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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / semi-confusing magic loop-related question on: June 25, 2007 08:21:30 PM
well i searched and searched for an answer, but i couldn't find anything that really pertained to my question, so now it must be passed on to you, my fellow craftsters.

so i'm knitting this hat, right? i started out with 16" size 5 needles to do a couple rows of ribbing, and then i'm supposed to switch to size 9 needles to knit the rest of the hat. except my size 9 needles are the 29" ones. but i'm thinking, "no problem, i'll just use magic loop to do it," which brings me to my first question.

(1) i know that the magic loop method is intended for knitting things with small diameters like fingers on gloves and decreasing at the tops of hats and such, but is it possible to use it for the actual hat itself? i'm not really sure if a hat is really considered a "small diameter" object.

(2) bigger problem. my "magic loop" isn't right. i've been checking out the video on knittinghelp.com here and some other tutorials, and they all start out their projects using magic loop, as in casting on stitches and then pulling out the cord and going from there, rather than starting something on a pair of needles, then transferring their knitting onto another pair of needles, and THEN doing magic loop, like i'm doing. does that make sense? i guess my question is, is it possible for me to even do magic loop in this case? should i resort to... dun dun dun the dreaded DPNs??

gah! x_x any help would be muchly appreciated, muchas gracias
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / mixed media piece (5 pictures) on: June 21, 2007 09:01:08 AM
this is a piece i finished back in may during school, sort of as an extension of my final for my photo class. our final was to choose a theme or an idea and shoot/process/print 10 cohesive photographs that relate to our idea in some way. my concentration was "breakdown," and i basically created divisions within the whole concept of breakdown to sort of illustrate real life applications... you know, biological breakdown, chemical breakdown, psychological breakdown, etc.

anyway i kind of wanted to redo my concentration through a series of mixed media pieces. this is as far as i got haha. it's sort of abstract... basically the whole premise behind it is the embodiment of psychological breakdown and how we try to take apart our heads and pick at our brains and analyze every thought that runs through our little thought strands and synapses and (insert technical term here).

what do you think? i kind of have a love-hate relationship with this one, because i like all the textures and the idea behind it, but i'm afraid it looks a little too collage-y?


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