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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Cernunnos on: March 07, 2011 11:08:39 PM
So, a friend of mine wanted a pagan god figure crocheted by myself.  We looked online, however, the only one we could find, and ultimately decided on, was pretty sad looking.  Well, I got 85% through making it, and decided that it really was only suited to be the dog's toy.  Again, I looked around, and couldn't find anything...

So I found a pattern for a head and body (mainly because I was being lazy, lol), and went from there.  This is based on the Gundestup Calderon.  My friend was very happy with it.  I plan on making another one, but will make up my own head/body pattern to closer match the Calderon.

Progress notes:

Major changes made to turn the little devil into Cernunnos (as depicted on the Gundestrup Cauldron).

Head: per pattern.

Body: Different color than head, so that he looks to be wearing clothing. Done per pattern, stitch-wise.

Arms: Did not do the arms per pattern. Also, I started with skin color, and then changing to clothing color.

Legs: Not done per pattern, and made long enough to cross for the correct look.

The arms were attached, and then stitched at the elbows to give an upward bend.

The legs were attached and crossed as they are on the cauldron.

Here was the tough part. The antlers were difficult to get the right look. So after trial an error, I finally got it looking correct.

The face was embroidered as best I could, very simply.

Original pattern: http://kandjdolls.blogspot.com/
2  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / DORMANT: Baby Blocks Blanket (with pattern link) on: October 17, 2008 09:20:23 PM
Anyone interested in a CAL for this pattern?


3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Neckwarmer on: September 14, 2008 10:44:29 AM
Based on http://minglingyarn.blogspot.com/2007/09/could-it-be-any-easier-neck-cozy.html with a few minor changes

Ok, I have a new job that I drive 45 minutes or so to and from work each day. And that drive includes going from 4200 feet above sea level down a mountain pass, and through what is essentially a severe wind tunnel. During the summer, its not too bad (as long as you dont overheat your vehicle by running the air while climbing the pass) since the average temp is somewhere in the high 90s through the 110s. The winter, however, can be pretty darn cold. I figured that I need to get warm clothing and accessories to wear on the commute so I wont have to turn the heat on in the car, thus saving gas.
This is a super simple pattern. I had made fingerless gloves last year out of this yarn, very warm, and had quite a bit left over. Not enough to actually make another set of gloves unfortunately, since mine got felted by accident in the washmy 3 year old couldnt even get them on, lol.
I did make a few modifications

    * I used only 1 strand of yarn
    * I repeated rows 6 through 11 for more width due to the narrowness resulting from using a single strand.
    * Because I added a repeat in the rows, I have 3 button holes buttons instead of 2.
    * I added 2 rows of sc, a row of ch3 & sc, and a row of 5scs on each ch3 at each end.
    * Lastly, I added a row of sc to the long edges to made a nice clean edge.

I might make one for my 3 year old, since I KNOW shes going to try to steal mine.Smiley

4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Aquarius Kitty on: May 31, 2008 11:47:30 PM
I came across the site www.crochetkitten.com a while ago.  I really fell for her astrological sign kitty's and since my 2 daughters are Aquarius and Capricorn, I had to try it. 

Really easy, just a bit of piecing.  I used less that a skein of Sugar and Cream cotton yarn.  I'm going to start Capricorn tomorrow after a trip to JoAnn's.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Tribal Yarn Falls on: May 17, 2008 11:05:13 PM
I have started a set of dreadfalls a couple times now, and end up only doing a few before setting it aside.  So, finally finding some yard that didn't have funky colors throughout, I decided to do some yarn falls.  Super simple, this one took less that a skein of yarn.  I used Patons Divine in Deep Earth.  It's soft and light, but looks enough like hair that I would be comfortable wearing it. I'm debating on adding some brown boucle that I have to give it a little more texture.  The cowrie falls are loose, just pinned in. 
I like the length of these.  It's a little more than 1/2 a yard in length

You can see where my real hair is peeking out.  Normally, it would be knotted/tied up so it won't show

Ouch, sunburn.  I didn't think it was that bad, lol...Anyways, shows the side view well.  And show's it's close enough to my real hair color that I don't have to obsess too much about getting it all covered up.

6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Black pinstriped/flowered corset on: May 03, 2008 05:14:16 PM
I finally finished another corset, and it definitely fits nicely.  Actually, it's for my aunt, who wanted a pretty one to wear over a shirt in Vegas.  It's based off the Laughing Moon Dore pattern.  Since my aunt isn't very flexible, I did away with the busk and added grommets instead to the front.  And, due to me really not paying attention, it ended up being spiral laced in the front, rather than the usual criss-cross.  Adds interest I think.  The back is laced normally...it's not crooked, I'm just not standing straight.  It's 3 layers, including the fashion layer.  The boning is duct ties, again due to the fact that she's looking for one that is pretty, rather than one that reforms the body.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / My Mermaiden...(img heavy) on: March 10, 2008 08:09:49 PM
Here's the story...
For the last 2 years, I have made my now 3 year old's Halloween costumes.  And for the last 2 years, she has refused to wear them once Halloween came.  She wouldn't have a problem up to that time, which is a little frustrating, lol.  She wanted to be a mermaid, so instead of buying a costume, I decided that I'd make one.  I looked for patterns, but truthfully, they were all U-G-L-Y Wink.  So I freehanded it.  I had the cowrie shells from my belly dance stuff, the large bra shells came from my aunt, and the small shells were bought at michaels.  She was suppose to have a net draping from her waist as well, but I never could get it to look right, so I left it off.
As you can see, I finally got her in the costume.  She wanted to "trick or treat", nevermind that it's March, but I let her put it on, and we walked over to my mom's apartment for her trick or treating.  Thankfully, it still fits, Yeah me!
On to the pics...(sorry for not rotating the pics.  I was having program problems w/ my photo editor)

8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Mikey the Camel on: March 03, 2008 04:21:26 PM
I thought the pattern at http://kristieskids.weebly.com/patterns2.html for the camel was just too cute.  So, of course, that meant I had to make one.  It's my first toy, and it'll serve a good purpose...my boss is named Mike and is from Egypt, so when he ticks me off, I'll throw Mikey against the wall/squeeze the stuffing out of it Grin

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Zill Muffler on: February 21, 2008 11:37:58 PM
Ok, not too original, and definitely not something most people will make.  Just thought I'd share since most you will see are made of thread, and mine are made from some baby yarn I had a small amount of.  They fit my 2.5 inch zills.  Just in case you are wondering what the heck a zill is, it's the finger cymbals that belly dancers use.  The mufflers are to kill the sound of them so you can practice without annoying the people around you Wink  This is just one of 4 I made for the whole set. 

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Four-Faced Bearigan on: February 09, 2008 03:05:51 PM
I didn't make this, my aunt did for the new baby.  I know she found the pattern online, and if I can get the addy, I'll post it.  The blanket is quite big, but it's too frelling cute!

The face-

The whole thing-

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