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Principia Discordia => Bring and Brag => Topic started by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 19, 2011, 04:06:44 am

Title: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 19, 2011, 04:06:44 am
I crochet. And weave, spin, quilt, etc. Whatever catches my attention. And given that my Holy NameTM includes "Geyser" and "Rainbow", I figured this was appropriate to share. :P

(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/57743250/Photo453_medium2.jpg)

Still needs a border but there you go. Rainbow yarn vomit all over the couch. :D


*Edited to fix link snafu.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: President Television on March 19, 2011, 05:08:37 am
(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/57743250/Photo453_medium2.jpg)

Groovy.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 19, 2011, 06:54:47 am
Yikes. Fuckstick. Thanks.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Elder Iptuous on March 19, 2011, 01:55:49 pm
that's very nice.
have you considered leaving it without border? it looks good as is, imo...
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 19, 2011, 06:53:31 pm
I've considered it, yeah, but I'm worried the edges will snag and distort the squares if I don't. It will depend on how much heavy-duty use it will see, I think.

Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Luna on March 19, 2011, 07:07:05 pm
I've considered it, yeah, but I'm worried the edges will snag and distort the squares if I don't. It will depend on how much heavy-duty use it will see, I think.

Thanks. :)

Also, a border, even just a couple rows of black, will be a good place to bury the ends where the squares are stitched together.  Looks great.  :)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 19, 2011, 07:23:12 pm
Also, a border, even just a couple rows of black, will be a good place to bury the ends where the squares are stitched together.  Looks great.  :)

This is also true. And much easier than getting out the tapestry needle. Thank you. :D
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: AliceTheProfessional on March 22, 2011, 02:53:53 am
thats pretty cool. a friend of mine tried to show me how to do that a couple times, the objective was to sell stupid looking hats to hipsters at the local art walk. unfortunately i lack patience. i think we just got really drunk instead.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 22, 2011, 03:43:36 am
thats pretty cool. a friend of mine tried to show me how to do that a couple times, the objective was to sell stupid looking hats to hipsters at the local art walk. unfortunately i lack patience. i think we just got really drunk instead.

Crochet is easier than getting drunk, I think. But I am a steadfast teetotaler. If it wasn't for all the sex, I'd be sXe. :P
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Dysfunctional Cunt on March 22, 2011, 01:26:43 pm
Very nice!  I think a border is best, it will even up the edges.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Jenne on March 22, 2011, 06:36:28 pm
Very nice!  I think a border is best, it will even up the edges.

THIS!  And love the colors!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Elder Iptuous on March 22, 2011, 06:38:25 pm
are you going to make the border subtle? (like the few rows of black that was mentioned?)
also, my wife said it looks awesome, too, and wondered how many skeins of yarn it is...
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 23, 2011, 02:59:22 am
I crochet. And weave, spin, quilt, etc. Whatever catches my attention. And given that my Holy NameTM includes "Geyser" and "Rainbow", I figured this was appropriate to share. :P

(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/57743250/Photo453_medium2.jpg)

Still needs a border but there you go. Rainbow yarn vomit all over the couch. :D


*Edited to fix link snafu.

Dude, that's fucking lovely!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 23, 2011, 04:20:24 am
Very nice!  I think a border is best, it will even up the edges.

THIS!  And love the colors!

Thank you!

are you going to make the border subtle? (like the few rows of black that was mentioned?)
also, my wife said it looks awesome, too, and wondered how many skeins of yarn it is...

I am considering doing another blanket of the same size in just black and brown stripes to give it a reverse side that doesn't blind the cats. And fixing the two layers together with a border through both at the same time. My thought was two rows of black single crochet, a row of brown half-double crochet, another row of black single and then a row of black picot. If any of that makes sense.

It has thirteen colors. I used one skein of the first eleven colors and then two of brown and two of black. So it's 17 skeins at this point. But the first eleven colors were left over from my last yarn binge. I was trying to use up my stacks of Red Heart.

Dude, that's fucking lovely!

Thank you!



Hah! See? That's at least three people who don't think I made this thing just to scare the neighbors and traumatize the cats. :P My boyfriend is having trouble with my color lust, poor man.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on April 11, 2011, 06:40:06 am
Someone on Ravelry pointed this place out: http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/

It's a collection of public domain patterns. Stuff is scanned so as not to be lost. Preserve heritage, yadda yadda.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Shibboleet The Annihilator on April 13, 2011, 03:47:16 am
I came here expecting to find sculptures made out of fish hooks. This is bullshit!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Suu on April 13, 2011, 04:13:37 am
TECHNICOLOR GRANNY SQUARES!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on April 13, 2011, 04:30:56 am
I came here expecting to find sculptures made out of fish hooks. This is bullshit!

Neener neener neener! Maybe I will make a blanket with a tessellating fishhook motif. Would that make you happy?

TECHNICOLOR GRANNY SQUARES!

If you twirl the blanket rapidly, a portal opens into a happy, joyous land where knitting was never invented and crochet is mandatory.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on April 30, 2011, 11:19:35 pm
This is CaronTM's idea of a fitting representation of Tuscon. All it needs is some leather trim and an embroidered scorpion motif.


www.naturallycaron.com/slideshows/tucson/index.html
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Nast on May 03, 2011, 12:56:44 am
Wow, you're very talented! I think crocheting's awfully hard.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Suu on May 03, 2011, 02:47:02 pm
I crochet as well, I just don't have the patience to change yarns enough to do technicolor homo granny squares. I took a Caron One Pounder and just started making a giant square...the fucker can fit over a twin bed.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on May 03, 2011, 07:07:57 pm
Yup. One of those thing s goes a long way.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Tiddleywomp Cockletit on May 06, 2011, 02:47:24 am
I like this and normally I hate granny square stuff. Those don't look like regular granny squares, they're on a diagonal or something, they look like flowers. 
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on May 06, 2011, 03:00:43 am
I like this and normally I hate granny square stuff. Those don't look like regular granny squares, they're on a diagonal or something, they look like flowers. 



Thanks. :) There are three color sequences, one per each round of the squares. The center rows are on the diagonal by color. The middle rows are straight across by color and the third rounds are alternately black or brown making a subtle checkerboard.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on June 10, 2011, 10:31:39 am
AHAHAHAHAHAHA.
HAHAHAHAHAHAH.
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Eighty billion years (ten months) after I started this damn thing, I am finally done!!!!! This is what happens when I have eighty (four) long-term projects at once. BUT THIS ONE IS DONE! The sun needs to come up so I can take some decent pictures of this thing. But until then:

(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/65320056/Photo558_medium.jpg)


(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/65320076/Photo559_medium.jpg)

Here's what sunlight does for it, from my pics of it outside after the edging but before the backing:


(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/63956194/Photo517_medium.jpg)

Doesn't it just POP?!

God damn, I am awesome.

Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Luna on June 10, 2011, 12:16:30 pm
Gorgeous!  :)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on June 10, 2011, 07:25:57 pm
Gorgeous!  :)

THANK YOU!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on June 10, 2011, 07:28:04 pm
Pictures of this bitch in sun-lit glory.



(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/65352122/Photo562_medium.jpg)


(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/65352179/Photo564_medium.jpg)


(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/65351829/Photo567_medium.jpg)


(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/65351752/Photo566_medium.jpg)


Now to start a new project!!   :x
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on June 30, 2011, 09:17:29 pm
Latest squares. I'm working on two year-long afghans. So far it has been lots of fun and a way to make sure I crochet a little every month. Also, I am learning new stitches. Which is awesome.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo572.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/DSC08736.jpg)

This one was just because I liked the pattern so much I wanted to do it again. But the GF says this one freaks her out. Something about the colors just doesn't do it for her. O.o

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/DSC08734.jpg)


Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Suu on June 30, 2011, 10:31:34 pm
OMG. I LOVE THOSE STITCHES!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on July 01, 2011, 12:15:12 am
the 3rd is my fav, awesome colors
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 01, 2011, 12:59:07 am
Those are awesome!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Telarus on July 01, 2011, 03:51:29 am
:mittens:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Freeky on July 01, 2011, 08:27:58 am
Quote
This one was just because I liked the pattern so much I wanted to do it again. But the GF says this one freaks her out. Something about the colors just doesn't do it for her. O.o

Do you mean that last pic?  I think that one is the best of the lot, really.  Blue, particularly dark blues which I see you've got going on in there, go really well with that and similar shades of yellow.


IMO, anyway.  Lots of things go with that kind of yellow, in fact. :)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on July 01, 2011, 08:34:51 am
Quote
This one was just because I liked the pattern so much I wanted to do it again. But the GF says this one freaks her out. Something about the colors just doesn't do it for her. O.o

Do you mean that last pic?  I think that one is the best of the lot, really.  Blue, particularly dark blues which I see you've got going on in there, go really well with that and similar shades of yellow.


IMO, anyway.  Lots of things go with that kind of yellow, in fact. :)

Yup. I meant that last one. Thanks! I thought it the colors went awesome together, myself. :D

Thanks, y'all. :D
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Tiddleywomp Cockletit on July 10, 2011, 06:38:36 am
I came here expecting to find sculptures made out of fish hooks. This is bullshit!

I couldn't find fish hooks...will this work?

http://www.horseshoecowboys.com/product/HSC015m
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on July 10, 2011, 06:33:37 pm
I came here expecting to find sculptures made out of fish hooks. This is bullshit!

I couldn't find fish hooks...will this work?

http://www.horseshoecowboys.com/product/HSC015m

http://www.squidoo.com/hei-matau?utm_source=google&utm_medium=imgres&utm_campaign=framebuster
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on August 24, 2011, 05:29:58 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo611.jpg)

Very poofy/lacy/huge shawl done in a discontinued acrylic/mohair blend. Warm and soft and all-consuming. I might track down more of this yarn to make these shawls up super-quick to give away. Not sure what I'm going to do with this one.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 24, 2011, 06:10:32 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo611.jpg)

Very poofy/lacy/huge shawl done in a discontinued acrylic/mohair blend. Warm and soft and all-consuming. I might track down more of this yarn to make these shawls up super-quick to give away. Not sure what I'm going to do with this one.

