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21  Crochetish Knit Blanket in Knitting: Completed Projects by SciFunk on: May 17, 2010 08:07:57 PM
It's been so long since I've posted on any board! I joined Shop the Swap, and I guess it's just been sucking up all my time. Wink

Everyone who saw me knitting this thought the blanket was made with crochet. I guess because of the holes that the yarn overs created? I dont know, it looks pretty knit to me. I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease, which is 50% acrylic and 50% cotton. Im trying to shy away from full acrylic yarns, but I wanted this to be able to be tossed in the wash with whatever else I happen to be cleaning. The half cotton made it more pleasant to work with, I think. I used about 1.5 skeins of each color. I probably couldve made it a bit larger since I had some of each skein leftover, but I was tired of working on it so I decided I should probably just cast off. Im excited to have a blanket I made which is decently sized enough that I can use it, and I really like the colors (even though the yarn I used was just pulled from my stash).

The pattern is here, if anyone wants to give it a go. Its a very, very simple pattern that gives a pretty stylish result. I memorized it pretty quickly and worked away on the blanket while watching movies.

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22  Re: Shop the Swap 38 **Shops Only!!-sign up to May 25 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by SciFunk on: May 01, 2010 12:41:53 PM
      Closed!
      SciFunk's Lab


      I live in California and am finishing up my B.S. in Chemical Biology at U.C. Berkeley. My crafts come from a smoke-free home with two snakes, a bearded dragon, a chinchilla, and a cat, but only the cat is ever around the crafts. Smiley I try to keep everything hair-free, but you never know when a stray hair will sneak in.

      Crafts

      3 pt2 pt!
      • Charm Bracelets: Made with glass, swarovski crystals, and all sterling silver components. All of the charms were hand assembled by me and carefully wirewrapped onto the chain. I love them all so much. Smiley Some are made for smallish wrists, so please measure yours before claiming!
        Azure Sky: 7 inches, not including heart toggle clasp

        Pretty in Pink: 6 inches, including lobster-esque clasp

        Icy Blue: 6 inches, not including heart toggle clasp. I think this one may actually have some plastic beads, but they're not super obviously plastic.


      2 pt
      • Calorimetry (somewhat customizable): Please PM me for available colors/yarns. This image is an example of some I've made before. I can re-make each of these, or possibly another color/fiber type. The blue one is 100% superwash, the off white is 80% baby alpaca 20% silk.


      1 pt
      • Cross Stitch Patterns: Custom made to your specifications, using an image provided by you. You can provide a particular cloth count, number of colors, size, etc. If you think it might be a super complicated design, please PM me before claiming so we can discuss it. The finished pattern will be delivered electronically in .pdf format. Obviously, I can do color patterns, I just do a lot of black and white for my own uses. Wink Here are some examples:
      • Resin pendants: All covered in a fancy schmancy gloss that gives them a glassy sheen.
        Claim as small solid clover, large outlined clover, blue soda tab, green dragon, unicorn, sprinkles, Canada leaf, ice cream cones
      • Beaded Bracelets: Entire lot for 1 pt.



      Supplies

      1 pt
      • Fantasy embroidery kits. Click on picture for bigger. All 3 for 1 pt.
      • Various oldish rococo/damask type scrapbooking stuff. Click for larger, and if you can't read what's in them you can PM me. I think they're each missing a single sheet of paper. All three for 1 pt.
      • Small flat rate box stuffed with Mardi Gras beads. These are from New Orleans Mardi Gras 2009. I have all kinds of colors and shapes and ones with fancy pendants and all that. PM me for more details, and feel free to request something specific.

      1/2 pt
      You know the drill--please only claim in full point increments.
        Books, claim as:
      • Simple embroidery (missing hoop and maybe some of the floss, but I think everything else is there)
      • Create anything with clay OR Incredible Clay book (Fimo book is very thin and comes with whoever claims a clay book first) Claim both for 1 pt.
      • Origami hardcover (comes with a pack of origami paper)
      • Bead book (just comes with the book)
      • Baby knits booklet (six patterns for matching hat/sock combos)
      • Magical cross stitch (like new, has bajillions of fantasy patterns)

      • Picture frames: set of 4 for 1/2 point
      • Sewn curlers (from here). They don't have buttons, so you have to safety pin them closed.

