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1  Across the Atlantic scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by hoyan on: July 10, 2008 11:30:12 AM
It took me a while, but I finally finished this scarf as a surprise for a friend.

It's made of squares from a vintage granny square pattern, out of thrifted yarn, with a size 3 hook.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out! It was a great pattern for on-the-go, too.  Maybe I'll make one for myself  Wink

Thanks for reading!
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2  Little Totes Sunshine in Crochet: Completed Projects by hoyan on: December 09, 2007 10:32:24 AM
I really like making granny squares- they're easy and bitesized. But an afghan is too big a challenge for me! Hence these little totes:

Big enough to carry a paperback and a banana. Thanks for reading my post!
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3  Everybody say Ruff in Crochet: Completed Projects by hoyan on: October 04, 2007 12:49:04 PM

I made this ruff as part of an ongoing attempt to make a dent in my yarn stash.  The pattern was actually for a capelet, but I only had one skein of this mohair as it was thrifted.

I'm really pleased with it but am unsure how to integrate such a fantastical thing into my daily wardrobe.  With pizzazz?

Any ideas? Thanks for reading!
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4  Bias Bubble Blossom Tank Top in Crochet: Completed Projects by hoyan on: June 10, 2007 07:36:24 AM
The title says it all, really...

The stitches are on the bias, it has a bubble shape and there are blossoms on it Smiley

I was inspired, among other things,
by loop-d-loop's bias tank top (http://www.loop-d-loop.com/productspages/summertops/htt.html#)
and philip lim 3.0's t-shirt dress (http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/20598).

The yarn is recycled cotton and the design is my own.

Thanks for reading!
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5  Bubblegum Lace Bandanna in Crochet: Completed Projects by hoyan on: May 27, 2007 02:03:20 PM

The jury's still out on the color: in some light it looks bubblegum pink, at other times it's almost purple.  The only place I could find where the color photographed accurately was on the carpet Tongue

The yarn was thrifted (laceweight I think); I used a 5mm hook and finished all the yarn. The size is about 50 cm across the top, and the lace pattern is from a Dutch craft book.  It's the first thing I made for myself since a while Smiley.

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6  Cabbage Wrap and Bamboo Purse in Crochet: Completed Projects by hoyan on: May 19, 2007 04:15:23 PM

This wrap was finished a few months ago for my mother.  It's a basic chevron stitch in an acrylic yarn.  When I wanted to be done with it she kept saying 'it's not long enough' but in the end I'm glad she did, or else it wouldn't have been able to wrap around anyone!

This purse I finished recently; it's a birthday present for my friend who loves pandas.  The russian stitch was so small and repetitive I nearly passed out with boredom but again, I'm very happy with the result!  The size is meant to fit a novel or manga, since my friend loves to read these.  Cheesy

Thanks for reading!
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7  Re: Your best thrift store yarn finds? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by hoyan on: March 28, 2007 07:52:45 AM
Two 100g skeins of thin grey wool, 1 euro
One cotton sweater (my 1st, practice, frogging project- it went well!), 1 euro
and more recently:

Actually I get (Dutch) craft books more often than I get yarn.  The yarn in this picture was 2 euros I think, and the hot-pink one has metallic thread through it.  But I don't know what kind of yarn it is.

And net: OMG! *yarn shock victim no. 2*
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8  Stormy Grey Lace Scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by hoyan on: January 17, 2007 09:02:49 AM

I've been working on this scarf on-and-off for a year, and finally finished it! It was a great small project for on the train or in between classes, and I'm really pleased with the result although I'm not quite sure how to wear it (hence the giant bow).  The length is about 120 cm; I just kept crocheting until I ran out of yarn. It was a skein I inherited in my great-aunt's stash.

Thanks for checking out my post! I know there's so many to look through...
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9  Seafoam Wristwarmers in Knitting: Completed Projects by hoyan on: January 01, 2007 03:05:23 PM
I call these 'Seafoam' because I saw a pair of socks exactly this color described as 'Seafoam'.  Even though nothing in the sea is this color.  Also, it's a type of wave pattern.

It's my first knitted item ever except some garter stitch scarves.  The wristwarmers are just rectangles of this lace pattern (from some book) with garter stitch edgings. 

Hope you like them!
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10  Royal Purple Capelet and Sergio Leone Shawl *Edited to include diagram in Crochet: Completed Projects by hoyan on: November 27, 2006 11:47:20 AM
I finished these two wraps recently; the capelet is for my friend and the shawl is for my sister.

This capelet was finished quickly because it was a lot of fun to make.  There was no pattern, just a basic increasing lace diagram in an old book I have.  I used about one skein (100 grams) of acrylic yarn from my stash.  It's a little shorter than I'd like, but there you go.

I made this shawl for my sister- it took exactly two skeins, including the flower pin.  It's been named 'Sergio Leone Shawl' because the stripes remind me of Clint Eastwood's poncho in 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'.  Kind of lame, I'm afraid.

It's also not as long as I'd like, but now I don't have to feel guilty about starting some new projects, since these are off the hook! (Lame pun! I couldn't help myself.)

For a larger image, see it here on Flickr:
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