That's beautiful!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on August 24, 2011, 06:18:31 pm
It's made with this stuff (http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=Lion+Brand+Romance+Yarn+&_trksid=p5197.c0.m627) which is both perfect for the shawl and discontinued. So warm and light!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 24, 2011, 07:08:14 pm
Oooh yeah! I love that stuff. I hate it when Lion discontinues stuff I like.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on August 24, 2011, 07:12:05 pm
Oooh yeah! I love that stuff. I hate it when Lion discontinues stuff I like.

Ditto. If I had $15 to kill on getting another skein of the stuff I would. I found the first one on Ravelry for $5.

Oh well. I shouldn't be worried about making more shawls anyway. I should be worried about finding my god damn crochet hooks. Grr. GRRR!!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Jenne on August 24, 2011, 08:32:01 pm
Lovely!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on August 24, 2011, 10:12:27 pm
Lovely!

Thank you! :D Every one should have one of these. They are super-cuddly.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on August 24, 2011, 10:22:12 pm
I'm making two afghans out of crochet blocks. Been working on them since January, one block a month, ish. Went outside a few minutes ago and baked my feet to get pictures of what I've got so far. The first two pictures are for the same blanket, it uses 12'' and 6'' squares. The last picture is of squares for a blanket that will just use 12'' blocks.


   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo623.jpg)


   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo619.jpg)


   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo613.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 24, 2011, 10:31:13 pm
Really nice color combos... I love the pink/beige/turquoise/olive one.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Jenne on August 26, 2011, 11:57:28 pm
Lovely!

Thank you! :D Every one should have one of these. They are super-cuddly.


I have a couple...not as nicely done as yours!

Your new Afghans are LOVELY as well!  Nigel said it best--GREAT color combos!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on August 27, 2011, 12:21:41 am
Thanks kindly, ladies.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on January 04, 2012, 03:04:14 am
Do I want to start a new thread? Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

Made a blanket for the GF, got it done just in time for Christmas. She was tickled pink.

Here's a fairly decent picture of an individual (unblocked) motif:

(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/67716636/Photo581_medium.jpg)

And a fairly shitty picture of the whole blanket, draped over the cat tree of doom:

(http://images4.ravelry.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/85731889/Photo055.jpg)

This thing is warm as hell, apparently. And it's damn plushy. Boucle and Caron acrylic crocheted together made a soft, somewhat springy fabric that makes you want to pet it. Who knew?
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on January 09, 2012, 07:35:44 pm
I really need to get a decent fucking camera. OOoh. Wait, the sun is out. BRB.

First of two blankets that needed piecing:

(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/88048939/Photo075_medium2.jpg)


Shawl:

(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/88049047/Photo076_medium2.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 10, 2012, 04:11:23 am
Those are really pretty!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on January 11, 2012, 05:22:15 am
Those are really pretty!

Thank you. Now I need to figure out what to do with this stuff. I make it just to make it because I want to learn the stitches or learn about that fiber. I'm thinking donations to hospitals or whatever. Or just start giving it away at random.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 11, 2012, 07:02:53 am
Those are really pretty!

Thank you. Now I need to figure out what to do with this stuff. I make it just to make it because I want to learn the stitches or learn about that fiber. I'm thinking donations to hospitals or whatever. Or just start giving it away at random.

Or open a shop on Zibbet?
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on January 12, 2012, 06:41:28 pm
Those are really pretty!

Thank you. Now I need to figure out what to do with this stuff. I make it just to make it because I want to learn the stitches or learn about that fiber. I'm thinking donations to hospitals or whatever. Or just start giving it away at random.

Or open a shop on Zibbet?


Or that!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on January 12, 2012, 07:02:19 pm
A fun side-effect of my crochet skills getting better and being dumb enough to make stuff for people for various occasions is that now people think I can turn out intricate items like highly detailed plushies in hours. These people think it is perfectly acceptable to find a pattern of something they think is cool and then ask me - or ask a friend I've made something for to ask me - to quote a price.

Completely ignoring the copywrite/rules-of-use for the pattern and/or bypassing the person who came up with the thing in the first place, who may be selling items or the pattern for profit.

WTF. I am not a one-person sweatshop for people to get cheap knock-off toys.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 13, 2012, 04:04:43 am
A fun side-effect of my crochet skills getting better and being dumb enough to make stuff for people for various occasions is that now people think I can turn out intricate items like highly detailed plushies in hours. These people think it is perfectly acceptable to find a pattern of something they think is cool and then ask me - or ask a friend I've made something for to ask me - to quote a price.

Completely ignoring the copywrite/rules-of-use for the pattern and/or bypassing the person who came up with the thing in the first place, who may be selling items or the pattern for profit.

WTF. I am not a one-person sweatshop for people to get cheap knock-off toys.

Hahaha seriously! Being generally crafty, I get that shit all the time. People want me to sew them custom Santa costumes and alter their clothes or make random crap for them for free. Or for "a couple of drinks", as if $12 even comes close to covering my time.

A good answer, BTW, is "Hmmm, that would take me at least a  couple of days to learn the pattern and make, so even if you only paid me minimum wage it would probably be cheaper to  buy the original".

They can't really argue with that without making it sound like they aren't even willing to pay you minimum wage for your time.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on January 18, 2012, 04:09:48 am
A fun side-effect of my crochet skills getting better and being dumb enough to make stuff for people for various occasions is that now people think I can turn out intricate items like highly detailed plushies in hours. These people think it is perfectly acceptable to find a pattern of something they think is cool and then ask me - or ask a friend I've made something for to ask me - to quote a price.

Completely ignoring the copywrite/rules-of-use for the pattern and/or bypassing the person who came up with the thing in the first place, who may be selling items or the pattern for profit.

WTF. I am not a one-person sweatshop for people to get cheap knock-off toys.

Hahaha seriously! Being generally crafty, I get that shit all the time. People want me to sew them custom Santa costumes and alter their clothes or make random crap for them for free. Or for "a couple of drinks", as if $12 even comes close to covering my time.

A good answer, BTW, is "Hmmm, that would take me at least a  couple of days to learn the pattern and make, so even if you only paid me minimum wage it would probably be cheaper to  buy the original".

They can't really argue with that without making it sound like they aren't even willing to pay you minimum wage for your time.

My reply was "You're a god damn moron." And then I laid the math out for the first fellow. Afterwords I proceeded to tell folks they were cordially invited to choke on a bag of dicks and there was a $20 dollar charge for asking me to make anything to do with fucking Pokemon.

ETA: In retrospect, your way might have been the right response. My knee-jerk anger at stupidity is a flaw. Sorta. Also the chip on my shoulder regarding being told I'm wasting my time if I'm not taking up hobbies specifically for making cash in the long run.

Why does everything have to be about how much money it can make you? Fucking hell.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 22, 2012, 07:59:37 pm
A fun side-effect of my crochet skills getting better and being dumb enough to make stuff for people for various occasions is that now people think I can turn out intricate items like highly detailed plushies in hours. These people think it is perfectly acceptable to find a pattern of something they think is cool and then ask me - or ask a friend I've made something for to ask me - to quote a price.

Completely ignoring the copywrite/rules-of-use for the pattern and/or bypassing the person who came up with the thing in the first place, who may be selling items or the pattern for profit.

WTF. I am not a one-person sweatshop for people to get cheap knock-off toys.

Hahaha seriously! Being generally crafty, I get that shit all the time. People want me to sew them custom Santa costumes and alter their clothes or make random crap for them for free. Or for "a couple of drinks", as if $12 even comes close to covering my time.

A good answer, BTW, is "Hmmm, that would take me at least a  couple of days to learn the pattern and make, so even if you only paid me minimum wage it would probably be cheaper to  buy the original".

They can't really argue with that without making it sound like they aren't even willing to pay you minimum wage for your time.

My reply was "You're a god damn moron." And then I laid the math out for the first fellow. Afterwords I proceeded to tell folks they were cordially invited to choke on a bag of dicks and there was a $20 dollar charge for asking me to make anything to do with fucking Pokemon.

ETA: In retrospect, your way might have been the right response. My knee-jerk anger at stupidity is a flaw. Sorta. Also the chip on my shoulder regarding being told I'm wasting my time if I'm not taking up hobbies specifically for making cash in the long run.

Why does everything have to be about how much money it can make you? Fucking hell.

I hate that, and I also hate people's completely uninformed opinions about how I could make more money.

Here is a thing about topics people know shit about: they always come up with some boneheadedly stupid suggestion and preface it with words like "I bet you would sell a lot of", "you should", and "can't you just..."

"I bet you would sell a lot of snowglobe earrings!"

"You should get a table at the street fair."

"Can't you just hire people to make your beads for you?"

And they always seem to think they have come up with something amazing and revolutionary, which clearly I have never thought of and certainly haven't thought through and rejected for reasons that are painfully obvious to anyone who actually knows what they're doing.

One of my favorite recurring ones is "You should teach". Another is "You should do trade shows". OH HOLY SHIT, I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT, LET ALONE TRIED  IT YEARS AGO AND REJECTED IT FOR LOGISTICAL AND FINANCIAL REASONS.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Phox on January 22, 2012, 08:13:45 pm
A fun side-effect of my crochet skills getting better and being dumb enough to make stuff for people for various occasions is that now people think I can turn out intricate items like highly detailed plushies in hours. These people think it is perfectly acceptable to find a pattern of something they think is cool and then ask me - or ask a friend I've made something for to ask me - to quote a price.

Completely ignoring the copywrite/rules-of-use for the pattern and/or bypassing the person who came up with the thing in the first place, who may be selling items or the pattern for profit.

WTF. I am not a one-person sweatshop for people to get cheap knock-off toys.

Hahaha seriously! Being generally crafty, I get that shit all the time. People want me to sew them custom Santa costumes and alter their clothes or make random crap for them for free. Or for "a couple of drinks", as if $12 even comes close to covering my time.

A good answer, BTW, is "Hmmm, that would take me at least a  couple of days to learn the pattern and make, so even if you only paid me minimum wage it would probably be cheaper to  buy the original".

They can't really argue with that without making it sound like they aren't even willing to pay you minimum wage for your time.

My reply was "You're a god damn moron." And then I laid the math out for the first fellow. Afterwords I proceeded to tell folks they were cordially invited to choke on a bag of dicks and there was a $20 dollar charge for asking me to make anything to do with fucking Pokemon.

