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Carolyn's Afghan by ErikDShipley Carolyn's Afghan by ErikDShipley
I learned how to crochet when I was a kid and just taught myself how to knit. With crochet I never followed a pattern. I always made up my own. I just barely finished making this afghan.
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angelsuicide0 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Very talented you are! It looks very comfortable and cozy. Love the colors you chose as well.
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
haha thanks. I was wondering where you were. What ya been doing?
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angelsuicide0 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Oh I've been here and there just trying to stay sane.
How about your self? School going well?
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
I don't even care if I am sane. :rofl:
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angelsuicide0 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Unfortunately I have to stay sane 75% of the time, the other 25% I'm free to do what I want. (usually at night)
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IRISHWSDM Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
You hippie lol !! jk Nice work textiles is not a medium I have ever worked in but I appreciate the art!! nice work Erik!
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Thanks.
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PaintedOnMySoul Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
I learned as a child too, but really didn't do any until I had my broken leg .. made life a little nicer to have something to do while stuck in a wheel chair .. It's a wonderful craft!
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Nice to work on when it's cold outside. Probably doesnt get too cold where you are though.
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PaintedOnMySoul Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Erik it did get cold .. cold enough to harm the citrus crop I'm afraid .. have had below freezing temps the last 3 nights .. so odd to wake up and see the ground covered in frost .. at a time when the organge trees are getting buds no less .. uggh!
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Oh, wow. That's crazy and a little scary too. I love oranges and am thinking, if the weather continues changing, I might be able to grow a tree in my back yard! :rofl: Ok, not funny. I hope it never happens.
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PaintedOnMySoul Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
bwhahahaha .. I hope it never happens also!
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AsylumWitch Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
It's beautiful Erik!! :clap: Love the colors. :nod:

Which reminds me I have a queen sized afghan only half done. After seeing yours, I think I'll get mine back out and work on it some more. :D

Hope all is well for you. :hug:
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
That is awesome!! Are you knitting or crocheting it? I use to be really fast at crocheting but my attention span is pretty much obsolete now. I am bored after a couple of rows. :rofl: I am really enjoying knitting though. It's something new and challenging. I make a lot of mistakes which pisses me off but it's ok. Someone told me on another site that swearing is good exercise. HAHA. BTW...have you ever been to ravelry.com? It's a site for knitters/crocheters. Lots of cool/helpful people there.
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AsylumWitch Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
This one is crocheted but I do knit as well. I used to make really intricate cabled afghans (think of Irish fisherman sweaters) but haven't done one of those for many years.

I find crocheting easier because I can do it on autopilot (without much thinking lol). I know what you mean about knitting, it's alot of fun isn't it. :nod:

I also like to crochet and knit baby/children's hats that I plan to send to an NPO that distributes them to orphans in Mongolia and Nepal. Simple easy patterns and they don't care what colors or styles so I'm always making something different. I have maybe 40+ hats and maybe a dozen scraves made already.

No, I've never been to ravery.com. I'll have to go and check it out. :-)

And btw, I think swearing is always good exercise. :lmao:

How goes school?
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HAL-2oo6 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
:w00t: Did you made that. :faint: It's fantastic! :D
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Yes. Thank you. :clap:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work ! :love: :clap:
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Thanks. :hug:
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meenajolly Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow Erik that's really beautiful..you have many skills and very creative thanks for sharing :)
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Thanks. It is relaxing.
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
It´s truly wonderful work Erik!! Thanks for sharing your crafting skills,,you´re a man of many talents!! Crochet and knitting are so much fun,,wonder if moms still have time to learn out stuff like this!! Huh,,in this stressed out world..my mom taught me too, I knitted a red ..hmmm (headwear) when I was 5 or 6 years old, can´t find the word..I was very proud when I got it all finished..
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Aw, you should've been proud. I will be proud when I finish my first knit hat. :clap: Knitting, crochet, sculpture, jewelry...all working with my hands and feeling different textures. I love it. Thank you very much. :hug:
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Ohh..I just love all kind of crafting as well, carving in wood, just the smell of it makes me happy,,and I´w tried out a lot of different things,,maybe I should upload some of my jewelrys made in croched thin metal thread and beads...
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Yeah you should. I would like to see what you have done. I pretty much stopped doing manips. It is kind of boring to me.
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Also I started some traditional work,,wich I have uploaded in here recently,,some old some new..watercolours, oil and aqrylic..so maybe I will upload some of my jewlery stuff then! Well..boring is not good, you should be where your heart is Erik! :hug:
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SilentPlea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009   Digital Artist
Beautiful :clap:
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Thank you! :hug:
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winklepickers Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
It's good to know all sorts of things.

My Dad learned to crochet during his army life. He made clothes for my doll around 1943.

This is a very nice piece of crochet. :)
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Aw, that is cute. I never actually followed a pattern. Wait...once I did. I made granny squares. Knitting seems to be more challenging to me. So far I like it.
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winklepickers Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Knitting is great. Once you can manage the two main stitches and a few rules you can experiment with patterns and then if you have an eye for shape and proportions you can knit without a pattern. That's the most fun. :)
Don't let the row of stitches be too tight on the needle. They must move easily.
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
haha. That's the problem I started with...stitches too tight. But, I corrected it quickly. I am still learning. It's trial and error. I think its more challenging than crochet but also more fun.
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ahoberer78 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Huh....your just an Erik of all trades! :D
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Haha, my Mom liked to do crafts and since there was a big age difference between me and my brothers I did a lot of stuff with her. She taught me how to crochet and cross-stitch, how to paint. I just started knitting and found out that sailors knitted their nets. So I dont feel so girlie now. :rofl:
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ahoberer78 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Cool, I didn't say it was girlie, my mom taught me some of that when I was younger, but I have forgotten how to do it now...
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
I know. I was just saying...I am a dork. :rofl:
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ahoberer78 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
That's ok, me too! :laughing:
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