Monday, February 23, 2009

FM 2/23/09

Hello again. Not too much happening here, just slogging along. I was sorry to hear "Craft" magazine is shutting down. If you are a subscriber, you will get your remaining subscription issues in "Make" magazine or you can request a refund. I can't say I was thrilled about it, but I am happy they made an effort to contact the subscribers by email to let them know what was up. Sometimes you find out the magazine has disappeared (with your money) from word of mouth (Yes, "Crochet Fantasy", I am talking about_you_. My efforts to secure a refund from "Crochet Fantasy" have been fruitless so far. Just polite "someone will get back to you" answers.)
Enough with the whining and complaining already...Here's the freebies

Most of you are familiar with Winnie the Pooh, the bear of very little brain. Here's a crochet pattern for him.
http://arminas-aminals.blogspot.com/2009/02/crocheted-pooh-bear.html

I really do like the star stitch because of the way it looks, so here's a pattern for a star stitch shawl
http://web.archive.org/web/20070703031929/groups.msn.com/TheCarrotPatchCarole/crochetedstarstitchshawl.msnw

This is really cool - how to make your own amigurami eyes
http://mygurumi.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-amigurumi-eyes.html

Another heart, this time a pop heart. Yes, it is after Valentine's day, but love is for every day of the year:
http://mygurumi.blogspot.com/2009/02/pop-heart-pattern.htm

I have been (impatiently) waiting for the daffodils to come up. They are a bit behind previous years as they have just begun to grow. I've had years where they start blooming the end of January. But with this crocheted daffodils pattern, I don't have to wait any longer.
http://wahasweden.blogspot.com/2009/02/crocheted-daffodil-pattern.html

This is called Red Hat society doll but you could modify it to suit your purpose.
http://www.orble.com/free-red-heart-society-doll-crochet-pattern/

Here's some free crochet patterns from Barnes and Noble
http://www.thediscountheroes.com/2009/02/free-knitting-and-crochet-patterns-in.html

I'm not familiar with the video game "Guitar Hero". I've heard of it, that's about as far as it goes. But if you want to make something special for your own guitar hero, here's a pattern for how to make the "Guitar Hero" scarf
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/02/21/how-to-make-the-guitar-hero-scarf/

As usual, no fees or goods exchanged hands for the posting of these sites.
_Enjoy_

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