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Fifty-seven academics just punched the air.

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« on: May 16, 2007 04:48:13 PM »

Or, "Homefront Meets Battlefront" if you want to be particular about it.

I took a class called Historian's Craft this year and it was all about different ways of looking at and portraying history. For the final project, we had the choice to either critique a website or movie or something like that, or create our own completely new depiction of something that interests us.

Grin C'mon. This is Craftster. You know which one I chose.

There's a really long description of all the thoughts that went into the project and everything on my blog, but I'm not going to force it on you guys here. Check it out if you want more background. Here I'm just going to say it's an image of the trenches - the battlefront - in the language of the homefront - knitting - because the way those two interacted was interesting to me.

This is the whole shebang seen from the front, all closed up. It's a triptych, so it's hinged and yes, the latch actually works.

What you see when you open it up, and you finally get why I posted this in Knitting.

This is the central panel, and uses a ton of different types of knitting: labyrinth, short rows, freeform . . . there's even a little bit of Fair Isle there. Once again, there's reams of info on this in the blog.

The left . . .

. . . and right panels.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007 04:55:50 PM »

this.... is amazing!!!! im so hitting this rocks... and bookmarking it so i can come back and read more!
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2007 07:08:19 PM »

Duckie, that is so awsome  Shocked  What a wonderful idea! What mark did you get? This does ROCK indeed.

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007 07:51:08 PM »

Aw, thanks guys! I got an A+  Grin Grin Grin I'm not afraid to say I probably wouldn't like it so much if I didn't get a good mark on it. My prof (who was AWESOME, and is on sabbatical next year which I am very sad about) said that one problem was that it may not have been meant to have any religious significance, but some people were going to infer that from the triptych no matter what. And that was his criticism.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007 05:32:20 AM »

That is so awesome!  Great job and congrats on the A+.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007 07:06:57 AM »

That is really, really wonderful.  I love the way you put all the different elements together to tell a story, and your knitting is gorgeous. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2007 07:22:29 AM »


where were these classes when i was in school?!

great job and congrats on the well-deserved grade!

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2007 07:25:24 AM »

Well done, duckie - the middle panel's my fav!

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