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Crochet Madness
Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Lulu Amigurumi #2I've tried my hand at amigurumi again, this time after tackling a couple of easy crochet projects as a warm up. Since I felt more comfortable about weilding the hook, I dug in and and crafted another chihuahua. Please don't ask where I got the pattern: I didn't use one. And I didn't write down what I was doing as I did it. I know, not very bright of me, but I think it adds to the one-of-a-kindness of my new chi baby. I tried to knit her a sweater, but her head is so large there was no way it was going to fit, so I made her a little pink cape instead. I made the doll in one day.

Exchange BagI also finished another crochet project yesterday. Can you believe I finished something? Trust me, I'm in shock myself. I spent the last week or so making the "Exchange Bag" from Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. I chose a sophisticated taupe nylon yarn. The result is handbag Kyle says looks like something an old lady would tote her bingo markers around in. Whatever. I like it. I need to get a snap for it today so it won't gape open. I have enough yarn left over to make another one--for my grandma perhaps. This bag was a good project to tackle, because it forced me to really look at the stitches I was making. I had to go back and rip out the middle part of the bag twice because I messed up the pattern. But it all worked well. Now I have yet another bag and I've sharpened my crocheting chops.

posted at 9:29 AM . link . . (7) comments

That chihuahua is too cute. I like the bag, too. Maybe you can tote all your chihuahuas in it;)

By Blogger Acornbud, at 12:53 PM  

The chihuahua made me laugh out loud. That's fabulous! Great job :-)

By Blogger Valerie Polichar, at 2:09 PM  

Again, I absolutely adore them both. (But I'm an 80-year-old woman waiting to happen - so your husband might be right)
It makes me want to start working on one or several of my projects.

By Blogger Olivia Cobiskey, at 9:38 PM  

Fabulous! Do you take commissions? I don't think that the Chawazek household would be complete without a croqueted Chihuahua.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:24 AM  

Heather, I will definitely take it under consideration.

By Blogger Unknown, at 3:38 PM  

I started that bag and got frustrated since you have to get it right. It gives me hope to see that you have done it and had trouble yourself!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:18 AM  

I can't even remember how many times I had to rip it out and start over again. Many times! I made this bag three times, in different colors, and only on the first go was I so anal to make it just right. The other two bags have a few mistakes in them, but no one other than a crocheter would notice. :^)

Good luck with your bag!

By Blogger Unknown, at 11:26 AM  

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