ETA: In retrospect, your way might have been the right response. My knee-jerk anger at stupidity is a flaw. Sorta. Also the chip on my shoulder regarding being told I'm wasting my time if I'm not taking up hobbies specifically for making cash in the long run.

Why does everything have to be about how much money it can make you? Fucking hell.

I hate that, and I also hate people's completely uninformed opinions about how I could make more money.

Here is a thing about topics people know shit about: they always come up with some boneheadedly stupid suggestion and preface it with words like "I bet you would sell a lot of", "you should", and "can't you just..."

"I bet you would sell a lot of snowglobe earrings!"

"You should get a table at the street fair."

"Can't you just hire people to make your beads for you?"

And they always seem to think they have come up with something amazing and revolutionary, which clearly I have never thought of and certainly haven't thought through and rejected for reasons that are painfully obvious to anyone who actually knows what they're doing.

One of my favorite recurring ones is "You should teach". Another is "You should do trade shows". OH HOLY SHIT, I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT, LET ALONE TRIED  IT YEARS AGO AND REJECTED IT FOR LOGISTICAL AND FINANCIAL REASONS.
Don't you know, Nigel? Trade shows are completely free and require no time investment whatsoever. You could go to a trade show in Boston and be home in time to make 800 beads before lunch. Clearly, you are just doin' it wrong.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 22, 2012, 08:17:35 pm
Don't you know, Nigel? Trade shows are completely free and require no time investment whatsoever. You could go to a trade show in Boston and be home in time to make 800 beads before lunch. Clearly, you are just doin' it wrong.

 :lol:

The one about hiring people to make my beads always cracks me up. IT MAKES NO SENSE.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Phox on January 22, 2012, 08:22:13 pm
Don't you know, Nigel? Trade shows are completely free and require no time investment whatsoever. You could go to a trade show in Boston and be home in time to make 800 beads before lunch. Clearly, you are just doin' it wrong.

 :lol:

The one about hiring people to make my beads always cracks me up. IT MAKES NO SENSE.
That one is just bizarre, yeah. I mean... all I can relate it to is telling van Gogh that he should hire someone to paint for him.  :lol:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 22, 2012, 08:35:19 pm
Don't you know, Nigel? Trade shows are completely free and require no time investment whatsoever. You could go to a trade show in Boston and be home in time to make 800 beads before lunch. Clearly, you are just doin' it wrong.

 :lol:

The one about hiring people to make my beads always cracks me up. IT MAKES NO SENSE.
That one is just bizarre, yeah. I mean... all I can relate it to is telling van Gogh that he should hire someone to paint for him.  :lol:

Well, there's the art aspect (if I didn't make it, I can't really sell it as my own work), but even with simplest beads it makes zero economic sense; I would either have to pay someone an hourly wage and teach them how to make beads, or buy them by the piece from someone who already knows how, and there is no conceivable reason that anyone would sell me their work for half what they could sell it for themselves. And, even if I could find such people, at that point I'm not a beadmaker, I'm just a bead store.

Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Phox on January 22, 2012, 08:42:10 pm
Don't you know, Nigel? Trade shows are completely free and require no time investment whatsoever. You could go to a trade show in Boston and be home in time to make 800 beads before lunch. Clearly, you are just doin' it wrong.

 :lol:

The one about hiring people to make my beads always cracks me up. IT MAKES NO SENSE.
That one is just bizarre, yeah. I mean... all I can relate it to is telling van Gogh that he should hire someone to paint for him.  :lol:

Well, there's the art aspect (if I didn't make it, I can't really sell it as my own work), but even with simplest beads it makes zero economic sense; I would either have to pay someone an hourly wage and teach them how to make beads, or buy them by the piece from someone who already knows how, and there is no conceivable reason that anyone would sell me their work for half what they could sell it for themselves. And, even if I could find such people, at that point I'm not a beadmaker, I'm just a bead store.
And unless you sell enough beads that you can't actually produce them as fast as you sell them, you will simply hemorrhage money in you try to hire someone, right? PEOPLE ACTUALLY DID NOT REALIZE THIS?  :aaa:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 22, 2012, 09:58:13 pm
Don't you know, Nigel? Trade shows are completely free and require no time investment whatsoever. You could go to a trade show in Boston and be home in time to make 800 beads before lunch. Clearly, you are just doin' it wrong.

 :lol:

The one about hiring people to make my beads always cracks me up. IT MAKES NO SENSE.
That one is just bizarre, yeah. I mean... all I can relate it to is telling van Gogh that he should hire someone to paint for him.  :lol:

Well, there's the art aspect (if I didn't make it, I can't really sell it as my own work), but even with simplest beads it makes zero economic sense; I would either have to pay someone an hourly wage and teach them how to make beads, or buy them by the piece from someone who already knows how, and there is no conceivable reason that anyone would sell me their work for half what they could sell it for themselves. And, even if I could find such people, at that point I'm not a beadmaker, I'm just a bead store.
And unless you sell enough beads that you can't actually produce them as fast as you sell them, you will simply hemorrhage money in you try to hire someone, right? PEOPLE ACTUALLY DID NOT REALIZE THIS?  :aaa:

They actually did not.  :lol:

Next time someone suggests something like that, I'm going to suggest that they hire someone to do their job so that they have more time to do other things. Because in an alternate universe, that makes COMPLETE SENSE.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on January 23, 2012, 06:24:21 am
Don't you know, Nigel? Trade shows are completely free and require no time investment whatsoever. You could go to a trade show in Boston and be home in time to make 800 beads before lunch. Clearly, you are just doin' it wrong.

 :lol:

The one about hiring people to make my beads always cracks me up. IT MAKES NO SENSE.
That one is just bizarre, yeah. I mean... all I can relate it to is telling van Gogh that he should hire someone to paint for him.  :lol:

Well, there's the art aspect (if I didn't make it, I can't really sell it as my own work), but even with simplest beads it makes zero economic sense; I would either have to pay someone an hourly wage and teach them how to make beads, or buy them by the piece from someone who already knows how, and there is no conceivable reason that anyone would sell me their work for half what they could sell it for themselves. And, even if I could find such people, at that point I'm not a beadmaker, I'm just a bead store.
And unless you sell enough beads that you can't actually produce them as fast as you sell them, you will simply hemorrhage money in you try to hire someone, right? PEOPLE ACTUALLY DID NOT REALIZE THIS?  :aaa:

They actually did not.  :lol:

Next time someone suggests something like that, I'm going to suggest that they hire someone to do their job so that they have more time to do other things. Because in an alternate universe, that makes COMPLETE SENSE.

Outsourcing *sage nod* even the Amish are doing it, with their quilts. I'm sure there's some starving kids in Guatemala who have access to all the equipment they'd need to make your beads in 1/3 the time for 1/10th the price. Then you could make BILLIONS.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 23, 2012, 06:44:23 am
Don't you know, Nigel? Trade shows are completely free and require no time investment whatsoever. You could go to a trade show in Boston and be home in time to make 800 beads before lunch. Clearly, you are just doin' it wrong.

 :lol:

The one about hiring people to make my beads always cracks me up. IT MAKES NO SENSE.
That one is just bizarre, yeah. I mean... all I can relate it to is telling van Gogh that he should hire someone to paint for him.  :lol:

Well, there's the art aspect (if I didn't make it, I can't really sell it as my own work), but even with simplest beads it makes zero economic sense; I would either have to pay someone an hourly wage and teach them how to make beads, or buy them by the piece from someone who already knows how, and there is no conceivable reason that anyone would sell me their work for half what they could sell it for themselves. And, even if I could find such people, at that point I'm not a beadmaker, I'm just a bead store.
And unless you sell enough beads that you can't actually produce them as fast as you sell them, you will simply hemorrhage money in you try to hire someone, right? PEOPLE ACTUALLY DID NOT REALIZE THIS?  :aaa:

They actually did not.  :lol:

Next time someone suggests something like that, I'm going to suggest that they hire someone to do their job so that they have more time to do other things. Because in an alternate universe, that makes COMPLETE SENSE.

Outsourcing *sage nod* even the Amish are doing it, with their quilts. I'm sure there's some starving kids in Guatemala who have access to all the equipment they'd need to make your beads in 1/3 the time for 1/10th the price. Then you could make BILLIONS.

BAAAAAHHAHAHAHAHA

Yes. Dude, we should just both be like "hey, email my rep" and then my friends can email you and your friends can email me, and we can both tell each other's friends and acquaintances that they are idiots.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on January 26, 2012, 06:25:36 pm
We don't need to know what we 'should' be doing in our various crafts. No, no. We need an auto-reply e-mail that says "Thank you for your input, it provided a great chuckle. You are a fucking moron. Please accept our gift of rabid squirrels in  your pance."

In person encounters, well . . . that's why God invented squirt guns full of lemon juice.

On another note, I finished that second blanket. (And another baby blanket and a scarf, but the big blanket is the one that counts.)


(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/90276453/Photo104_medium2.jpg)


(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/90276475/Photo106_medium2.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on January 26, 2012, 06:34:59 pm
I am hereby offering my services as "rep".  Feel free to forward people or their emails to me, and I will send them away satisfied.  By which I mean I will be satisfied when I send them away.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 26, 2012, 10:40:51 pm
I am hereby offering my services as "rep".  Feel free to forward people or their emails to me, and I will send them away satisfied.  By which I mean I will be satisfied when I send them away.

 :lol: CPD, I think you should take him up on this.

And I love that latest one!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on February 06, 2012, 09:09:26 pm
I am hereby offering my services as "rep".  Feel free to forward people or their emails to me, and I will send them away satisfied.  By which I mean I will be satisfied when I send them away.

That is a very generous offer, Roger. I know you're a very busy man and it's kind of you to offer to help in this regard. I do believe I will take you up on this. The next time this comes up, expect an e-mail from me. :)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on February 06, 2012, 09:09:56 pm
I am hereby offering my services as "rep".  Feel free to forward people or their emails to me, and I will send them away satisfied.  By which I mean I will be satisfied when I send them away.

 :lol: CPD, I think you should take him up on this.

And I love that latest one!

And I will, too! :D Thanks. :D
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on February 20, 2012, 09:24:29 pm
Apparently there is another great divide in the universe of crafty needlework shit. Not only is it crochters vs knitters BUT  . . . . it's also acrylic vs wool (or anything else that is 'natural'). I saw a 'warning' posted on someone's project page about how acrylic baby blankets are evil and should not be used without supervision - no having an acrylic blanket with a baby at night, for instance.

