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1  Winter Blues Sweater With Pattern link in Knitting: Completed Projects by GeekMagnet on: February 02, 2009 06:10:12 PM
My second sweater for me!  I started this sweater thinking I would make it my winter coat and line it but towards the end, i decided I wanted to be able to wear it inside so its just a sweater, but it is certainly warm enough to be a coat.

Pattern: http://garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=109&d_id=3&lang=us
Worked bottom up with body in one piece, the sleeves are worked in the round and joined for the yoke.

Yarn:Frog Tree Merino Melange - 13 skeins

pictures! (it still needs buttons...)







Modifications:
Continued the cable all the way to shoulders instead of doing the garter yoke.
Instead of raglan decreases, I decreased every right side row on the sleeve side of markers.
omitted hood, did short ribbed collar
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2  Re: Halo2 Master Chief Shirt in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by GeekMagnet on: April 12, 2007 10:12:33 PM
I found the image on a stencil site.  I don't know which one.  It was a stencil someone else had done on a wall.  I took out the background and fixed it back to black and white.
Here it is:


its a little pixely bc i had to switch it from a jpg to a bmp to upload it.  So i would save it as a monochromatic bmp in paint to fix it a little.
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3  Halo2 Master Chief Shirt in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by GeekMagnet on: March 29, 2007 06:31:08 PM
I made this shirt for a LAN party tomorrow so I can represent my nerdyness.

I used a stencil image i found online somewhere and since stenciling is alot of work, i use transfers.  I used poster printing in MSWord to print Master Chief(the main character in the Xbox game Halo) off big to cover my entire shirt.  Because Master Chief is a serious man and deserves to be HUGE.

I used two pages printed landscape and ironed them on side by side.

Instructions!
1. Open word.  Change to landscape (file, page setup, click landscape)
2. Insert image and resize so it is the height of the page
3. Go to File, Print.  Click Properties.  Every printer is different so click around until you find a multi-page or poster printing option and chose 2x2.
4. Make sure you chose the mirror image setting if using white tshirt transfers.

and without further ado... Pictures!






If my lady parts weren't so large then it would lay a little flatter...


Questions and comments welcome
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4  Re: Brea Purse from Berocco in Knitalongs by GeekMagnet on: January 16, 2007 10:28:05 PM
Yay, I finished mine today! I'm pretty excited with how it turned out.







Details:
I used a double strand of TLC Cara Mia in Melon (50% Acrylic, 19% Nylon, 18% Rayon, 13% Angora)

Size 8 circulars

I didn't make any changes(other than the handle) and I had no problems following the pattern.  This was my first extensive cabling project. 
For the handle I used an EmbellishKnit (http://www.joanns.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$AXHLAXYAAKKXIP4SY5NBHOR50LD3OEPO?CATID=24976&PRODID=82526)with brown yarn to make a 5 strand braid.  I really like how that turned out.

I lined it with an old pair of brown corduroy pants I had.  I machine sewed the lining together then machine sewed it to the purse because I have ZERO patience for hand sewing which results in it looking horrible.

I do think it is a little big and could be smaller but I love it anyway.
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5  Re: anyone out there do scanner art? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by GeekMagnet on: December 11, 2006 02:21:59 PM
I have!  We call them scanograms.

This one is knitting needles that were rolling side to side as it scanned





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6  Re: Hand warming device Crochetalong! in Crochetalongs by GeekMagnet on: September 18, 2006 08:39:23 PM
Do it in the round without turning.  I did a pair ( i stopped at the fingers and didnt add each individual finger) and they look great, no wobbly seam. just mark the beginning of your row so you know where to make you increases.  a big time saver is to put a marker where each increase goes for the thumb gusset and then you don't have to count anything, just increase at the marker and move it up.

um...lets see, i have a picture somewhere...


there, they were in self striping sock yarn.
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7  Re: How can I convert this cozy to crochet? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by GeekMagnet on: May 26, 2006 07:37:15 PM
I figured it out! it was really simple and looks great!

I made it for an iPod mini because that is what my bf has but it would be easy to make it for any size.
I made it a little different than the one pictured because I am not a big fan of velcro.  I made it so that the ipod slips in through the 'collar' of the hoodie.  it also has a open end so you can charge it without removing it from the cover.  

