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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Shark Hat! on: August 31, 2007 03:18:15 PM
Thank you everyone!

I'm currently working on the pattern and will post about it when I'm finally finished it.

I'll keep you posted!
12  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Blending colours, and bottom whorl drop spindles! on: July 16, 2007 07:33:06 PM
Oh hey!

I love Knitty, and I didn't even think to look there. XD

Thank you!
13  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Blending colours, and bottom whorl drop spindles! on: July 16, 2007 02:53:36 PM
Hi everyone!

Now, I've just ventured into the land of spinning (I use a lightweight bottom whorl drop spindle) and I adore it.

I scored my spindle, along with three solid colours of Corriedale wool, from Knit Knackers for 12 bucks CND. Now that I've done a bit of practice spinning using just the solid colours, I'd like to try carding the colours together, blending them to make a sort of gradiated effect.

I have Ashford Student Handcarders that were my mom's, and I've messed around with blending the colours together a bit already. I was wondering if anyone had any tips regarding the easiest ways to blend two or more colours together really well, using hand carders?

Any and all tips would be appreciated, including any tips you guys may have on using a bottom whorl drop spindle.

Thanks so much! This forum is so fun to browse, all this glorious handspun. Cheesy
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! on: June 23, 2007 04:25:19 PM
YES Emisanboo!

I attended my local showing this afternoon, with -five- friends of mine in Jayne hats that I knit. We had a ton of people ask us about them, it was really awesome and humbling. Cheesy And watching Serenity on the big screen again was just -awesome-.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! on: May 30, 2007 10:01:12 AM
Hmmm! Interesting idea. I haven't been able to find the yellow that is advertised.

I only have one crockpot though. Decisions!
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! on: May 27, 2007 01:06:00 PM
What I like most about this edition is that it's CLEARLY from Firefly Season 5, after a lot more wear, gunsmoke, grease, and just Being Bad Guys have muted the original colors.

Actually! The colours I went for in my later hats is based on the Easter Egg on the DVD, where Adam Baldwin throws the hat on and sings the Jaynestown song. I snagged some screens:







I think I got the earflap colour right, but I'm still aiming for a brighter orange and yellow.There's an awesome yellow Lopi that's fairly new that I plan to try on the next hat(s).

Not saying darker colours are wrong though! Not in the least. I love that there are so many varieties of hats everywhere. omg. <3
17  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Black Mage Backpack! on: May 25, 2007 09:17:25 PM
A quick backstory...

This was actually the first thing I ever knit. About three years ago.

I had a bunch of blue acrylic yarn, and Stitch and Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook. The punk rock backpack seemed super-easy and I was obsessed with wanting to make it, so I thought "Sure! How hard could intarsia be?"

I knit every part of the backpack, then got to the intarsia. It was going to be an 8-bit black mage (from the Final Fantasy series of video games) from minute one.

I could NOTgrok intarsia, and not for lack of trying. Let's leave it at that.

Time went on. The backpack bits got sent to the bottom of Stash Bin A, and were ignored while other projects were completed, time after time.

I had become quite an established knitter, good at every technique I had come across. Except that intarsia. I never tried intarsia again.

Until about a month ago. I decided to tackle the backpack again.

And you know what? It clicked.

So here it is, my very first knitting project, and one of my most recent completed projects. A project three years in the making!

Punk Rock black mage packpack. Cheesy I <3 it. I haven't sewed in a lining yet, so it's kind of baggy and shapeless.

18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! on: May 25, 2007 08:55:45 PM
UNIFICATION IS FOR THE WEAK.

Er, I mean... hi!

Holycrap I love that I created this thread and now it's so huge and full of Browncoats. I brag this thread to all of my friends. "Look what I did", I say. Although the force is strong with us, so I'm sure someone else would have started it up had I not! You are all awesome and there are so many awesome hats and awesome awesome.

I know I've been neglecting this thread something awful. I wanted to let you all know that my edition of the Jayne Cobb Hat, which has changed massively since my first post on page 1, is now available on my blog! Go check it out. Here's what my latest incarnation, the pattern hat, looks like:



More info about the hat's journey through its changes and such on the blog. Cheesy

Keep it up, Browncoats. You guys are making us all proud!
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! on: January 28, 2007 10:01:35 AM
I enjoy bragging to my knitterly friends how awesomely cool this thread is.  Grin
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Illusion Knit, Skulls & Robots on: December 28, 2006 11:06:28 PM
BEANIE

Those look great! And hey, wasn't it only like, two weeks ago we intriduced you to illusion knitting? You work fast, girl!

Looking awesome. Cheesy
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