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Fri 3-Dec-10
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Rae Mond
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right. have attempted snoodular awesomeness. I couldn't decide between twoc olours, so I made it stripey. And I made wrist warmer things to go with it. Can I make pictures happen other than by uploading them to facebook first? lets see... no.they had to go on facebook first. but I've hidden them,so the people they will be gifts for can't see them. so it's ok.

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Fri 3-Dec-10
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ooooh, I like the snood muchly.welldoneRae

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Fri 3-Dec-10
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Rae Mond
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thaks kate! I'm quite proud of it, and it really was easy, after Val kindly translated the pattern. You only need to know two stitches.

 

My house mate (he of delightful hot pink blanket) had taken a fancy to the mittens/wrist warmer things though, so his christmas present will be a pair of those and a variation on the snood, which will essentially be a big loopy scarf. in a dusky red and the purple/brown colour as above (it actually has a sort of blue sheen to it in the right light,it's very interesting).

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Fri 3-Dec-10
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wave  These are lovely Rae and I am thinking how useful those wrist warmers would be  when outside doing things where big gloves just get in the way.  welldone

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Fri 3-Dec-10
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Rae Mond
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the problem with woolen gloves,I find,is tat they get soggy and are then horrible.also they'd be prone to catching on things. but if it's dry and you're not near brambles they'd be grand. I know my housemate plans to wear his for typing up his thesis in his freezing office.

I have one wrist warmer done already (he and Sam have been playing racing games on the playstation, so I needed something to occupy my hand while I laughed at them crashing)

 

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indeed you can see Joel in the background. He's tring to ccomplete races to unlock the Top Gear test track to play on.

Is it alarming that the mitten stands up by itself?20

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Fri 3-Dec-10
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Brilliant Rae - I can see the stitches on your snoodular thingey, better than the original pattern !

Wow, you work quickly - am very impressed welldone   welldone 

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Sat 4-Dec-10
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The time to worry is when the wristwarmer doesn't just stand on its own, but takes its first steps.....

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Thu 9-Dec-10
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Rae, what yarn did you use in the end " was it a chunky* mix " and what size crochet hook?

 

*If you have no chunky, it is possible to use double knitting, but with two threads at the same time.

 

 

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Thu 9-Dec-10
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it was chunky, and an 8mm hook.

I ran out of the purple/brown/blue sheeny one just before the last row of thesecond wrist warmer,soI went to the shopto get more but like a muppet bought the red stuff instead.

Now I have loads of really cunky red wool, most of a ball of chunky turquoise,and no purpley browny stuff 🙁

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Tue 21-Dec-10
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question:

here is a picture of some crochetted cuddly toy types things. 

Sam wants me to make one for his sister for her birthday, but I have no idea how to work out a pattern for them. The girl who made them wasn't working from a pattern, but presumably had both previous experience of making 3d type thingies rather than just squares or tubes, and knew exactly what a totoro looks like. I'm only vaguely familiar with a totoro (apparently they're plain grey on the back), and have never made anything with ears or arms.

HALP!

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Wed 22-Dec-10
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These are similar to my sluggy thing and having done a bit of reading on amigurimi, there seems to be lots of crochet things as well as knitted. Can't help you on the 'how' yet as I'm waiting for my amigurimi books to turn up. but sure there must be some master crocheters out there. You might be able to find a free pattern of something similar on that site that someone linked earlier called RAVELLRY, sorry still haven't worked out how to do the links properly, but there's one somewhere ont he site already.

Wed 22-Dec-10
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Rae, not sure if this will work, but this is a totoro keyring pattern here.

Are you a member of Ravelry yet? If not, I can send the pattern to you by e-mail, though it is simple to join Ravelry!

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Wed 22-Dec-10
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I did join Ravelry. my username is probably raemond, or raemondo, or possibly greatraemondo (my stage name, for when i saw people in half).

I may have to wait til I get home to figure it out.

But thanks for the link!

 

 

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Wed 5-Jan-11
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Whilst you were all stuffing down the turkey and trifle on Christmas Day/Boxing Day, I was working on this - for my great neice, Roo, who had a new doll's pram for Christmas.  Not sure about the colours, myself, but they are bright and cheery for dull days and they were only odds and ends of yarns.  I'm not a big fan of granny squares, either, but these have turned out quite well for a first attempt.  I like the yellow 'tiny teeny flowers', which I adapted from an Attic 24 tutorial.

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Sun 9-Jan-11
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That looks lovely Heather!

For odds and ends the colours go together very well, and I also very much like the little flowers.

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