Phoenix

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About Phoenix

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  • Birthday 01/16/1983

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  • Location
    Champaign, IL
  • Interests
    All things yarn-y, making movies, reading and attempting to write, scaring my neighbors
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    2001
  • Favorite things to crochet
    stuffed animals or very funky accessories
  1. We're starting a club in Champaign, but that might be a bit far for ya Good Luck, and try meetup.com
  2. I've checked their website, and oddly this yarn is not listed in their online catalog... Since it seems to be a new yarn, they might not have fully assimilated it yet. Which is what I'm hoping- I'd love to see some blues and greens in this yarn. It could put RH SS and Caron Simply soft out of the market!
  3. Okay, horror movie themed crochet. Have I died? Is this heaven? If so, why am I still sitting in an office chair?
  4. We have two LYS. One of them is new, small, and the owner is super friendly. She made bread pudding the saturday I was there, saying it was " a full service shop, so if you're hungry I have warm bread pudding" Wowzers! I guilt-buy there sometimes (but use what I buy) the other LYS...not so much. It's huge, has good prices and a great selection. But they aren't very friendly. They don't label any shelves, so there are 4 rooms of yarn and I have no idea what is where. They also have one small room that they have a knitting group sit in and work...the room you have to pass through to get to the other rooms. a r oom lined with shelves of yarn. You can't go in there on group days, b/c you feel like you're intruding- you hafta squeeze behind this big group of chattering knitters to get to anything. I like to look at yarn, but not with a group of 15 strangers sitting there staring at me b/c I'm in their way
  5. Ooh, with the bacon scarf those would make a delicious set...
  6. I just loaded a graphic I found online into the darklilac.com cross stitch generator. It's so fun to use!
  7. I'm so glad you saw this...when I was trying to figure out what to make these folks, I remembered the adult version you made and was inspired!
  8. I don't have the graph anymore (computer glitch), and I don't think crochetville would let me share it anyway (since its a copyright logo and all) but all I did was go to darklilac.com, use their cross stitch pattern generator, and upload a picture of the batlogo I found online. I sized it to 75 by 50 stitches, and added some extra purple along the sides. I think that's kosher to share- I found that site from crochetville months ago anyway So it's not like I spent the hours graphing the logo myself...I cheated
  9. Ok, this is technically a baby blanket, but its more interesting to me as a big, pain in the butt piece of tapestry crochet, so I wanted to post it here too. It's a bat-ghan for some new parents who aren't into cute, but who I wanted to crochet for. The new dad is a big batman fan, so hopefully the pastel version of the logo will work for everyone http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/phoenixcrochet/batghan.jpg It's 4' by 3' (see the nintendo gamecube in the right hand corner for scale?)
  10. Some friends of ours are having a baby, and since they aren't really into "cutesy" items, I wanted to give them something uniquely them. I also wanted to crochet it, b/c I've never had a baby to crochet for...so I made this Bat-ghan. The father is a big batman fan, so hopefully his baby girl will be too! http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/phoenixcrochet/batghan.jpg The blanket is 4' by 3' and very ,very soft- it's made out of Bernat Baby Coordinates.
  11. Wow, that's awesome! I know when I was a kid, my babysitter would help herself to a "tip" from my mom's jewlery drawer...which is why I only had a sitter for 4 times as a kid. Here's a hint: if you steal someone's earrings while babysitting,don't wear them to their house the next time you babysit for them. I guess my sitter could have used yarn to keep her sticky fingers busy!
  12. Well done jessie!
  13. Welcome from Illinois! As a crocheter facing vision problems, I would love to talk to you. My email is phoenixcrochet@hotmail.com if you're interested
  14. Awesome hat! If she gets tired of it or decides it isn't cool enough, you could auction that baby off!