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61  Geometric Pattern in mind-bending Orange & Blue.. pic in Crochet: Completed Projects by skullseamstress on: March 06, 2005 01:07:24 PM

Quick note.. I know this isnt a completed project, and I tried to delete this post, but it told me I can't delete my own posts in this thread.. whatever... I tried, sorry!

Here's a little thing I'm working on for my hubby, It's an afghan, and it will be about 10 times this thick when it's done.... I have taken a break from it, however, and have completed several other projects in the meantime.... it's driving my man insane, though, because he loves this pattern.  It's kind of tricky to follow, not least because my copy of the pattern is on, like, 4 different sheets of paper, and I keep forgeting which order they go in.. haha...  He is a designer and really likes the orange and blue combo on some things..... I kinda like it too!

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62  Peppermint Candy Red & White Swirl Experiment - Pic in Crochet: Completed Projects by skullseamstress on: March 06, 2005 12:56:12 PM
Hey all! I wanted to make a swirl Round for Christmas, and It didn't turn out exactly like I wanted, but it was a really good learning experience for me!  I wanted it to look like a Starlite mint, and it does...... kinda. I think I would have gotten more like what i wanted if I had used sc instead of dc for the whole thing... It also would have hidden the red yarn being carried behind the white rows a little better if it had been single crochet, too. Has anyone else made some stuff with swirl patterns? Post Post Post! I have seen the bluish swirl cap that is in this forum somewhere... was it called a pageboy cap? Cant remember,... but it was awesome!  I have also seen instructions somewhere for a different type of 3 color swirl.. I'll try to find that and post it..... Don't be a lurker!  Cheesy If you're interested in swirl patterns, post!  Happy weekend, everybody!

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63  Re: Surf 'n Turf Poncho & Face Motif Poncho in Crochet: Completed Projects by skullseamstress on: March 06, 2005 09:48:47 AM
Sure thing!  Actually, The story behind the Poncho is that My Mom and I used to live on the Oregon Coast, and we loved it, and Now she's moved to the Oregon High Desert and She loves it there too! So these were created as Oregon Trees Specifically!  Smiley  Here's the chart...  Dang, it looks real small now... Oh well... There's a bigger one at      http://www.geocities.com/chandellyid/TreesPanel2.jpg  

The grey line is the mid point of the work. I had to mark the midpoint on my half-finished poncho, and position the panel that way.......

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64  Surf 'n Turf Poncho & Face Motif Poncho -With Pics! Newbie post! in Crochet: Completed Projects by skullseamstress on: March 05, 2005 09:27:12 PM
Hi there, I'm kinda new to this place, but I must say I love it!  I've been really wanting to make some Crochet stuff with skulls and bats on them and stuff! What a great place to discuss and be inspired!
Here's my latest project... finished very late last night....

Today, I'm showing a Birthday present I finished at 2AM last night (yeah, that's late for me, haha) that I made for my Mommy! But, alas, no skulls this time, she prefers 'nicer' stuff. So, I came up with this pattern and design.  It's based on a poncho that I had made before, here's that one...

I got the idea of the motif [ the face one ] from a lady at the supermarket who had a knitted sweater with this pattern on it. I scribbled it on the back of my receipt furtively, and some months later, found a good application for it. I placed the motif on a grid (in exell, I'm real high tech, haha) and converted it to crochet.  The waves and trees are completely original. I'm really pleased with my budding ability to design what i want to make in crochet!

 I'm entirely willing to share the color pattern motifs with anyone who would like them.

Also, I'm looking around for a similar motif, a bat motif.  I want to make a rug for my bedroom with a big bat on it, about 30 x 45 stitches.  Anyone already have one conveniently mapped out?  Grin

And this is a little example of how I wish color patterns were more precise in crochet. ( I know, I know, if I love color patterns so much, I need to learn to knit... sigh ) I used a black fabric pen to black out the offending bits. Shown before and after in this pic.

Ok, Well, that's all for today.....   I welcome any and all critiques and ideas!

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65  New around here... Dark themes.... Tapestry Crochet Skirt idea.. input? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by skullseamstress on: July 16, 2004 04:33:51 PM
Hi there all! I am so happy that i've found this site.. I crochet, and I love dark themes, but there is noone to appreciate dark themed crochet! My mother would cock her head to one side, My mother-in-law would just say it confirms her suspicions, and none of my friends are gothy at all (hopefully we can change that soon). So THIS website will help me with my inspiration to go ahead and do those dark projects I've been filing away in my brain! I'm so excited!

One of my ideas is to chochet a skirt using round tapestry crochet, and make a really cool 2 color pattern that either repeats or is constantly changing all the way down the skirt. And it'd be ankle length.  The only thing i'm thinking is: If I was to use regular soft worsted weight yarns, Wouldn't a skirt that length be really really heavy? Would it stretch out of shape? would it stretch such that it would expose the hiding color? Hmm..  I'd do a wrap-around skirt, except then I couldnt do tapestry crochet unless I wanted to learn to sc backwards, and I'm not thrilled at that prospect.  I suppose I could try to find a lighter yarn, or use baby or sport weight yarn.... but then it would reallllllly take years.... what do you think??

Right now my current project isnt dark, it's kinda nerdy in fact, but it'll look good, even to people who won't recognize the fan-art aspect of it. I recently ordered a digital camera, so floods of pics are on the way.
It's a triangle shawl made with Homespun Delft [color] and the trim will be Montana Sky (white with lt blue and lt purple occasionally and a deeper, but brightish gem blue). The whole thing is sc, (I know, I'm insane, but i have to cross-stitch on it when i'm done, and I hate the look of it when ONLY the section that is xstitched is sc, and the rest is dc or something...) and I'll x stitch the white half of a yin-yang on the back of it with a fun crinkly eyelash white yarn. it's an "Aes Sedai" shawl, from the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. If you havent read them yet, you'd better get going! They are the best. I'm not into fantasy, but these books rock the house. And they provide SOO MUCH artisitic inspiration! They're great for artists and crafters. Good stuff.  Anyways.....

Ok that's enough for now, Pics to follow,


OK here's a shawl i made previously that vaugely resembles the shawl I'm making now. This was actaully a comissioned work, sold to a fellow WOT fan (wheel of time).  the final pic is a shot of the halo i got from brushing the white sparkly lion brand wool-ease with a plastic bristled brush.. love it!

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