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mandylou
« on: September 05, 2008 08:14:57 PM »

I recently learned how to knit and just moved from NY to Melbourne Australia for an internship at a packaging lab.  I'm a packaging science major at Rochester Institute of Technology, there are only a handful of schools that offer packaging science as a major and  every other person that has worked in this particular packaging lab has been an Michigan State University alumni, so the whole lab is filled with green MSU junk. 

The lab manager, Rob, also has taken great joy in picking on me for joining a Stitch and  Bitch, "hows your old lady group" " how are the cat ladies" etc.  So when I saw this challenge I thought I needed to find a way to plaster something in the lab with my school colors brown & orange.

So here is my Forklift cozy!
- not only does it bring great warmth and comfort to some heavy machinery
- it provided a huge canvas for orange and brown yarn at to show off my RIT spirit
- and I got to use my knitting skills to make a cozy for Rob's manly forklift
I can't wait to see his face on Monday Smiley






only three poles because the black thing heats up & I don't want to give Rob a safetly excuse for taking my cozy apart!

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008 08:20:02 PM »

i almost applied there.. this is awesome! probably one of the best cozies i've ever seen!
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008 08:21:17 PM »

haha that is great. i really like that. it would be so cool if someone could make a cozy for the entire forklift. lol
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008 08:40:47 PM »

Awesome...I love it.  Try to get a picture of his face when he see it to post.  I can only imagine his reaction.  You did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008 09:14:01 PM »

yay RIT!  i go to the university at buffalo Smiley  good for you, for standing up and proudly displaying your skills.  woo!
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008 09:59:56 PM »

OMG... that is great! I work with 8 men (only women) this would be a great way to spruce up our area. I am not sure what they would think of their tape gun cozie though. HAHA This rocks! great job~
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008 03:37:05 AM »

Too cool - a revengeful cozy! Revenge for being poked fun at and revenge at the rival school!
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2008 05:43:01 AM »

Very cool. I bet you did get some dumb-founded looks though, lol

And YAY for RIT, I live not too far from there
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008 11:08:27 AM »

HAHAHA, take that!! Awesome work -go brown & orange!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2008 07:31:33 PM »

awesome Cheesy
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