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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:04 pm 
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My roommates and I have been crocheting up a storm because we've decided to yarnbomb our campus. Last night we knit and installed ten (five sets of two) cozies for the bike rails that are outside of the cafeteria.
The next thing we're working on is a post next to a bridge, a lamppost, a tree, and some bamboo down by the river trail. Probably going to see about some handrails in and around selected academic buildings as well.
I'm probably too excited about this.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:37 am 
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My roommates and I have been crocheting up a storm because we've decided to yarnbomb our campus. Last night we knit and installed ten (five sets of two) cozies for the bike rails that are outside of the cafeteria.
The next thing we're working on is a post next to a bridge, a lamppost, a tree, and some bamboo down by the river trail. Probably going to see about some handrails in and around selected academic buildings as well.
I'm probably too excited about this.


That is awesome! :D

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:43 am 
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So, can I talk amigurumis here?

We started making them, and i think they all look sort of lumpy and dumpy, regardless of type of yarn, hook size, tension, etc. Like I don't see how they would look professional enough to sell (which is my kid's ultimate goal, and a project for her to make keychains or something. we are nowhere near tweaking things to make our own designs yet, even after months of practice)

So i started investigating knit amigurimi, and those are sharp, keep their shape, look really cool. (i've tried some stuff from a book by.... ranjay singh, i think? can't remember the name off the top of my head, but it's veggies and sea creatures)
I don't know if I'm just a better knitter than crocheter? Or that the crocheted amigurumis are supposed to be kind of simplistic and lumpy looking? Or maybe I just like knit better? I will have to take some pictures and show you what I mean. I just think they look sort of... dopey? Anybody else know what I'm talking about [floundering about trying to explain]?

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 Post subject: Re: The Crochet...thread
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:54 am 
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What do you mean lumpy? Show us pics!

Here's some from when I first started. I dunno if they're lumpy or not, but I'm definitely not trying to sell them.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/11435373@N ... 831404226/

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i will get some pics ... eventually... but looking at yours, i can say the only one that came out decent for me was an octopus, that looks a lot like yours.
i think when i mean lumpy i mean that the shape is so hard to get right- i don't want to overstuff as every book warns DONT OVERSTUFF THE STUFFING WILL SHOW THROUGH but then i understuff and it's lumpy. or deflated. or if i overstuff for something that's supposed to be flat on the bottom, it won't be flat.
I notice that many of your things are round on the bottom, maybe i need to choose patterns more carefully. But it isn't just the bottom that looks lumpy.

like the coffee cup.
https://www.google.com.br/search?q=amig ... 44&bih=626
look at image 1, it's clean and straight. most of the others are kind of bulge-y and irregular. #11 is the twin of the one i made.

or maybe i'm just too frigging demanding. typing this out i'm starting to think it's the latter.

ETA> i really sound like a case.

looking at amigumi images on teh googel, i think this is definitely "i like knit fabric better than crochet". it just looks sort of weird to me.

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This chilly weather makes me want to crochet something, but I don't know what. Maybe I'll make a bunch of cup cozies to give as gifts.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:34 am 
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This happened to me a few weeks ago. You know what you want to make? this:
http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2011/03/h ... -giveaway/

(free tutorial and pattern for cupcake garlands. i've made two so far. with all the shiitake i bought to make amigurumi, which i still never quite figured out. garlands are so damn easy it's criminal.)

i am going on a roadtrip tomorrow so that means knitting project!! i seem to have trouble crocheting in the car, but knit is great for me. now to find a project.....

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This happened to me a few weeks ago. You know what you want to make? this:
http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2011/03/h ... -giveaway/

(free tutorial and pattern for cupcake garlands. i've made two so far. with all the shiitake i bought to make amigurumi, which i still never quite figured out. garlands are so damn easy it's criminal.)

i am going on a roadtrip tomorrow so that means knitting project!! i seem to have trouble crocheting in the car, but knit is great for me. now to find a project.....


Oooh, I want to see yours!

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What I did while I watched election results roll in:
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It's a present for a friend who complains that the plastic EB bin is tacky set out with her nice china.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:59 pm 
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I'm looking for a crochet pattern for an infinity scarf. I had started one from naturallycaron.com, but it's too tricky. A lot of the other ones I found use the trinity stitch, which I've never even heard of, let alone tried. Does anyone have one?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:43 am 
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starrynight87 wrote:
I'm looking for a crochet pattern for an infinity scarf. I had started one from naturallycaron.com, but it's too tricky. A lot of the other ones I found use the trinity stitch, which I've never even heard of, let alone tried. Does anyone have one?

Can you see Ravelry links? This one looks rather easy (I don't crochet such big projects yet, mind you), and it's available as a free pdf download: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/calm-cowl


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:17 am 
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http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-a ... 9274_n.jpg

i just can't work out how to paste pics. but here is my man's bike that i yarn-bombed :D


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I keep thinking this is "The Cricket Thread".. so in that light: man, Sri Lanka are struggling. sad to hear about Tony Greig though :(

(okay carry on as usual)

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Madam D, I love the yarn bomb! I hope he leaves them on because that is one snazzy bike!

For whatever reason, I have been really scared of learning to crochet even though I've been knitting for a long time. That single hook got me spooked! I think I had a bad tutorial the last time I was learning, because I tried again this weekend and it was much easier to pick up!

Here's my first finished item, a humble dish towel (on the left...the one on the right is knitted). It's just single crochet, but I'm graduating to more and more difficult patterns in dish towel form. My hope is that repetition will help me get comfortable with the technique, plus they make cool gifts! I love how fancy pants crochet looks, and how it seems to be more forgiving than knitting wrt yarn tension and stitch uniformity. And it's way easier to hide woven in ends! w00t!

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deearess wrote:
A couple of my friends are getting married and their tastes border a little more on the minimalist/modern. What do you think of this pattern if I do it in black/greys/ivory/dark red? (Those are the colors of all the stuff on their registry)

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ETA: also tempted to do a giraffe pattern in black/grey or grey/ivory. There's a long standing habit of the groom sending me stuff with giraffes.


Deearess, did you end up making that throw? It's really beautiful! Would you mind sharing a link to the pattern?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:09 pm 
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I ended up making this:
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nice job, SN! i like the blue!

I think I'm going to make this one that phoenix posted!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:56 am 
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Well done, starrynight87!

@ijdi: Yay! Please post pics once you're done!


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Phoenix, that cowl was so fast to make! and i really like it! I didn't want it quite as wide as the pattern, so I made it about 10 rows smaller, which was great because it was exactly one skein.

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Wow, IJDI, that is so pretty!

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Thanks! That stitch where you crochet in chain spaces rather than through the loops of a stitch is my favorite!

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ijustdiedinside wrote:
Thanks! That stitch where you crochet in chain spaces rather than through the loops of a stitch is my favorite!


I love it too! I just made a scarf for my little brother using that stitch, behold!

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I ended up making this:
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That's gorgeous! Is that Homespun yarn?

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Cq, that scarf is great! Can you link to the pattern if you used one?

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OMG, great work everyone! ijdi, I love that colour!


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