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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Settlers of Catan Blanket on: December 21, 2011 08:23:11 PM
Hi all!

I often lurk here but never seem to finish projects and get to post them, so I am absolutely thrilled that I have FINALLY finished my epic saga of making my boyfriend a blanket and get to share it with you all!

My friends and I like board games and a few years ago we got into Settlers of Catan (http://www.catan.com/) and I thought I would make my boyfriend a blanket. I have no idea what possessed me, since while I do love crafting, I was going back to school for nursing and really, really, really could not be counted on to finish a project.

Anyway, it was done with single crochet since this is my second crochet project ever and when I started (almost 2 years ago) I didn't actually know how to make any other crochet stitches haha.

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

This is the whole blanket as it is now. I still have to weave in the ends, and I have plans for an additional 12 blue water tiles to put on four sides to make it more rectangular. But, I REALLY wanted him to see it finally, and I promised he'd get it in time for Christmas!  Cheesy

This is the blanket on our bed with our dog Frisket. Isn't he cute?

An in-progress picture of a few tiles after edging them in white

A trial run of how the colours worked out next to each other. I liked it!

Now all I need to do is make oversized village and town pieces and miniature scarves that pretend to be roads. That works, right?

Questions/comments are definitely welcome!
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Macro Challenge: Aphid on a Rose Stem on: May 04, 2008 06:22:06 PM
This is my first challenge entry. It's taken with my 35mm Olympus OM2, using the "poor man's lens" technique of metering and focusing, then carefully removing the lens and holding it backwards to the camera and moving back and forth until it focuses right. It's really fun, but the depth of field is SO small! It's not intended to be a super-clear macro photo; more abstract and alien.

Without further ado, I present: Aphid on a Rose Stem

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / I lack a wall so I need your help! on: June 29, 2006 07:00:35 AM
Hey guys

So... being a university student and all, saving money is my highest priority. As such I moved into a 3 bedroom house with 3 other people and I took the living room as my bedroom. It's bigger than the other bedrooms but I only have 3 walls and no door. 2 of the bedrooms are on the 2nd floor of the house with the kitchen and bathroom and then my living area and one other bedroom is on the 3rd floor. Our landlord lives on the first floor and in the basement, aparently.

What I'm thinking is that I want to put a curtain dividing my room from the hall/staircase. The ceiling is sloped with the shape of the roof, and it has that stucco stuff on it. I'm allowed to put holes in the wall and the like, so I figure my next project is to hang a few curtain rods up. I'm going to have the two sloped ceiling curtains stationary (to simulate a wall) and anchor them to the floor some how, and have the flat middle section open and close.

The help I need is more for decorating ideas. I don't want it to be a boring curtain just sitting there; but I don't want to go wrong and have this big ugly eyesore looking at me every day. I have a sewing machine and I'm not bad with it yet (I'm definitely still learning) so I can make my own curtains out of material.

Anybody out there willing to toss me a few ideas? Pretty, pretty please?
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