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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / I made a sweater out of Elmo on: October 26, 2007 09:52:38 AM
OK I didn't really but it feels like i did!!

This sweater is an altered version of a s'n'b pattern, (I'm allowed to abbreviate it, right?).  I'm at work so I can't look up the actual name. 

Anyhow, it's a thick red mohair and about halfway through the sweater i thought that i had better do something to break up the red or I'd feel like a fuzzy red Muppet.  I raided the stash and found one 1/4 ball of black alpaca and one of very thin purple mohair.  The body's done in the round, separated out on straight needles and the arms are knitted separately.  It's done on size 13's and is really warm. 

More fabulous bathroom shots! 

Thanks for looking!!
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Police tape scarf on: October 18, 2007 08:52:58 PM
Most of you have probably seen the featured project in this quarters Craft: transforming traditional crafts Vol #04 still out at newstands as we speak.  I finished this about two weeks ago right before we had a week of 80 degree days.  In Boston.  In October.

For some reason I decided copying the chart twice wasn't long enough.  This coinsided with me forgetting that I'm 5'1".  The whole scarf is about 8 feet long.

13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / I love Giant Squids!! on: October 18, 2007 08:43:17 PM
This is a not so fabulous picture of my very fabulous Squid Bag!!
It's made with vinyl from the local housewares store.  I'm pretty sure it was to make table cloths with or if you're in my family, couch covers.
It's sewed together with the stretchy sewing fishing line which i managed to melt in my all metal machine and had to take it in for repairs. 
The strap is felted (why didn't anyone tell me that white wool doesn't felt as tight?) and lined with a piece of felt to prevent excessive stretching.

It makes me happy since it keeps my books dry!!

Semi action shot in the bathroom!!

It has peacoat buttons emblazoned with anchors on the sides.  I tried to take a close up but i take really awful pictures. 

And I apparently need to clean my bathroom mirror.......
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Putting the rock collection to good use on: October 18, 2007 08:30:37 PM
Since i was very small, I have been a nerd.  Sometime in my preteens I managed to put together a rather large rock collection and until a few weeks ago, it sat in a basket on the floor of my living room for the sole purpose of tripping my roommates.  After a trip to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, I got the idea for this piece. 

 The top of the table is built and has been lined with a piece of felt 'cos i used wood scrap.  The whole thing is painted with silver metallic paint and stain I had leftover from some other project.

Thanks for looking

Here is the finished product.  in case you can't read the paper scraps all the rocks are labeled by their common names. 

The top of the table is a piece of plexi glass i purchased at the hardware store.  (I had really wanted to recycle a window but searched for months and didn't find one until i was done with this.)

The long view:

Thanks for looking!!
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / city lamp, country lamp on: September 24, 2007 07:56:28 PM
Here are two lamps I remade when I moved to my current apartment. The first one is the "city lamp."  Its made from all that misc. crap in the back of the jewelry drawer that you just can't bear to part with.  Since I spent a long time working at Hot Topic I still have shiny bits to spare.  Let's see, the shade is metal screen held together between some wire and shower curtain hangers.  The paint on it is that bit at the bottom of your nail polish bottle, you know the stuff that the brush can't quite reach....


This one is the "country lamp."  Its over 5'1" feet tall, (cos it's bigger then me) and I made it with silk flowers to remind me of spring in the middle of the new england winter.  I also had to sacrifice an ugly fake ficus tree from the goodwill.  My real ficus tree was shuddering in horror during the whole thing.


16  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Deconstructed portrait on: September 24, 2007 07:44:37 PM
So, I finished this about 6 month ago and it was supposed to be for my post-bac fine arts portfolio.  Someday, I'll get my act together and apply, someday.  Here's the link:

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