So. I want a duster/super long trenchcoat. Two reasons really. I love the look of them, always have. I think in a light brown it would be an awesome statement without looking overdone. I also want to do something steampunk for Haloween, and this would be the best part of the outfit I think. But really, I just want one.
One problem, I can't find a good pattern! I want something somewhat tailored to my waist, because I think it would hang well. These are popular in movies, but seemingly not in great demand to be actually made. I've managed to find a few boxy cowboy types, but I'm really thinking more Doctor Who or like the lead female off of Bank Job. I found a picture of Doctor Who, but I can't find a good one of the coat at the end of the Bank Job. Trust me, it's awesome.
Anyway, I'm in love with this duster and others like it. Of course, if I could figure out a way to make the sexy man inside of the coat I'd be all over it, but I guess I'll have to settle for the coat alone. Does anybody know of where I could find a pattern, or how they would go about making there own?
I've been knitting for a year and a half now and had never created a tam, which I thought was an oversight on my part. Hats tend to look terrible on me, so I thought I'd try something a little looser. I based my pattern off of Max's Staircase Tam, with a few modifications to make it adult sized. You can see my Ravelry project here.
Pictures! Don't mind my goofy expression, I hate being photographed. Just wanted to show how slouchy and awesome it turned out.
Not a knitting project per se, but I thought they should go here anyway. I've been experimenting with chainmaille recently, and I though I would make myself some stitch markers. I think they turned out nice. You definitely won't miss them against your knitting!
So, in addition to learning to wire wrap, I ordered myself a whole bunch of rings from Metal Designz, which is a great site by the way. I've been having so much fun with this! I think it's my new favorite hobby for the moment. I'm in the middle of moving at the moment, but as soon as I get unpacked I'm planning on doing a bunch more.
These are all made out of aluminum, which is super shiny! The findings are made out of stainless steel though so as not to cause allergic reactions.
I love this weave, it's so elegant.
Persian 4-1 Bracelet
Super cool as well. I like it better than Persian 3-1 because it lays flat.
Shaggy Loops Earrings
Surprisingly fun and pretty for having such a silly name. They jingle softly in your ears when you walk.
Mobius Pendant Earrings
I made these for myself to go in my second piercing and match the shaggy loops earrings. Worked out pretty well.
Anyway, I bought a book on beaded chainmaille jewelry, and I'm itching to try some of the projects. Definitely ordering myself some beads ASAP.
Hey all! I posted a bit with my first attempts at wire wrapping. Well, I've been experimenting more with some beads I went and bought, and I turned out some earrings I really like! They're both basically the same, but there's a green set and a red set. I even made the earwires myself, which I was pretty proud of.
Anyway, what do you all think? I have a bunch more of these beads, any ideas?
So, mostly I'm a knitter, but a friend of mine picked up wire and he was making some wicked cool things. Of course, I had to try it. Having spent too much money to have gotten this far, I'm still having tons of fun. Without further ado, my first projects!
This is the first project I made! I followed a very good Instructable - http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardware-Store-Bracelet on how to make this. Sadly, I didn't quite follow the instructions faithfully and wrapped the twisted wire around the bracelet wrong, and it's not really secure. So it's pretty and I'm really proud of it, but it's fairly worthless.
These are some earrings and a pendant I made just to play around. I also oxidized the pendant for fun to see how it goes. I really like the effect, and it doesn't rub off like you would think.
And finally, a Byzantine Maille Bracelet! I'm insanely proud of this one. I wrapped and cut the coils myself, though I didn't have the *correct* pliers on hand. So that probably means it will pull apart faster because the circles don't hang together correctly. Still, It's pretty and shiny and I've been the most excited about this. I'm going to order some rings tonight, because I figure for the cost of the correct pliers (shear pliers), materials, and my time the price is really pretty cheap. It's actually only slightly more expensive than doing it myself.
So, I'm excited. I finally finished my first real pair of socks. I did a practice pair in worsted, but it didn't seem like it hardly counted. So I made myself some anklets in Plymouth Yarn's Rockin' Sox. These were knitted toe-up two at a time on size one needles. I think they turned out pretty well and am ridiculously proud of them! My roommates are not excited enough...
Anyway, though I really like them I'm not sure how much I like knitting socks. They are tons and tons of work for such a small object that will be covered by my shoes. Maybe someday I'll get crazy again and make some more, but these will have to satisfy me for now.
Wow! Jeez I'm feeling like the slacker and I supposedly started this thread...
Everybody's blankets are looking and sounding like they're coming along great. We need MORE PICTURES!!!!
This is what I'm working with. I actually compressed this picture horizontally to 66% in photoshop so the picture I put in KnitPro would come out right. The PDF doesn't really fit on my screen without getting all goofy looking anyway so I figured this would work. There will be BIOHAZARD in block letters above and below as well. All in all I'm going for about 5'x7'. Spring break next week so I should be able to get pretty far!
So here it is! My T-Shirt I made (barely in time) for the release! It's been a while getting it posted because I had to take pictures and then get them actually on to my computer. I also did the marauders around my pant leg in addition to Dumbledore's Army. The basic DA idea and the pic I used for the marauder's stencil are by Riddikulus in this thread - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177375.0.
They actually came out really good though, I was so surprised with myself! The t-shirt especially kept getting compliments, with people asking me where I bought it. They were shocked to find out that I had made it myself! Unfortunately no pics of them on yet... maybe I'll model them later and upload.
My only problem was that the paint cracked a bit when I put it on, even though I added the fabric medium to the acrylic paint. I think, though I would love to hear confirmation (or not) from those who know better, that this is because I didn't stretch out the shirt a bit on cardboard while I painted it. I just sort of loosely stuck a piece in there. The only mistake I made was that I accidentally let my sponge drag while painting it, but that actually washed out. I'm planning on keeping it, and have actually worn it again already.
So here are the pics: (These were all taken before I washed them, but they look basically the same just maybe a bit lighter and without the blemish under Dumbledore's Army)