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Month: September 2014

The Time When Patricia Waller Put Her Dentures In a Jar!

This would make a fun Halloween decoration. When I was a kid, my grandmother gave me a pair of her old dentures to play with and my mom was so mortified, she made me give them back. Her reaction was so visceral, I didn’t even try to argue with her. As an adult (and mother) looking back, I can understand a little better now why this episode upset her so much. “I don’t have false teeth. Do you think I’d buy teeth like these?” – Carol...

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Needle-felted Beyoncé (WIP)

Submitted by Erin who says, “The face is felted fibrefill “painted” with roving wool of various colors (even the eyelashes are roving wool); the hair is made from dyed, curly mohair; the tiny earrings are made from wire.” Read more about this work in progress over at Erin’s Tumblr blog, http://hookerycrochet.tumblr.com — Thanks...

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It's Looking Pretty Grim – up for a challenge?

Make a Halloween wreath – It’s a Grim Challenge! Full disclosure, I work at Lion Brand in the marketing department … we’re doing a Halloween challenge with the folks from The Crochet Crowd and I thought I’d share because it’s definitely in line with what we do and talk about here at KnitHacker – e.g. your challenge could be done with a pool noodle. That’s a hack if I ever heard one! Here’s the challenge page with details and rules: http://crochetchallenges.com/grim/ Here’s the materials page with free shipping code (USA/Canada): http://bit.ly/1tMPNaZ The fun starts September 20th – I can’t...

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Kim Lapsley’s Skrillex – Amazing Feat of Micro-Amigurumi Design!

This is an amazing piece, I’m in awe – the details around the face are amazing: In process: Perfecting her skills in micro-amigurumi, Kim Lapsley shares some of her process, “His hair is brushed out acrylic yarn. I crocheted his eyes using sewing thread and a 0.6mm hook. His glasses are made from wire and are wrapped in black yarn.” Serious...

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