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Re: New crochet project

Post by PhoenixFemmeFatale » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:41 am

VultureChow wrote:Sooooooo......

I gave up on Saturday trying to get him done. Too much going on in real life. Then I decided to mount the finished pieces and it looked so good that I've stayed up until 2:30am the last two night to get it finished in time to ship on Friday.

Pictures when I stop hallucinating from sleep deprivation.
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Re: New crochet project

Post by VultureChow » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:15 am

Just gained nearly a whole week. Someone suggested flying with him. Even with excess baggage and oversize charges, it won't be much more expensive than UPS ground. And I can sleep tonight!
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Re: New crochet project - New pics

Post by VultureChow » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:26 am

Kindly ignore the piles of yarn scraps in the background:
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Re: New crochet project

Post by delle » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:50 am

That is amazing!! Really a beautiful job!! I can't wait to see it in person.

You should know that I've said your name in vain a couple of times over the last 24 hours as you've shamed me into picking up my crochet hook again. So late in the game... dang.

Thanks for that!
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Re: New crochet project

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:06 am

Does that mean your bikini will be smaller? :shock:
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Re: New crochet project

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:13 am

VultureChow! I love it - the face especially. You put a lot of detail into this. I imagine it'll get some great reactions out of passersby at night, especially if you find the right place for it - maybe just about eye level on a car or camper?
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Re: New crochet project

Post by VultureChow » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:01 pm

So despite a large number of burners who seemed determined to ride him, my lion survived. Against my initial instincts to adopt him out, Hopper is in storage for next year. Hopefully he will have some new friends. Here he is all dusted off outside my hotel in Reno. If anyone has a picture of him on the playa, I'd appreciate it.

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Re: New crochet project

Post by AntiM » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:10 am

I took some pics, but need to find my camera. Hopper is fucking amazing, and you should be damn proud of your skills! I sure am in awe.

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Re: New crochet project

Post by forty_eight » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:28 am

He was rad ... meant to stop and snap a picture together. Meant to do a shitload of things, lol.

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Re: New crochet project

Post by tahiti_treat » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:08 pm

Wonderful! Glad he survived.

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Re: New crochet project

Post by AntiM » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:05 pm

Hopper at Home!
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Post by Drawingablank » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:16 pm

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I love my pocket scarf VC - shame it only got cold enough to wear it once, but it will be a permanent part of my burn clothing since most years are colder at night.
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Re: New crochet project

Post by Turtleburp » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:23 pm

VultureChow wrote:So despite a large number of burners who seemed determined to ride him, my lion survived. Against my initial instincts to adopt him out, Hopper is in storage for next year. Hopefully he will have some new friends. Here he is all dusted off outside my hotel in Reno. If anyone has a picture of him on the playa, I'd appreciate it.

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I have a couple to send - he was lovely and I enjoyed several surreptitious scratches behind his ears!
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Re: New crochet project

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:31 pm

Think how much he would be enhanced by an Emergency Polka Camp patch...
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Re: New crochet project

Post by forty_eight » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:36 am

VultureChow wrote:... Hopefully he will have some new friends.
A coyote would be bad ass out there.

Yeah yeah yeah ... doacracy. lol

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Re: New crochet project

Post by VultureChow » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:03 pm

48_love wrote:
A coyote would be bad ass out there.
A coyote and a jack rabbit are at the top of my list.
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Re: New crochet project

Post by AntiM » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:11 pm

Jack rabbit.... not a Jackalope?
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Re: New crochet project

Post by VultureChow » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:13 pm

AntiM wrote:Jack rabbit.... not a Jackalope?
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I was thinking doing him in a running form so people driving by at night see a kamikaze jack rabbit in their headlights.
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Re: New crochet project

Post by VultureChow » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:36 pm

And now another wrinkle/opportunity regarding a companion to hopper. I was thinking of a large multi-year project and making some inquiries into a main part of it when someone offered me a skeleton of a lion. And now I can't stop seeing a yarn skeleton lion and hopper facing each other in front of my camp. The only questions: a) is it too macabre, and b) what color would I make the skeleton? White? Pink? Rainbow?

I like the idea better than just doing more taxidermy. Been there, done that. This would be a truly new project and some new skills to learn.

Very, very, tempting.
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Re: New crochet project

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:32 pm

If you put it in juxtaposition to Hopper, I think a natural, off-white color for the skeleton would be cool, especially if Hopper were spotted first. It'd be a startle for the mountain lion, then a startle for the skeleton of a lion!
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
That is a beautiful occupation.

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Re: New crochet project

Post by VultureChow » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:13 am

Well I found a much cheaper skeleton that might be an even better match to hopper. I like the natural skeleton idea, though if I adopt out hopper next year I'd want something a little more interesting on the skeleton. Like a rainbow skeleton. Maybe the solution is a natural colored skeleton this year but use a mild glue so I can strip and recover the next year. Or adopt them out as a pair and come up with something totally different.
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Re: New crochet project

Post by myfaverach » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:35 am

That is truly amazing! He's so cute, too. As a fellow hooker, may I suggest in your next project, you include a bit of glow-in-the-dark yarn? That would be cool out there, right? I'm trying to find the right project myself for this.

Again, he's gorgeous! I hope to see him, and you, in person next year! :D
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Re: New crochet project

Post by VultureChow » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:40 am

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Glow in the dark cougar skeleton next to hopper?!

Yep. I think we have a winner.

Now to source the yarn.

Ooh... or reflective yarn, since I think most glow in the dark only lasts about 3 hours.
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Re: New crochet project

Post by myfaverach » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:57 am

You're right - that yarn glows for 3-4 hours max. But there's uv reactive yarn, too.

Or is that what you meant by reflective?
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Re: New crochet project

Post by C.f.M. » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:14 pm

Ha ha, I had no idea that was you! Just saw this thread for the first time. Loved that mountain lion, though. I just unpacked a box and hung your scarf up! Ees so preeetty.

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Re: New crochet project

Post by AntiM » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:05 am

I googled reflective yarn, apparently it is A Thing! So cool. Can't wait to see how Hopper's Buddy will evolve.

I have a mounted dog skeleton in a box. Resin, I think. Part of an art project in 06, languishes in a box in the garage. Hmmm?

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Re: New crochet project

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:12 pm

Is this thread now about dragging out the skeletons in our closets?




...because I have a cow skull I can donate.
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
That is a beautiful occupation.

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Re: New crochet project

Post by VultureChow » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:27 am

BoyScoutGirl wrote:Is this thread now about dragging out the skeletons in our closets?

Nope, that's The Bar, Volume #4 after a few drinks.
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