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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: One hour hat! on: November 22, 2005 07:30:11 PM
Hey, much thanks to woolgathered for her cool pattern! Smiley
I used it to make my new hat - though I have to say, the slightly dodgy results were my fault and not the patterns at all!

I put some 2x1 ribbing round the bottom edge, not that you can really tell with the chunky yarn, and I knitted the whole thing on my Denise circulars, kinda making it up as I went along when I got to the decreases and moving the stitches around so I could do a kind of Magic Loop type thing.

I do like it, I love the colours, but unfortunately my stubborness with the colours meant that I ended up with two different weights of yarn so it goes a bit bumpy in the red (chunkier) stripes :s Plus it turned out a bit big, so it makes my head look huge and the bumps really show round the back, but on the good side it also goes right down over my ears and down to my neck, which is good cos its *freezing* here at the moment! Even so, anyone got any ideas how I could maybe shrink it a bit as I can't be bothered ripping it out and starting again, even though it was really easy and quick! Again, colour stubbornness dictated that the red is half wool, half acrylic (sirdar bigga) and the green is r2 fuzzy felt (which is gorgeous) 68% Nylon 16% Merino Wool 20% Acrylic 6% Alpaca, so I'm not entirely sure what would happen if I tried to block/felt/wash/boil it.

Any tips appreciated!

rach =)
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: costumes for a redhead? on: October 26, 2005 01:08:15 PM
You could be Bat Girl. Bat girl has red hair, right?

yes she does Smiley at least barbara gordon's batgirl did, and she is the proper one, depite all the costume shops referencing alica silverstone in the film.
i'm being batgirl this year, am making my costume at the moment, it is impossible to find yellow boots! so i've had to paint some instead, and just finished making my cape Smiley
have picked up some great ideas for next year from this thread though! thanks!
rach =)
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: beaded and sequined change purses on: January 13, 2005 08:56:11 PM

I love this one, i never thought of doing something ike that with the middle of old records, thats such a good idea! (one i may have to steal to put on a few tshirts :S!)

I love how you put stuff inside too, especially the cuban money, now it can look like she never has an empty purse! As someone else said, the beading and everything looks really professional too, well done Smiley
luv,blessings&dismantledatomicbombs, rach =)
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: batgirl logo in need of a home on: January 10, 2005 07:17:20 PM
hey, thanks for all the replies and good ideas! i think i'll probably go with the patch idea as i have some kickass baby justice league fabric that i'm going to make a bag out of, so they would go well together :) i don't know much about felting but i guessed since its acrylic it wouldnt work?

i made a couple of green lantern charts if anyone is interested, i think i'll go with the classic GL logo but there's some kyle rayner ones there too (my friend's a green lantern freak, he will want one of every costume!) and my bat logo is there too, with the added stitches in for next time when i do it better!

i love birds of prey too! oracle kinda has her own logo but its not half as cool as when she used to be batgirl. if you wanted something subtle i guess you could make up a kind of logo with pictures for huntress, canary and oracle next to each other, kinda like the powerpuff girls! maybe an ancient greek oracle type symbol or that digital head in green for oracle, a little yellow bird for canary and that cross that huntress always wears in purple? for catwoman i would do something with the eyes and maybe the ears as they're her kinda motif, just simple shapes like her character designs on gothamgirls.com. can you tell i'm trying to avoid thinking about the essay i'm supposed to be writing?! ;)

luv,blessings&goldielookinchain, rach =)
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: The Ubiquitous Space Invaders Scarf! on: January 10, 2005 06:06:32 PM
That kicks butt!! I love the stripes and the fringe and the colors. That's sweet.

did you make the pattern up yourself or did you get it from somewhere?

I made the pattern. Smiley It's over here. http://www.livejournal.com/community/punk_knitters/221267.html#cutid1

thanks for the link, that scarf is really cool, i will have to get round to trying it out myself sometime Smiley
luv,blessings&mylo, rach =)
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / batgirl logo in need of a home on: January 07, 2005 09:20:15 PM
hey, first picture i've posted so i hope this works!


i was practicing knitting pictures tonight, after teaching myself out of the SnB book, this is only my third attempt and my first go at making my own chart! its only tiny, about 3 inches wide, but i quite like it so anyone got any ideas what i could do with it now? its also curling up a bit, i know stockinette has a tendency to curl in at the sides but this is curling top to bottom, how can i make it lie flat?! i think if i did it again i'd change my chart so the little stitches at the end of the wings didnt look so lost but as it is i think it looks quite cool :) think i'm going for either wonder woman or green lantern next ;)

luv,blessings&superheros, rach =)
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: The Ubiquitous Space Invaders Scarf! on: January 07, 2005 09:06:23 PM
your scarf rocks Smiley i love the colours too!

did you make the pattern up yourself or did you get it from somewhere? i hope your friend loves it, tis a very cool present to receive!

luv,blessings&pinkness, rach =)
8  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: How Did You Find Craftster? / Craftster Sightings! on: December 26, 2004 08:25:26 AM
My friend told me about Craftster ages ago after accidentally finding it on the internet and (quite rightfully) thinking I would love it here! But I just found a Craftster sighting in one of my favourite magazines too so I thought I'd let you know, it was in this month's (Jan05) issue of NGC magazine in the UK, an unofficial Nintendo games mag. I figured they must've seen the BoingBoing thing too cos the Mario quilt got mentioned in their 'best of the 'net' section on page 105.

--- "UGH! FINALLY!! My Mario quilt is complete." says internet resident 'Emily', having spent months stictching together 4cm squares of comfiness. The end result? A colourful, cosy bedcover featuring the 'tached one. Comments from impressed visitors include "You are my hero" and "Precision exemplified!" - and also "I love how it's pixellated, like in real life!" from someone who's presumably trapped in the Matrix.---
they then give the URL...

so you might be seeing a few more nintendo fans on here in the near future, not that we don't have millions already! I love all the nintendo inspired craftiness, especially the mario quilt, a true labour of love and a brilliant idea Smiley
luv, blessings & pixelblocks, rach =)
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