color similar to Edward's hair.

Here he is without the cape! I didn't use a pattern for any of this, I just made it up as I went along. I even cut some toothpicks to look like stakes.

Uh oh! Looks like someone got too close to Van Helsing.  Wink
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19  Nautiloid in Knitting: Completed Projects by bastetblue on: April 01, 2011 03:03:03 PM
This is a nautiloid that I knitted from various colors of yarn from my stash. I got the idea from a pattern in knitty:http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTnautie.html. I wanted the shell and stripes on my nautiloid to look different from the shell in that pattern, so I used a shell pattern from a book I own. I also knitted my nautiloid's eyes, instead of using felt.

Nautiloids were the first cephalopods to swim in the ocean, and their shells came in a variety of shapes. They are the great great great great great granddaddies of squids and octopuses. But this little guy doesn't look half his age, does he? Wink
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20  Amigurumi Jackalope in Knitting: Completed Projects by bastetblue on: March 27, 2011 05:44:34 PM
Hello everyone!

This is a Jackalope (a mythical antlered rabbit) that I knitted a few months ago.

I got the pattern from a book called Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh. I have made so many stuffed animals from the patterns in this book! I used Caron Country in a light brown for the body, Caron Spa in a lavender color for the paw pads and the insides of the ears, Mission Falls 136 Merino in a purple for the embroidered eyes and nose, and some random white cotton yarn for the antlers.
Here's a closeup on the face! (Sorry about the poor picture quality, I haven't been able to get pictures off my regular camera, so I was using a webcam.)

I love how the jackalope came out, and I think with a few tweaks I could adapt this pattern to make other animals!
Thanks for looking!
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