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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Red Vines Fingerless Mitts -- Link to pattern added!! on: March 06, 2012 05:30:00 PM
  Cheesy this just made my night!! I totally adore it. Quick: favorite way to say "red wine" in a german accent!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Obligatory first knit post - A scarfe! (and hairbow) on: May 03, 2010 03:15:46 PM
How adorable! I think you did an awesome job. I love the bow.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Alien Invasion! on: May 03, 2010 03:11:10 PM
thanks everyone! These guys are addictive to make. Vern is made with a mix of Joanne Fabric's beautiful yarn and fun fur. the effect is very pretty,  I think.  Cheesy
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Alien Invasion! on: May 02, 2010 04:06:44 PM
When I was in high school, my bio teacher crocheted a bunch of creatures for the class to sort into a classification system for their species. The idea always stuck with me and during a teaching science methods class I had an idea. I figured that I could make my own version of the creatures and adapt them for younger grades. 
And so my aliens were born! They are extremely easy to make. They are either knitted as squares or rectangles and folded in various ways.




Above are Bonnie, Fred and Nella (left to right). I named them so that my students wouldn't fight over what to name them.


Above is Tallulah, Vern and Normie (left to right)


Above is Sookie, Greg, Walter-Dean, and Angelina (left to right)


Above we have Zasimos and Low (left to right)

I used these guys in the classroom and the students LOVED it. Over 5 days the aliens "moved" to spots around the room and the students kept track of how many aliens were at 6 individual spots. Then they graphed the data on a line graph and did a little alien census. These little guys were a hit and I began to think of other ways that the aliens could be put into the classroom.
I also decided to switch Low out because he was a little too big for classroom purposes. So I made Wheelie:

Isn't s/he cute?!

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I made a purse! With a flower! on: March 19, 2010 07:42:17 AM
How lovely! I really like the clipon earing. That was a nice touch. Smiley
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: *MATURE* Monsieur Winky on: July 29, 2009 06:32:07 PM
HAHAHA! he's perfect! Grin The frame is perfect but I think he'd look even better if you found some flesh colored thread to give him some color. But either way, he's a 10!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted Ceramics on: December 21, 2008 07:42:56 PM
I wasn't sure where this project should go: knitting forum or ceramics forum. But I figured since 59% of the time spent making this thing WAS the time I spent knitting, it should go here!

For a final project in my ceramics class, I decided to incorporate my passion for knitting into it. I knitted a swatch with a loose gage and then dipped it into casting slip (liquid clay) and when I fired it, the yarn burned out and I was left wit a knitted clay shell!

This was from my first round of tests I did for the final project. the other piece did not make it into the low fire.  Embarrassed



When we held it up after it came out of the kiln, I thought it would look nice as a wall hanging so with much difficulty, we drilled a hole into it and found a nice white ribbon to hang it up with. Its going to be a Christmas present for my mum this year.

The pictures don't really give it justice. I had to use my phone's camera. Undecided But here is a close up.

There's probably five more of these puppies that are waiting to get fired. I played with texture and different types of yarn on most of them. They'll be posted sometime next semester.
I got to say that I'm quite proud of this experiment. If you really want to go "wow" google "Helen Gilmore knitted ceramics". I was inspired from her work and she managed to get a freaking TEAPOT to come out with this technique!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Gypsy Swallowtail on: May 27, 2008 06:51:06 PM
its sooo pretty! i like the black edgings it reminds me so much of a swallowtail.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Strawberry Cupcake on: May 27, 2008 06:43:32 PM
 Grin Grin *Hugs cupcake* that is toooo adorable! I love it!!!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: another quant on: May 27, 2008 06:37:02 PM
the colors are soo breathtaking! And it looks so pretty! is there a pattern your willing to share with us? Wink
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