Because if there's a fire, wool is flame retardant, but acrylic will burn and melt to the baby. Very inspiring, that. Especially when you , as a wool-user, go around posting on other people's project pages about the evils of acrylic. :P

Here's my latest baby blanket in 100% Acrylic. Because I don't like my friends, I hate their babies. :P


(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/denyankosidhe/90264402/Photo103_medium2.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: nagaina on March 07, 2012, 01:13:21 pm
oohhh now I want a baby
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 08, 2012, 05:33:57 pm
oohhh now I want a baby

O.o That wasn't weird at all.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: nagaina on March 08, 2012, 05:51:45 pm
O.o That wasn't weird at all.
Sadly, even such blankets would make you want a baby if you're a woman and you're at least 24 years old :D
.....
SOON  :evil:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 09, 2012, 05:34:53 am
O.o That wasn't weird at all.
Sadly, even such blankets would make you want a baby if you're a woman and you're at least 24 years old :D
.....
SOON  :evil:

I'm a thirty-year-old woman who *makes* the blankets and I don't want kids. Ever.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: LuciferX on March 09, 2012, 10:24:17 am
O.o That wasn't weird at all.
Sadly, even such blankets would make you want a baby if you're a woman and you're at least 24 years old :D
.....
SOON  :evil:

I'm a thirty-year-old woman who *makes* the blankets and I don't want kids. Ever.
Hint: it seems perhaps someone be already maid?  :roll:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: nagaina on March 09, 2012, 11:15:37 am

I'm a thirty-year-old woman who *makes* the blankets and I don't want kids. Ever.
becaaaause.. they are evil and will ruin your life? :D
I'm kidding, I don't want kids either.. at least for now :) I'm still working on my savings, and babies need a loooot of savings
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 09, 2012, 09:07:37 pm
O.o That wasn't weird at all.
Sadly, even such blankets would make you want a baby if you're a woman and you're at least 24 years old :D
.....
SOON  :evil:

I'm a thirty-year-old woman who *makes* the blankets and I don't want kids. Ever.

OMG, I love the internet!

All this time, what, almost two years? I have been assuming that you're significantly younger, male, and gay. And now that I think about it, I have no idea why. :lulz:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 09, 2012, 09:08:11 pm
O.o That wasn't weird at all.
Sadly, even such blankets would make you want a baby if you're a woman and you're at least 24 years old :D
.....
SOON  :evil:

I'm a thirty-year-old woman who *makes* the blankets and I don't want kids. Ever.
Hint: it seems perhaps someone be already maid?  :roll:

This is your best post ever. It really encapsulates your essence.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Don Coyote on March 09, 2012, 09:10:22 pm
O.o That wasn't weird at all.
Sadly, even such blankets would make you want a baby if you're a woman and you're at least 24 years old :D
.....
SOON  :evil:

I'm a thirty-year-old woman who *makes* the blankets and I don't want kids. Ever.

OMG, I love the internet!

All this time, what, almost two years? I have been assuming that you're significantly younger, male, and gay. And now that I think about it, I have no idea why. :lulz:

I've known that for a while and she still seems like a young gay man to me. Or a crazy old cat lady. Sometimes both at the same time. :lulz:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 10, 2012, 07:16:39 am
O.o That wasn't weird at all.
Sadly, even such blankets would make you want a baby if you're a woman and you're at least 24 years old :D
.....
SOON  :evil:

I'm a thirty-year-old woman who *makes* the blankets and I don't want kids. Ever.

OMG, I love the internet!

All this time, what, almost two years? I have been assuming that you're significantly younger, male, and gay. And now that I think about it, I have no idea why. :lulz:

I've known that for a while and she still seems like a young gay man to me. Or a crazy old cat lady. Sometimes both at the same time. :lulz:

It's because I'm a pagan, isn't it? And my enjoyment of anal sex? And my short attention span . . .

If it makes you feel better, I used to tell people I was a gay tomcat trapped in a bi woman's body. Hilarity ensued, usually.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 08, 2012, 07:25:37 pm
Still hooking and taking horrible pictures of it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo111.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo123-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo223.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo232.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo259.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo291.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo320.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo341.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo354.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo381.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo385.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 08, 2012, 10:20:32 pm
I love the shawls!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 08, 2012, 11:41:38 pm
Thank you kindly, ma'am. Shawls are my favorite but I've been branching out into blankets to use up my acrylic, and hats so I have more on-the-go projects. I can knit or crochet anywhere and if I have something useful to do in my hands, I am less prone to accidentally answering strangers' questions honestly or getting thrown out of places or starting fights or just plain laughing in someone's face. I just keep my mouth shut and work on that hat, god damn it.

The two throw-blankets are sold, one for $100 and one for $200, so that was nice. More yarn money.
The hats were donated to charity.
The shawls were given away.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on November 09, 2012, 03:10:26 pm
:mittens: Cool tying wool in knots stuff! P3nTGF has recently started being a hooker. Any good sites for noobs?
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 09, 2012, 04:12:04 pm
:mittens: Cool tying wool in knots stuff! P3nTGF has recently started being a hooker. Any good sites for noobs?

Ravelry.com is awesome. Patterns, details about almost every possible yarn, forums for questions and the like, and a place to put down what you want to work on, what tools you have, and what you want. Pretty helpful.

Youtube is also good, there are video tutorials for just about every stitch and pattern on there.

There are dozens of other sites, craftster, knitting.com, interweave, knitty.com, crochetme.com - but those are the two I actually have found to be the most helpful. :)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on November 09, 2012, 04:52:24 pm
She made a beanie

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/P3nT4gR4m/IMAG0083.jpg)

Then she made another that's too small to fit human crania

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/P3nT4gR4m/IMAG0082.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 09, 2012, 05:01:49 pm
She made a beanie

(https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=310f5b772c&view=att&th=13ae60ec13caacdf&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=1418177404361244672-1&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P9bvVluFAIT1yEMZNsDH57k&sadet=1352479838419&sads=OtFgLbGZU4y4oHDZMK-PQRNUEds&sadssc=1)

Then she made another that's too small to fit human crania

(https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=310f5b772c&view=att&th=13ae6110ffa62d1b&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=1418177633802256384-1&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P9bvVluFAIT1yEMZNsDH57k&sadet=1352479922604&sads=HhSLPFdkY6g9-K9DwrtJgY7SjKI)

Your pictures, sir, they do not load.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on November 09, 2012, 05:57:13 pm
Edited to fix dumbass google privacy. Privacy is a MYTH, goddamnit, stop pretending I haz it  :argh!:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 09, 2012, 06:02:44 pm
Edited to fix dumbass google privacy. Privacy is a MYTH, goddamnit, stop pretending I haz it  :argh!:

Cool! Nice even stitches. My first hat looked like it was pulled in pieces out of a dog's ass and then stapled together. She's picking things up rather handily. :) If she has questions or whatnot, I'm happy to help out.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on November 09, 2012, 08:56:02 pm
She started with some magazine thing that does new shit every fortnight and you end up with a square, what are then all sewn or knitted together and it makes a blanket. Every new stich there's a couple of hours of swearing and "I can't get my head round this"-ing and then she susses it out. I dig it - all the beanies I can eat.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on November 09, 2012, 09:26:31 pm
She's promised me an awesome Jack Skellington - skull beanie but I had an idea for a Jack-o lantern which led me to google image search which led me to (http://media-cache-ec2.pinterest.com/upload/62698619783315197_DNtL3zR6_b.jpg) THIS!

I will sell my right nut on ebay for one of these. Question: How soon will P3nTGF learn how to do this or how much would you charge for an custom. I need, not "want" but motherfucken NEED this, on my head, stat!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 10, 2012, 04:35:18 am
She's promised me an awesome Jack Skellington - skull beanie but I had an idea for a Jack-o lantern which led me to google image search which led me to (http://media-cache-ec2.pinterest.com/upload/62698619783315197_DNtL3zR6_b.jpg) THIS!

I will sell my right nut on ebay for one of these. Question: How soon will P3nTGF learn how to do this or how much would you charge for an custom. I need, not "want" but motherfucken NEED this, on my head, stat!

It looks complicated but it's really simple, just a basic crochet ear-flap beanie with crocheted bits sewn on. The body looks like like rounds of single crochet (double crochet for you across-the-pond people). As soon as she learns to join new colors to her work and such, which is also super simple, it will be nuthin'. She should be able to do it really easily, especially if you buy her the pattern and the yarn. :D And then some extra yarn for stuff she wants to make. :D That would be way cheaper than me doing it.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 12, 2012, 10:27:51 am
She's promised me an awesome Jack Skellington - skull beanie but I had an idea for a Jack-o lantern which led me to google image search which led me to (http://media-cache-ec2.pinterest.com/upload/62698619783315197_DNtL3zR6_b.jpg) THIS!

I will sell my right nut on ebay for one of these. Question: How soon will P3nTGF learn how to do this or how much would you charge for an custom. I need, not "want" but motherfucken NEED this, on my head, stat!

I've been looking online and have seen a couple dozen similar patterns but not that one exactly. Do you have a link to it, P3nT?
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on November 12, 2012, 01:07:38 pm
It's not a pattern as far as I can tell, the pic is from someone showing it off but there's no link for downloading plans or anything  :sad:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on November 12, 2012, 03:41:34 pm
It's not a pattern as far as I can tell, the pic is from someone showing it off but there's no link for downloading plans or anything  :sad:

as another noob to this whole crochet business I will have to point out that americans use different terms for the stitches. What I call a double treble Curiosity/CPD would call a treble, so any patterns would have to be adapted.

I am on cowl no 4 for the xmas gifties at the moment, using a lovely super chunky soft varigated yarn to make them which is hella fast growing. I can't follow patterns yet but I can make granny squares  and make up my own pattern for a short scarf.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 12, 2012, 07:01:17 pm
It's not a pattern as far as I can tell, the pic is from someone showing it off but there's no link for downloading plans or anything  :sad:

as another noob to this whole crochet business I will have to point out that americans use different terms for the stitches. What I call a double treble Curiosity/CPD would call a treble, so any patterns would have to be adapted.

