A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 302,568
Currently Running With Scissors:
619 Guests and 17 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: World's Smallest Curve of Pursuit...  (Read 1557 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
brouhaha
Bespoke by Brouhaha!
Offline Offline

Posts: 112
Joined: 07-Nov-2007

Craftdaft!


View Profile WWW
« on: November 18, 2007 08:58:18 AM »



Hi all: I've just started a "miniatures" project and here is one of the first pieces to come from that: a miniature version of Pat Ashforth's wonderful "Curve of Pursuit" blanket (pattern available at http://woollythoughts.com)

The model is Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada's first prime minister.  He had a big reputation for drinking and it looks as though he had tied on on yet again last evening... :-)

The piece was knitted with Dale Svale Stork cotton (fingering weight) on 2.5 mm bamboo needles.



Finished size - 4" by 4".  It's a bit of a cheat as the original pattern has 15 rounds of triangles (I think) and this one has only 4.  But it's an effort...  Grin

I had done the full pattern for the Curve back in January/February of this year.  Here's a photo of proud mother and baby:


The original is 60" x 60".  It took me four weeks to make - the baby version took 90 minutes or so. 

If you want more info on the making of the "original", here is my final blog post on it: http://brouhahaknits.blogspot.com/2007/02/curve-of-many-colours-done.html


I should note that this endeavour is a bit of a challenge for me, as I cannot work with skinny bamboo needles without breaking them... I even had to create an effigy to a former sock needle in past! (if you really want to see that, it's at
http://brouhahaknits.blogspot.com/2007/03/hurt-needle.html.  I wouldn't blame you if you don't, though...

Cheers,

Kristina
« Last Edit: November 18, 2007 09:32:42 AM by sweets4ever » THIS ROCKS   Logged

To be is to do.  To do is to be. Do be do be do.

(Please note that my site name might be a bit misleading.  At present I'm not in business and not selling pieces.  I just liked the pun aspect of "bespoke" given that I talk a lot!)
PandaShrew
Offline Offline

Posts: 368
Joined: 17-Sep-2007

Roller derby is the best cult EVER!


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007 09:36:03 AM »

wow, thats so clever. My big fat fingers have trouble with 5's let alone super tiny bamboo needles, props to you.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Also known as Scourge of Quad

Would love to do a personal swap for a Zecora!
sulkycat
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007 10:44:27 AM »

i like you
you're nicely mad
 Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

LetterGhost
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007 11:34:30 AM »

I have to second sulkycat's sentiments.  Smiley

The baby blanket is so cute, the big one is amaaaazing... and why do you have a MacDonald figurine?! (and where can i get one of Harper to use as a voodoo doll...?)

 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
brouhaha
Bespoke by Brouhaha!
Offline Offline

Posts: 112
Joined: 07-Nov-2007

Craftdaft!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007 02:21:47 PM »

i like you
you're nicely mad
 Grin

Thanks for all the compliments!  [blushing furiously] especially the "nicely mad" one... :-) I have strived very hard to add the "nicely" part... !!! heh heh

THIS ROCKS   Logged

To be is to do.  To do is to be. Do be do be do.

(Please note that my site name might be a bit misleading.  At present I'm not in business and not selling pieces.  I just liked the pun aspect of "bespoke" given that I talk a lot!)
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Meet Fitness Guru Susan Powter
A Taste of Colored Water Book Trailer
Meet Author Josh Frank
Michael Meyer Talks About The Year That Changed The World
Roberta Gately Talks About Lipstick in Afghanistan
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.