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#1 snbunch

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:17 PM

Edit: If I did this piece in wool & felted it, would the design still be proportioned correctly?

Hi all. I decided to use up some of my scrap yarn today trying out graph crochet, and made a valknut.. thing. Unfortunately, I ran out of black 2.5 rows from the end, and will have to buy a new skein of black therefore ending with more yarn than I started with. :think A valknut is a symbol held in high regard by believers of the old Norse lore & ways and especially in followers of Odin. To view an image of it that isn't crocheted, go here (http://www.whitedrag...ges/valknut.jpg)

Anyhow, here's mine:

[img]http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y275/atla/Crochet/valknut.jpg[/img]

Remember, I've got to add 2.5 rows in black to the top. I know it is far from perfect, but I've figured out how to fix some of the mistakes I've made. I may use it as a table placemat, or make one that is fully black in the same size for a decorative pillow.
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#2 AidanM

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:20 PM

That is so nifty! I think it's very nice.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 09:33 PM

Great job! I haven't had the guts to try graphs yet. Maybe one day....
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Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:15 AM

very nice!

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:18 AM

Great work!

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 05:48 AM

That is cool! I did something similar a few months ago -- grabbed some spare yarn and decided to see what I could do with a graphed design. Yours is great (the less said about mine, the better!).

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 06:55 AM

Great Job :cheer

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 07:02 AM

great job

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 07:56 AM

Nice!

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 08:51 AM

Great job :cheer

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 09:07 AM

Nice job!:clap You are one up on me! I have yet to try and tackle a graph. They really intimidate me for some reason.:eek

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 09:11 AM

Great Job!!:clap You guys are inspiring me to do something other than thread crochet and baby blankets:D :D
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Posted 20 July 2005 - 09:16 AM

Cool! It looks great.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 11:15 AM

That's neat,Stephanie!

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 05:45 PM

It turned out great! :cheer

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 08:43 PM

Thanks everyone! :D
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Posted 21 July 2005 - 06:38 AM

Looks lovely! Is that not always the case when you try to get rid of something and find out that you need to purchase more of that or another to finish what you are doing? :lol

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 12:54 PM

you did a beautiful job! graphs look like so much fun :yay

#19 MiCountess

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 05:10 PM

Looks Great - I think it would look wonderful felted, you shouldn't loose any of the design it will just blend the edges together
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Posted 22 July 2005 - 07:45 AM

That looks really nice!
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