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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I've spotted a prime target! on: October 05, 2008 07:16:56 PM
Wow...I posted this knit graffiti idea over two months ago and I finally got it done today. Yay!












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I've been racking my brain for a nice knitted graffiti project - something beyond pipes or poles.  One day  I was describing the phenomenon of knitted graffiti to my dad in the car on the way home from NYC, and he mentioned the Mark Twain statue located across from a Borders store in town.  Genius!  Here's a picture.



From what I can tell from the photo (which I take no credit for), and from sitting next to good ol' Twain in real life, the only free attackable areas are his ankles.  Ankle warmers it is!

They will have stripes and neat colors and I hope to get this done some time over Columbus day weekend and I will post updates.  I'm excited!





UPDATE 10/11
Tonight's the big night!  I finished the pieces, and am going downtown with some friends tonight, so I'll have the darkness to my advantage.  Here they are.

Wooooooo!

UPDATE 10/13
Okay guys, okay.  I still have the balls to do this...but the time?  Not so much.
I'm afraid I won't get a chance until Saturday at the earliest...Sad
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / I am OVERFLOWING with pride and relief... on: July 20, 2008 08:02:30 PM
...to have finished my very first crochet project.  


I plan to make more.  I also plan to have my excess stash obliterated by next month.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting the Six food Groups on: April 20, 2008 12:09:08 PM
I had the idea the other day, since I've knitted fruit and vegetable toys before, that it would be fun to try to make a few items (three or four) from each food group.  They will also have faces!  All of them!

Here are my ideas so far:

Fats, oils and sweets:
This thread has a bunch!  They are so cute, too!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=239379.0

Dairy:
A cheese wedge would be easy enough, as would an ice cream cone (I could say it's fro' yo', and probably work out the spiral shape).  Any other ideas?

Protein:
A chicken leg, a fish (would be pretty easy, because it could be made flat), a crocheted egg would be neat.  It's important to include nuts, too, so...a peanut? 

Fruits:
Here's the easy one.  I've already made a pineapple, a banana, an apple, I'm working on a pear, grapes, etc.  The hard part will be deciding which ones to use and which ones to exclude.

Vegetables:
Carrots are simple, celery could work too, I really want to try an onion or garlic!

Wheat and stuff:
This one will be tricky, because it's so boring!  A loaf of bread with slices taken out of it is probably what I'll end up doing.  It would also be easy to take a handful of free yarn and call it spaghetti.  A potato! Wait, is that part of this one?  Aren't they technically vegetables?  I don't know.  I also don't care. 

And also:
Water:
Since this is an important part of the new food pyramid, cute little blue drops of smiling water would be pretty cool too. 


So let me know if you've knitted any of these before.  I'll have pictures as soon as Craftster lets me post them (I'm still a noob)!

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