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1  Re: Easy Postcard Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by trisarahtop on: November 09, 2006 01:08:29 AM
and ALSO, I love that Illinios Wine Country postcard that Sarah sent stellato_escuro.

Okay... there are just too many great ones to mention. More please!!  Cheesy

First off, I completely agree about the great cards. My favorites are the North Carolina ones that look like the cover of Bruce Springsteen's Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ. I didn't know they made cards like that, but I want some!

Second, novastarlet, if I can find another one of those I'll PM you and send it to you (even in an envelope so you can keep it, if you want). I believe it's part of a promotional thing the Board of Tourism is/was doing. They made all these wonderful postcards and just left them places. I know they're basically just commercials for the state, but they're some of the more beautiful and interesting postcards I've ever seen, I had to share my favorites!

Anyway, my cards! I finally scanned them tonight. Excuse any poor quality, it's the first time I've used my scanner (it's built into my printer, and I don't scan many things, so...)

From stopitgetdown:


From stellata_escuro:


From katjones:


From Eccles2003:


From aura.reincarnation:



Thank you all, they're beautiful! As are everyone else's, of course!
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2  Re: Teaching Myself Cables... in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by trisarahtop on: November 04, 2006 11:09:13 AM
I made a cabled hat using a pattern, and there were decreases in the stockinette parts, and the cables got much smaller towards the top of the hat. I really think that it looks best that way, actually. This is a close-up of the hat, I don't know if you can really tell much though.

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3  Pi Vest (Knit.1 Fall 2006) in Knitting: Completed Projects by trisarahtop on: October 30, 2006 09:13:16 AM
So, regardless of my original problems with casting on, I finally finished the Pi Vest from Knit.1's Fall issue. Actually, I finished it about two weeks ago. And I finished it for a second time - the first time I made it, it was so huge I had to take it apart and retry. I'm still not perfectly thrilled with it. I think that if I were making it for a third time (which I'm definitely not), I would make it on size 7 needles, for a denser and thicker fabric that doesn't hang as loose. You can't really tell from the pictures, but it's still fairly loose. Anyway, here are some pictures!

Picture of the whole vest:


Close up of the pi:


And here I am, wearing it:


I'm not really much of a photographer, or photograph-subject. But, I did want to share the vest that I spent so long on. It's worth it anyway, though, because I've gotten a bunch of compliments on it already. Of course, I wear it pretty much whenever I'm not working, so it's not like I don't give people plenty of opportunities to compliment it.
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4  Re: Saturday Market Bag help! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by trisarahtop on: July 07, 2006 11:10:39 PM
I think that maybe what I did was switch the k1 and the second YO, so instead it goes like this:

Row 1 (RS) k1 *yo, sl 1, yo, k1, psso the knit st and the following yo; repeat from*
Row 2 *P2, drop the yo from the proceeding row; rep from* end p1.
Row 3 K2, rep from * of Row 1, end k1.
Row 4 P3 * drop the yo from the proceeding row, P2; rep from*

It worked perfectly well, and the bag is great! I took a bunch of pictures (you can see them all here). This is the best picture I have of the lace pattern:




Ooooh and also, assuming you pick the project back up (I know it took a lot of self-convincing for me to do it after I had probably 10 tries that didn't work), just so you know you should probably make the strap a few inches shorter than you want it. I found that it stretched a lot more than I expected, so I made the strap maybe about 2 inches shorter than I wanted it at its shortest, but with anything at all in it stretches a lot lower than I meant it to. I have the strap tied so it's about 4 or 5 inches shorter.
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5  Order of the Phoenix Hoodie in Stenciling: Completed Projects by trisarahtop on: June 26, 2006 09:53:30 AM
It's true, I'm a proud member of the Order of the Phoenix. I'm also not very good at keeping secrets. If I was a stonemason, I wouldn't be for long.

Anyway, I made this sweatshirt so that everyone knows where I fall in this conflict. I used an old hoodie I had in my closet (which is great because it's already broken in), with silver acrylic paint and textile medium. I'm waiting until tomorrow to heat-set it, but I had to post it already.



Close-ups:






If you couldn't tell, I'm a slight Harry Potter fan.
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6  Cleaning an old... piece of art in Discussion and Questions by trisarahtop on: June 04, 2006 11:31:36 PM
Okay so yesterday I went to Savers, everyone's favorite thrift department store, and as I was standing in line, I noticed the most amazing piece of art I've pretty much ever seen. As soon as I saw it, I knew that I wanted to fancy it up and I knew exactly how. It is, however, rather dirty, and I have no idea how to clean it up. I think it's a photograph, because of the lovely little Olan Mills logo in the corner.



I don't know what it's printed on, because it looks sort of like watercolor paper, not photo paper. I think you can kind of see the... I guess the texture of it. If you know how to clean this kind of thing (or why someone would get rid of it!) let me know! Thanks!
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7  Felt Appliqued Owl Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by trisarahtop on: May 14, 2006 07:07:56 PM
I call it "The Owls Go,or give a hoot use a tote (instead of plastic bags)." Brevity is not my thing.




I made it almost two weeks ago, but lost several components to my camera (the battery recharger and the cord that connects the camera to my computer, to be specific) that are necessary for the use of said camera. I found them yesterday during a massive end of semester clean out of my apartment, so I was finally able to take pictures and post them. Unfortunately, the felt has already started to pill a little, since I use the bag a lot and the felt is really cheap. But it's still so cute!
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8  Dobby tea cozy, and more FOs in Knitting: Completed Projects by trisarahtop on: January 09, 2006 11:42:09 PM
I've basically spent my winter break knitting, and I have some cool stuff to show for it! In chronological order:

A hat (which I actually finished before break, but I don't think I ever took pictures of it):


a close-up of the cables:


I think I used the cable pattern from the plain cabled hat in one of the Stitch N Bitch books, but I'm actually not sure. I just sort of felt like cabling, and I'm sure I didn't make up the pattern myself, but I also don't remember actually using a pattern.

Corkscrew Scarf from Loop-d-Loop:


Modelled by my hesitant and not at all thrilled sister.

Tea Cozy:

I made this for my mom for Christmas, and had so much yarn left over I wanted to make another, so I made...

My piece de resistance, the Dobby tea cozy!


I was originally just making a striped tea cozy, but when I was almost done, I realized that I was using basically the Gryffindor colors. Some member of my family, who shall remain unnamed (because I can't remember who it was), said that it must be the cozy Dobby wears as a hat. That's when I decided to make Dobby ears for it.

It's not as functional as the other one, but it's so awesome! And it's wearable as a hat! Here's a picture of me, in fully Dobby mode (even though you can hardly tell I'm wearing it - all the other pictures cut off the ears too much, and I looked too dumb).

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9  Re: Clone High stencil anyone? in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by trisarahtop on: June 05, 2005 12:04:09 AM
This was the only picture of just Gandhi I could find. If you have a better/different picture you want, I'm pretty sure I can do it without a problem!

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10  Re: Butthole surfers? The Notwist? Ellen Allien? Sigur Ros? in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by trisarahtop on: June 04, 2005 11:53:46 AM
I made one for you! I hope it's okay...


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