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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: One weekend, 3 FOs! (now with tutes) on: March 30, 2007 10:36:58 AM
I have to confess, i prefer yours to the Frankenknits one. Really professional looking, bet they make you happy when you wear them!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Giant Plug on: March 30, 2007 01:08:44 AM
Can you tell us how long it took and what size needles you used? 

Umm, well altogether it took 5 weeks to make, thats pretty much solid knitting, with all the sewing and woodwork fitted in. the plug is knitted on 6mm needles, the wires are 3mm and the socket was 8mm. It's made from three jumpers, a duvet, a sheet, wadding, foam (scrap store), i confess i bought the yarn for the coloured bits, and pine. The joins on the wood are mortice and tenon, i wanted a stronger join because of the 90 degree angle of the pins.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Giant Plug on: March 29, 2007 09:38:59 AM
Yes, it's really comfy actually!, I've noted those round my house enjoy playing with the cable, especially the end bits

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Giant Plug on: March 29, 2007 09:01:49 AM
hi! I've edited it so it's clearer... sorry for the confusion
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Felt cameras and sewing machine on: March 29, 2007 07:40:55 AM
I really like what you've done -soft sculpture really changes the perception of an everyday object, translates the mechanical into the homesun, or perhaps just embellishes the link.... 

Are you making cases or replicas? Have you seen the work of Janet Morton (i realise she knits but she made a "domestic interior").

And as someone who is also fascinated by the everyday, i must say this does rock my socks
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted Giant Plug on: March 29, 2007 07:27:51 AM
I understand that the majority of you kids are US individuals<edit> I thought because for us it's a really familiar object, an emblem of homelife</edit>. So i understand if this has less appeal to you than my fellow brits...

Behold, SockeToMe, 12.5 times the size of a regular BS1363...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/theasparagusfreak/plug/DSCF1286.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/theasparagusfreak/plug/DSCF1282.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/theasparagusfreak/plug/DSCF1310.jpg
that's me with it for an idea of scale

I had it up in my second year exhibition a couple of weeks ago, here's my artist's statement:

This work looks at the domestic plug and socket, which has possibilities to function as a stool. It addresses idea of tidying up (to tidy the stool away, it can be plugged into the socket, thus completing the piece) and the failure to meet the ideal of an uncluttered home- how often would this tidying device be realistically employed?

By simply exploding the scale, importance is given to an everyday object. The hand knitted one-off construction works against the standardisation of mass production. The reference to clothing leads to a realisation that the stereotypical image of a plug is just the shell for the wires and fuse. The audience may be reminded of Jonathan Swifts Gullivers Travels. Is the plug large, or are you small?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/theasparagusfreak/plug/DSCF1288.jpg
It has all the writing that a standard UK plug has on it.
7  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / South West plea for help! on: January 21, 2007 12:16:19 PM
Hi, I'm a craft student in falmouth. I'm currently working on my project for exhibition for which i am knitting a plug (60 cm wide, 55cm deep and 50 cm high) annd a socket which hangs on the wall and the plug can plug into. The plug has a wooden frame but is upholstered.

I have no idea where to get hold of foam cheaply, i'm worried i'm going to end up selling out in tragos and spending 60 or more unless something amazing comes up on freecycle
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: mispronunciations! 'fess up! on: May 16, 2006 11:50:29 AM
gingham = ging-um

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I Hate this Shawl on: February 04, 2006 10:20:05 AM
hahahaha, i've knitted with that stuff too! good job but the stuff is not great to knit with. its like knitting with tights
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cord peaked cap, three pictures [Tutorial with picture] on: February 03, 2006 12:44:13 PM
whadda u guys think... sorry no action shots  Roll Eyes

-kim

nice, the tartan looks toll. gotta wait till i get home now to make some more! Have you noticed that they have just crept into shops like Topshop? How rude of them to copy fashion gurus such as us!
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