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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: you eat what??? on: September 14, 2009 08:16:56 PM
Aww...that's cute  and poignant. Also, I dig the skirt, too.
22  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: More Slouchy Hats!! Pic Chubby on: September 13, 2009 11:37:32 PM
I love the style. It's like the most perfect sort of slouch. The two tone one and the red one really grab my attention. Did you use a pattern?
23  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: The Tea Towel Murders, Part the Third on: September 13, 2009 12:45:15 PM
Wow that's so brutal. I love it.
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grey pleated neck dress on: September 13, 2009 12:40:39 PM
Hot and sophisticated at the same time. Very nice. Does the wool suiting have any stretch to it?
25  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Make-up bag 10 years in the making on: September 08, 2009 02:09:27 PM
That's a pretty sweet pattern and with the color scheme it kind of reminds me of a tudor style house. In a totally good way of course. I bet it's worth the wait.
26  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Brock Samson says: "Hey. Happy Birthday." on: September 08, 2009 02:06:08 PM
That's bitchin'. The detail is incredible. I think Mr.Samson would be a spear fisher, too. In fact, I think there's a scene in the first season in which he does just that to a shark.
27  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Boba Fett and Pie on: September 08, 2009 02:01:43 PM
Yeah, Star Wars/MC Chris references! I love the first shirt and the second one is cute. The quality seems totally fine;nice job.
28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Two Star Trek Purses (pic heavy) on: September 07, 2009 08:17:53 PM
Wow. Those are awesome. I really like the creative way you put together the first one and I would totally wear the second myself. Q'Pla!
29  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: New Fall Scarf on: September 05, 2009 04:22:08 PM
I love the way yours turned out. It looks mad comfy. I also like the addition of the button closure and the edging. As for the required patience inherent in the original pattern, I made mine mostly for the experience of using size 10 thread and it was a bit tedious and hard on my fingers. On the flipside now I really want to try it with dk weight yarn after seeing yours.
30  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Let me inundate you... **now with more links** 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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