I am on cowl no 4 for the xmas gifties at the moment, using a lovely super chunky soft varigated yarn to make them which is hella fast growing. I can't follow patterns yet but I can make granny squares  and make up my own pattern for a short scarf.

Thought I'd pointed that out, sorry Pixie. Your project sounds pretty cool. Share pictures! Are you on Ravelry at all?
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on November 12, 2012, 07:30:07 pm
Most of the bits are american from what I've seen, so until I can follow a British pattern comfortably I'm leaving the US sites alone.

I'm going to be edging the cowl/scarf doodads with recycled sari silk, some will be button up, some just slide over the heid.. I've varied the stitch pattern of the rows in the last one I started today, dong (UK) double-trebles in 2 rows and trebles in 2 rows.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 12, 2012, 07:38:52 pm
Most of the bits are american from what I've seen, so until I can follow a British pattern comfortably I'm leaving the US sites alone.

I'm going to be edging the cowl/scarf doodads with recycled sari silk, some will be button up, some just slide over the heid.. I've varied the stitch pattern of the rows in the last one I started today, dong (UK) double-trebles in 2 rows and trebles in 2 rows.

Your cowl/scarves sound really nice. I love the colors in sari silk.

You might like Lucy of Attic 24's blog. Her terms are all UK and she has great picture tutorials. http://attic24.typepad.com/ (http://attic24.typepad.com/) I read her blog for the colors, not quite sari silk saturated but it reminded me of her.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 12, 2012, 08:01:08 pm
Most of the bits are american from what I've seen, so until I can follow a British pattern comfortably I'm leaving the US sites alone.

I'm going to be edging the cowl/scarf doodads with recycled sari silk, some will be button up, some just slide over the heid.. I've varied the stitch pattern of the rows in the last one I started today, dong (UK) double-trebles in 2 rows and trebles in 2 rows.

Ooooh, can you post pics? They sound lovely!
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on November 12, 2012, 11:09:46 pm
Most of the bits are american from what I've seen, so until I can follow a British pattern comfortably I'm leaving the US sites alone.

I'm going to be edging the cowl/scarf doodads with recycled sari silk, some will be button up, some just slide over the heid.. I've varied the stitch pattern of the rows in the last one I started today, dong (UK) double-trebles in 2 rows and trebles in 2 rows.

Ooooh, can you post pics? They sound lovely!

I shall post pics when the prototype is done,and the rest as they are completeds.
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Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 13, 2012, 12:29:24 am
Most of the bits are american from what I've seen, so until I can follow a British pattern comfortably I'm leaving the US sites alone.

I'm going to be edging the cowl/scarf doodads with recycled sari silk, some will be button up, some just slide over the heid.. I've varied the stitch pattern of the rows in the last one I started today, dong (UK) double-trebles in 2 rows and trebles in 2 rows.

Ooooh, can you post pics? They sound lovely!

I shall post pics when the prototype is done,and the rest as they are completeds.

Oarsome!
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on November 18, 2012, 01:46:56 am
I have decided what to mek a Payne for Xmas gifties.

crochet scarf, in the Fibonacci sequence, as a mobius strip. I've got some yarn for a scarf for him, and I'll post pics when I'm done. I've got some gorgeous aran tweed (which was not cheap) pure wool yarn. (I'm using a 5mm hook)

It's going to be pretty awesome looking. 

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Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 18, 2012, 01:50:34 am
I have decided what to mek a Payne for Xmas gifties.

crochet scarf, in the Fibonacci sequence, as a mobius strip. I've got some yarn for a scarf for him, and I'll post pics when I'm done. I've got some gorgeous aran tweed (which was not cheap) pure wool yarn. (I'm using a 5mm hook)

It's going to be pretty awesome looking.

Oh my god, that sounds amazing!
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on November 18, 2012, 02:06:48 am
I have chosen 2 colours from this range, http://www.celticove.com/acatalog/Tweed-Aran.html although I'm not telling what they are, as it's supposed to be a surprise. Luckily i also have another scarf on the go for our friend Jerry, an American self-exile in Edinburgh (OMG OMG OMG alpaca blend yarn is fucking DECADENT AS FUCK! sooo soft and kind of springy. I want £100 so I can make a blanket or throw or something from a similar blend.) so I can switch between projects for when Payne is home, and when Payne is not.

Alas current blanket project is 25% or so done, but festive seasons have put the fucker on hold. I was kind of summer weight anyway, so hey ho.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 18, 2012, 05:18:52 am
I have chosen 2 colours from this range, http://www.celticove.com/acatalog/Tweed-Aran.html although I'm not telling what they are, as it's supposed to be a surprise. Luckily i also have another scarf on the go for our friend Jerry, an American self-exile in Edinburgh (OMG OMG OMG alpaca blend yarn is fucking DECADENT AS FUCK! sooo soft and kind of springy. I want £100 so I can make a blanket or throw or something from a similar blend.) so I can switch between projects for when Payne is home, and when Payne is not.

Alas current blanket project is 25% or so done, but festive seasons have put the fucker on hold. I was kind of summer weight anyway, so hey ho.

Rowan yarn is so nice. I don't own any but it's on my list of yarns I'd like to play with.  Your projects sound very cool. Keep us updated on your progress. :)
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 18, 2012, 05:49:43 am
Ahahaha, found a cool pair of socks. I should learn to knit those:

(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/tsocktsarina/129922064/upshark_medium.jpg)
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Post by: Juana Go? on November 18, 2012, 07:34:40 am
This thread makes me want to pick crocheting up again. I believe I have a hook or two somewhere around here...
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 04, 2012, 09:08:12 pm
This thread makes me want to pick crocheting up again. I believe I have a hook or two somewhere around here...

Have you? It's sort of contagious, I think.
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Post by: Juana Go? on December 04, 2012, 09:27:24 pm
It is. I usually only do it on public transport because I need something to do with my hands, but I'm thinking about picking it up again and learning more than two stitches.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 04, 2012, 10:27:12 pm
It is. I usually only do it on public transport because I need something to do with my hands, but I'm thinking about picking it up again and learning more than two stitches.

I'm working on a set of dishcloths for my roommate, who likes those sorts of things. I picked three patterns, without reading them, that I thought looked really different and offered up different textures. Turns out they all use the same two stitches - single crochet and double crochet - the only change is which hole you're putting the stitches in.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 08, 2012, 10:45:53 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo475.jpg)

Finished the dishcloths. Didn't think to take a picture of them all separately until I had them tied up. Whoops. Now I'm working on a crocodile stitch shawl.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo477.jpg)
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Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 09, 2012, 03:13:51 am
It is. I usually only do it on public transport because I need something to do with my hands, but I'm thinking about picking it up again and learning more than two stitches.

I'm working on a set of dishcloths for my roommate, who likes those sorts of things. I picked three patterns, without reading them, that I thought looked really different and offered up different textures. Turns out they all use the same two stitches - single crochet and double crochet - the only change is which hole you're putting the stitches in.

Isn't that always the way?
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 09, 2012, 04:54:07 am
It is. I usually only do it on public transport because I need something to do with my hands, but I'm thinking about picking it up again and learning more than two stitches.

I'm working on a set of dishcloths for my roommate, who likes those sorts of things. I picked three patterns, without reading them, that I thought looked really different and offered up different textures. Turns out they all use the same two stitches - single crochet and double crochet - the only change is which hole you're putting the stitches in.

It is. It's amazing how things change with just one altered detail.

Isn't that always the way?
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 13, 2012, 09:08:48 am
Finished a hat and also found the crop tool. Whee! I'm so asleep right now.

This hat is not fooling around. It means business. It doubles as a bucket, a stock pot, a bludgeoning device, a helmet, and a dragon egg cozy.
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Post by: Suu on December 13, 2012, 03:43:34 pm
That bat wing shawl a couple pages back is win! I should try to make a shawl. I just have this massive scarf I need to finish.
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Post by: P3nT4gR4m on December 13, 2012, 07:31:40 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo475.jpg)

Finished the dishcloths. Didn't think to take a picture of them all separately until I had them tied up. Whoops. Now I'm working on a crocodile stitch shawl.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo477.jpg)

Second pic is busted. Wanted to show P3nTGF. is it just me? Was working earlier
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 13, 2012, 07:48:03 pm
Just you. Shows up for me. :P

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo477.jpg

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photo477.jpg)
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Post by: P3nT4gR4m on December 13, 2012, 08:15:24 pm
Yup shows up fine for me now. Must have been temporary server tardedness
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Post by: P3nT4gR4m on December 13, 2012, 08:23:12 pm
She made me an hat!

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/P3nT4gR4m/IMAG0300.jpg)
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 13, 2012, 08:35:38 pm
She made me an hat!

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/P3nT4gR4m/IMAG0300.jpg)

That is cool as hell. :)
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Post by: P3nT4gR4m on December 13, 2012, 09:14:11 pm
Also an big square motherfucker that hurts to look at
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/P3nT4gR4m/IMAG0304.jpg)

Sez "Handmade with love"
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/P3nT4gR4m/IMAG0303.jpg)

dawwww!
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Post by: Juana Go? on December 13, 2012, 09:35:06 pm
Lol, cute! I like the colors she picked.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 13, 2012, 09:36:33 pm
I love GRANNY SQUARE BLANKETS OF DOOM!!! She did a great job. Her stitches are way more even than mine were when I started.
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Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 13, 2012, 10:25:35 pm
She made me an hat!

