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The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

I am going to seen a midnight showing of RHPS, and I am taking two vigirns =D

but... Seeing as I like to wait in the theater for awhile before the movie starts, I want something that can entertain me, but still look super awesome considering the envirment I am going to be around...

So.. I am a daring novice, and an advanced crocheter... So.. Go?

((Cross posted at Punk_knitters))
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As promised, Red Blood Cell Pattern

As I promised, here is the pattern for my RBC amigurumi. This is the first pattern I've ever written, so if you see anything that needs corrected, please let me know so I can fix it. :-)

Erythrocyte (Red Blood Cell) Amigurumi Pattern
By R. Blankenship

Worsted Weight Red Yarn (I used Red Heart for mine)
Little Googly Eyes
E Hook
Stitch Marker
Fiber-fil or stuffing of your choice

CH = chain
SC = single crochet
ST = stitch
SC INC = single crochet increase (2 single crochet in one stitch)
SC DEC = single crochet decrease (combine 2 single crochet)
* = repeat from first * to second * all the way around

Mark first stitch in each row.
Instead of Ch 2 at the beginning, you can use the finger slip knot. Use whatever you are comfortable with.

Ch 2
Row 1: 5 sc in 2nd stitch from hook
Row 2: sc inc in each st = 10 stitches
Row 3: sc inc in each st = 20 stitches
Row 4: sc inc in each st = 40 stitches
Row 5: *sc inc in next st then 3 sc* = 48 stitches
Row 6 – 8: sc all the way around. Begin stuffing here. Make sure you put the stuffing around the edges, like a donut, because the center is a depression.
Row 9: sc dec in next st then 4 sc = 40 stitches
Row 10: sc dec in each st = 20 stitches
Row 11: sc dec in each st = 10 stitches
Row 12: sc dec in each st = 5 stitches

Cut a long tail and weave opening closed. Using yarn, sew a circle in the center of the toy to make the depression for the erythrocyte to hold oxygen and carbon dioxide molecules. Glue on googly eyes of your choice along the edge.

Now you’ll never be anemic with your back up red blood cell!
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Science Geek Crocheting

I found this site (http://www.giantmicrobes.com/) when I was looking for "amigurumi pattern octopus" on Google. I came upon a site where a person had their "want list" posted (I think it was on Flickr) which had an amigurumi shushi picture as well as the e. bola plush from GIANTmicrobes website and other stuff. I decided that I desperately wanted/ could NOT live without a plush Erythrocyte (a red blood cell, for those of you not in the medical field). I printed off the picture and thought, "That would be cute to do as an amigurumi... if I could figure out how to do that." Thus, the photo below, my first Erythrocyte Amigurumi. Yes, it IS a bi-concave disk (that means that it has to divots on each side of the cell so that it has a little depression in it to hold oxygen and carbon dioxide molecules) for anatomists and blood bank workers. The googly eyes just look so cute. I will never be anemic now as I have a nice, big red blood cell!

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Pattern Recommendations

I had been going to knit dragon scale gauntlets for my sister, but time is crunching and I need a project I can do a lot faster than that. I have 2 skeins of Checkheaton 6-ply (about 100 yds). I was checking out happy hooker's lady like lace gloves, and they're okay. But I wondered if any of you had anything you'd done that you liked more?

This is to go with a knitted scarf--the my so called scarf pattern.

Searching for a pattern....

I picked up some Noro Sumile to make my mom a quick and easy scarf with from the Christmas Holidays. I was originally thinking One Skein Wonder from Happy Hooker (which I have on hand), but then I saw the Crocheted Cravat from the book One Skein Wonder. Now I am in love, and I think my mom would like it a lot more.


Buying a new book is not a possibility right now. I can kind of figure it out from the pictures, but I'm not sure, and I don't want to ruin the nice Noro. *shudder*

Do you know of any patterns that are freely available that are similar and I might like as well, or could cannabalize to create my own version? Thanks for all your help!