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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday School

Welcome to the Halloween Round-Up edition of Sunday School!  It's a collection of the most fun Halloween projects that I've found this month - and a completely awesome music video featuring some really cool crochet!


There are two amazing projects over at GoodKnits.com, a bat bowtie (which would make an awesome decoration for a headband too) and a cool superhero mask... It may be called Good Knits, but the crochet over there is awesome too!

Crochet Happy, my friend Tracy's amazing site, has a terrific collection of Halloween project links. Some of them are paid, but most of them are free!  There are home decor projects, hats, shawls, and amigurumi!  It's a party going on over there!!  Click HERE to join the fun!

My friend Teeni, over at the Mad Crochet Lab, has several spooky Halloween projects!  She's got a really adorable 'evil pumpkin' finger puppet and a really scary-fun skull pattern. Both of her patterns are available for sale in her Craftsy shop, but I'm going to send you to her blog, because I know you'll love it!

Woolly Toons has a project that isn't specifically for Halloween, but since it involves a character from my very most favorite Halloween-time movie, I had to link to it!  It's the Shrunken Head Guy from Beetlejuice!  I'm in awe of this one!  Kim is amazing!

My friend Nyan-pon has more costume ideas on her site than anyone else I know (she's got a whole page on her site, NyanPon's Knits and Crochet, devoted to costumes!)!  She's kinda really awesome that way!  Go over there and check out her ears and tails for pretty much every animal that has ears and tails!  And Ninja swag!  And a crochet wig!  Go there now!!!

Okay, last, but not least, this video is completely worth watching.  I've never seen anything like it, and it features a stop-motion crochet quadropus (4-legged squid!) as the main character.  I am completely smitten!  It's on Vimeo, but not on YouTube, so I can't stream it directly from the blog which means you're going to have to click the link.  But it's soooo worth it!  It's a music video for Wax Taylor's song 'Time To Go' featuring Aloe Blacc and shot by Oh Yeah Wow. *Spoiler alert: it did make Mims cry, so preview it if you're planning to watch with little ones... (nothing gross, or unsafe, just a little sad)
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/10/a-stop-motion-crochet-quadropus-turns-the-city-blue/

Once you watch it, I'd love to hear what you think of the video in the comments below!

xoxo

17 comments:

  1. Aw, I am truly honored to have been included in this round-up with all the extremely talented crocheters you linked to. I was already in love with Kim's shrunken head but am now also loving the bat-tie, Nyan's ears and tails, and all the other cool spooky crochet crafts. OMG - The Quadropus video was awesome! But at the end I felt so sad for the poor little guy. **sniff**

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    1. Your patterns were just too cool! I had to add them! (And I'm totally digging the apple with a worm variation of the pumpkin, btw!)
      xo Jaime

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  2. Ah, you are really kind of awesome too. Thanks for the mention. :)

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    1. LOL!!! I hope you know that was a compliment meant with love! xo Jaime

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    2. Yes, I know. I loved it :)

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  3. Oh, and I almost cried when I saw that video the first time. It is so well done though.

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    1. I know, right? It took me almost 10 minutes to calm Mims down... D: But it was just too cool, I had to share!
      xo

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  4. Oh my gosh, I have just found something splendedly awesome I thought you should know about if you don't already. It's called the "sharp" crochet hook. I have got to have one of these, looks easier to use than the knit picker even. Here it is in action in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZI13W_cundo
    And here is the web site for it http://www.sharpcrochethook.com/
    Oh my gosh I must, must, must have this thing by Christmas! Or I will throw a fit like that girl Veruka Salt from the Willie Wonka movie... seriously.

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    1. Piper! I have one!!! I won one back in May! Here's the post I did about it:
      http://www.crochetdynamite.com/2012/05/sharp-crochet-hook.html

      It was a little tricky to use, so I haven't made anything else with it... Hmm, that gives me an idea... Do you want mine?! I'll send you an email about it...
      xo Jaime

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    2. Wow, I have never seen that post until now, lol. I could not possibly take your's Jaime! You need it, you just don't know it yet. I was looking through my hooks earlier and I actually have a very old hook, it's so old that there is no gauge written on it and never was, it's steel, and guess what? It's sharp pointed, and when I saw it, I was like, oh my gosh get out'a town, I've got to try and see if it's shart enough, lol. That was my first ever steel hook and I just barely realized it was sharp at the top. I have no idea how old it is, as it was given to me a long time ago. I have two full sets of traditional steel hooks for thread crochet, and all are gauge marked, as well as regular aluminum hooks for yarnie things, which is what I work with most when I get to crochet, lol. Thank you for being so kind and offering it to me. If you decide you have to give it away, perhaps you should do a give-a-way on here and let someone else win!! I still believe you are going to need it though, and without it, your collection will not be complete. Hugs

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    3. lol typo *sharp, hee hee, what the heck is shart?, lol

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    1. I thought so too! I was all, "why haven't I seen this before??" so I had to spread the quadropus love!
      xo ETF ♥

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  6. Oh, I loved that video. It was amazing how fluid the motion was. So beautiful and so sad. I have to admit, at the end I did think to myself, "I can fix that." I would really love to make the Quadropus now, just so I could give him a big hug.

    I've made so many great discoveries tonight after reading your post. Thank you! And thank you so much for the mention :)

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    1. LOL!!! Hi Kim!! That was what I thought too! And then I started thinking, hmm, how hard would it be to crochet my own cartoons now... Although YOUR work really lends itself to that type of project! Ah, if only there were another 12 hours in my day so that I could devote them to stop-motion crochet... ;D

      I'm so glad you popped by! I found you via Teeni's great interview with you over at MadCrochetLab.com (gotta give Teeni her props!)!
      xo Jaime

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    2. It took them 3 months to make that video!! That is just crazy amazing. Imagine the patience you would have to have. Still, I would love to try it one day =D

      I'm so glad I popped by too! You have such a great blog. And I found you the same way :) Teeni's awesome. I loved the interview swap you guys did.

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