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astridl message #46
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
October 22, 2014 at 1:57:42 AM
 
Thank you, Melanie! I feel much better today. I am not sure what caused the headaches. The doc thinks it could be a virus... Thank God it has only been 2 days where it was really really bad. I think the time off the office helps a lot, maybe it is only something psychological...

Good job with the jack! Isn't it great when we can fool them so they are really surprised? Cheesy

Hope the yarn comes soon! Smiley


 


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Stitchboard Admin message #47
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October 23, 2014 at 1:00:56 AM  (in response to astridl message #1)
 
Astrid,

I'm so happy you're feeling better and that it was nothing serious!  Kiss  As for the office, everyone needs a day off here and there.  Kiss

LOL, thanks!  Yeah, and I just felt this great evil satisfaction, LOL, because my husband was expecting to receive that jack at the neighbors' house.  I refused to give him that much.  I wanted him disappointed until later!  And it completely worked.  Laughing  Hee hee, I showed him!  Laughing

Hope your yarn is fast to arrive...there's nothing more frustrating than waiting, is there?  Frown


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astridl message #48
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
October 23, 2014 at 2:58:42 AM  (in response to astridl message #1)
 
Should be in the mail today... Waiting for the postman, watching The Blacklist and knitting a scarf for my father-in-law! Smiley


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Stitchboard Admin message #49
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October 24, 2014 at 3:27:46 AM  (in response to astridl message #3)
 
Astrid,

Did your yarn arrive, hopefully?  (Or is it perhaps a bit early to ask?)  Kiss

I've never seen The Blacklist, but it sounds interesting!

Lucky father-in-law!  Kiss  Please share pics when you're done, if you're so inclined!  Smile

Do you tend to mostly make gifts?  I have to admit, that's what I do...it's so handy to know how to make things people will enjoy!  Kiss


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astridl message #50
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
October 25, 2014 at 1:26:29 AM  (in response to astridl message #1)
 
Dear Melanie! Yes, my yarn arrived and I just started row 6! Smiley

I will of course share pictures. Honestly, this year is the first year I try to make all the presents myself. We have a sort of no-presents-for-Christmas rule, but I started to make an entrelac loop for my sister-in-law and wanted to make something for my mother-in-law, because I am so thankful to her. I ended up thinking, if they get something, I have to make something for everyone. So here is my list:

Father-in-law: dark grey scarf in chess board pattern (WiP)
Mother-in-law: Moebius loop
 

Sister-in-law 1: a crocheted sunflower


Her boyfriend: No idea yet....

Sister-in-law 2: Knitted entrelac loop (WiP)

Her boyfriend: a pair of socks (WiP)

Grandmother (in-law): candles




There is the big problem which is my boyfriend (I am using the term in-law, although we are not married. We have been together for 16 years, though...). I have no idea what to get him. He doesn't appreciate self-made stuff, so I have to figure out something else. Most likely it will be theater tickets or something similar...

And my direct family - we have not given us presents for years, we hardly ever see each other for the holidays. Although I am making things for the kids, but they are technically birthday presents. The two little ones will get star wars amigurumis (it was their choice) and the elder one (she is 19) will get a belt for her camera for which I have knitted a colorful cover. I thought about crocheting tank slippers for my brother, since he is a soldier. But at the moment, he is quite frustrated with his job (they are cutting a lot of budget and the work is getting increasingly difficult), so I will have to think about that...





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Stitchboard Admin message #51
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
October 26, 2014 at 3:01:28 AM  (in response to astridl message #5)
 
Astrid,

For no presents, you've certainly made a great amount of them!  Kiss

Love all of it...what you did with the colors on the moebius loop is wonderful...what a lovely gift for your MIL!  Kiss

The sunflower is soooooo cute for your SIL!  Kiss

The owl candle cozies are adorable, too.  Kiss  What kind of yarn did you use for those?  Is that a wool or cotton?

Definitely empathize with you about your boyfriend.  Men are so difficult when it comes to gifts!  I've had that trouble with my husband...he doesn't want a scarf.  Mittens aren't a good gift for him.  Hats...forget it.  Sweaters...too heavy.  So whatever I get for him has to be store-bought.

