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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Can I dye a finished item? on: January 08, 2007 11:43:55 AM
I offered to knit a shawl for a friend of mine who's getting married next October.  Out of all the patterns I showed her, she chose the Icarus shawl from last summer's Interweave (fine with me, I wanted to knit it anyway).  Color, however, is still up in the air.

I was thinking I could knit the shawl using some KnitPicks bare laceweight wool from my stash, and then dye it later if she decides to go green (or gold or orange or brown or red...) with the Jacquard Acid dyes. 

Now, I'm inclined to think that this would work, if I follow the usual blocking/wet garment precautions, but I'm also afraid I'll turn my hard work into a useless wad of mess...   

Any thoughts?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knit Your Own Eye Patch on: November 16, 2005 07:36:51 AM
I've fallen in with a rough crowd of crafty pirates.

Visit http://www.craftgirl.net/2005/11/knit-your-own-eye-patch.html for the pattern. AAARRRRGH!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bjork for Halloween on: November 01, 2005 06:19:37 AM
I was inspired by Skrillaknits Bjork inspired knits (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35651.0) and knit my own:

It was really fun to wear. Most people had no idea who I was, then someone would figure it out and shriek, "Oh MyGod, you're BJORK!"

There's one more picture and some not very technical information on my blog: www.craftgirls.net.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / It's the Annual Knitting Rush! on: October 21, 2005 08:21:02 AM
I just counted all of the projects I've got that are unfinished, depite my having all of the materials: 23

That's right, TWENTY-THREE. Embarrassed

They don't all have to be finished for the holidays, but I've got to finish them before I can add too many more projects to the "want to knit" list. Those 23 don't include the 6 projects I don't have yarn for yet (two of which need to be finished for Christmas).

You can see a semi-detailed list of all projects on my blog, linked below.

I don't know if I'm going to make it ...
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Creating Camouflage??? on: March 30, 2005 10:04:26 AM
My husband and are going camping with a large group of friends in a few weeks and we want to make a flag for our campsite.

Our dream is to have the name "Camp Fabulous"  on a pink camouflage background. We would like to use flag nylon so it'll last a while, but can't find it in pink camo! Shocker.

Anyway, has anyone ever made their own camo print? Maybe with spraypaint or stencils?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The Gates, Central Park, New York City 1979-2005 on: February 24, 2005 09:00:51 AM
My husband and I went to New York yesterday to see The Gates. It was absolutely stunning.

I even made a scarf to commemorate the occasion:

See more photos and scarf info at my blog: http://www.craftgirls.net/
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's Fuzzyfeet on: January 31, 2005 09:44:53 AM
Just a few months ago, the very thought of knitting socks, let alone felting, left me full of fear. But no more! I knit my husband Matt a pair of Fuzzyfeet!

I used Cascade 220 and you can probably tell that I let him pick the color. So here they before going in the washer:

After felting (probably took 12-15 minutes), here is Matt wearing them wet so they can mold to his feet. Note the careful attention of our quality control inspector:

The final finished pair:
Matt hasn't gotten to wear them dry yet, as he's at work, but he did say last night that he liked to cuffs up, for extra warmth around the ankles. Now that it's finally acting like winter here, he needs something to keep his toes and ankles warm.  
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