So I decided I wanted to make something like Calorimetry, but without casting on so many stitches (for I currently have a couple large projects going on). I stumbled upon black_buffalo's variation (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=239199.0) and decided that it was SUPER COOL! I eventually ended up making it in a smaller gauge, because I came to the conclusion that I wanted something smaller.
It was made with some Cascade 220 I hand-dyed with Kool-Aid on US#7 needles.
Ooh! This is what's called a teaser.
The whole thing in its slightly lumpy-looking glory. It isn't really that lumpy, I promise.
Modeled by a pumpkin, because I am a supporter of seasonal festivities.
Modeled by a human. Note the luxurious bathroom cleaning products. I know; I have expensive tastes.
Because I like buttons. And pseudo-artful camera angles.
So, I decided to dye some yarn with Kool-Aid, because I CAN! It smelled really horrid for a day or two, but the results were quite lovely.
This photo best depicts the colors. I intended on it being all cool colors, but my blue packet of Kool-Aid deceived me! It contained red rather than blue power, which is what I get for not reading. But that's all cool, because the red turned out really lovely, with so much dimension. I really wish I could have captured the vast number of shades that I produced.
OH! The drama.
It was, overall, an enjoyable experience. I liked experimenting with different amounts of white space, which tends to look rather neat when knitted up.
So, I recently started knitting, and, although I've finished some other projects, this has been my favorite thus far. I call it the jungle netting scarf! It's this lace stitch and some knitting and purling combined in somewhat uneven intervals.
It's around seven feet long, and is that huge because I bought the yarn when I was down in California, so I probably wouldn't ever come across another skein of it. I just decided to use all of it!
A strategically-cropped action shot (I had an interesting facial expression):
I've been doing a lot of long, multi-day projects lately. But, I've really wanted to have something done and finished, a nice one night thingymajiggy, so I fused some plastic bags together and made a little clutch thingy...majiggy.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I fell in love with the Loch Ness Monster. I wanted to make a tribute to our underwater ally, and so, before I had a sewing machine or decent sewing skills, I went forth and made a plushie. His name is Nessy.
I've since made many, many more Nessies for friends, each one far better, and eventually got a sewing machine to start producing my own Nessy army. However, I'm still in love with this first one.
Butter and peanut butter are the two food groups in Nessy's world.
SCRAP in Portland, OR has had a big bin of memory foam for awhile now. I grabbed a bunch, but didn't know precisely what to do with it save for squishing (which is quite satisfying). But then, inspiration struck!
I think I'll be clipping things onto and squishing my earrings all day tomorrow.
Equals one pretty darn awesome shirt! See, my dad gave me a Dropkick Murphys t-shirt that was rather large and definitely unflattering, but it was the only size they had in t-shirts at the concert. Yep, my dad is one of those cool middle-aged men that goes to Dropkick Murphys concerts, and takes me along when he can. But I digress. I felt the need to do something with it, so I pulled out my Generation T book, picked an alteration, and ran with it.
It looks rather lumpy on the hanger, but it's rather good-looking when on a human.
Ruching detail. This was done way back when I didn't have a sewing machine, or a whole lot of thread. So, the entire thing was hand-sewn with whatever thread I could find. How punk-rock is that? I daresay it is quite punk-rock! However, I'm not quite sure about the word "daresay"...
Now it's on a human! Fear the boobage, for it is protected by boxers.