Anyway, I think you've done some fantastic work on the gifts you've made, and I'm sure you'll figure out just the right things for the people who are left on your list...you should be soooo proud of what you've accomplished already!  Kiss


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astridl message #52
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
October 26, 2014 at 4:14:32 AM  (in response to astridl message #1)
 
Thank you so much for your feedback! I used a 100% cotton yarn for the candles, so that the cozy can't "melt" away... I even used glass pearls for the eyes, so there should not be any unwanted accident, I hope! Wink

The colors of the loop are due to the yarn I used. There is great lace yarn with a long color change in some online stores in Germany or Switzerland, so I did not have to worry about changing the colors myself! Wink

The sunflower is actually a bought pattern, it is the sunflower from Aliens vs. Plants... I wasn't too creative there, too, I just followed the instructions. The only thing which was really my idea was placing the lady bug on one of the leaves. It is hard to see on the picture, though. 

I have to browse the photo albums, I would love to see some of your work, too! :* 


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BetwixtTheStitch message #53
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
October 26, 2014 at 9:47:42 AM  (in response to astridl message #5)
 
Astrid,

That is beautiful work! Smile I think the candles are my fave.

Thank you for sharing your pics.


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astridl message #54
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
October 26, 2014 at 4:37:02 PM  (in response to astridl message #1)
 
Thanks, Sherry!!! There is more to come! Wink


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Stitchboard Admin message #55
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
October 27, 2014 at 1:05:59 AM  (in response to astridl message #1)
 
Astrid,

Cotton yarn is such an excellent choice for candle cozies.  Kiss  And glass for the eyes is also best...neither of those materials will melt.  Kiss  Plus they turned out so beautifully!  Kiss

Love the self-striping on the loop...it looks as if you planned it the way it turned out, with the darker green on the outside, the white in the center and the yellow and light green between the darker green and white.  Kiss  LOL, I couldn't do that if I tried!

The sunflower turned out well, and now that I know it's there, I can see the ladybug.  Love the placement on that.  Kiss

Feel free to look at my work in the albums...most of it is older, mainly a lot of cross stitch and some beadweaving/knitting/crochet.  I really should start an album of newer work!  Have made a lot of things recently, but my photographs are terrible.  Cry


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astridl message #56
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
November 22, 2014 at 4:21:05 AM  (in response to astridl message #1)
 
Hi all!

I was a bit busy these last weeks. But the good news is: One more Christmas present is ready, the scarf for my FIL:



There is also another long-term-project I managed to finish. My niece wanted a strap for her camera in rainbow colors. I think I could fulfil that wish pretty well, we'll see what she has to say about it when I give it to her next week:


This is the whole thing. It is a bought strap so that it keeps its form and keeps the camera from falling to the ground and break. I knitted a cozy for the strap in broken seed stitch with 8 different colors.

Here is a more detailed view:


I then crocheted the cozy together with slip stitches, which gives me this backside, which is also not so bad, I think:



I also have decided on the last missing present. The fiancé of my SIL will get gloves. So I have 3 more presents to finish, 2 are already on their way pretty good.

I also made some progress with my blanket. I made the first color change and I am delighted how neat that looks:



Tunisian crochet is real fun! But since I don't get the chance to work on it that often, it will be a looooong time until I finish this project - I am now at 13 from 400 rows! Wink

I hope you are all well and are getting along with the cold and grey weather - at least Vienna has cooled down quite a bit in the last days. But this is normal for November - Santa's on his way! Smiley

Have fun and keep on crafting! Smiley




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BetwixtTheStitch message #57
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
November 22, 2014 at 8:51:06 AM  (in response to astridl message #11)
 
Astrid,

Gorgeous work, once again. Smile




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astridl message #58
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
November 22, 2014 at 2:50:33 PM  (in response to astridl message #1)
 
Thanks, Sherry! Smiley


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Stitchboard Admin message #59
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
November 23, 2014 at 3:48:36 AM  (in response to astridl message #11)
 
Astrid,

Love all of it!  Kiss  The texture on your FIL's scarf is wonderful!  Also love the camera strap cozy.  What a fantastic idea, to take a purchased camera strap, which would be plenty strong, and add a cozy, which makes it attractive!  Kiss  And excellent progress on your blanket.  Kiss  You say 13 rows now, but you know, that will fly by and before you know it, you'll be over halfway done!  Kiss

Lucky for us, we've had a slight reprieve from the cold...it went from blustery and too cold to seasonably warm.  But that won't last very long.  LOL, I'm not a fan of winter, and frankly, I find s-n-o-w to be the most offensive four letter word of all!  Laughing

Hope your weather doesn't get super cold.  Smile


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astridl message #60
Re: Tunisian crocheting a picture
December 20, 2014 at 2:39:50 PM  (in response to astridl message #1)
 
December 20, all Christmas presents done!!! Smiley


I am a knitaholic living in Vienna, Austria and am starting to explore the world of crochet. I am addicted! Cheesy

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