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/P3nT4gR4m/IMAG0300.jpg)

DAWWWWWW!
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Post by: P3nT4gR4m on December 13, 2012, 10:56:43 pm
Yeah you say that now but wait til I start pulling it down over my face and killing people :evil:
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 13, 2012, 11:32:46 pm
Yeah you say that now but wait til I start pulling it down over my face and killing people :evil:

As opposed to how you kill them now, by bludgeoning them with your kayak?
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 14, 2012, 08:19:13 am
Finished another hat. This is also rather bullet proof. But hey, it has a pom-pom on top. And it's an ear-flap hat, although you probably can't tell.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Hat3.jpg)
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 14, 2012, 09:04:08 am
P3nT : That reminds me, the pic that was broken was a shawl I'm working on based off this tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LiH9Wk3rHc).
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Post by: P3nT4gR4m on December 14, 2012, 09:06:30 am
cool - I'll pass that on
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on December 14, 2012, 10:50:30 am
Also an big square motherfucker that hurts to look at
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/P3nT4gR4m/IMAG0304.jpg)

Sez "Handmade with love"
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/P3nT4gR4m/IMAG0303.jpg)

dawwww!

what weight of yarn / hook/ how much yarn did P3ntGF use?
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Post by: P3nT4gR4m on December 14, 2012, 01:52:35 pm

what weight of yarn / hook/ how much yarn did P3ntGF use?

chunky 100g/ 6mm / 2 1/2 of each
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Post by: EK WAFFLR on December 15, 2012, 02:10:20 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKhtP62RE1E Relevant. I want one. I will pay a lot.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 15, 2012, 07:07:51 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKhtP62RE1E Relevant. I want one. I will pay a lot.

http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?q=crocheted%20dalek&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US
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Post by: EK WAFFLR on December 16, 2012, 06:40:34 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKhtP62RE1E Relevant. I want one. I will pay a lot.

http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?q=crocheted%20dalek&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

AWESOME THANKS!
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 18, 2012, 01:43:43 am
Finished another hat. This is also rather bullet proof. But hey, it has a pom-pom on top. And it's an ear-flap hat, although you probably can't tell.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Hat3.jpg)

Made this for BF. Turns out he bought a blue cookie monster ear-flap hat a few days ago. So this is sort of superfluous. Gotta find someone else to give it to. Huzzah.

Gave it to him for his birthday. He didn't really like it, but won't let me give it to someone who will and get him something he'll like. Whatever.
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on December 29, 2012, 11:31:57 pm
i scored some serious yarn porn yarn today in Edinburgh...
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 30, 2012, 04:43:53 am
i scored some serious yarn porn yarn today in Edinburgh...

Pictures! :D Or at least details. Heh.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on February 25, 2013, 10:02:32 pm
Latest blanket. More of a lapghan and/or baby-blanket sized. Due to difficulties, Imma try to sell it for $75-ish. I took these pictures with my iPod Touch but I don't have steady hands so deal until I can take better ones.

There's a chick at work who keeps telling me her baby needs a blanket. She doesn't ask, she tells me. And then she demands to know what I'm going to do about it. We'll see if she'll buy this one and shut the fuck up. Since she's not getting one for free. :P

Also - the blanket is a perfect square, don't let the pictures full you. I just threw it down and didn't bother pulling it straight because Ma'at was 'helping'. I only had a few seconds to get pictures before she rolled herself up in it like a kitty-burrito.

(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/Paradacsa/148886662/image_medium2.jpg)


(http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/Paradacsa/148886663/image_medium2.jpg)
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on February 27, 2013, 12:53:41 am
yarn is pretties, but with the bright variegation I cannot see stitches.

THIS YARN IS 40% off! I NEED SOMEONE TO TALK ME OUT OF IT

http://www.blacksheepwools.com/noro-silk-garden-lite-2052-silk-garden-lit.html

http://www.blacksheepwools.com/araucania-milodon-purple-mix-1458-milodon.html also this is so so so pretty, and a hell of a lot cheaper than it usually is..
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on February 27, 2013, 05:59:42 am
yarn is pretties, but with the bright variegation I cannot see stitches.

THIS YARN IS 40% off! I NEED SOMEONE TO TALK ME OUT OF IT

http://www.blacksheepwools.com/noro-silk-garden-lite-2052-silk-garden-lit.html

http://www.blacksheepwools.com/araucania-milodon-purple-mix-1458-milodon.html also this is so so so pretty, and a hell of a lot cheaper than it usually is..

Yeah, I kept the stitches simple because of the variegation. Just variations of traditional granny squares. Mostly clusters of three double crochet.

I love the Noro yarns but they can be a little bearish to work with. Don't have much experience with the Araucania yarns. Oh wait, talk you out of it. Um.

*cough cough* Both these yarns are abysmal. Don't get them.

Save your money for the really posh stuff. >.>

Did that help? Probably not. :P
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on February 27, 2013, 09:53:24 am
yarn is pretties, but with the bright variegation I cannot see stitches.

THIS YARN IS 40% off! I NEED SOMEONE TO TALK ME OUT OF IT

http://www.blacksheepwools.com/noro-silk-garden-lite-2052-silk-garden-lit.html

http://www.blacksheepwools.com/araucania-milodon-purple-mix-1458-milodon.html also this is so so so pretty, and a hell of a lot cheaper than it usually is..

Yeah, I kept the stitches simple because of the variegation. Just variations of traditional granny squares. Mostly clusters of three double crochet.

I love the Noro yarns but they can be a little bearish to work with. Don't have much experience with the Araucania yarns. Oh wait, talk you out of it. Um.

*cough cough* Both these yarns are abysmal. Don't get them.

Save your money for the really posh stuff. >.>

Did that help? Probably not. :P

No, arm warmers  and headband/thing to stop ears from getting cold still going oooo pretttiiieeeeeees.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on February 28, 2013, 04:46:41 am
yarn is pretties, but with the bright variegation I cannot see stitches.

THIS YARN IS 40% off! I NEED SOMEONE TO TALK ME OUT OF IT

http://www.blacksheepwools.com/noro-silk-garden-lite-2052-silk-garden-lit.html

http://www.blacksheepwools.com/araucania-milodon-purple-mix-1458-milodon.html also this is so so so pretty, and a hell of a lot cheaper than it usually is..

Yeah, I kept the stitches simple because of the variegation. Just variations of traditional granny squares. Mostly clusters of three double crochet.

I love the Noro yarns but they can be a little bearish to work with. Don't have much experience with the Araucania yarns. Oh wait, talk you out of it. Um.

*cough cough* Both these yarns are abysmal. Don't get them.

Save your money for the really posh stuff. >.>

Did that help? Probably not. :P

No, arm warmers  and headband/thing to stop ears from getting cold still going oooo pretttiiieeeeeees.

I've stopped looking at yarn for awhile. Except for Wollmeise, Wolle's Yarn, and The Loopy Ewe. Wollmeise is in Germany. It almost compels me to get a passport and head that way just so I can see it in person. But I'm too broke right now and . . . priorities, responsibility, and six totes of yarn in my closet say no!
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 01, 2013, 04:32:25 am
Here is an excellent reason to learn how to do stranded knitting :

NSFW http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/TheYarnBearer/144681824/peen_013_medium2.JPG NSFW
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on March 01, 2013, 04:18:57 pm
hehehe. That's kind of awesome
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Post by: LMNO on March 01, 2013, 04:46:31 pm
Here is an excellent reason to learn how to do stranded knitting :

NSFW http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/TheYarnBearer/144681824/peen_013_medium2.JPG NSFW

Man, I was staring at her neck tattoo for about 30 seconds before i noticed what was on the sweater.

...and then my pance got tight.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 02, 2013, 07:55:54 am
Here is an excellent reason to learn how to do stranded knitting :

NSFW http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/TheYarnBearer/144681824/peen_013_medium2.JPG NSFW

Man, I was staring at her neck tattoo for about 30 seconds before i noticed what was on the sweater.

...and then my pance got tight.

:P I can see you wearing something like that into the gay bar.
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Post by: LMNO on March 12, 2013, 12:55:46 pm
Not for long, kiddo.
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on March 13, 2013, 12:35:02 am
 :lulz:

My yarn SCIENCE project blanket is coming along nicely. it's now at lap blanket width and I've still got about 400g of aran weight to go. I am getting bored of the basic granny square stitch pattern and am considering making a really thick border and playing with some new stitch patterns.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 13, 2013, 04:40:53 am
:lulz:

My yarn SCIENCE project blanket is coming along nicely. it's now at lap blanket width and I've still got about 400g of aran weight to go. I am getting bored of the basic granny square stitch pattern and am considering making a really thick border and playing with some new stitch patterns.

I always intend to make a really large granny blanket again. And then about nine rows in I get bored so I switch it up. And then nine rows later I'm bored again so I change it to something else. And so on. I say do the border thing. :D
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Post by: Doobie on March 14, 2013, 08:29:35 am
Ooo, I like those. I tried getting into it but failed.
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on March 14, 2013, 10:31:12 am
:lulz:

My yarn SCIENCE project blanket is coming along nicely. it's now at lap blanket width and I've still got about 400g of aran weight to go. I am getting bored of the basic granny square stitch pattern and am considering making a really thick border and playing with some new stitch patterns.

I always intend to make a really large granny blanket again. And then about nine rows in I get bored so I switch it up. And then nine rows later I'm bored again so I change it to something else. And so on. I say do the border thing. :D

:) Some granny stripe might work in strips for a bit. I'm considering that to make the shape more elongated before a border.  like, 5 at the top and bottom and 3 at the sides...
 
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 14, 2013, 11:16:42 pm
:lulz:

My yarn SCIENCE project blanket is coming along nicely. it's now at lap blanket width and I've still got about 400g of aran weight to go. I am getting bored of the basic granny square stitch pattern and am considering making a really thick border and playing with some new stitch patterns.

I always intend to make a really large granny blanket again. And then about nine rows in I get bored so I switch it up. And then nine rows later I'm bored again so I change it to something else. And so on. I say do the border thing. :D

:) Some granny stripe might work in strips for a bit. I'm considering that to make the shape more elongated before a border.  like, 5 at the top and bottom and 3 at the sides...

Sounds like a solid plan.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 14, 2013, 11:17:15 pm
Also? Crochet lace is a bitch.
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on March 15, 2013, 10:02:06 am
Also? Crochet lace is a bitch.
I like to say I like the aesthetic of chunky yarns, but the truth is i'm lazy and like projects that grow quickly.  Lace would try my patience.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 15, 2013, 05:53:40 pm
Also? Crochet lace is a bitch.
I like to say I like the aesthetic of chunky yarns, but the truth is i'm lazy and like projects that grow quickly.  Lace would try my patience.

I'm with you on that. But every so often I get this crazy idea . . .
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Post by: LMNO on March 19, 2013, 05:22:14 pm
MAKE ME ONE OF THESE.


(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/522484_478394895556336_542733079_n.jpg)
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on March 20, 2013, 12:02:21 am
MAKE ME ONE OF THESE.


