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« on: August 23, 2005 02:37:32 PM »

Here is a choker that I made from the inner wires that are found in a standard network cable:



The process of getting at these wires was a little difficult. I first had to strip to outer coating off, and then wind the inner individual cables into "skeins".



These wires were very hard to knit with; it felt like I was using my hands more than the needles. I used a US 9 because it was the only non-wood needle I had I was afraid I would break any wood ones, but I think it worked out to be the perfect needle size anyway. The choker is just worked in stockinette stitch which doesn't curl because the wires are too stiff. I just knit one row of each individual color of wire to mimic the look of how the colors are arranged at the end of a network cable where the poke out and are visible.
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005 02:53:56 PM »

Bah! too awsome! good job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2005 03:16:08 PM »

Excellent, do you have a clasp or something on the back?

I love it! My hubby would love it too.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005 03:24:23 PM »

One Of My Favorites
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005 03:39:14 PM »

holy crap!

that's the best!
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2005 06:26:59 PM »

Excellent, do you have a clasp or something on the back?


Right now I just have the wires wound into a cord in the back and just tie it, but eventually I will add a clasp. I was trying to think of using the network connector as a clasp, but I haven't gotten that to work yet.
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2005 07:50:07 PM »

That is too cool : )
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2005 08:35:53 AM »

My husband is a network guy at a fashion and design college, I have to show this to him!  it's very cool, creative and nerdy at the same time!
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2005 12:08:33 PM »

hahahah network connecter as a clasp, that's cute.  man this is so cool I want to make one now
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2005 08:49:19 PM »

the colors are great
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2005 07:39:18 AM »

great idea, love it!
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2005 09:46:36 AM »

that's super cool.  good colour choices, too.
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2005 10:06:13 AM »

Thanks for all the nice comments! I would like to take credit for the color choices, but that was the just the coating on the wires when I pulled them out.
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2005 11:58:54 AM »

Geeky in a very good way! I love it!
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2005 04:27:33 PM »

my inner computer geek's diva side applauds you!  'tis very beautiful!
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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2005 10:33:01 PM »

This was the last entry that I saw and it is my favorite.  I knew from my first reaction.  I made a miniature gasp and said "awww".  It's very crafty AND beautiful AND fun.  Is it springy at all?  It looks springy.
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« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2005 12:09:10 PM »

How does it feel on your neck when you wear it does it scratch?
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« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2005 02:40:50 PM »

Dude.

I now need to learn how to knit so that I can knit with wire. Because that looks awesome.
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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2005 04:58:30 AM »

i used to be *obsessed* with network cable wire - actually, any wire or "stuff" that came out of a hardware store - purely for crafty purposes. But I definitely never made anything this beautiful..wow...
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