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I had a sudden urge to take up crochet again and, since I'd acquired a book which called itself Geek Chic Crochet* by one Nicki Trench, I thought I would make something from there. I picked a shawl thing that looked like fun and, once I'd figured out how "crocodile stitch" was actually supposed to work, it was pretty easy. B. has started making envious comments about how nice a crocodile stitch cardigan would be (attempts to find a nice crocodile stitch cardigan pattern on Ravelry so far have failed). I decided it would be a good project for "using up" odds and ends of yarn I had about the place. As a result of this I think there is nearly four times as much yarn in the house as when I started. The result is somewhere on the Tom Baker's scarf -> Colin Baker's coat spectrum. I personally think it is closer to the scarf end in terms of sartorial taste, but mileage may vary.

* I will confess to being fairly clueless about fashion, but I think this was more Hipster Chic Crochet than Geek Chic Crochet. I don't know many geeks who would be that impressed by a crocheted tie.

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Date: 2015-10-14 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredbassett.livejournal.com
That is absolutely brilliant! I would absolutely love to make one of those, and I have oodles of yarn.

I'm going to see if I can get that book!

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Date: 2015-10-14 07:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] bunn.livejournal.com
Wow, that is gorgeous! I can see why B wants a matching cardi.

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Date: 2015-10-14 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inamac.livejournal.com
I discovered this stitch (under the much nicer name 'dragonscale') in a pattern for mittens. I have also attempted to use to to make a coat for Draco.

There are some very good online tutorials (and a lot of complaint from crocheters that the technique was not freely available).

dragoncoat cu

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Date: 2015-10-14 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Oh, that looks rather good. Well done!

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Date: 2015-10-14 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigtitch.livejournal.com
That looks fab!

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Date: 2015-10-15 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inamac.livejournal.com
Also on the subject of 'Geek Chic' one of my knitting magazines recommended a book called 'Dress Your Tech' by Lucy Hopping. It includes a (knitting) pattern for gloves that incorporates conductive thread into the finger ends so that you don't have to take them off to use your touchscreen.


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