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171  Refrigerator Doodad Display in CHALLENGE 8 ENTRIES by irid3sc3nt on: December 08, 2005 04:19:43 PM
Here's what I started with:

    snap-on gutter cover             plant dish                 chrome spray paint                   magnets

The snap-on gutter cover was first spray painted with the chrome spray paint.  Then I cut the sides of it so they were even.  I cut circles out of it and used a hot glue gun on the edges of the plant dishes.  The edges of the plant dishes were glued to the backside of the circles so the bottoms popped out.  Then magnets were glued on the back of the snap-on gutter cover.

Here's what I ended with:

This is fun because you can not only use it as a large frame for multiple pictures, but also store things in it whether it is toys for your cat, buttons you have made, spools of thread, monkeys in a barrel, whatever!
I decided that it would be a better idea to magnetize rather than hang on the wall because we don't have that much wall space, and it doesn't necessarily have to be on your fridge.  The magnets are terribly strong, though, and pinched one of my fingers as they snapped together.  The structure will NOT fall off the fridge!

This project was inspired by the Bubbles Wall Frame that used to be available at Urban Outfitters, but sold out over a year ago.
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172  Re: Geek Pride Swap Gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by irid3sc3nt on: December 04, 2005 05:34:29 PM
here's the stuff i sent tattooed_dork.  i'm posting 'em up, with her permission, of course, since she's received them!

tattoo gun stamp
ugly ornament
ugly plaid journal
i <3 dorks button
johnny the homocidal maniac tank top ( because i could not find any tees in this season! )
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173  Re: Belle Star Knitalong!! in Knitalongs by irid3sc3nt on: November 16, 2005 08:30:23 PM
I finally finished it.  I didn't add tassles because the few I added made it look really raggedy.  I was going to add some decorative beads on a string, but that fell through.  To top it off, this pic is horrible.... ugh it's been a long day and my knitting crap is EVERYWHERE.

And the increases just made folds, not a nice V shape.  I'll try and block it to see if it helps.
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174  Re: Belle Star Knitalong!! in Knitalongs by irid3sc3nt on: November 08, 2005 10:25:58 AM
I'm reviving this knit-a-long cuz why make another topic of the same thing?  I'm knitting this for my bf's sis.  I'm going to have to try a few swatches because I definately did not get the yarn the pattern called for.  Instead I found this:  Shag from Crystal Palace Yarns  www.straw.com.  It was 50% off at a little store I went to in Des Moines.  I bought four skeins for $20.
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175  Re: Intarsia or Fair Isle on a One Color Pattern in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by irid3sc3nt on: November 02, 2005 08:57:17 AM
thanks!  here's what I ended up doing.  the nice lady at my lys helped me out!
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176  Re: Irish Hiking Scarf KAL in Knitalongs by irid3sc3nt on: October 31, 2005 05:04:02 PM
Okay, I figured it out.  First off, I went to my local yarn store, The Knitting Shoppe, and learned a great deal there.  Homespun is textured, so the cables aren't going to show up.  SO....  I went with this great mix of wool and tweed.  I can't remember the name of the company who sells it, though.  It turns out that all I had to do was wind the colors on yarn bobbins.  Seven of them, to be exact, since there are three cable parts and four non-cable parts.  I truly made this more difficult for myself, but it's a great learning experience!

Here's the yarn wound on the bobbins.                             
                                               Here's my knitting with the ends woven in already.
Here it is so far.  It's much easier to knit now.

I finally finished it!  I don't have the final dimensions since I forgot to take those and it's already boxed up..  but here's a picture of it.  It was knitted with Cascade's Tweed yarn.  I'm trying the Danica scarf from knitty next.

note: scarf completed dec. 9th
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177  Re: Blackberry from Knitty KAL in Knitalongs by irid3sc3nt on: October 29, 2005 07:06:23 PM
Blocking helped tremendously.  I went to my local antique store and found the perfect pin for it.  My sis will love it!  Cheesy


Don't give up because once it's finished, you can show it off to people and they will think you're awesome.  I speak from experience.
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178  Re: Zeeby's Bag - completed! in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by irid3sc3nt on: October 29, 2005 12:58:05 PM
I know this is an older topic, but I think it would be better to have all the completed bags in one place.

Here's mine, just in time for christmas.
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179  Fuzzyfeet--knitted felted cozy slippers! in Knitalongs by irid3sc3nt on: October 24, 2005 09:57:15 AM
Here's fuzzyfeet from knitty:  http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTfuzzyfeet.html

I'm knitting these for my ma for christmas.  They're a pretty quick knit, I think I started them last week Tuesday and I'm already finished with one and working on the second.

If you want to see how others have turned out, there's this old post:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=23914.0

Let's knit together, yeah yeah yeah.

oct. 31:
I picked up Periwinkle and here it is!  I didn't need to cast on over two needles, I just cast it loosely.  When I join, I like to make the joined part tight.

Here are the 44 stitches. 
11 stitches on each needle. 
Four needles.
                                                        Here it is during the st st first bit.

nov 2:
Here's the heel knitted on two needles.
                                        Here's the heel turn.  You can see the decreasing puckers the work.

Here's the picking up of the side stitches.  This is pretty simple since you slipped the side stitches.  They are giant Vs.
                                        Here is everything picked up, complete with markers, and ready to be worked.

Here's after shaping the gusset.  You have a heel!

nov. 11th:

I felted these babies by hand in a sink with hot water and lots of dishwashing liquid.  I kneaded them all together, but spent time on each sock massaging it.  I did that for 20 minutes.  Then I tried them on to get a shape and then stuffed them with plastic and paper bags.  They're sitting in front of a little heater.  I also brushed them with a small toothbrush to gather up the loose hair and also to give it a more fuzzy look.

Note: My mom brought hers back to me with holes in the heel and the ball of the foot.  I happened to find a method for darning holes in Knitorama by Rachel Matthews.  It actually has different methods depending on the hole size, etc.  Anywho, as a suggestion for future knitters, keep whatever is left over of this yarn in your stash or reinforce those two spots (or wherever your socks generally wear out at) after it's felted with the same yarn.  It may even make it a bit cushier.
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180  Re: Blackberry from Knitty KAL in Knitalongs by irid3sc3nt on: October 18, 2005 11:04:20 AM

I knitted the bobbles and after bringing the six stitches over the one leg, I gently pulled on my yarn strand to tighten them up.  The next stitch I knitted with a lot of tension (tightly).  I did the same when I was knitting across the back side when I came to the stitch with the bobble.  That significantly helped the hole problem--  I had knit too loosely when I started so they were popping through to the wrong side!

These are my bobbles.  When the whole sweater is knitted, it looks great.
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