      [/list]


      Glassware!
      Only available by special request. If you PMed me about claiming some in the future, I have it for you. Just PM me again and I'll put up your listing.


      Free Stuff!
      Use your judgment. If your actual claim is something tiny, please don't ask for a giant free thing. These are free because they probably won't affect the shipping price too much for your actual item. You can claim lots of small things, and depending on the size of your box, maybe some larger things. Just don't be mean. Wink
      Click for larger! Claim as: Cat punch, Levenger bookmark, brads, iron-on embroidery transfers, dragon sword letter opener, bergamot essential oil, little green notebook, The Brun cologne, Castin' Craft dyes, Castin' Craft mold release, pirate patch, leaf stamps, star folding paper, foil adhesive pen/paper, blue glowing USB stars (you plug them into a USB port and they glow), crochet today (sept/oct 2009), cross stitch baby booties, quote stack booklets, needle felting tool







      Claims List and Point Total

      Claims made from me
      to UntouchableFace  cotton roving (2)
      to atsuko - box of beading stuff + felting tool (1)
      to SheepBlue - glassware + dragon letter opener (2)
      to atsuko - glassware + leaf stamps (3)
      to LaughingLark - Spool knit jewelry book + Taming the candy monster book (1)
      to ptarmic wumpus - hermit crab pendant + graduated cylinders and florence flasks + cat punch (2)
      to Katymai - fantasy embroidery kits, magical cross stitch, simple embroidery (2)


      Claims I have made
      from freestyle Bamboo bombshell, total 2.7 oz (6 pt)
      from AsphaltQueen - Steampunk Ring no. 4 (2 pt)

      Points:
      Started with: 8

      Pending: 0
      Current: 8
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      TOTAL: 8
                                  
      Wishlist:
      FIBER, anything mentioned in my profile[/list][/list]
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      23  Re: Shop the Swap 37 **Shops Only!!** in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by SciFunk on: April 01, 2010 01:23:14 AM
        Closed
        SciFunk's Lab
        Back as soon as I spend down some points. Wink

        I live in California and am finishing up my B.S. in Chemical Biology at U.C. Berkeley. My crafts come from a smoke-free home with two snakes, a bearded dragon, a chinchilla, and a cat, but only the cat is ever around the crafts. Smiley I try to keep everything hair-free, but you never know when a stray hair will sneak in.

        Crafts

        3 pt2 pt!
        • Charm Bracelets: Made with glass, swarovski crystals, and all sterling silver components. All of the charms were hand assembled by me and carefully wirewrapped onto the chain. I love them all so much. Smiley Some are made for smallish wrists, so please measure yours before claiming!
          Azure Sky: 7 inches, not including heart toggle clasp

          Pretty in Pink: 6 inches, including lobster-esque clasp

          Icy Blue: 6 inches, not including heart toggle clasp. I think this one may actually have some plastic beads, but they're not super obviously plastic.


        2 pt
        • Calorimetry (somewhat customizable): Please PM me for available colors/yarns. This image is an example of some I've made before. I can re-make each of these, or possibly another color/fiber type. The blue one is 100% superwash, the off white is 80% baby alpaca 20% silk.

        1 pt
        • Cross Stitch Patterns: Custom made to your specifications, using an image provided by you. You can provide a particular cloth count, number of colors, size, etc. If you think it might be a super complicated design, please PM me before claiming so we can discuss it. The finished pattern will be delivered electronically in .pdf format. Obviously, I can do color patterns, I just do a lot of black and white for my own uses. Wink Here are some examples:
        • Resin pendants: All covered in a fancy schmancy gloss that gives them a glassy sheen.
          Claim as small solid clover, large outlined clover, blue soda tab, hermit crab, green dragon, unicorn, sprinkles, Canada leaf, ice cream cones
        • Beaded Bracelets: Entire lot for 1 pt.


