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Gege

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About Gege

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A Few Things About Me

  • Favorite projects
    purses, afghans, anything, really
  • Crocheting since...
    2007
  1. Gege

    Navajo Afghan

    LOVE this! The colors you chose are wonderful! Need to put this in my queue.
  2. Oh yes! Once you start branching out, it's difficult to go back. And not just with brands...trying different fibers will make you drool (and empty your wallet.) I do a lot of felting (with wool) and have a hard time making something out of acrylic. Even the "soft" acrylics feel rough after working with the soft wool. Acrylic blends are also really fun and a great way to be introduced to other fibers!
  3. SWEET! Patons, Pink, AND felted!! LOVES IT! I need to see more of your work.
  4. Thank you! Actually, it's super easy- if you have never done beaded crochet before, I actually have a video that shows how to do it. (Found here on my youtube channel). It corresponds to my Watermelon Scarf pattern- free on my blog, gegecrochet.blogspot.com
  5. Hello All! The pattern for my Felted Watermelon Tote may be found on my etsy site: pomquat.etsy.com Thanks for looking! Gege
  6. Sweet! Those are awesome! I've been wanting to try a double ended tunisian hook for a while but can't find them in stores and keep forgetting to order one online. Mind sharing where you got yours from? I'd greatly appreciate it.
  7. Hello y'all! I don't know how many of you are on Ravelry, but they have a section called "Ugh's!"- it's basically the place to put all your big crochet/knit boo boos (and some doo doos). One of the thing I love about Crochetville is the beautiful eye candy. However, what about the not so beautiful eye-sores that we all have created? (Yes- ALL- admit it and be proud!) I did a blog post on this on my blog (here) that showcases some of my very early crochet horrors work, but thought I'd kick it off with the second hat that I tried making. It's supposed to be a beautiful, girly cloche. Instead, I call it my Head Eating Blood Clot. It's HUUUUGE! Here it is eating my Watermelon Hat: I think my thought process went like this: Hmmmm…..homespun yarn would make a GREAT feminine cloche. Just follow this pattern with the wrong yarn and the wrong hook….guage, what? Can’t be bothered. This was the second hat I ever attempted. It was the last time I tried homespun. It would be frogged, if some NASA scientist can figure out how to frog homespun. My sister says it reminds her of the metal helmets like John Smith wears in Disney's Pocahontas. What was I thinking?? How about you? Lets see those projects suited for the Crochet Hall of Shame!
  8. Thanks for the pattern love, all! I'm here to say that, YES!! The pattern is now available!! http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2010/02/home-alone-with-watermelons-and-pixels.html
  9. Hello Peeps! It's been ages since I've been able to log into the ol' 'ville. This summer and fall has been ca-razy! I can't believe it's December!!! Well, here are a couple of my latest projects- I have a lot that are just about done, but these are finished AND have a free pattern on my blog!! Here are Pinky LaRue and Blackie LaRue- enjoy!!
  10. Haha! Thanks I soooo HATE to weave in ends- that Medusa Marilyn was quite a shock coming out of the washer....though, I think the "nose hair" was the most hysterical for me.
  11. Thanks everyone! goldenj- I like to felt the heck out of my projects- I don't want any stitch definition at all. I find that they usually shrink by at least a third, sometimes even more, but not as much as a half. MarciMarie- hmmm.....James Dean........
  12. My sister's birthday was last month and I had a glorious idea for her birthday present. She has a love for all things 1950's- particularly I Love Lucy, Elvis, and Marilyn. So, I went to the planning board, checked out my wool stash, and voila! This is what I came up with: Isn't that gorgeous?!? That's not all, my friends- you can't have just one Warhol-esque Marilyn- you need at least two! Here's the other side: I didn't want to give it to her, quite honestly. I LOVE IT AND I WANT IT! She absolutely adores it and has proudly worn it everywhere- she's a great billboard. I got the inspiration from Becky from beck's blog- you've probably seen her Marilyn afghan- absolutely freaking gorgeous! This was the first time I felted Tunisian crochet- worked really well! It was also the first time I put a zipper in a purse: SQUEE! I had to figure out how to do it all by my lonesome, but I did it. I don't know if it's done the "correct" way, but it does work and actually came out decently. The lining is absolutely beautiful. It has a shiny silver backing to it that makes it shimmer. It also makes it a bear to hand sew!! Seriously- sewing those handles and the lining into the bag was probably the hardest thing I've done- I went through 2 needles! But, it was worth it- so gorgeous. Here is a pre-felting pic so you can see just how big this sucker was: Yeah- freakin' huge! Now....to decide whether or not to make one for me....hmmm..... http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/05/marilyns-birthday-greetings.html
