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message 1: by Nancy (last edited Sep 20, 2012 02:18PM) (new)

Nancy (nanceebee) | 56 comments Not sure where to post this so I put it here..

So during a casual G+ hangout for Cthulhurotica last week we ended up Googling Cthulhu. Looked at bunch of Cthulhu themed stuff.. pictures, cakes, craft projects, etc..

Well I'm new-ish to knitting, but I couldn't help myself from knitting one. I searched Ravelry.com for patterns and youtube'd vids as I got stuck on the stitches.

Anyways here it is-->> http://ravel.me/Nanceebee/8zb9t
Complete with googly eyes!

Has anyone else been crafty lately or inspired in some way by the bookclub?

I didn't know much of Lovecraft before Bonnie's book pick and now I crafted my little Cthulhu and will be reading some of H.P.'s work soon.


message 2: by Seawood (new)

Seawood | 176 comments This is an old, old one (badum-tish) from 2008. Please meet Cakethulhu:




I wrote at the time: "Actually this now belongs to my 3yo daughter and I'm not 100% sure whether I should be giggling insanely or sobbing to hear phrases drifting from the living room such as "Aaaww. Night night Cufoolu. He's going to sleep in his cake, awww. Sssh Daddy, Cufoolu's asleep. OH! He's AWAKE!! BRLRLRBRRL!!!!" as she then proceeds to eat your face with the tentacles..."

He still lives in my daughters' room and the little one likes him just as much. :)

http://www.crafts.carolinewood.co.uk/...


message 3: by Leesa (new)

Leesa (leesalogic) | 52 comments Cute!


message 4: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nanceebee) | 56 comments That's too cute Caroline! thanks for sharing...


message 5: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (LunaKaos) | 165 comments Very nice ladies :-)
I have several steampunk craft projects going at the moment. Including a repaint and making up some note books.


message 6: by Fi (last edited Sep 20, 2012 03:39AM) (new)

Fi Miller | 75 comments I want to start crafting!!

Does anyone have any good books/websites that would be good to look at for a COMPLETE noob to crafting?

^_^

That Cthulhu-cake is awesome <3


message 7: by Susan (new)

Susan (susieblu) | 5 comments Bonnie Burton has a couple beginners crafting books.


message 8: by Seawood (new)

Seawood | 176 comments Thank you :)

Cthulhu himself is from Creepy Cute Crochet, although I reworked the tentacles because I didn't think they were long and wriggly enough. The cake is my own pattern, I don't think I wrote it down, sadly.

I *love* Creepy Cute but I wouldn't recommend it to an absolute beginner, you need some experience in the different ways amigurumi can be worked to make sense of the patterns. Christine Haden's website has some good extra tutorials on things like how to put hair on if you get stuck with the book, though. There are lots of examples from it on my blog, I think I made nearly all of them and some adaptions for new characters too.

I got Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make lately, haven't had time to have a go at any of them but I fancy steampunking some of them up. :D


message 9: by Fi (new)

Fi Miller | 75 comments Thanks guys! It's been a slow day at the office...guess I know what I'll be researching this lunch break ^_-


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

That's really cool and inspiring, I have never been a crafty person but seeing that makes me want to go out and buy some knitting needles and make something, awesome.


message 11: by Nancy (last edited Sep 20, 2012 02:46PM) (new)

Nancy (nanceebee) | 56 comments Nicole- Oh steampunk! maybe I should do some too, could use some new art journals..

Fi- yeah Bonnie's got some cool craft books, I've checked one out at the library.. The library is a good place to start.. I have spend hours just flipping through all the craft books...

I knitted my Cthulhu using this pattern http://knitting.livejournal.com/37605...
It was only my 3rd project it turned out okay.. The author knitted in a round, I just knitted panels and sew them together at the end. It's easy to follow.
Only took a few hours, over 3 days because I'm a slow knitter.
My notes of changes are on my Ravelry page in the post above. Youtube is a BIG help on stitches I didn't know yet!


Edit: Here are some of the craft blogs I have saved.
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/p/spon...
^ has a bunch of book page crafts, I've been slowly working on a wreath one..(I use discards.)
http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/
http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/ An upcycle one.
http://honestlywtf.com/category/diy/?... DIY Girly crafts

For knitting & Sewing some of my fave pattern places
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com...
http://www.everythingetsy.com/2011/06...

If anyone has craft blogs to share please do! I don't have many bookmarked,


message 12: by Lara (new)

Lara (Larabob) | 95 comments I started crafting around a year ago - I don't knit but sew ALL the time.

I just taught myself using the internets. Google what you want to make and there's bound to be a tutorial! Check Youtube as well :)


message 13: by Brittney (new)

Brittney | 49 comments I haven't made any Vaginal Fantasy related items yet but someday I think it would be fun to crochet a parasol like this one.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra...

For anyone that is interested in knitting or crocheting I've started a Ravelry group for the Vaginal Fantasy Book Club.

http://www.ravelry.com/groups/vaginal...


message 14: by Chrisie (new)

Chrisie (crochetchrisie) | 2 comments I was inspired by steampunk for my first real design...

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Croch...

I made her a little parasol too...
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Croch...


message 15: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nanceebee) | 56 comments I've been away from GR for a while... But I'm still working on my knitting! I might do another vfh theme knit.. but I think a parasol is still out of my league.

Brittney- I think I posted mine to the vfh group gallery on ravelry.. I don't get on ravelry much other then browsing for something. Spend most of the time reading lately.

Chrisie- that is the cutest, I love her little parasol!


message 16: by Nicki (new)

Nicki Loder (Coley_Lover) Cute! I'm a knitting newbie, scarves are my current project. Can newbies make something like this? There are so many plushie things I want to knit but I don't know how or understand the lingo!


message 17: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty | 22 comments I made a small crochet Cthulhu he is quite adorable.


message 18: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nanceebee) | 56 comments Nicki- mine was the 2nd/3rd project I'd ever done with knitting and I still think of my self as a newbie. I think you could give it a try for sure... I had to look alot of the lingo and stitches up(still have to) youtube and ravelry are a big help..

Just give it a go and take your time!

I had to change alot of it to fit what I knew at the time which was just the basics.


Margo - this job thing really screws up my ability to read/review | 40 comments Try https://www.craftsy.com/ They have good classes for beginners and others for more experienced crafters who are trying a new technique. Their pattern library is good, but beware none of the good patterns are free.


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Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More! (other topics)
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