A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
October News: Kindness Craft Challenge   Vote for your favorite entry by Sunday, October 15!
Total Members: 314,458
Currently Running With Scissors:
178 Guests and 1 User
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 ... 6 7 [8] 9 10 ... 12
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: ****** NOW WITH PATTERN LINK*****I made... well a piggy tribute  (Read 22853 times)
Tags for this thread: featured_project  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Crafty WICHITANS Unite!
Offline Offline

Posts: 637
Joined: 22-Apr-2007

I'm addicted to DDR. I need a 12-step program.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #70 on: November 11, 2008 07:26:02 AM »

Genius! I would never have thought this could have translated to crochet! I had a friend who used to carry the game around in her backpack and we'd play it for a few minutes before class. We had enough classes together that we'd usually finish the game by the end of the day. This brings back some good memories - thanks for posting! Smiley

But we have flamethrowers. And what this indicates to me, it means that at some point, some person said to himself, "Gee, I sure would like to set those people on fire over there. But I'm way too far away to get the job done. If only I had something that would throw flame on them."
Follower of Dreams
Offline Offline

Posts: 53
Joined: 24-Sep-2008

Please don't wake me past noon.

View Profile
« Reply #71 on: November 11, 2008 07:34:39 AM »

The little rubber pigs are thrown like dice, the two of them thrown at the same time, often bouncing irregularly, skittering across the table. Most of the times they fall on their sides, but they CAN fall (and stay balanced) on their backs, on their noses, on their ears. Extra points are awarded for the rarer positions, and when it is your turn, you keep throwing until you voluntarily choose to stop and hold on to the points you've amassed in your turn, OR you throw a certain combination of pig poses, in which case you lose your points for that turn and you MUST pass the pigs to the next person, for THEIR turn.

The trick is to choose to stop before you throw the bad combo, and so amass a decent amount of points, over several turns. The first one to 100 points wins. Oh, and if you throw the pigs such that they are touching each other when they come to a stop, you lose ALL your points and must start again!

It's a good exercise in probability, and Math Teachers often introduce the game to their classes, for practice in addition, but it's really FUN, too, and you can carry on a conversation while playing, so it's good for multiple generations at the same time.

thanks for that...i was complete in the dark before lol  Smiley

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."
-Edgar Allen Poe
« Reply #72 on: November 11, 2008 08:12:07 AM »

I love it!!! Pass the Pigs is such a fun game! What a great way to re-invent it.

Saule - Design That Shines
Glittery Macabre
Offline Offline

Posts: 3854
Joined: 13-Oct-2004

Nat 20! Woot!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #73 on: November 11, 2008 08:30:21 AM »

AWESOME! I loved playing that game when we could, they are cute and very functional.

~*My Etsy Shop*~
I'm a level 9 rouge, b***h!
I do personal swaps!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Head Counselor of Camp Crochet
Offline Offline

Posts: 1727
Joined: 03-Nov-2007

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #74 on: November 11, 2008 09:24:26 AM »

This is really brilliant! I loved that game as a kid! Do the tossed piglets really land in all the positions? I'm wondering if the crocheted versions are as...dextrous? as their rubber cousins. Smiley

Your little poke is adorable, too! Well done!

Vote for the winner of Crochet Challenge 9, our first Stitch-Off! For this challenge, participants explored Shell Stitch. Vote here!
« Reply #75 on: November 11, 2008 10:28:04 AM »

This is awesome!
I can resist everything except temptation
Offline Offline

Posts: 309
Joined: 28-Sep-2006

I can resist everything except temptation

View Profile WWW
« Reply #76 on: November 11, 2008 10:57:13 AM »

You, my friend, are totally awesome! I loooove Pass the Pigs and the fact that you could even conceive of the idea of making a crocheted set, is just pure genius!

How well do they work? Do they set up in all the funny landing positions that the normal rubber/plastic/whatever sets do?


Offline Offline

Posts: 461
Joined: 02-May-2005

Sometimes it's knit and sometimes it's crochet.

View Profile
« Reply #77 on: November 11, 2008 11:33:19 AM »

This is very creative. It's so cute. I also remember this game from awhile ago. I'm not quite sure but I think it was also played with cows.
Offline Offline

Posts: 2326
Joined: 26-Jul-2005

Inspiration without application is moot.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #78 on: November 11, 2008 05:34:10 PM »

Thanks for the info. This game is really cute.

« Reply #79 on: November 12, 2008 11:31:11 AM »

The little piggies are adorable and impressive!  Cheesy
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 6 7 [8] 9 10 ... 12 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Mini Top Hat
They Only Love You For Your Brain
Meatless Monday: Creamy Spinach and Potato Baked Eggs

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.