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1  Let me inundate you... **now with more links** in Crochet: Completed Projects by HippiePunk on: September 05, 2009 03:53:20 PM
So, during the summer of my total underemployment I kept myself busy with WoW, books and crochet. I made lots o' shit but this is all I feel is worth really posting and/ or has not already been given away/sold.
Firstly I made two smallish afghans of the same two large quantites of clearance yarn. Carron's "One Pound Super Saver" in a discontinued kind of cranberry red shade and Patton's "Afghan Choice" (I think) in a chocolate brown for a choco - cherry color scheme.
Afghan numero uno: No pattern for this one. I used a simple victorian granny square adaptation I found somewhere on the internets for free and made it up as I went along. The motif are connected via strategically placed sc's and chains. There's a border of dc and sc stripes.

Close up:

Afghan #2: This one is a Doris Chan pattern called the "Crochet Rockland Throw" and was a freebie promo from Micheal's. I modified it a bit by adding more motifs, changing the seaming between the motifs so as to use fewer stitches and by well, using only two colors.

Close up:

And for you, my lovelies:

A few days ago I made two scarves based off the "Floaty Fall Scarf" pattern in the current fall issue of Crochet Today mag. The pattern calls for size 10 bamboo thread and in keeping with my usual pattern compliance I didn't. Back in 2006 I scored a huge bag of vintage cotton crochet thread from one of my local thrift stores for like 3 bucks and a soon as I saw the pattern I finally knew what to do with all that thread I had barely used and had been languishing in the closet for so long.

Scarf One: I made no structural charges to the pattern but I did add stripes because it seemed too plain on its own. Instead of the picot edge, I went with a 5dc simple shell patten around the outer edge and a simple hdc on the edge that touches my neck.


Close Up:

Scarf Two: Very much like the first but with the stripes gradually getting bigger as the scarf swells in size. One of the threads had a sweet little variegation in color going on that lends a slight visual punch to the scarf when seen irl. Again I swapped the picot for the shell but added a few rows of sc and hdc before finishing it off.

Close Up:

Last night I finally finished the sweater I started for myself. It's the Long Cardi pattern from the Bernat "Softee Chunky Twists: Weekend Wear" book #542028. I wanted a long dark red cardi for a long time and I saw this pattern and it just beckoned me to give it a go.


 I made far too many minor adjustments to this pattern to bore you by listing them all but sufficed to say it was never intended for a large breasted woman and I did my best to make it so.

Close up of collar:

This pattern frustrated me quite a bit with its technical problems and I did have to rip and redo the front panels quite a bit but I think I actually really like it. I used plain old Red Heart Super Saver b/c I'm a cheap ass and I wanted it be able to take a lot of washing machine abuse seeing as I'll be wearing this baby out. I must warn you, the collar is much more dramatic than it appears in the photo and when my husband watched me try it on he laughed. When I asked why he said "It looks like you made a knit Matrix coat." I think it needs a lot more shaping and probably would need to be made of a nylon/bamboo blend for that, but it made me cackle non the less.
Ok thanks for sitting through that. Please pardon the lack of action shots as I am feeling under the weather and don't want to scare you. Comments and criticism are much appreciated.

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2  Scarf for the MIL in Crochet: Completed Projects by HippiePunk on: December 19, 2008 06:24:36 PM
I made a scarf as a stocking stuffer for my mother in law (to go with a bowler hat also posted in the crochet section of this site).

The strip of brown in the middle was actually knitted but the rest is a combo of crochet stitches.
 I actually started this more than a year ago and it sat in my ufo pile until I remembered last night. There wasn't a pattern because I just didn't use one.
Comments/criticism are welcome. thanks for looking.  Grin
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3  Lace up arm warmers for the SIL in Knitting: Completed Projects by HippiePunk on: December 19, 2008 06:16:05 PM
So, I made some arm warmers for my sister in law as a stocking stuffer.

As you can see the body is in stockinette stitch with two colors (specifically chosen because they are her fave, btw) and the lacing part was created using a single crochet/ half-double crochet job down the side seams and then I made an I-cord of sorts by single crochet chaining until my desired length.

There wasn't a pattern used because I couldn't find one for this particular type of arm warmer (which could also be leg warmers if one were to desire, btw) and I make shit up as I go frequently.

