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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Giant triangle necklace with tutorial on: November 06, 2012 01:04:06 PM
Oh good! I was terribly worried the mostly pictorial instructions might confuse more than illuminate.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Giant triangle necklace with tutorial link on: November 04, 2012 01:21:21 PM
Hello all,



After receiving numerous compliments and inquiries about a necklace that took me 15 minutes to whip up, I wrote a tutorial so everyone could share the joys of a giant minimalist metal necklace dangling from their person.

As an added bonus, the triangular shape seems to imply I am somehow a member of the Illuminati, as shouted at me by people in my neighborhood. Man, I wish. The tutorial's on the website, and if anything's unclear, please let me know and I'll do my best to clarify. Enjoy!




 
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: AIM Conversation Cross Stitch on: July 09, 2012 12:40:02 PM
Eeee! Featured project- I am exceedingly flattered!

@SharkyNell - yes, by the end I was able to stitch EVERYTHING without referring to my little cheat sheet, and on NYC subways, no less. Nothing gives you elbow room on crowded public transport like stabbing a needle repeatedly with a glazed look in your eyes.

@DeathToLems - I've saved most of my AIM conversations for the last few years, and the best ones were between me and that person. That conversation just happened to be at the top of the list given the way I formatted the names and dates.

@karizmatic and WideEyedLife - it's an EXCELLENT way to preserve these otherwise ephemeral conversations, hence my extremely thin justification for working on this! Now future generations can read our misspellings! But seriously, I thought it was the best way to preserve something I really enjoyed in the moment,
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: AIM Conversation Cross Stitch on: June 29, 2012 02:08:44 PM
The hardest part was copying all the misspellings properly - I kept accidentally correcting words or punctuation while stitching.
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / AIM Conversation Cross Stitch on: June 27, 2012 08:23:32 PM
Hello All,

I've posted further pictures and descriptives here
- my hands are about to fall off from having completed this monster. Do enjoy!



6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Wampa Plushie on: July 07, 2010 06:21:54 PM


A few months back I sewed a small stuffed Wampa from felt and cloth, for no particular reason save Wampas are awesome. He stands about 5" tall. The body is cotton covered in layers of clipped felt (basic craft store variety stuff), as are the arms and horns.



The detachable detached arm is felt with red embroidery and knotted red floss strands, attached with velcro.



I wrote more about it and Wampas in general with making-of and additional pictures here. Wampas!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Giant Friendship Bracelet on: July 05, 2010 01:00:13 PM
I genuinely couldn't figure out what category this would go under, as it's not specifically designed to decorate the home, doesn't fit in under the 'fiber arts' categories, and is more 'macrame' than knitting or crochet. For reasons I'm still unsure, I made a giant friendship bracelet big enough to be a floor runner. It's about 18 inches wide and 4 feet long.



It's the same exact technique normally used to make friendship bracelets (numerous strands knotted around each other to form a fabric), just using larger 'thread'. I dyed the rope myself, which, considering what a pain it was I'm rather proud of. That and I managed to get all the stains off my bathroom.

Yep, giant friendship bracelet. There are a few more photos and a longer description here, if you care to read it.


8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Zelda cross-stitch on: July 02, 2010 04:52:01 PM
Nice! Just to save your eyeballs and screen for next time, you can search for almost any video game's character sheets online using the term 'sprites'.
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Linked Together Zelda Wedding Sampler on: July 02, 2010 04:47:25 PM
I stitched this up a while ago but just got around to creating a workable pattern from it. A friend of mine was getting married and what with his fondness for Zelda, I couldn't resist making a pun-based wedding sampler. It's stitched on black Aida 14-count cloth and measured approximately 9 x 7 inches, I think.




This is the closest picture I have to the finished and framed project; silly me, I neglected to take one last picture before sending it off. If anyone likes, the charts are available at my website. Enjoy!
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: TWO-Hour Sweater! on: November 17, 2009 06:16:49 PM
I printed out the pattern last night and have been looking online for some yarn, but I am not as thin as the model.  I read all the posts but did not see that anybody needed a large or xlarge size.  Any ideas of how to adjust the pattern for a bigger size?  Thanks!
Debi

Hey there,

If you'd like to add some extra stitches at both sides of the body, that should about do it- the way the sweater's put together you'll widen the body and sleeve circumference at the same time. You'd just have to remember to add x stitches before and after the amount to knit before purling in the triangular neck pattern. I wouldn't worry too much that the sleeves would be disproportionately wider if you increased the body width- I made the pattern a little bit larger (one extra stitch each side) and the sleeves were a bit snug on my thin arms.
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