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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: first crochet FO - white totoro amigurumi on: August 14, 2007 07:19:56 AM
Thanks for the compliments!  I'm actually working on the blue totoro now.
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / first crochet FO - white totoro amigurumi on: August 10, 2007 02:06:43 PM

I've been knitting for about 2 years, but I just learned how to crochet.  I basically wanted to learn crochet so I could make millions of cute amigurumi. 

I finished this little guy in about two days.  The pattern is from Angry Angel and can be found here.
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Kerochan! *Now with pattern!* on: August 10, 2007 02:06:20 PM
This is SO going in my "to make" queue.  Completely adorable, you did a great job!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: The Sexiest Take on Magneto, Ever. on: July 30, 2007 12:22:01 PM
This is one of the coolest X-Men shirts I've seen, and I love your recon of it!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! on: June 21, 2007 08:39:11 PM
I've already made three of these for friends using this pattern, so I FINALLY got around to making one for myself! 


The earflaps are smaller (only 12 stitches instead of 20), and I used slightly more muted colors.  The yarn is a double strand of knitpick's Andean Silk in mustard, orange, and cranberry.  It's super soft and thick.  I'll probably be wearing it for a bit at DragonCon this year provided it's not too hot. 

I think I'm going to use the leftover red and gold yarn in a Gryffindor scarf next.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Why are the so few patterns for cute knit toys? on: June 04, 2007 11:22:53 AM
I always wondered about this too, and I eventually came to the conclusion that it's because crochet allows you to make circles (think doilies).  Knitting tends to be more geometric.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: tips for salvaging yarn from thrift-store sweaters? on: June 04, 2007 11:04:24 AM
I've worked with pieces like that before. Are you saying the seams were serged so its coming off in pieces, or that when you cut it apart it starting coming off like that?

Two very different problems.

I'm not sure.  On one of them I cut the seam out of the sleeve and started unraveling and the pieces would just stop once I got to the other end.  I'm guessing that one had serged seams.  On the other one the yarn was knotted at either end of a rib, it's sort of hard for me to explain properly. 

I've been trying to think of other uses for the sweaters if I can't use the yarn.  One is cotton/linen and the other is silk/cotton, so I wouldn't be able to felt them.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / tips for salvaging yarn from thrift-store sweaters? on: June 04, 2007 08:49:04 AM
I've heard of people unraveling thrift-store sweaters and reusing the yarn, and I wanted to try it so I bought a couple of sweaters this weekend.  Unfortunately they are machine knitted in such a way that you only get a foot-long length of yarn at a time before the piece ends.  I'm guessing they're done this way so the whole sweater won't unravel if you get a snag in it, but I was pretty disappointed.  Has anyone who has done this before have any tips on how to tell if a sweater is knitted normally?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Strapless Lace Top: Lelah on: May 25, 2007 01:39:11 PM
Wow, yours looks really amazing!  This is definitely going on my "to knit" list.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Felted Catnip Mouse on: May 22, 2007 11:24:28 AM
So cute!  Did you stuff him after he was felted, or before?
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