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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
3:58 pm
happy halloween!!!
i know it's a little late but i wanted to share some of my work of some halloween bags that i made.... a couple of them my coworker used for her two young kids to go trick or treating with... we were worried about the size of them, but she said they stretched as they got full, and once the candy was removed, the bags went back to normal :)....

she had added eyes to the bat and the spider, but i dont have those pics yet...

the phone is just a reference for size :).....

take a look!Collapse )

**the halloween bag pattern can be found here....the ghost patterns also at that link.... the bat was done completely free form... and the spider pattern came from this link here

***cross posted everywhere***

Current Mood: artistic
Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
3:44 pm
completed projects
here are a few more of my recently completed projects.....

wanna see my recent work?Collapse )

as always, cross posted just about everywhere!

Current Mood: artistic
Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
3:48 pm
some more of my work....
here are a couple more completed projects i have....

both are baby blankets....

lemme know what you think?!Collapse )

this was crossposted all over the place!

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, July 13th, 2007
6:01 pm
I made a dragon:


Two more.Collapse )

That's right, those are googly eyes. It's cute.

He's the prototype. For the next one, I'll make the tail smaller and the spikes bigger. Also, the arms will be shorter. Yes.

Any other changes you'd make? I'd love the advice.
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
1:57 pm
soliciting advice....
greetings fellow stitchers :)....

i've decided to try and take the advice of some of you, and attempt to write my own pattern... its nothing special but... just something i am trying to custom do for a friend of the family....

anyway, this is more of a general question, to be honest.....

i have a blanket im trying to work, to use two different colors... theres the main color (which is more like a background) and then the other color (for lettering and such)... and i was wondering what is the best/easiest/most logical way to do it with the change colors...

do you stop and start a new color everytime you come to the new color in the middle of a row? do you just switch colors mid row and go back to the other while crocheting over the "tail" ends.... do you ??? how do you do that???

i hope this is a clear enough question... but if clarification might help, please let me know...

thanks in advance for all your help...

(x-posted to a bunch of crochet places)

Current Mood: creative
Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
4:00 pm
finished work
i have some pics i wanna show you of a recently completed baby blanket and another blanket i made a while ago... it was a play off of the one i made for my neice, only i spiced it up and made it better.... lemme know what what you think...

blanket picsCollapse )

this was cross posted! lemme know what you think
Saturday, April 21st, 2007
7:46 pm
Happy Hooker FOs
I admit it. I don't crochet nearly as much as I knit. But last week, I just didn't feel like knitting. I wanted to make stuff, but I was sick unto death of everything that I've been working on. Screw project monogamy. Screw making stuff for other people. I wanted to make something new. Something different. Something for ME.

Crochet was the answer. First, I started finishing a crazy square blanket I've had sitting around forever. I ran out of yarn for that, so I started in on something else.

Then another something else.

And then a third.

So today, I present to you:

A bagCollapse )

A shrugCollapse )

And a capeletCollapse )
Friday, March 16th, 2007
10:40 am
Thursday, February 1st, 2007
6:55 am
I still have to put on her eyes but here is my elephant:


1 moreCollapse )
Thursday, January 11th, 2007
2:48 pm
New Item for valentines day
This pattern is from:  http://heartscrochet.blogspot.com/

I love this!!!!   I used stiffened felt and Caron Simply Soft for mine.  So many ideas, not enough time........I think I am going to embroider "Hugs and Kisses" in the center.  Let me know what you think.
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007
1:30 pm
Christmas 2006 bazaar item
Hi. My name is Kim. I'm new to this community and would like to submit my Christmas bazaar project that I did for my Mom. This seems like a nice place. Really enjoy the projects posted.

Visit my journal for more on this.
Monday, January 1st, 2007
3:52 pm
a new beastie with LOADS of wool!
hello! my name is danie and, obviously i am new to this community. i have been crochetting for about seven years now and it has been limited to blankets, scarves and hats for that time. recently though, i have learned about Japanese Amigurumi and have fallen in love. i bought some books off of the internet. obviously, if you have looked at the photo, i do not speak the language they are in. i can imagine if i study them well enough i could get the hang of it, but my concern is that i am still feeling a bit less-than-confidant in making things that do not go in continuous lines and make flat things. well, what i am asking for here is if any of you lovlies have any links or recipes for crochet patterns that i can make creatures from. i just want to have the general idea for making a head, body, arms... things in general.

it would be grately appreciated!

x-posted like woah!
Sunday, November 12th, 2006
12:16 pm
Monkey see, monkey do... (well its a chimp actually...)
Here is a cute stuffed monkey I just made for my coworker... Crap, I keep saying monkey but the title of the pattern is "Charlie Chimp" and he doesnt have a tale... Anywho, here he is...

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Current Mood: tired
Friday, July 21st, 2006
8:35 am
If you do both crochet and knitting (maybe mixing them too?) there is now a new community covering both techniques and you are also free to post about yarns or other fiber art related things.

Interested? You are most welcome to join


/janette - mod
Monday, June 26th, 2006
5:11 pm
I made a blanket for a friend's new baby out of Hobby Lobby's Yarn Bee yarn, which I don't recommend. It has the tensile strength of Silly String, and when I washed it the damn thing disintegrated.

So I made the baby a dragon from this pattern. The pattern is actually really good, and it only took a couple of nights to make this.

Pictures!Collapse )
Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
9:39 pm
Where do you usually shop online for crochet patterns? I've browsed the free lace shawl ones until my eyes crossed but I seem to be having trouble locating many lace patterns for sale.
Friday, June 2nd, 2006
9:26 am
I didn't quite do it justice, but...
...I finally finished the Short'n'Sweet shrug, designed by the lovely and talented crohooker.

Trying to photograph a garment on yourself is hard...Collapse )

I also never realize how gloomy Chicago is in winter until suddenly it's spring and sunny all the time.

Anyway, onto the specs:

Pattern: Short'n'Sweet, by Lavonne Best, published in The Happy Hooker.
Yarn: Knitpicks Main Line, 20% wool/80% cotton, a bit less than 7 skeins.
Modifications: The only thing I changed was crochet an extra repeat on the body to make it a bit longer (I'm tall).
Notes: I really enjoyed this pattern. It's quick and easy (I did most of it over one weekend), and the stitch is lovely and easy to memorize. I also really loved the yarn -- very soft and supple, and easier to work with than cotton alone. I made size medium, and it took 7 skeins of Main Line with my increased length.
Saturday, May 20th, 2006
11:58 am
Baby jacket
My first crochet project this year...

And it's lime green!Collapse )
Friday, May 5th, 2006
9:08 pm
Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
12:50 pm
First attempt at crocheting with beads
I actually started this a year ago, and forgot about it till earlier this week.

It's a bead-crocheted baggie, from a pattern found in Beadwork Magazine from December/January '04 (I think).

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