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« on: January 02, 2008 10:39:00 PM »

Since I saw the "Radical Knitting and Subversive Crochet" exhibit in NYC last February, I'd been wanting to try to knit portraits.

With my Mom's SO's birthday coming up, DH had the perfect idea - why not knit a portrait of Johnny Cash?

So I made a gauge swatch, prepared graph paper according to the gauge, photoshopped a photo of The Man, copied it onto a chart, and charted the words (from "Sam Hall") and got to work.

The colorwork is a combination between stranded and intarsia - since it's going to be mounted on a piece of felt backing I didn't really care about the appearance of the WS.
I'm two weeks late with it. Knitting through having two sick kids and no sleep at night, to name a few, does not go particularly fast...

Anyhoo, I'm really proud of myself for this, and now just have to be willing to part with it and give it to its rightful owner...
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008 11:05:57 PM »

Oh WOW!
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008 11:08:22 PM »

wow, I love the idea, and it turned out great! what's up next? a "joe bean" scarf? Grin a coffee mug cozy saying "steve, you're way behind time"? more johnny cash on craftster!!
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Gotta go - kids chewed thru their straps...


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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008 11:13:20 PM »

 Shocked OMGosh this TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!! WANT WANT WANT!!! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2008 02:10:39 AM »

That is incredible.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2008 03:14:28 AM »

This is great! I laughed out loud at the Damn your eyes. And now I have that song stuck in my head.
Great work!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2008 03:37:33 AM »

Well, "My name is Sue, how do you do? Now you're gonna die!" would have taken up too much space...  Tongue

Thanks for the responses everyone!
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2008 03:57:37 AM »

This Rocks!!!

I'm so in love with this!  You seriously rock, my friend!!  There should be more of the man in black on Craftster!!

I really have to learn to knit!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2008 04:01:55 AM »

Oh, how I love Johnny Cash!!  I may even be willing to do intarsia for him.  maybe.  Or just lust after yours.   Beautiful work!
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2008 01:46:16 PM »

Amazing =)
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