        Supplies

        1 pt
          [/li]
        • Fantasy embroidery kits. Click on picture for waaaaay bigger. All 3 for 1 pt.
        • Various oldish rococo/damask type scrapbooking stuff. Click for way larger, and if you can't read what's in them you can PM me. I think they're each missing a single sheet of paper. All three for 1 pt.
        • Glassware: beakers, Erlenmeyer flasks, and test tubes of all sizes. Pictures to come soon.
        • Small flat rate box stuffed with Mardi Gras beads. These are from New Orleans Mardi Gras 2009. I have all kinds of colors and shapes and ones with fancy pendants and all that. PM me for more details, and feel free to request something specific.

        1/2 pt
        You know the drill--please only claim in full point increments.
          Books, claim as:
        • Simple embroidery (missing hoop and maybe some of the floss, but I think everything else is there)
        • Spool knit jewelry (I don't think anything is missing, and it comes with some extra thread/beads!)
        • Create anything with clay OR Incredible Clay book (Fimo book is very thin and comes with whoever claims a clay book first) Claim both for 1 pt.
        • Origami hardcover (comes with a pack of origami paper)
        • Taming the candy monster (from a used book store, would be really awesome for someone with a picky eater)
        • Bead book (just comes with the book)
        • Baby knits booklet (six patterns for matching hat/sock combos)
        • Magical cross stitch (like new, has bajillions of fantasy patterns)

        • Picture frames: set of 4 for 1/2 point
        • Sewn curlers (from here). They don't have buttons, so you have to safety pin them closed.

        • Block-out-the-light darkness thingy (you know, for wearing while you're trying to sleep when it's bright out). Knit from Lion Brand Thick N' Quick. It blocks out light ridiculously well.


        Glassware!
        Nearly all of these have been used, but they've also been thoroughly cleaned. Please claim with names/sizes listed on the images. If no mL value is given claim as "large" or "small" (if there are different sizes). I tried to include measurements with most things, but if you have size questions, PM me.

        Claims are 0.5 pt per "group". The groups are listed below. For example, 3 100mL beakers are 0.5 pt. 2 Florence flasks and 6 test tubes are 1 pt. You don't have to claim these in full point increments if you also claim another 0.5 point item from elsewhere. If you want to work out the point value for a custom group, PM me.

        3 beakers (250 mL, 150 mL, 100 mL, 50 mL) - 0.5 pt
        2 beakers (400 mL, 600mL) - 0.5 pt

        1 ground glass bottle (small or large, comes with ground glass stopper) - 0.5 pt
        2 Florence flasks of either size - 0.5 pt
        2 volumetric flasks of either size - 0.5 pt

        2 liquid or solid sample bottles - 0.5 pt
        2 Erlenmeyer flasks of either size - 0.5 pt

        6 test tubes (comes with test tube brush) - 0.5 pt
        6 scintillation vials (glass, comes with lids) - 0.5 pt
        15 sample vials (these are plastic, they come with lids) - 0.5 pt
        2 graduated cylinders of either size (the yellow base on the larger one is removable, but it's unstable without it) - 0.5 pt





        Free Stuff!
        Use your judgment. If your actual claim is something tiny, please don't ask for a giant free thing. These are free because they probably won't affect the shipping price too much for your actual item. Don't be mean. Wink
        Click for larger! Claim as: Cat punch, Levenger bookmark, brads, iron-on embroidery transfers, dragon sword letter opener, bergamot essential oil, little green notebook, The Brun cologne, Castin' Craft dyes, Castin' Craft mold release, pirate patch, leaf stamps, star folding paper, foil adhesive pen/paper, blue glowing USB stars (you plug them into a USB port and they glow), crochet today (sept/oct 2009), cross stitch baby booties, quote stack booklets, needle felting tool

        [/list]





        Claims List and Point Total

        Claims made from me
        to UntouchableFace  cotton roving (2)
        to atsuko - box of beading stuff + felting tool (1)
        to SheepBlue - glassware + dragon letter opener (2)


        Claims I have made
        EXAMPLE from lapoli fabulous roving (2 pt)

        Points:
        Started with: 3

        Pending: 0  
        Current:8
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        TOTAL: 8
                                    
        Wishlist:
        FIBER, anything mentioned in my profile[/list]
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        24  Fiber Friday -- March 19, 2010 in Spinning: Completed Projects by SciFunk on: March 19, 2010 12:09:51 AM
        It's midnight where I am, so let's get some Fiber Friday goodness going! Grin I have many pictures I need to take, but here's the one I actually have on my computer right now:

        It's some of the last handspun I did on my drop spindle, plied on my spinning wheel I received shortly after I finished drop spindling it. Tongue 100% Tussah silk, 100 yards, the green is hand-dyed. Incidentally, that's some of my first dye-work. It came out well, I thought, although I still have about 3/4 of a gallon of the dye left, and my fingers were stained for days afterward.


