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Having the flu has some benefits. Like enough free time to finish crocheting the Baby Radish Lariat Scarf out of Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies book.

Besides crocheting every pattern out of her book, I am attempting to use up the yarn in my stash to do so. I didn't have the exact yarn she used for the project on hand, but I still think it turned out pretty cute.

I used a small part from a skein of Sensations Belezza Collection Stellina in fuschia for the main portion of the radish and some Red Heart white and green for the rest of the scarf.

This is a really great scrap yarn buster pattern. Most of the yarn used was for the stems and leaves portion, and that barely put a dent in the skein of Red Heart green yarn I used.

This is also a great assignment for learning double crochet, half treble, and treble crochet stitches.

Oh! And it was agreed amongst my friends that safety eyes make everything cuter. Sure, a radish scarf is adorable. But a radish scarf with two little beady eyes looking out at you? Frakkin' adorable!

Next Up:

Chocolate Cupcake Hat with Blue Frosting

20 in 2011

Jan. 2nd, 2011 11:54 am
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One of my winter presents this year was a copy of "Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies". It contains 20 crochet patterns of brilliant food related accessories.

2010 was a great year. But at the end, I noticed I didn't create as much as I could have. I don't want to make the same mistake in 2011.

So, I have a New Year's resolution to crochet every item out of "Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies".

I plan to complete two a month. This will leave the last two months of the year open for last minute holiday crafting.

Bonus, I plan on using the items I make as winter presents this year. By the time November rolls around, I should in theory have my winter gift list complete and just needing to be wrapped.

Here is my itinerary for making items out of this book. I'll post pictures after an item is completed.

January:
Baby Radish Lariat Scarf
Chocolate Cupcake Hat with Blue Frosting

February:
Candy Button Scarf
Strawberry Fingerless mittens

March:
Pepperoni Pizza Scarf
Lemon Coconut Cake Tissue Cozy

April:
Giant Carrot scarf
Bacon and Eggs scarf

May:
Cookie scarf
Pear scarf

June:
Cupcake scarf
Pink Grapefruit Scarf

July:
Rocket Popsicle scarf
Popcorn scarf

August:
Soft Serve Ice Cream scarf
Green Salad Scarf

September:
Sushi scarf
Gingerbread Man scarf

October:
Buttered Toast scarf
Spaghetti 'n' Meatballs Scarf
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It is time to dance and celebrate, my friends. Come, click on the above video and let the rhythm move you. I'm dancing to it as I type. (One of the benefits of growing up in Central Florida. You end up fluent in Spanish and can dance the merengue to anything while doing anything**.)

Why am I celebrating?

Because I just finished crocheting up the ten plague finger puppets!




Plagues 1 - 5
(left - right: Blood, Frogs,Lice,Flies,Livestock Death)




Plagues 6 - 10

(left - right: Boils, Hail, Locusts, Darkness, Death of Firstborn)

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These are just the first draft versions of my finger puppets. You might notice that Flies and Locusts are the same damn finger puppet. That is because they are. I am not happy with this design.

But the seder is today*.

I don't have much time to redesign and crochet them up the way I envision them. I must admit, this is another case of "Chris has a brilliant idea hours before the event and refuses to use anyone else's patterns so she sketches and designs and creates her own patterns because she is insane.".

There are only three designs I like out of this round. Blood, Darkness and Boils. Those three came out fantastic and match my vision and design sketches. The rest, are good enough for government work. Actually, the longer I look at them, the more I hate them.

The next round will be better. Honestly, no one will care about this batch. The Jewish grandma will be thrilled I even created them. The children will be happy to have something to play with during the ten hour dinner.


Now, let us dance to the rhythm of the beat.

elmo dance Pictures, Images and Photos
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** It's true, I can dance the merengue to any song. Any. song.

*There was a scheduling conflict, which is why the seder is tonight and not last night.

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