There's a matching "Hippie Hat" in the crochet section of the site, too.
Comments/Criticism are welcome.Thanks for looking.  Grin

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4  Bowler & Hippie Hats for the MIL & SIL in Crochet: Completed Projects by HippiePunk on: December 19, 2008 06:04:13 PM
So I made some xmas stocking stuffers for my mother in law and sister in law.
This is the "Bowler Hat" I made for the MIL. The ribbon is some bargain wired grossgrain from Michael's.

This is the "Hippie Hat" I made for the SIL. There are matching lace-up arm warmers which will be posted in the knitting area of this site.

I didn't use any patterns because I like challenges and making shit up as I go.
Comments/criticism are welcome. Thanks for looking. Smiley
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5  Re: ~*~*Reviews of Prepackaged Vegetarian and Vegan Foods*~*~ in Vegetarian / Vegan by HippiePunk on: November 17, 2008 05:49:11 PM

I don't know if anyone has posted these already but they are hands down the best "VeggieBurgers" I have ever eaten. I highly recommend them, especially when lightly coated with olive oil, crushed garlic and bruchetta seasoning before you toss them on the grill or in the toaster oven like I often do.
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6  My fridge has a pottymouth in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by HippiePunk on: October 17, 2008 04:31:15 PM

So I made these beer cap magnets about two years ago. I know, I know, I am very bad about posting in a timely fashion.
I wanted do something with all the beer/soda caps we were amassing and I got the idea to make fridge magnets.
Unfortunately, I was having a bad day when I actually put them on the fridge and well, they've stayed that way.

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Needless to say, they're quite the conversation piece.
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7  Woo Hooo! A Dave Grohl Bag! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by HippiePunk on: October 17, 2008 04:21:53 PM
So I made this bag about 2.5 years ago (during a huge D.G. phase) and I never got around to posting it. I am so bad at remembering to take pics of things....

I made up a little pattern for myself using thin old typewriter paper, a magazine image from Spin and photographer's light table (kind of like how you render a tattoo sketch) and then pinned it directly onto a piece of pant leg (from my fave pare that gave up and died). After I finished the Dave stitchpic, I carefully tore out the paper. (I did the hair without any paper guidance).
To make the body of the bag, I took and old heavy duty apron from my barista days and made a rectangular tote, seam ripped off one of the old pockets and sewed it onto the back of the bag for easy cigg/lighter and cell access. I took the old waist ties and turned them into the bag straps. I attached the pant leg/Dave panel using a running split stitch and left the edges of the panel frayed on purpose. Lastly I got away without having to properly hem the top/opening by using a variety of embroidery stitches around the edge to kind of make it look like one of those old-timey guitar strap patterns.

Whew. Comments welcome.
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8  Dark side/Borat skirts in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by HippiePunk on: October 17, 2008 04:00:39 PM
So, I made a couple of skirts about a year ago (I know, I know) from large men's tees I had no intention of wearing as tops.
the frist here:

I made by hacking up on old dark side of the moon tee from my hubby, adding the bottom tier from a torn Indian cotton peasant skirt to form the ruffle trim and adding a drawstring waist closure. The ribbon I scored for a .99 cents at Michael's.

This one:

was made by taking the free promo tee I got from the Borat dvd release, and hacking it adding some vintage Loli lace trim to the bottom and installing a drawstring waist with *suprise* .99 cent ribbon from Michaels.
(I am such a cheapskate....lalalalala.....)
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9  Yay. I made a "stoner hat". in Crochet: Completed Projects by HippiePunk on: October 17, 2008 03:49:34 PM

So I crocheted this up last night. No pattern or anything, I just made it up as I went along. I actually had to rip out some of the rows like three times to get it to fit correctly...me and my big head....lol...
I used 2/3 a skein of Bernat "Berella '4'" acrylic in a mossy light green shade. 9Which happens to be on clearance at Michael's right now for .99 cents, btw). When my hubby saw it, he laughed and said I made a great stoner hat...Ha.Ha.Ha.

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10  So I want to liberate the design behind these new Prada pants... in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by HippiePunk on: July 04, 2008 02:51:59 PM

So, I normally detest mainstream fashion and all but I fell in love with these odd raver/seventies pants by Prada after seeing them through links on Galadarling. Any suggestions on how to make them? Tongue
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