(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/522484_478394895556336_542733079_n.jpg)

That is WAAAAAY beyond my skillset atm...
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on March 24, 2013, 05:59:26 am
I have started a crib blanket for my sister's best friend.

its 60"x45" , and I've been working in different-height stitch rows along the 60" for horizontal stripey goodness. It's going to be AWESOME and I am maybe going to crochet an owl to sew on, for the gender neutral (don't know about babby's downstairs mixup yet) cute animal. Was considering ripple, but ripples are as of yet beyond me.

stone-brown and cream varigated, cream, a aquamarine blue, sage green, that sort of brazillian amethyst kind of shade of purple and some red, for the modern, funky Welsh baby.
 

stripe pattern is all pretties, and the different stitch heights are giving it a nice sort of ribbed undulation in the fabric as the rows build up.  I am NOT ALLOWED to crochet ANYTHINGS but crib blanket until crib blanket
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on April 05, 2013, 10:42:06 pm
i just bought 2 skeins of crochet cotton and i'm making a dishcloth.

I'm sick of sponges and how quickly i get through the disposable  fuckers.

Also I got it real fuckin' cheap.
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Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 05, 2013, 11:25:41 pm
Did you finish the crib blanket?
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on April 06, 2013, 04:13:49 pm
nope. :s
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Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 06, 2013, 06:44:15 pm
nope. :s

OOOOOOOOOOOOH I'M TELLING!
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on April 07, 2013, 05:50:26 am
Still plugging away on my lace. Stopped to make five granny square blocks for a group project going to a friend having a shit life right now.

How far did you get on the crib blanket before you got distracted, Pixie? Baby blankets are my kryptonite. As soon as I start one, I want to set it or myself on fire. So I start something else and forget about it until the baby it was meant for is due or crowning. Then I start working like a mad bastard on it.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on April 07, 2013, 09:12:38 am
i am doing the stripes the long way. (the 60") and have managed 4 inches. The god of crochet faff has been appeased by 2 dishcloths, both with nice little loops on so they han be hung up to aid hygiene.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on April 09, 2013, 01:06:45 am
i am doing the stripes the long way. (the 60") and have managed 4 inches. The god of crochet faff has been appeased by 2 dishcloths, both with nice little loops on so they han be hung up to aid hygiene.

Very nice. :D Four inches ain't nothin' to sneeze at.

Today I found out I've been doing single crochet differently that the text book description, since forever. No wonder my work has so much panache. >.> Was teaching the roommate. I taught her the text book way since I don't want her head to explode in ten years when she realizes everyone else is doing it differently.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on April 09, 2013, 01:44:36 am
i am doing the stripes the long way. (the 60") and have managed 4 inches. The god of crochet faff has been appeased by 2 dishcloths, both with nice little loops on so they han be hung up to aid hygiene.

Very nice. :D Four inches ain't nothin' to sneeze at.

Today I found out I've been doing single crochet differently that the text book description, since forever. No wonder my work has so much panache. >.> Was teaching the roommate. I taught her the text book way since I don't want her head to explode in ten years when she realizes everyone else is doing it differently.

ok, I call that a DC, i hook in, pull yarn though so thar be 2 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through both.

How do you do it?
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on April 09, 2013, 08:18:46 am
i am doing the stripes the long way. (the 60") and have managed 4 inches. The god of crochet faff has been appeased by 2 dishcloths, both with nice little loops on so they han be hung up to aid hygiene.

Very nice. :D Four inches ain't nothin' to sneeze at.

Today I found out I've been doing single crochet differently that the text book description, since forever. No wonder my work has so much panache. >.> Was teaching the roommate. I taught her the text book way since I don't want her head to explode in ten years when she realizes everyone else is doing it differently.

ok, I call that a DC, i hook in, pull yarn though so thar be 2 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through both.

How do you do it?

Yeah, that's our single crochet. I insert my hook, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over and pull through two loops. Always done my single crochet that way.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on April 23, 2013, 01:10:45 am
Latest finished project.

(http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/Paradacsa/160000245/2013-04-20_14.35.26_medium2.jpg)
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Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 23, 2013, 01:33:44 am
That's purty.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on April 23, 2013, 01:39:32 am
Thank you. Gift for a friend's mom who really likes purple.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Suu on May 01, 2013, 09:18:13 pm
I has a present for you. I'm going to try this when I have the time:

http://kungenomajkis.blogspot.se/2013/04/virkad-doskallesjal-med-monster.html

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-glXM2PQ8jbk/UXpUg6BrWzI/AAAAAAAAFe0/R06-byhwaFs/s1600/061om.jpg)
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Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on May 01, 2013, 09:20:28 pm
:fap:
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on May 01, 2013, 09:29:45 pm
I has a present for you. I'm going to try this when I have the time:

http://kungenomajkis.blogspot.se/2013/04/virkad-doskallesjal-med-monster.html

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-glXM2PQ8jbk/UXpUg6BrWzI/AAAAAAAAFe0/R06-byhwaFs/s1600/061om.jpg)

That's puuuuurty! :D
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Post by: Suu on May 01, 2013, 09:32:21 pm
I want to see if I can follow the basic pattern, make pseudo-granny squares, and patchwork an obnoxious wrapped sweater.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on May 01, 2013, 09:49:18 pm
I has a present for you. I'm going to try this when I have the time:

http://kungenomajkis.blogspot.se/2013/04/virkad-doskallesjal-med-monster.html

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-glXM2PQ8jbk/UXpUg6BrWzI/AAAAAAAAFe0/R06-byhwaFs/s1600/061om.jpg)

That's puuuuurty! :D

Wow. that is cool!

now i need to make the translation from swedish to american crochet terms make sense so I can convert it to english crochet terms.
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Post by: P3nT4gR4m on May 02, 2013, 02:26:57 pm
I has a present for you. I'm going to try this when I have the time:

http://kungenomajkis.blogspot.se/2013/04/virkad-doskallesjal-med-monster.html

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-glXM2PQ8jbk/UXpUg6BrWzI/AAAAAAAAFe0/R06-byhwaFs/s1600/061om.jpg)

That's puuuuurty! :D

Wow. that is cool!

now i need to make the translation from swedish to american crochet terms make sense so I can convert it to english crochet terms.

when you've done this, pls to post instructions here. P3nTGF will make this for me or suffer unimaginable wrath
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on May 02, 2013, 02:33:14 pm
I has a present for you. I'm going to try this when I have the time:

http://kungenomajkis.blogspot.se/2013/04/virkad-doskallesjal-med-monster.html

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-glXM2PQ8jbk/UXpUg6BrWzI/AAAAAAAAFe0/R06-byhwaFs/s1600/061om.jpg)

That's puuuuurty! :D

Wow. that is cool!

now i need to make the translation from swedish to american crochet terms make sense so I can convert it to english crochet terms.

when you've done this, pls to post instructions here. P3nTGF will make this for me or suffer unimaginable wrath
i have 3 works in progress, I can't do things like this yet.. Maybe PentGF will do it if you ask her nicely?
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Post by: P3nT4gR4m on May 02, 2013, 04:17:13 pm
Not sure if she does Swedish/American translation. All I want are the little skull parts, sewn onto a beanie, then my life will be complete!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on May 02, 2013, 08:22:39 pm
I has a present for you. I'm going to try this when I have the time:

http://kungenomajkis.blogspot.se/2013/04/virkad-doskallesjal-med-monster.html

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-glXM2PQ8jbk/UXpUg6BrWzI/AAAAAAAAFe0/R06-byhwaFs/s1600/061om.jpg)

That's puuuuurty! :D

Wow. that is cool!

now i need to make the translation from swedish to american crochet terms make sense so I can convert it to english crochet terms.

when you've done this, pls to post instructions here. P3nTGF will make this for me or suffer unimaginable wrath

Just remember, she's the one with the hook for which to stab. :P
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on May 03, 2013, 01:34:48 am
dude, just search for crochet skull applique uk terms and ask her nicely.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on May 03, 2013, 10:01:02 am
dude, just search for crochet skull applique uk terms and ask her nicely.

I don't do "nicely" but I'm pretty sure a few of my signature tantrums with a side order of emotional blackmail will get the job done  :evil:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on July 06, 2013, 04:12:44 pm
Hey hookers,

Leisure Arts is having a 35% site-wide sale on pattern books for crochet, knit, quilting, etc. This includes their eBooks. Of which I just scored a few. >.> There's also a warehouse clearing sale for the dead-tree versions. Which are priced ridiculous things like $.95 and so on. Just an FYI.

http://www.leisurearts.com
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 30, 2013, 07:59:28 pm
http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php/topic,35320.0.html
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on August 31, 2013, 01:32:18 am
:D
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on September 07, 2013, 03:08:44 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDeA0SYjzEE&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 11, 2013, 05:15:34 pm
Stuff I made in Tybee.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photos/Out%20and%20About/Tybee%20Island%202013/IMG_0348_zps2dcb2b1b.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Photos/Out%20and%20About/Tybee%20Island%202013/IMG_0388_zps842c9b55.jpg)
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Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on November 11, 2013, 06:21:44 pm
your muted colours granny square is teh sex.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on November 12, 2013, 12:34:50 am
your muted colours granny square is teh sex.

Thank you. The half-granny made a lovely shawl for a friend.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 21, 2013, 05:48:02 pm
http://twistedsifter.com/2013/07/mister-rogers-statue-crocheted-sweater-pittsburgh/

So apparently all the sweaters Mr. Rogers wore on his show were hand-knit by his mother. Which explains the elaborate scene changing in to one every day episode. Gotta take care of those things. Someone made a sweater for his statue in PA.

(http://twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/mr-rogers-statue-crocheted-red-cardigan-sweater-alicia-kachmar-1.jpg)


http://twistedsifter.com/2013/04/the-crochet-coral-reef-project/

Quote
The Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) is a project by the Institute For Figuring, a non-profit Los-Angeles based organization that pioneers creative new methods for engaging the public about scientific and environmental issues by putting people and communities at the core.

The CCR is a project that resides at the intersection of mathematics, marine biology, handicraft and community art practice, and also responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash. It has been exhibited in art and science museums worldwide, including the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Hayward (London), the Science Gallery (Dublin), and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.) Seen by more than three million people, the CCR is one of the largest participatory science + art projects in the world.

(http://twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/crocheted-coral-reefs-8.jpg)


(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4055/5156967850_9e33700898_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 21, 2013, 07:15:31 pm
http://twistedsifter.com/2013/07/mister-rogers-statue-crocheted-sweater-pittsburgh/

So apparently all the sweaters Mr. Rogers wore on his show were hand-knit by his mother. Which explains the elaborate scene changing in to one every day episode. Gotta take care of those things. Someone made a sweater for his statue in PA.

