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11  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Portland - where to buy Wraphia? on: August 19, 2006 11:10:04 AM
dunno if this is the right forum, but since it's about local shopping Cheesy....

I purchased some rayon Wraphia online last month and it took AGES to get here because it was a wholesale place. I discovered that I need one or two more spools to finish my project and would rather not go through all the hassle of ordering online again. Can anyone confirm a place in/around Beaverton or Portland that sells it?
12  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Elphie - ballerina in need of shoes on: August 17, 2006 08:53:31 PM

Poor Elphie, her feet are too big to fit ballerina slippers! But she keeps dancing anyway.

Elphie is much cuter in person, but after spending 3 or 4 hours taking & editing pictures I had to give up. Her tutu is knit from a rayon/cotton yarn and her waistband & flower are crocheted from Debblie Bliiss Baby Cashmerino. (amigurumi is great for those leftover scraps!). I made her two tops, fabric & crocheted, but both looked absolutely hideous on her so I had to chuck them. Maybe I'll try one more time.
13  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / No Name Bunny on: August 12, 2006 10:38:52 AM
I've been away from Craftster and pretty much everything for like a month now. I had fun though, got to finish up some knitting projects that were collecting dust, as well as a few other things.

So this bunny is nothing all that exciting, just a project to get me back into the swing of things. I made the collar, it is removable.


14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / tuck trellis stitch - why does mine look different from the pic? on: July 22, 2006 09:38:28 PM
First of all, thanks to those who replied to my other question about the vague instructions for this cardigan a few weeks back:D

I am knitting pattern #5 from VK Summer/Spring 06. The sleeves have this pretty tuck trellis stitch at the cuff, but I can't get mine to look like the ones in the picture no matter how hard I try. I am following the directions correctly as far as I can tell, but for some reason my trellis stitch looks like a regular diamond pattern while the one in the picture looks curved like 'swags'. I like the look of the swags better.

I tried knitting more loosely as well as knitting more tightly. but neither really helped. I also checked the VK site to make sure there wasn't some kind of typo. Here is part of the pattern stitch:

Row 1 (RS) - With B, k1, *then carrying color B loosely across the front of the work and color A across the back, with B, p3, with A, k3; rep from * to end
Row 2- With A, p the purl sts and with B, k the knit sts, carrying color B loosely across the back (k side) of work and color A across the front (p side) of work
Row 3 - With A, knit
Row 4 - With A purl
Row 5 - With A knit
Row 6 (WS) - Working with A, p1, *p1, p next st while inserting RH needle under the 2 B strands and lifting the strands to create tuck st, p5; rep from * end p1

I would appreciate any help from anyone who has knit tihs cardigan or something similar Smiley
15  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Chocolate Frosting - amigurumi deer on: July 17, 2006 12:57:23 PM
Yes, a companion for Pink Frosting Smiley.

I think Chocolate Frosting looks a little bit more sophisticated than her friend. Well, less cutesy anyway. I'm very happy with how she turned out. I feel like I could really eat her >_<; And her cake scarf! I feel bad that the beads didn't show up well in the picture though. I tried some lighter colored beads but they looked kinda weird, so I went with light brown & gold ones.

8.5" tall, from my own pattern as always

16  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Pink Frosting - amigurumi deer on: July 12, 2006 12:42:11 AM
So I was inspired by a post on craftster to make a deer. I set out to make something that really looked like my own, something someone could see and know I made it. It kind of reminds me of the lamb I made, which was one of the first patterns I made on my own. The colors.. remind me of donuts at my local grocery store. Hence, Pink Frosting.

All of the body parts are crocheted as one piece, sans the attachment of the legs/head/tail to the body (which is one piece also, including the neck). The back legs have a bend in them so the deer can sit down - kind of - even though it is anatomically incorrect. The front legs also have a 'knee' in them, which is really just a row of slip stitches.  The rear end is decorated with felt hearts & magenta iridescent beads, which make me very happy  Smiley There are no wires or tricks to this one - it stands on its own.

I plan on making her a matching companion, who will of course be Chocolate Frosting, with a similar color scheme. Yum!  Cheesy

17  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Space Mouse amigurumi on: July 05, 2006 10:02:06 PM
In honor of the latest successful space launch... he wants to go to the moon because he heard that it's made of cheese Cheesy I would have loved to have given him a nice American flag for his suit, but it's so hard to find/make ones so small! Also a visor so he doesn't suffocate in a low-oxygen envorionment might be nice Tongue

18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help w/ pattern deciphering on: July 03, 2006 01:05:50 PM
I'm currently working on the Flower Tied Cardigan from Vogue Summer '06, but I've seemed to hit a snag. I am normally very good at deciphering patterns, but there is one little phrase that I can't make sense of. Can anyone enlighten me?

"Work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Rep neck dec row (every alternate 2nd and 4th row) a total of 21 times more"

At first glance this seems like 'every other row', but that phrase was used earlier in the pattern, so that can't be it. Also, in this pattern every 2nd & 4th row is a purl row. Why would I k2tog in a purl row? I'm convinced I'm understanding the phrase  incorrectly.
19  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Valentino - sphinx-ish creature on: June 29, 2006 08:05:44 PM
This is a custom order for an artist on deviantART. It's a sphinx like creature named Valentino, who has black wings & a mane. You can see her original sketch here. This is her character, I merely made it 3d with amigurumi magic Tongue

20  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Boris - boxing bear amigurumi on: June 29, 2006 10:11:16 AM
As you can see, this guy is quite beat up. He is not so day-glo red though - my camera is really lame.

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