I also used Tunisian knit stitch so it would be really thick and tight to protect the ipod.  I really like the way it turned out.  I used Lionbrand cotton ease.(cotton/acrylic blend)

Ok, here are the pics:

full hoodie view



view of side gusset

bottom


Ok, here is the pattern

Tunisian crochet iPod Hoodie Pattern:

Yarn: cotton or cotton/acrylic blend sportweight is best
Hook: size to get a nice tight fabric (I used a F)
Gauge: figure out your own since this object is so small, just figure out how many stitches you need to make accross based on the width of your ipod plus 1/2"

hoodie is crocheted in one flat piece from the bottom of the back up leaving a v shaped gap for the hood part halfway through

chain 14(or however many you need to equal width +1/2''
row 1: work a foundation row in tunisian simple stitch
row 2: work a row of tunisian knit stitch
work even in tunisian knit stitch(tks) until equals the height of your ipod
begin shaping for collar
right side
 row1: work tks in first 4 stitches(5 loops on hook) finish as normal leaving rest of row unworked OR  row2:work tks accross increasing between the last 2 stitches(6 loops)
row3: work a row of tks(6 loops)
row4: work tks accross increasing between the last 2 stitches (7 loops)
row5: work a row of tks(7 loops)  
repeat rows 4 and 5 until your number of loops equals half the number you chained intially (in my case it would be 7)
left side
join a separate piece of yarn in the unfinished row 5 stitches from the end
work same as right side but increase between the first two stitches instead of the last two
fasten off

pick up the stitch from the right side and work across the right side in tks and accross the left side
work even in tks util piece will fit up and over an ipod

holding right sides together, slip stitch bottom leaving opening for bottom port and slip stitch up sides.  

Hood:
chain an even number of stitches so that it will fit around the opening (mine was 18)
work even in tks for about 8 rows then decrease twice in the center on the next 2 or 3 rows
fold in half and whipstitch one side together for the top and slip stitch other end around opening.

Pocket:
pick up a couple of stitch where you want your pocket then work 2 rows of tks then 3 rows decreasing at beginning and end.  whipstitch top down

here is a diagram if that was just really confusing:



let me know if you have any questions.
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8  Re: Resident Advisor (RA) Job in Discussion and Questions by GeekMagnet on: May 23, 2006 09:46:42 PM
Hi, I am also a residential staff member.  this is the In/Out board i have on my door.  I is a cookie sheet with magnets that say in, out and sleeping.  it has Lucy from the Peanuts cartoons and says "the doctors is  " on the Physciatric booth.


I have made several others for other people for this one i did individual magnets for the places instead of a list of places with one magnet, it was a better use of space.  I made an Elvis on for a friend, and a football one for my boyfriend.

and I took a picture of the door decs left up on my door


you should choose a theme and then base all your decorations on that.  it is alot easier.

this year our building theme was ecosystems(very strange) and each floor was a different ecosystem; sky, desert,ocean,rainforest, forest, artic

for next year our theme is board games, which is going to be alot of fun with floor themes of candyland, guess who, chess, monopoly, dating game, life.

For door decs, some of the ones i have done/seen:
tiki torches- brown paper for the stake part and then a two piece red and orange flame
cd fish- cd with paper fins and a googly eye
baseball cards mounted on construction paper
cocnuts and bananas
coffee mugs shapes cut out of contruction paper with marshmallows with the letters of everyone's names
sailboats
any cartoon character- ninja turtles, simpsons, mario,south park etc.
crayons- easy and looks great and colorfull
race cars
playing cards
paper dolls
origami

if you come up with a theme, i would be glad to come up with ideas based on that.
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9  Cupcake-a-licious in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by GeekMagnet on: April 21, 2006 10:09:31 PM
Yay! I finished it!
I started it on Saturday and I finished early Thursday morning so I could wear it as my birthday shirt.
I made the Medium size.
I used Lion Brand Microspun yarn and i hate it.  I love the color and it looks fine, but its already fuzzy and the yarn was pain bc it kept splitting. not fun.
But I got tons of complements. 

detail of the ribbon and collar


this shows the bottom shells and most of the whole thing


a full shot
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10  Punk Rock Backpack-In Tunisian Crochet in Crochet: Completed Projects by GeekMagnet on: April 10, 2006 11:13:50 PM
So, this weekend was mission stash bust so I can rationalize buying more yarn.  So I made a Crochet version of SnB Punk Rock Backpack.
I wanted to put a ninja turtle on it but i couldn't get the chart small enough to it fit on the back so I settled for the Rocket.
I used yellow arylic yarn ( I don't know how much)
Used Tunisian Simple Stitch
Size J afghan hook
I took me about 5 hours to complete the pieces, and I crochet slow.



Please excuse my messy room



close up of rocket!



I rushed stitching the lining to the bag and it looks crappy so i need to re-do it.


I don't know what I'm gonna do with it.  It's not really something I'll use.  But it is super cool.
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