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Michelle Myers

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  • Location
    Washington DC
  • Hobbies
    Crochet, weaving, all things scifi
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  • Favorite projects
    Baby stuff for friends, blankets
  • Crocheting since...
    Since I was six
  1. Thanks everyone! I'm glad you like it. For those interested in the pattern, it's here: http://universalyarn.com/pattern.php?pattern=451 I used the same color that's called for in the pattern (it's my favorite color, which is what drew me to the photo in the first place).
  2. I haven't posted a finished product here in ages and ages, but I'm so pleased with this one that I thought I'd share. It took me five months, but I managed to make a cardigan from thread that actually fits me. Blog post is here: http://tundragirl.blogspot.com/
  3. Hi, Has anyone made this cardigan? I've got the back made, and I got to the point of attaching the left and right front, but the directions are unclear. I submitted a comment to Universal Yarn's blog post on this pattern, but apparently that site isn't moderated because not only have I not received an answer, my question hasn't even been posted. In the meantime, I'm working on the sleeves. If anyone has made this cardigan, I'd really appreciate any advice on attaching the front pieces to the body. Here's the pattern: http://www.universalyarn.com/pattern.php?pattern=451 Thanks!
  4. Oh. At the end of round 14, in the directions, it says to sew the motifs together through the single crochets, and then after that there are directions for a "joining motif," which looks to me like what you do to close the gap in the middle of four motifs.
  5. I saw your photos and was instantly gripped with the desire to make that tablecloth. So I printed out the pattern and ran to Michael's to pick up a size 8 needle and some size 10 thread. I managed to bang out three motifs this weekend, but I have a question. Do the "joining motifs" happen once you've sewn the pieces together? Michelle
  6. I don't know if you're "supposed" to block before you sew together, but it makes sense to me because that way all the pieces are (ideally) the same size and flat. Plus, I don't know how you'd ever manage to wash and block a behemoth that size if it wasn't piece by piece!
  7. Damn! Figuring out the hours was something I was going to do before I posted on my blog. Let's figure it out now. Each piece takes an hour to do, so that's 410 hours. There are 21 rows, and it took me half an hour to wash and block each row before sewing it together, so that's 10.5 hours. Sewing each row together and weaving in all the blasted ends took about 2 hours, so that's 42 hours, and sewing each new row on took around 3 hours, so that's 63 hours. For a grand total of ... 525.5 hours, or 21.89 days. No wonder my fingers are sore!!
  8. Thanks guys! Even though it's the dead of summer here in DC, my husband likes to keep the apartment chilly, so I've actually been putting the thing to use!
  9. I haven't posted here in quite a while, but I thought I'd pat myself on the back a bit in this forum. The Beast is finally done. I made one piece of this thing every day for 410 days. I'm going through withdrawal. It really is a sickness. http://tundragirl.blogspot.com/2006/06/i-dont-know-what-to-do-with-myself-now.html
  10. Hi all, I have a pile of alpaca yarn that I really need to make something with. I’ve been afraid to use it for three years or so now, and it’s becoming a ridiculous situation. I have yet to be inspired by any pattern I’ve come across, whether it be for a blanket or a poncho, so I thought I’d throw it out to the world. I have a photo of the yarn and a bit more explanation here: http://tundragirl.blogspot.com/2006/04/ideas-suggestions.html Any brilliant ideas? If you had this yarn, what would you do with it??
  11. I wish I could remember the name of the yarn. It was a very fancy $10 per skein tweed, and I bought three skeins, so it wasn't cheap.
  12. Hi, I made the Tweed Clutch from Interweave Crochet for a friend for Christmas. Has anyone else made it? I found it really easy to make. When I make another one, I think the only alteration would be to make the strap a little longer so it would be easy to sling across the body. And I never did find a buckle that I liked, so I put some velcro on the strap to keep it from flapping open. You can see (not great) photos here.
  13. If I had known how easy it is to make a poncho I wouldn't have waited until now to start making them. Here's my first one: http://tundragirl.blogspot.com/2005/12/poncho.html The second one's almost done.
  14. Nice one! I made that bib for my niece's first birthday. She drags that thing all over the house now. Quite the popular item.
  15. Thanks, everyone! Now back to my previously scheduled holiday freak-out...
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