  13. Hey y'all! So, I love cats- I've always had at least one throughout my entire life. I've been wanting to make a cat-eared hat for the longest time; however, I never found a pattern that really called out to me. This all changed just a few days ago when I was looking at and petting my yarn stash (Oh, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!) The preciousness that caught my attention was the glow-in-the dark yarn that I've had for a while but didn't have a clue what I should create with it. Inspiration came a-knockin' my friends. Most patterns I've seen seem to be a simple rectangle that is folded over and sewn together; however, the ears never seemed to be cat-like enough for my taste. There are also some that are plain hats with crocheted ears sewn on at the end. I hate sewing things together and avoid it whenever I can. So, I got tinkering with some yarn and with an increase here and a decrease there, I was able to get a cat-eared hat that really worked for me. YAY! See! The points actually look like cat ears! WOOO ME! I even wrote up the pattern for this hat- double wooo me! It's available here. It's not been tested, so if you do make it, please let me know if there are any mistakes in it. Thanks!!
  14. Thank you guys soooo much for the amazing positive feedback on my work!! I think I'll indeed submit it to Nintendo- my hubby thinks it's a good idea, too. To answer a few questions: There is no pattern that I followed. I searched the internet for screen shots of SMB and then used them for the map I had in my head. There is no "master graph" for any of the panels, much less for the entire project. I have absolutely no intention of creating a graph of my entire work; however, there may be a time when I decide to make a graph of a panel or two.....dunno when/if that will happen, though..... I seriously need a break from this. The back is not even close to being finished.... I'm definitely NOT weaving in all the ends....I'm going to tie them into square knots and trimming them and then sew a king sized sheet (if it's large enough...) as a backing. My hubby has offered to help me with all the tying....he knows how lucky he is!!!! Especially after reading some of your hilarious responses!! Men seem to really appreciate this work. Wow- a crochet blanket a man actually wants made for him! I think that's one of the things I'm most proud of- to show so many people that crochet isn't just some granny's way of passing time for just making doilies. It can be, and is indeed, ART (including those awesome doilies!!!) As for the yarn I used- it's mainly RHSS....some Vanna's Choice and the skin is a peach Caron Simply Soft....but mainly RHSS. They had the best colors!!! And, considering the amount of yarn that went into this baby, it was the most economically prudent yarn to use. I am so amazed at the response this has gotten- it was just an obsession of mine...I seriously felt like Isaac from "Heroes" (or any other "future painters") when he got an artistic impulse....my eyes glazed over and I worked and worked on it until it was done. There was no "patience" involved- just a lot of impatience until I finally finished it. Thank you all again!!!!
  15. I haven't posted in a while due to this humongous project. But, I have finally finished crocheting each and every panel of my Mario Blanket. They are all crocheted together. All that is left is crocheting a border around it. However, I have been working my buns off on this thing and I don't know when I'll finish the border. I'm so freaking excited to have it "done" that I'm going to be unveiling it.........NOW! Here it is, in all of its technicolor glory: I have slaved over this thing for such a long time, but I'm soo proud of it! The entire story (and more pictures than could be pasted here) is on my blog here, here, and here. It's so huge, I had to lay it out in my foyer and go upstairs to get a photo. Here's a pic of my birthday boy stretched out on it for a size perspective. My honey is 6'2". Anway, I'm soooo proud of myself! I was just a little late for my honey's b-day, but he still loves it. Thanks! ******************************** ETA: This is from response #49: Thank you guys soooo much for the amazing positive feedback on my work!! I think I'll indeed submit it to Nintendo- my hubby thinks it's a good idea, too. To answer a few questions: There is no pattern that I followed. I searched the internet for screen shots of SMB and then used them for the map I had in my head. There is no "master graph" for any of the panels, much less for the entire project. I have absolutely no intention of creating a graph of my entire work; however, there may be a time when I decide to make a graph of a panel or two.....dunno when/if that will happen, though..... I seriously need a break from this. The back is not even close to being finished.... I'm definitely NOT weaving in all the ends....I'm going to tie them into square knots and trim them and then sew a king sized sheet (if it's large enough...) as a backing. My hubby has offered to help me with all the tying....he knows how lucky he is!!!! Especially after reading some of your hilarious responses!! Men seem to really appreciate this work. Wow- a crochet blanket a man actually wants made for him! I think that's one of the things I'm most proud of- to show so many people that crochet isn't some granny's way of passing time for just making doilies. It can be, and is indeed, ART (including those awesome doilies!). As for the yarn I used- it's mainly RHSS....some Vanna's Choice and the skin is a peach Caron Simply Soft....but mainly RHSS. They had the best colors!!! And, considering the amount of yarn that went into this baby, it was the most economically prudent yarn to use. I am so amazed at the response this has gotten- it was just an obsession of mine...I seriously felt like Isaac from "Heroes" (or any other "future painters") when he got an artistic impulse....my eyes glazed over and I worked and worked on it until it was done. There was no "patience" involved- just a lot of impatience until I finally finished it. Thank you all again!!!!
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