(http://twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/mr-rogers-statue-crocheted-red-cardigan-sweater-alicia-kachmar-1.jpg)


I am strictly FOR this assbaggery.

Mr Rogers was arguably the most moral and good American in our entire history, even if he didn't have as visible an impact as other people did.  Anytime people do something neat in his memory, I feel better about people for a while.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 21, 2013, 07:23:48 pm
http://twistedsifter.com/2013/07/mister-rogers-statue-crocheted-sweater-pittsburgh/

So apparently all the sweaters Mr. Rogers wore on his show were hand-knit by his mother. Which explains the elaborate scene changing in to one every day episode. Gotta take care of those things. Someone made a sweater for his statue in PA.

(http://twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/mr-rogers-statue-crocheted-red-cardigan-sweater-alicia-kachmar-1.jpg)


I am strictly FOR this assbaggery.

Mr Rogers was arguably the most moral and good American in our entire history, even if he didn't have as visible an impact as other people did.  Anytime people do something neat in his memory, I feel better about people for a while.

Agreed. He encouraged other people to be better and he lived the example. Almost no one does. It is inspiring.
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Post by: LuciferX on December 21, 2013, 07:36:53 pm

...

http://twistedsifter.com/2013/04/the-crochet-coral-reef-project/

Quote
The Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) is a project by the Institute For Figuring, a non-profit Los-Angeles based organization that pioneers creative new methods for engaging the public about scientific and environmental issues by putting people and communities at the core.

The CCR is a project that resides at the intersection of mathematics, marine biology, handicraft and community art practice, and also responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash. It has been exhibited in art and science museums worldwide, including the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Hayward (London), the Science Gallery (Dublin), and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.) Seen by more than three million people, the CCR is one of the largest participatory science + art projects in the world.

(http://twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/crocheted-coral-reefs-8.jpg)


(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4055/5156967850_9e33700898_b.jpg)

This is also really cool - gf is working with yarn/knitting as community project and also lives in LA - score  :)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 21, 2013, 07:47:40 pm
Sweet! :) It is such a useful and versatile craft, the wielding of yarn and hooked and/or pointy sticks.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: LuciferX on December 21, 2013, 07:50:24 pm
Sweet! :) It is such a useful and versatile craft, the wielding of yarn and hooked and/or pointy sticks.
:lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 22, 2013, 05:44:16 pm
I have many <3 <3 <3 for Mr. Rogers. He was one of the good guys.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 22, 2013, 09:51:18 pm


Agreed. He encouraged other people to be better and he lived the example. Almost no one does. It is inspiring.

He didn't preach.  You just didn't ever want to let him down.

Could you imagine, even for one horrifying second, what it would feel like to have Fred Rogers look at you with disappointment on his face?

Makes me want to curl into a fetal position just thinking about it.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 22, 2013, 09:54:32 pm


Agreed. He encouraged other people to be better and he lived the example. Almost no one does. It is inspiring.

He didn't preach.  You just didn't ever want to let him down.

Could you imagine, even for one horrifying second, what it would feel like to have Fred Rogers look at you with disappointment on his face?

Makes me want to curl into a fetal position just thinking about it.

That made me tear up a little. The sad eyes and the small sad smile.
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Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 22, 2013, 09:59:44 pm


Agreed. He encouraged other people to be better and he lived the example. Almost no one does. It is inspiring.

He didn't preach.  You just didn't ever want to let him down.

Could you imagine, even for one horrifying second, what it would feel like to have Fred Rogers look at you with disappointment on his face?

Makes me want to curl into a fetal position just thinking about it.

That made me tear up a little. The sad eyes and the small sad smile.

Worst part is that he wouldn't be angry.  He'd be genuinely sad.

Like looking at post-1945 pictures of Albert Einstein.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on December 22, 2013, 10:04:31 pm


Agreed. He encouraged other people to be better and he lived the example. Almost no one does. It is inspiring.

He didn't preach.  You just didn't ever want to let him down.

Could you imagine, even for one horrifying second, what it would feel like to have Fred Rogers look at you with disappointment on his face?

Makes me want to curl into a fetal position just thinking about it.

That made me tear up a little. The sad eyes and the small sad smile.

Worst part is that he wouldn't be angry.  He'd be genuinely sad.

Like looking at post-1945 pictures of Albert Einstein.

Oh man. Quit it, Roger.  :eek: He'd just be all "Well, we have tough days sometimes. Tomorrow will be a brand new day and we can try again . . . "
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Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 22, 2013, 10:08:56 pm


Agreed. He encouraged other people to be better and he lived the example. Almost no one does. It is inspiring.

He didn't preach.  You just didn't ever want to let him down.

Could you imagine, even for one horrifying second, what it would feel like to have Fred Rogers look at you with disappointment on his face?

Makes me want to curl into a fetal position just thinking about it.

That made me tear up a little. The sad eyes and the small sad smile.

Worst part is that he wouldn't be angry.  He'd be genuinely sad.

Like looking at post-1945 pictures of Albert Einstein.

Oh man. Quit it, Roger.  :eek: He'd just be all "Well, we have tough days sometimes. Tomorrow will be a brand new day and we can try again . . . "

D'awwww...
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on February 24, 2014, 07:35:53 pm
Been doing this :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Craft%20Projects/53551812-4731-4C75-890B-D4C24F11DFB7_zpsp50xsdm3.jpg)

and this :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Craft%20Projects/78369E6C-7A60-4493-8DB8-EDCCD65F5C95_zpsghfiqdyl.jpg)

Instead of talking much. An online friend has a sick two-year-old. Like way sick. Like I stopped listening at 'lung tissue necrosis' and started doing this. Luckily my hands don't require a brain to yarn. A bunch of online friends are putting together some blankets for the kid, and her sister. So I've been yarning. Because what else can you do?
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Post by: Reginald Ret on February 25, 2014, 09:17:01 pm
Pretty.
And I'm sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on February 25, 2014, 11:17:53 pm
Yeah, things are looking a little better, though. I had the thought that crochet is sort of like prayer. It doesn't do jack shit but when there's nothing else to do, you have to do SOMETHING.

Anyway, the squares are pretty kick-ass and I've got a few new tricks in my skill bag so that's something. I have two more 30 gallon totes of Red Heart Super Saver to go through.  :lulz:
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Post by: LMNO on February 26, 2014, 12:19:06 am
I think it's great that you have a calming ritual that's also productive and useful, and beautiful as well.
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Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on February 26, 2014, 01:01:58 am
Thank you for that. <3
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Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 26, 2014, 01:03:02 am
Those are pretty, CPD. I hope your friend's kid gets better.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 04, 2014, 03:17:39 am
(https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1780631_599087473500426_1106394387_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 04, 2014, 05:05:55 am
(https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1780631_599087473500426_1106394387_n.jpg)

OMG

Nina needs one!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 04, 2014, 06:59:04 pm
(https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1780631_599087473500426_1106394387_n.jpg)

There is nothing so beautiful as the despair in a puppy's eyes when it's forced to wear a sheep costume. Bowahahaha!!!!!!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 13, 2014, 09:30:24 pm
Drama update : My friend's kid got to go home a few days ago. Making good progress.

Yarn-y update :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Craft%20Projects/80A74AE3-B2D6-4BB8-91D2-F8EC36EE8956_zps7m2wfsmf.jpg)
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Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 14, 2014, 02:21:56 am
That's pretty, and I'm so glad to hear that the kid is going home.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 14, 2014, 03:39:50 am
That's pretty, and I'm so glad to hear that the kid is going home.

Me too. It was a fucking mess for awhile and . . . yeah. It's such, such good news.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on March 31, 2014, 07:26:07 am
Be prepared, PD. Eventually I will follow my larval bretheren and cocoon myself. Who knows what I will become when I emerge. A cashmere butterfly with laserbeam antennae? A qiviut moth that shoots poison darts from a weaponized proboscis? Only time will tell.

(http://i.imgur.com/WJtDIcc.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on October 05, 2014, 04:27:53 am
Did not, in fact, cocoon myself. But I'm thinking that's how I want to be buried.

Can't find/didn't look too hard my other crochet thread so I'm updating this one with some shit. Sue me.

First, what's cool.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/animal-and-insect-sculptures-wrapped-in-crocheted-webbing-by-joana-vasconcelos/

(http://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/vasconcelos-2.jpg)

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/04/invasive-crochet-lace-doilies-and-razor-wire/

(http://thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/crochet-4-600x396.jpg)

Awesome shit, there, I think. Gives me plans for my evil lair once I get the moat finished.

That website has some other stuff that's pretty awesome-sauce, too. Including Olek's latest wacky trick. I like it, I love it, I want some more of it.

Second, what's SO NOT COOL OMFG.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10612776_713223695393735_1545674370162068063_n.jpg?oh=e81f230c5db574b661b89d56e1754066&oe=54B7C1D6&__gda__=1420708362_e6ba7b39b5af488d8cbe0bbd9aecab37)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-grnyubded6Q/UcznnhWuW3I/AAAAAAAAvWE/bRixBEa90cQ/s640/Sibling.JPG)


Kill it with fire. Buuuuuuuuuuuurn it. It's probably acrylic so it will melt to skin, best remove it from the models before burning.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 06, 2014, 01:01:19 am


The insect is AMAZING.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: Bobby Campbell on October 07, 2014, 02:59:05 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/curiosity/Craft%20Projects/80A74AE3-B2D6-4BB8-91D2-F8EC36EE8956_zps7m2wfsmf.jpg)

That is seriously beautiful!

I love bright colors like that. I think maybe it's 80's childhood nostalgia? I don't know but that style of design does me in.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: LuciferX on October 07, 2014, 07:15:07 pm
This thread is awesome (no pun intended (I always wanted to say that))!
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: trix on October 10, 2014, 04:19:26 am
The cocoon thing you did with the pictures is wonderful.
Title: Re: Yes, I am a hooker.
Post by: swpper405 on February 19, 2017, 08:24:16 am
Hi
Did you done it yourself. That's nice piece of work. Well done, I have tried to do this myself but that's just not for me. I don't have a skills at all.

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