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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Fuzzy Monster Blankey-- lots of pics! on: August 04, 2009 01:55:10 PM

I call this the Monster Blankey because it's the biggest blanket/afghan I've ever made.  BTW, July is NOT the best month to crochet a blanket! ;-)
This is done in 3-color Tunisian, a technique I learned from a Stitch Diva pattern.  It goes super-quick, and the color change keeps it from being boring.

Close up of the pink section

Close up of the blue part

stripey backside

I love it cause it used up lots of my stash yarn, the one and two skein buys that were just too good a deal to pass up or too pretty to leave at the store.

Thanks for looking!

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Recycled bag wallet on: March 17, 2008 08:44:34 AM
Here is a wallet I crocheted from recycled grocery bags. It's 8" x 5" and closes with velcro I sewed in.  I seamed and outlined in yellow newspaper bags. 

It's a modification (well, really just a much shorter version) of the Recycled Ripple Purse here: http://www.myrecycledbags.com which is a great site with lots of patterns and tips for recycled grocery bags.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / head covering on: February 20, 2008 11:02:52 AM
I have superfine supercurly hair, so in the winter it just gets bigger and more static-y throughout the day.  This is the Hot Cross Slouch Beret from Interweave Crochet Winter 2007. 

I'm calling it a headcovering, because all day my co-workers have been trying to figure out what to call it.  "It's not really a hat."  "It's not a beret, it's like a cousin to a beret."

But it fits all my mass of hair nicely. 
I sewed in a button to cover the finishing hole like the pattern suggested, but I think it really wants a pom-pom!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Recycled bag bag on: February 09, 2008 01:23:18 PM
I adapted this bag from a pattern I found online, which, I'm sorry to say, I can't find again. It's made from plastic bag yarn, and it's really sturdy, and I made the handles with plastic bag yarn and a strand of worsted held together.  It feels great to get rid of all those plastic bags and put them to good use!

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet Topper on: February 09, 2008 12:55:44 PM
This is my first project from Doris Chan's Amazing Crochet Lace book.  The chart was a little easier to follow than the written directions, and the pentagon motif was fun to stitch.  It's 4 pentagrams put together to make a top.

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet Power Vest on: February 09, 2008 12:51:57 PM
I just finished the Flower Power vest from Doris Chan's Amazing Crochet Lace.  I used a P hook and added 2 extra mesh rows on each size and each strap to make it plus-sized.  The yarn is worsted weight with big puffy tufts that I've had in my stash.  It was a pretty easy pattern, and I've gotten lots of compliments!

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Sushi! Fun with crochet! on: December 12, 2006 12:02:24 PM
I love sushi, and I love to crochet!  I made these up basically as I went along.  I hot-glued magnets to the back of the smaller ones and sent them as a Christmas present to a (non-crafty) friend.  I made lots of the "rolls" stuffed with catnip for friends with cats.  And the big one on the left is a cell phone caddy, though after I finished I got a new phone.  Oh well!

8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My first altered book on: December 12, 2006 11:58:18 AM
Okay, so this is my first project post and my first altered book.  It's sort of a shrine-ish altered book, in honor of migraines.  It was pretty therapeutic, actually.  

sorry for the crappy quality of the pics.  I don't know really what questions anyone might have, but I used LOTS of Mod Podge, and then rubbed a light dusting of corn starch over the whole thing to keep it from being sticky.  It's a "hollow" book now, with the medal in a box I cut through about 1/4 of the pages.  

Any feedback would be appreciated.  I want to do more altered books, but I want to know if my ideas are "on track."
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