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Re: Firehawke's crafty obsession...non-video games!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:10 am
by Firehawke
@Moirae - Thanks!!! :) It took me a while to figure out how to comfortably hold the yarn and how to best tension it. My craft gloves help with wrist fatigue, but I do have to be careful that I don't go overboard :P And I'm totally with you on counting dark colored stitches! Hopefully the next time you try it the Crochet Fairy will be with you! Nerdy amigurumi covered bookshelves would be SO COOL!

@Blackberrybear - I was going to wait a bit to start it...and then it kept calling to me :P Now I'm trying to balance working on it, finishing my blocks, and working on those baby doll blankets for the girls at church (that's become a Sunday thing...I keep taking it and working on it when they are having snack :P)

Guess what I did this morning!!! There was another listing for the book on Amazon this morning that wasn't in the $50 price range that one seller keeps selling them for! I got my refund this morning and splurged! It's not a big refund and I was planning on it going to bills and groceries and necessities like that, but we were blessed with some unexpected money yesterday (mom made some cards for a lady in our congregation and she insisted on paying for the talent!!!!), so mom said go for it! It's being fulfilled by Amazon UK, so it will take a while for it to arrive, I am sure. I LOVE the fact that the pattern is free and it totally works to have my Kindle there while I'm working on Sophie (I'm used to that with my cross stitching), but in my heart of hearts, I'm a book person and wanted the permanency of a hard copy (not to mention the fact that it's a pretty safe bet that I'm going to make more than one of these :P)

Re: Firehawke's crafty obsession...non-video games!

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:32 pm
by Firehawke
Finished part 3, including the optional crab stitch round! My first time doing that stitch (always been too intimidated, but the tutorials for the project have been a HUGE help!)

Round by round pics, plus a second pic of the whole thing with my Star Wars Blu-Ray case for comparison can be found here...

https://firehawkegeeks.blogspot.com/201 ... n.html?m=1

Re: Firehawke's crafty obsession...non-video games!

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:08 pm
by FireKraken
Wow! That looks amazing! I love all the detail and great colors!

Re: Firehawke's crafty obsession...non-video games!

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:23 am
by Firehawke
Thanks!!!

I just started part 4 last night...I might not be able to get it all done this week. There's a reason why the tutorial is almost 2 hours long :P

Re: Firehawke's crafty obsession...non-video games!

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:42 pm
by Firehawke
Sophie's Mandala has become Sophie's Garden!

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(pardon the ends :P)

If you want to see round by round pics and links to the pattern and tutorial, check out the blogpost!

https://firehawkegeeks.blogspot.com/201 ... n.html?m=1

Re: Firehawke's crafty obsession...non-video games!

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:16 pm
by Firehawke
I got a special delivery all the way from the UK...my own copy of the Sophie's Universe book! :yahoo:

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It arrived just in time for me to start part 5 tonight :nod

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Re: Firehawke's crafty obsession...non-video games!

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:03 am
by Moirae
Firehawke wrote:I got a special delivery all the way from the UK...my own copy of the Sophie's Universe book! :yahoo:

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It arrived just in time for me to start part 5 tonight :nod

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Oh how fun. I love having hard copies of books. I don't mind reading on computers or devices and it can be quite convenient, but there's something about a physical copy that always appeals to me.

Re: Firehawke's crafty obsession...non-video games!

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:51 am
by Firehawke
I totally agree!!! Now I don't have to worry about if I lose the file or my tablet isn't charged (for various reasons) or bites the dust. It has nice wide margins in the book gutter, so I'm toying with the idea of visiting one of my local copy shops to have it be spiral bound.

Re: Firehawke's crafty obsession...non-video games!

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:23 am
by Firehawke
I finished Part 5 of Sophie a few days ago.

Here's what she looks like right now...

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And here's the blogpost showing off round by round pics!

https://firehawkegeeks.blogspot.com/201 ... ition.html

Re: Firehawke's crafty obsession...non-video games!

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:33 pm
by Firehawke
Yesterday morning, there was nothing new Sophiewise.

Tonight.... :wiz Part 6 is done!

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I stitched all day yesterday and got a lot done...blizzards make good blanket making weather :P

Here's the round by round blogpost!

https://firehawkegeeks.blogspot.com/201 ... n.html?m=1