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Watch-Learn-Create Challenge #52

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I loved this challenge. I have long admired Evelin’s work and she provided such great instruction for this technique. I also very much appreciate her tips on achieving desired colors. I decided to attempt a 3-D project and incorporated something I did in the last challenge.

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My initial idea was to swap the ladies in hats for cats in hats. In the end, the cat faces proved a bit too problematic for me. I felt they started to take away from the crochet. I played around with spacing quite a bit. I settled on a spacing best suited to my current skill level.

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  This top view shows the wobbling of some of my lines. I was definitely shaking, even with a supporting hand.

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I can see how practice will improve skill level. I really enjoyed this so much.  Thank you so much Evelin, Manu and Julia. It was a great opportunity to try something new and have fun.❤️❤️

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So sweet and clever! And an impressive piping job considering it's so much harder to pipe on curved shapes. That blue hat (top down view) looks remarkably uniform. Congrats!

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@Stevie Jean posted:

Fantastic  I can't wait to give this challenge a go.

Thank you Stevie.  I think you will have a lot of fun with this.  I can't wait to see what you do.  I took my time and really got in to the calming nature of the repetition.  Evelin mentioned that aspect in the video and it was so true!  Since I as not giving this project away for anyone to consume, I used a table in my office and gave myself "piping breaks" to decompress! 😂

So sweet and clever! And an impressive piping job considering it's so much harder to pipe on curved shapes. That blue hat (top down view) looks remarkably uniform. Congrats!

Thank you Julia.  I will say, I took advantage of the ability here to correct really horrific lines.  I guess my icing was the correct consistency because most mistakes cleaned up very nicely.  I tried to take my time on this one and really enjoy the process.   

I loved the Gingerbread Ladies, and I love the idea of the cats in hats with the addition of the scarfes.  @Evelindecora’s piped crochet technique is beautiful when applied to contoured cookies. Surely more difficult because now the lines are not anymore parallel and the “V”s become narrow, so there’s one more element to pay attention to. The end result is mesmerizing as we can see in the overhead shot of your hat, the perspective is amazing. I am glad to read you enjoyed.

@LisaF posted:

I loved this challenge. I have long admired Evelin’s work and she provided such great instruction for this technique. I also very much appreciate her tips on achieving desired colors. I decided to attempt a 3-D project and incorporated something I did in the last challenge.

72C124F0-32F3-481D-80F0-1E063E91B54C

5DF81AB6-ABF2-4641-8C9D-CE77C0124EDD

My initial idea was to swap the ladies in hats for cats in hats. In the end, the cat faces proved a bit too problematic for me. I felt they started to take away from the crochet. I played around with spacing quite a bit. I settled on a spacing best suited to my current skill level.

798AF187-CC2E-48AF-990D-C96DD875A829

This top view shows the wobbling of some of my lines. I was definitely shaking, even with a supporting hand.

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I can see how practice will improve skill level. I really enjoyed this so much.  Thank you so much Evelin, Manu and Julia. It was a great opportunity to try something new and have fun.❤️❤️

So glad to know our video has been helpful Lisa! I am loving this idea of yours, so beautifully done💙

Lisa, this is such a cute and original entry!
Your piping is great, you did a really good job and the kitties 🐈‍⬛ are so cute♥️

Thank you so much Heather.  The kitties almost broke me!  As you may remember, I am very much a dog person.  I tried to overcome my dog bias by doing cats and those cats did not make it easy on me!😂😂 I made what felt like a gazillion cat eye variations and they kept staring at me from all over the room.  It kind of started to freak me out.

@Manu posted:

I loved the Gingerbread Ladies, and I love the idea of the cats in hats with the addition of the scarfes.  @Evelindecora’s piped crochet technique is beautiful when applied to contoured cookies. Surely more difficult because now the lines are not anymore parallel and the “V”s become narrow, so there’s one more element to pay attention to. The end result is mesmerizing as we can see in the overhead shot of your hat, the perspective is amazing. I am glad to read you enjoyed.

Thank you so much for your kind words Manu.  And pulling together this challenge.  I really did enjoy it so much.  It was the perfect opportunity for me to try something new.  After watching the video, I felt as though you and Evelin were with me as I was doing it.  It was a very comforting feeling!❤️

So glad to know our video has been helpful Lisa! I am loving this idea of yours, so beautifully done💙

Thank you Evelin.  And thank you so much for taking the time to share your technique and instruction.  As I mentioned to Manu, after watching the video, it felt like you were both with me as I piped!  It made the experience so much more relaxing and enjoyable.  ❤️❤️

@LisaF posted:

Thank you so much Heather.  The kitties almost broke me!  As you may remember, I am very much a dog person.  I tried to overcome my dog bias by doing cats and those cats did not make it easy on me!😂😂 I made what felt like a gazillion cat eye variations and they kept staring at me from all over the room.  It kind of started to freak me out.

We’re watching you, Lisa!😂😂♥️