        I am working right now on turning it into fingerless mittens, which is to say I have the cuff of one mitten done. Grin

        Show me some fiber porn! Puh-leaaase?
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        25  Pi(e) Day! in Dessert by SciFunk on: March 15, 2010 10:47:13 PM
        It's a little late, but we did actually eat this pie on Pi Day (Sunday, 3.14) I have been meaning to make a Pi Day pie for many years, and finally this year I had enough forethought to gather all the ingredients and be ready. I'm pretty sure I've never made a fruit pie before, and next time I make one I will be sure to take the time to make my own pie crust. That store bought stuff is pretty gross. Undecided It's blackberry, 36 ounces of fresh fruit mixed with some sugar and flour. Very easy recipe, and pretty good, but I think the not-so-good crust definitely ruined it a bit.

        You can see that I was a little overzealous with brushing the top with egg. Roll Eyes I had too much left and I didn't want to just dump it out! Grin



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        26  Re: Handspun and Handcrafts gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by SciFunk on: March 04, 2010 08:23:53 PM
        Many apologies to my partner, who sent super early.. and I am just now posting pictures. Especially considering the humongously time consuming things she included! She definitely put her heart into everything.

        This is the shawl/bolero type thingy she sent:


        It doesn't look like much on a bed. :p Here it is on:


        Here is all of the other goodies included in the package:


        The leftmost one is a tote, lying on it is a crochet wallet/clutch, a bath bomb from Lush, a flower/vine necklace, and all the way on the right is a little caterpillar-esque crochet ball.

        Everything matches so well! I noticed it when the package was opened, but I notice it even more now that I've taken pictures. I love the yarn everything is done with, princesspimp81 chose well. Grin
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        27  Valentine's Day Card! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by SciFunk on: February 11, 2010 02:14:30 AM
        I have been dying to try papercutting because I've seen so many gorgeous things done with it. However, I can't draw worth crap, so I figured I was kind of screwed. Then, brilliantly, I had one of those crafty ideas that just builds on itself. I was looking at wallpapers (the kind for your computer desktop, not your walls Tongue ), and there was this technique to get a vector-ish looking image that someone was discussing. Basically, you use a filter in Photoshop called "Cutout". I thought "Hey, that would adapt itself to a papercutting." then "HEY I could do some of my totally awesome MMORPG (Guild Wars) characters." and then I thought "Hey, Valentine's Day is coming up. You know what I bet my boyfriend would appreciate? A freaking Guild Wars card!" I also came up with a game related poem to put inside, which I'm super bloody proud of because I also can't write worth crap. I am a spinning/yarn/resin/fabric/baking kind of girl. Smiley

        Normally I don't post personal-type stuff, but this just blew my mind, and I figured it could help out someone else looking for something awesome to do for Valentine's Day (or any other holiday. Or just because.)

        Images!


        The finished card! Christ I am so proud of it. That's my first papercut design! Is that not insane?!


        After I adjusted the images in Photoshop (it took forever and a day to get it to something I liked), I made the filled in bits as dark as I could and printed them out. To trace through my fancy thick white paper, I rigged up a spur-of-the-moment lightbox by clipping the paper/printed image to a clipboard, then extending it over the end of a piano bench with a desk light shining up through the bottom.


        This may or may not give a better idea of the lightbox type rigging.


        Just an image of everything traced out, ready to cut. I think this looks pretty sweet too.


        Aaand cutting it out. You can see the printed photoshop image behind the cuts because I didn't bother to remove it until the end. I worked in front of my computer with the image open so I could refer to it constantly and not have to do any creative artistic things on my own. Wink

        Oh, and here is my cheesy poem (that I am also super proud of, which is why it goes in the post). If you don't play Guild Wars, you probably won't get it, but you can get a general idea (and see how easy it is to make up your own!). It was actually inspired by a Woot shirt that had Mario/Sonic/Player 2 references, but this is more "us".

