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1  Re: Rainbow Crochet Dread Extensions in Crochet: Completed Projects by Granite_turtle on: April 13, 2011 08:00:15 PM
So this was my first time and I was following instructions from the internet and working with a 5 year old so all things considered I consider it a win...

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2  Snowflake Tree Decorations in Crochet: Completed Projects by Granite_turtle on: December 28, 2010 03:46:51 PM

I've finally found the ideal project for me - snowflakes!  They take about 20 minutes each which is about the length of my attention.

I only took one picture (of the first one) but I will add more pics as I finish more snowflakes.  I used a pattern off ravelry found herehttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/birthday-earrings.

This is how mine turned out:

Thanks for looking and happy holidays!


Here are 2 more! (They're not pressed so they look a little crooked)

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3  Re: Moorish Mosaic Afghan from Interweave Crochet Magazine Issue Fall 2009 in Crochetalongs by Granite_turtle on: April 08, 2010 06:56:27 PM
I've tried to take a closeup of the joins I am least pleased with:

I have followed the pattern EXACTLY.  But I feel like there is a gap in the lower right corner there and that the colours don't line up.

Kristel I love your colours!  What yarn are you using?  That blue is really pretty.
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4  2 Star Shaped Dishclothes in Crochet: Completed Projects by Granite_turtle on: April 05, 2010 03:28:55 PM
I did these a few weeks ago, but just downloaded the pics.  The pattern is from Mary Maxim.  They were super easy to make.  I made one for my dd and the smaller one is for my niece.  The girls use them as blankies for their stuffies and sleep with them every night.  That is the best thanks ever Smiley

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5  Re: Moorish Mosaic Afghan from Interweave Crochet Magazine Issue Fall 2009 in Crochetalongs by Granite_turtle on: April 05, 2010 03:21:48 PM
I am so easily distracted!  But I have finished another octagon Smiley

I really like the colours in this one.  I do find these blocks easy, I just don't like the way the colour joins look.
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6  Crochet flower in Crochet: Completed Projects by Granite_turtle on: February 12, 2010 09:04:37 PM
Hi All,

I'm taking small victories tonight!

Today was red & white day at dd's school (Valentines Day, Olympics, and Chinese News Years celebration).  And you know what my daughter does not own one red or white piece of clothing!  I couldn't believe it.  So I whipped up this red and white fantastical flower for her to wear to get in the spirit.  She loved it and wore it all day which is the biggest thanks I could get!  She actually asked me what kind of flower it is.  So cute!

And here she is modelling it. 

I can't find it right now to get a close up pic, but I modified the Bobbles in Daisy pattern in Adorable Crochet.

Thanks for looking!
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7  Home made paper Valentines, never again in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Granite_turtle on: February 12, 2010 08:54:02 PM

I know these are a bit simple to be posting, but I made SO MANY of them and had so much fun with my dd making them I wanted to share.  The funny thing is I didn't get any pictures of the final product.  I hope this inspires a lurker to just do it!

I bought tissue hearts at the dollar store.  Folded plain 8 1/2 x 11 in 4 then in half and cut out half a heart around the seem.  Glued the white heart to the tissue then let them dry.  The picture is of them drying.  I didn't realise it was going to take so long or that the red colour from the tissue paper would come through the white paper.  Then I wrote Happy Valentines Day From Zoe on each one and she put the stickers on.  There are 36 of them.

Like I said never again...at least not the night before.

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8  Re: Moorish Mosaic Afghan from Interweave Crochet Magazine Issue Fall 2009 in Crochetalongs by Granite_turtle on: February 08, 2010 04:18:26 PM
Since my goal is to have this finished for next xmas I dont' think ANYONE will be behind me lol!

I've started it in a different colour scheme and it just doesn't look right to me.  I know it seems wasteful to start over, but let me post my picture so far and get some opinions...

I substituted a bluish gray for the main colour, purple for the wine, and cream for the mustard.  The balls looked good together in the store.

I'm really frustrated with this project!

Edit: The grey is also darker

Roccstarr I think you're right it is the colours that make this blanket
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9  Wool Ease Thick n Quick Super Quick Cowel in Knitting: Completed Projects by Granite_turtle on: February 05, 2010 09:26:54 PM
On boxing day I went to Michael's to buy yarn on sale to make an afghan.  I fell in love with this charcoal Thick n Quick, but didn't have a project for it.  I bought it anyway.  The afghan is driving me crazy and less than half done so I needed something to finish right now.  So I grabbed the charcoal yarn, searched cowl, and came up with this:


Perfect!  So here are my results...

And a close up so you can see how chunky it is...

I'm a slow knitter so it took me almost 2 hours to finish.  I used 1 ball exactly.  I did this by using 10 mm needles and following the pattern until I ran out of yarn.  So that I would know how much yarn I would need to cast off I measured how much yarn 1 round would take and added a third.  So for me it was 90 inches of yarn per round, I added 30 inches so I started casting off when I had 120 inches of yarn left. It's not quite long enough to wear as a hood, but if I am wearing my jacket I can certainly pull it up over my head for added warmth inside my jacket hood.  And I can pull it down over my shoulders for more warmth, but it gets a bit stretched out when I do this.

All in all I am happy with the result.  Thanks for looking Smiley
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10  Coffee Cup Cosies! in Crochet: Completed Projects by Granite_turtle on: October 11, 2007 05:39:25 PM
So I have finally finished something so I can post.  I've been lurking so long that my few FO's are ages old and I'll have to find them.  In the meantime I wanted to post something current.  I admit I have been inspired by seeing so many of these that I had to put my sweater on hold for some instant gratification. 

The pink one I did first in acrylic which was easy, but the second one is cotton and I had to frog it a few times to get the circle to lie flat from the bottom.  They are both just rounds and rounds of single crochet.

Oh and the pink one is wider because I made it for a cup from my local coffee shop.  I plan to make a blue one for there too I just didn't have the yarn at the time.

Thanks for looking Smiley
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