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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Bella Swan's hat on: November 22, 2008 08:53:11 PM
For anyone that's seen Twilight, remember Bella's hat when she went to La Push?  It was really cute.  For some reason, I can't find any photos of it online.

Has anyone had better luck finding photos? Or even better, a pattern?

Thanks bunches.

- Jennifer
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Sugar skull sweater, and a couple other goodies. (warning: Large photos. Sorry!) on: July 14, 2008 10:20:49 PM
Here are some projects I've finished, and one big pain in my rear...

First, the pain...
This is my progress so far on the Troubador socks from the spring Interweave.
The top:


and ankleish-y-whatever area:

It was going fine, and then I got the the ankle bit.  I'm making these for my mom in a small, but for some reason the ankle part is too tight. ack!  I really am going to hate ripping it....

Now that the pain is through, a sweater I finished in February.  I scored this yarn at mucho discount because sadly, my favorite lys was closing... 
The sleeves are Noro Sakura #5 and the body is Ella Rae Shibu in Tan. 
This sweater is so comfy!

Here's the color detail of the sleeves:

And the back:

The pattern is a modified version of the Jolly Roger in Happy Hooker.

I fell in love with the Sakura, but sadly this stuff was discontinued in Spring 2006 (according to yarndex).  I figured if one store may have it, then maybe the others would.. I searched and then bought the remaining supply in the city.  Grin

And perhaps my favorite thing I've made to date........

The pattern is from Not Your Mama's Crochet, and I believe it's called the 'Too Good for Your Boyfriend sweater'.

It worked up surprisingly fast. 
When I was sewing up the sweater and got to the front bit, I decided to add the buttons since the stitching was open enough to do so.

They were pretty little things and I wanted to use them, and I loved the color combo when paired with the sweater.

And the bit I'm most proud of on this sweater...

Let's just say that when I saw the pattern in the book I freaked out.  I love skulls and this was the perfect opportunity to play around.

The main body is a salmon pink cotton yarn, that cheap cone stuff at walmart, the skull is my favorite white yarn, the sparkley Lion Brand stuff, and the other details are bits of Microspun and Caron Brights.

Thanks for looking everyone!  Let me know what you think.  Grin

Oh... and I 've been meaning to post this for a while... This is all I have for now, I still need to take close up photos of it.

I've got a Mad Hatter hat on... I made it from Lion Brand Suede and some felt as the 10/6 slip in the brim.   I finished it some time winter 2006, and this was during summer 2007.  I was celebrating my unbirthday since it was my day off.  Cheesy  I work at Walt Disney World seasonally. Best job ever!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Interweave Spring Troubador Socks on: April 15, 2008 08:57:18 AM
I just started making these last night. I've done tapestry before, but this darn pattern is confusing me. I get to the lines that go up the sides on the second row and I'm off from the last stitch by about three. I'm wondering if I got the increase wrong. It's worded funny, but I figure an increase is an increase, right? The two stitches with the increase box over them, that just means two stitches in each of those, right?

I'm making these for my mom for mother's day. ack. I know I have time, but I'm just confused. And to make sure I'm doing it all right, who knows where my mind has been... reading the chart you go right left right left. Right? I mean I figured as much since it's in the round, but I don't want to mess up anymore.

Thanks all!
- Jen
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Raw Silk Yarn... on: September 08, 2007 01:19:08 AM
I just bought a couple skeins (or uh hanks... the twistee one) of some really beautiful raw silk yarn.  It's mostly red with a rainbow of different colors as well.  Now, I've never used this type of yarn... so I don't know how it works up.  It was an impulse buy, one of those "Oooo... so pretty!  I want want want it! I have no idea what it's for, but I must have it!"

So for anyone who has ever used this type of yarn before, any suggestions?  I have no idea what brand it is, the yardage or anything. Dug myself an interesting hole, eh?
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Luna Lovegood's cardigan.... on: July 11, 2007 12:32:39 AM
I just saw Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix, and loved it, especially Luna.  But what I loved even more was her purple cardigan.  I tried to find a decent photo of it, but alas, no luck. 

It's definitley crocheted!  I saw the movie in IMAX, so it was pretty easy to see the detail. (Looked like it was mostly in dc.)  I would love to make it, and I'm sure given some time there will be a pattern available somewhere.

Anyone else share this interest?  I thought her blue scarf was cute too.
~ Jen
6  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / One Corny Cupcake (sorry the pictures are so big!) on: March 11, 2007 08:12:17 PM
Once I completed my Jolly Roger sweater, I wanted to get cracking on a new project.  I chose the Cupcake pattern because I thought it'd be great for my upcoming move back to Florida. 

I used South West Trading Company's aMAIZing yarn, 100% corn.  It's been wonderful to work with, although it was more than a bit pricey.. at least for me... 8 balls at $8.10 a piece.  Since I bought all they had at my lys, I used Coats Opera crochet thread for the edging.

This is the first time I've crocheted with beads... it's annoying, but I loved the end result.

Let me know what you think!
Thanks, Jen
7  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Psychadelic Bunnies! on: March 01, 2007 07:02:36 AM
So I finally got around to making these little guys, and I'm so happy I did!  I used a pound of cheap cotton yarn in a color called pink lemonade and I doubled it with a wavy pastel yellow red heart baby yarn I had left over.  The colors I used just made me think that these look like they fell out of a wonderland visiting acid trip.  Thus, I had to find buttons to make the eyes look hynotized.  I was originally looking for white and black swirls, but the pink and black worked great! I also stuffed the soles for an extra bit of cusion. Oh, and I also used a very light pink baby yarn for the nose embroidery.
  and here's a close up of those buttons:

Thanks for looking and tell me what you think!

~ Jennifer
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / This is what happens when I get bored... on: March 01, 2007 06:38:52 AM
So I got bored one day and I've been reading tons about amigurumi and I decided to give it a try.  I had a bunch of blue yarn and I've been trying to bust my stash lately, so that's how we got this little guy:

Sorry about the images being so big!

So I decided to make a little dino since 1. I'm taking paleontology this quarter, and 2. my boyfriend is a manager at Dinoland at Animal Kingdom.

I used Lion Brand Jiffy in Royal, and then two different blue shades of red heart baby yarn. He's really soft and I snuggle with him each night now.

Now, I just have to name him... but I'm not sure what. My boyfriend and I love Disney since that's where we work and we love Blue Man Group too... so I was trying to think of a name to relate somewhat to both.. hmm....

Thanks for looking!  Please tell me your thoughts!

~ Jennifer
9  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Prepster variation question.. on: February 11, 2007 01:40:11 AM
I just found some great Lion Boulce at the dollar store yesterday.. frankly I couldn't believe it!

I know it's a bit bulky, but do you guys think it'd be ok for prepster?  I really would love to use it for this pattern, especially because of the colors.

Any advice and suggestions are much appreciated! 
Thanks all!

- Jen
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Save the Children Knitalong on: December 02, 2006 11:56:50 PM
I found this in a recent newsletter from Bernat.  It's called Caps to the Capital, a cause where you can help children in third world countries.  http://www.savethechildren.org/campaigns/caps-to-the-capital/#  Take a gander, the take action kit includes patterns for caps for newborns.

I think that this is a great chance to give back to the world and bust your stash!
I really hope a bunch of people get involved in this!

Have fun, I know I will!
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