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        Minor runes are blue
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        28  Calorimetries! in Knitting: Completed Projects by SciFunk on: January 04, 2010 02:58:02 PM
        I'm not sure I've ever posted in this board, but I'm an avid knitter (though still not too advanced). I recently did a personal swap, and these are what my partner requested: calorimetries! I think this is a fairly well known pattern, but just in case, you can find it on knitty, here.

        The teal one is a lovely Australian superfine Merino superwash, for her friend that is unlikely to handwash and lay to dry. Wink The cremey grey is 80% baby alpaca and 20% silk (from Debbie Bliss). It's ridiculously soft.

        Onward to the pictures!


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        29  Re: $4.95 Swap AKA Fill a SMALL Flat Rate Box Gallery of Goodness in The Swap Gallery by SciFunk on: December 07, 2009 05:39:54 PM
        There is no possible squee that can convey the happiness I got from opening this extra little package from flower. These are perfectly modeled off my wist. Apparently she made the little baby to begin with, but forgot to put him in. So she crafted adults and sent them in a different package, along with about a dozen super awesome twirly candles that she couldn't fit in the original package. I can't even convey how happy these made me. The pictures do not do them any justice.




        Thank you so much! They are sitting right below my ridiculously sparkly Star of David that my mother stuffed in with my Christmas ornaments/lights. Grin
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        30  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 5 *-*-GALLERY-*-* in The Swap Gallery by SciFunk on: December 07, 2009 05:26:17 PM
        Oh my goodness I can't believe everything that loobie sent me. I just hope my package gets to her soon to kill some of the serious swap anxiety I'm experiencing. She was smart and made sure things were labelled "Air Mail", which I guess makes them arrive sooner? I don't know, I sent mine international flat rate, so now I'm afraid it's going to take forever. Anyone have any experience with international flat rate boxes?

        Anyway, here is my amazing package! First, a group shot:


        Here is a closer shot of all of the store-bought stuff, along with a crochet scrubbie that somehow worked its way in. I don't know why I didn't rotate it before uploading. Roll Eyes

        I already popped some of the poppers, you can see the goodies that came out of them below the box--little plastic toys. There was also a bad joke and paper crown in each one. How did you know how much I love holiday poppers?! I've taken to getting them every year. Grin There are also some ridiculously delicious chocolates. Since they're from the UK, they have nutritional information in Joules and kcal, which greatly pleases the scientist in me. Grin The "fairy lights" are usb-powered bright blue stars that I immediately pulled out in plugged in to my computer. The double decker bus and gold bag are both teas, I am in the process of making some of the gold now (it's called "Russian Caravan"). The crochet scrubbie is green and white, my favorite color combination--most of the handmade things are in the same color scheme. Grin


        Here we have the incredibly cute and well designed nativity-themed Christmas cards. I am excited about sending them out. Then, over to the left, we have three hand-bound short stories by NEIL GAIMAN, who is my favoritest author ever. For anyone interested, the stories are "The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds", "How to Talk to Girls at Parties", and "I Cthulhu".


        This stocking is AMAZING and gorgeous. It's green and white, again ( Grin ), and super pretty. You can't see it too well, but there's also a Neil Gaiman shrinky dink cell phone charm, two necklaces with matching earring sets, and a super pretty beaded bracelet. You're right loobie, it's a little large, but that's actually super awesome because it makes a perfect anklet. Wink


        Whooo science stuff! Loobie decorated a tin with science-y goodness (food related molecules, including amino acids and some things I don't know the purpose of offhand. Whoo wikipedia!). The tin is a recipe box, so she included some dividers and index cards to get me started. She also got me some of that sweet hydrophobic sand and bright orange putty, both from the UK science museum.


        Finally, we have an adorable matching picnic set, complete with tupperware, little placemats, napkins, plasticware + sleeve, and little bags to hold it all.

        Thank you so much loobie! I can only hope that I sent you enough goodies to equal your amazing package.
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