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1  My first portrait in a long time in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by PlayCrackTheSky on: January 12, 2008 04:48:33 PM
It's been a while since I actually drew anything seriously. I used to draw portraits all the time but I'm not really into it anymore. My art teacher saw some of my old drawings and wanted me to enter one in a youth artist award thing so for the first time in a while, I took out the pencils and sketchpad and set to work.



So for my sake, can you guys guess who it is? My mind would feel so much better if people were able to recognize who it is!
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2  Re: Gah in Knitalongs by PlayCrackTheSky on: March 05, 2007 12:08:15 PM

PlayCrackTheSky- Practically every type of yarn could and should be blocked. It evens out the fabric and the st's, if nothing more. Being a "natural fibre" means that it's not manmade (like acrylic, which is pretty much just different blends of plastic), so any type of animal fibre and plant fibre (like cotton or seaweed) would fall into that category.

The fabrics that benefit the most from a good blocking are animal fibres, because they are so stretchy. However, I've blocked swatches of shine sport before, and it really evens out the st's and makes any type of motif really *pop*!

The reason why I want to be able to block this yarn is so that I can make it easier for seaming and to be able to stretch it a little bit. For some reason, even though I'm sure I got the correct gauge, the width is off by about an inch. I was expecting this since I made a mistake and am off by 2 stitches, but not that much. Also, I'm off by half an inch at the collar too except the collar area too big. Thanks anyway for your answer. Any information is good.

On to the pictures.





The color is truer in the first picture. The second body part isn't pinned down quite as much as the first so it looks off from the first one. They have yet to be blocked. I just have the sleeves to do now. I'm banking on beginners luck with this sweater.
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3  My Eisley tshirt in Stenciling: Completed Projects by PlayCrackTheSky on: November 24, 2006 02:18:52 PM
I finally got smart and made myself a tshirt of my favorite band. What do you think?

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4  My first bags! (IMG heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PlayCrackTheSky on: November 19, 2006 01:40:31 PM
I made these for my friends for Christmas. I made them using the jordy tutorial. Since I don't have a sewing machine, I had to hand sew them. Let me tell you, it's not fun.

This is for my friend, Nicole. She obviously likes Chiodos.
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And this is for my friend Taylor. I stenciled her face on it and it was my first time using the freezer paper method. Needless to say, I was happy with the results. In the photos, it looks like the color is a lime green but it's actually duller (for lack of a better word).



What do you think? Comments would be much appreciated.
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