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Topic: Houston, we have a ... Crochet Saturn V!! (geek alert!)  (Read 4920 times)
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« on: February 02, 2010 07:51:08 AM »

Let me preface this by saying, I am a huge nerd and am in love with rockets. Specifically from the early space age (60s/70s). Since I was 10.

So it was somewhat inevitable that I would crochet a Saturn V! This thing is roughly to scale and it's about 60 cm/2 feet tall. I am *so happy*!

It took a little while to get all the stripes lined up the way they should be, but it all worked out in the end.

I never thought I could hug a rocket, but now I can!!
Shout-out to all the space geeks!

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010 08:02:16 AM »

Ok, I'm jealous! That is amazing! Great job!

« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010 08:25:52 AM »

Impressive!  I never ever thought that a rocket ship would make me smile, but yours has. Bravo!!

« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010 01:55:26 PM »


That has to be the most awesome thing in the world aside from a real rocket!!!! I really love the attention to detail on it, the little American flags are just adorable, even the engine bells on the bottom are cute. And I would really like to know how on earth (or in orbit around it) did you get it even roughly to scale!!!
I'm deeply jealous of it but now want to make something of my own...perhaps an Apollo CSM or LM, or maybe an Atlas or a Redstone......we shall see.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010 08:05:18 PM »

You win the internet! Your attention to detail is amazing.

I'm a space nerd too. But the spaceships I make are from sci-fi.
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010 12:51:52 AM »

Great Job ! I love it ! all the details are amazing !...

Ps. I'm proud to be a nerd too  Grin Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010 04:46:25 AM »

Yay!! Thanks for the great comments!

And I would really like to know how on earth (or in orbit around it) did you get it even roughly to scale!!!

Well, to get it to scale, I just found a good image on the web of a Saturn V, measured the proportions (in pixels) and then scaled them to how tall I wanted my rocket to be in cm. I ended up crocheting with a little ruler beside me!

perhaps an Apollo CSM or LM, or maybe an Atlas or a Redstone......we shall see.

That sounds super cool! A Redstone would be great to make - it's mostly one long cylinder and it's awesome!

« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010 09:15:40 PM »

That is awesome! The fellow space lover in me is smiling ear to ear, lol. My 7 year old son would love this.

« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010 03:39:47 AM »

This is a feat! I can only dream of doing a project like this one day! How did you change colours without the jogging effect?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010 03:48:02 AM »

Okay, I made an account just so I could comment on this. It is awesome!
I'm a big fan of the Saturn V, especially since it's practically the icon of the city I live in. We have a life sized replica that is the tallest thing in the city.... you can practically see it from everywhere.

Love it! Love it! Love it!

(also my grandfather worked for NASA for many many many years, and I know he would have loved your replica)
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