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Topic: Senior Project: Knitted Life Story Quilt [img heavy]  (Read 3320 times)
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digitallasagna
« on: September 03, 2007 05:28:14 PM »

So this has been finished for several months now, but its been packed away. now that I'm finally at college and all moved into my dorm room, the quilt just begged to be posted.

In my English AP class we had to have a senior project, something to reflect on your senior year of high school. So, being the obsessed crafter that I am, I decided to knit a quilt that I could use for college. The teacher was just thrilled with it (if anyone's interested, I got 100% on the project. the class is notoriously hard, and only, like, 5 of us got 100% out of about 100 kids).

So, some highlights first.


Skull & Crossbones Lace. This was my equivalent to Heart of Darkness. You see, when Marlow gets stranded and really really needs rivets to hold his crew together, yeah, this is that. Oh, and the heads on the posts too. I don't know if you can tell, but i totally screwed up the crossbones and had to pay attention like crazy afterward.


Skull & Crossbones Intarsia. Can't you tell i'm a pirate? I drew this out on graph paper, then shaded in the squares that I had to knit in the darker blue. Needless to say, I couldn't quite work the whole bobbin thing, so its kinda mangled. its really quite bumpy, but pirates aren't perfect.


Egyptian Cable. I was just experimenting, and I thought this one felt kinda egyptian to me. I dunno why, but its one of my favorite squares.


Anchor panel. This was for Hemingway & The Sun Also Rises. Not only was Ernest Hemingway an avid fisherman, but his novel, The Sun Also Rises, firmly anchored my grade in the class at an 85% first semester. I got a whopping 17/50 on the test. Smiley great job, huh.

Dun. dun. dun. the little preview:


Aaaaaaand


So.... whatcha think?

(edit) So I forgot to mention.... the entire thing is backed by really really soft fleece. its warmer than anything. I completed the whole thing in about 6 months while documenting every stitch that I completed. It was a lot of work, but totally worth it for my first real winter. and thanks for all the nice comments so far.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007 05:34:41 PM »

that is an amazing amount of work! awesome job  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007 05:35:55 PM »

Very impressive! You deserved a 110%! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2007 05:40:10 PM »

I think you did a really great job - and i love that skull pattern (the first of your pictures) - wonder how it would look as a shawl...........
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2007 05:50:51 PM »

I had to do a project like that for AP English back in 2002.  Wish I had thought of something that awesome!
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Wait, where did those come from?  I swear I didn't go to the craft store, honest!

Let the baby crafting commence!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2007 05:55:17 PM »

Thats really awesome. You definitely deserved the 100%. I hope the blanket serves you well in college! It will definitely make any dorm room/apartment homier and cheerier.
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2007 05:59:08 PM »

Wow! That's beautiful!  Shocked
I'm doing something similar for my final art project this year.
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digitallasagna
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2007 06:12:53 PM »

Wow! That's beautiful!  Shocked
I'm doing something similar for my final art project this year.

my advice to you, start early. don't procrastinate, otherwise you'll have lots of filler squares of garter stitch.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2007 06:23:36 PM »

Great job!  Wish my classes had been cool enough to let me do something like that!
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2007 07:03:47 PM »

What a great heirloom to pass on to your kids someday!
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