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« Reply #190 on: April 12, 2007 07:23:38 AM »

I was originally going to knit with my yarn and thus joined this KAL. how ever I couldn't get the knitting needles I needed and then when I got them I had decided to use the yarn for a last minute project for my SIL's birthday. I had only a week to make something and my knitting skills are limited. So I crocheted with it. I've been making a basket and it's almost done. I'll post pictures soon!
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« Reply #191 on: April 12, 2007 08:17:46 PM »

Well you did recycle it right..... sounds great!
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« Reply #192 on: April 13, 2007 09:03:32 AM »

I"m almost done! I'll post a pic when it's finished. I"m lining the bag/basket today. Smiley
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« Reply #193 on: April 13, 2007 02:21:09 PM »

Sorry for the double post but I wasn't sure if anyone would know I posted pictures if I just edited my old one...
Here it is:

The bag is square but flexible. I used plastic canvas inside the bag's lining to help it stand up. The main parts of the bag are my recycled yarn. the edgeing and the wrapped part on the handles are a yarn I bought to compliment the other yarn. Smiley
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A closeup of the side:

And here's the scarf I made first to go with it:

Enjoy! I have one more panel of the sweater to unravel and plan to keep it for myself. Smiley
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« Reply #194 on: April 13, 2007 06:42:51 PM »

wow you got a lot of yarn from that sweater!

It looks great
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« Reply #195 on: April 13, 2007 06:50:42 PM »

yep! It was a thin yarn and was apparently double knit or something.
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« Reply #196 on: April 16, 2007 01:59:11 PM »

oh, wow.  I can't believe I found this KAL.  My entire senior project revolves around re-knitting old sweaters. I could keep this KAL going all year just by myself.

I can explain.  I'm a sculpture major at an art school, and required to do a massive senior project to graduate.  Mine has developed into a large knit maze out of old sweaters.  There is a lot of deeper meaning behind it,  but mainly it's about texture, visual aestethics and memory.  I'm creating a hedgemaze, but with huge panels of knit as the walls.  I'm using size 50 needles to do this (absurdly large, but make it go very fast), plus I love the idea of being able to see through the walls of a maze.  The majority of it is old sweaters that I have frogged, but I am mixing in some new yarn occasionally.  I must thank my grandmother, who has been doing tons of knitting for me.

I did a test run of it two weeks ago, in a small installation room (18x20ft).  That's what all of the pictures are from.  Next November I plan on using a HUGE room, so I'll be doing lots of knitting until then.

See the rest of them on my Flickr account.
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« Reply #197 on: April 16, 2007 03:14:07 PM »

ikillbarbies - what a fabulous idea! i love the shape that the walls creat, it's very organic.
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« Reply #198 on: April 16, 2007 03:59:48 PM »

That is so amazingly awesome and creative!! I am so impressed, it just blows my mind how amazing that is! XD Honestly, sometimes I wish I was back in design school so I could get some great concepts to design things without having any other reason than just to design! <33
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« Reply #199 on: April 16, 2007 10:32:29 PM »

Eliea I set up a thread under the crochetalong section for crocheted items if you want to post more.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=164573.0



I crochet more than knit so I dont want to clog up the knitting threads with my things.
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