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« on: May 04, 2008 08:47:52 AM »

Pretty much what it sounds like! When I heard this challenge idea, I originally wanted to make a knit chandelier, but it would have been too complicated, with the wiring and all. So I settled on a knit lamp!



It started as a standard white cheapy Target lamp:


and I knit a long tube to cover the stem, covers for the top, base, and a cover that goes all around the lampshade, then I seamed the pieces together onto the lamp. It's knit from Paton's Classic Wool merino, on size 3 DPNs. My husband calls it the silliest cozy ever. I think it's cool.

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disclaimer: yes, it is fairly unsafe. Yes, it will be used only for short amounts of time under close supervision. Also, wool is natually fire resistant. But still.

I love my knit lamp! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008 08:49:37 AM »

This is such a cool novelty type lamp! I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008 08:59:23 AM »

fabulous!
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008 09:02:49 AM »

Hey, who needs a lamp anyway!?  Wink

It makes for a great conversation starter and decorative item!  Your knitting at the base of the lamp is beautiful!  I love how it spirals!

How fun and whimsical--and probably the kookiest cozy ever!
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2008 09:24:43 AM »

I think it's cool too! 
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2008 09:27:17 AM »

omg i love this!!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2008 09:40:57 AM »

AHH!  I love it! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2008 09:44:55 AM »

Thanks, guys!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2008 11:39:00 AM »

that's so damn cool!!
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