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21  what happens when you give a craftster a personal choice project? updates inside in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lookagnome on: December 11, 2007 06:05:24 PM
this, of course! for my colour and 2d class the prof said we could do anything for our final project as long as it was a challenge in some way . my personal challenge? design and create a collection of jewellery made entirely out of disposable cigarette lighters. ok its not really 2d. at all. but thats ok. so on to the good stuff...

clockwise from top left:

earrings made out of striker gears (anyone know what these are called?), headpins, earring backs

wire-wrapped pendant made of pieces i melted in my oven (hehe)

bracelet made of pieces from the main body, elastic thread

ring made from the back end

hope you like it! comments appreciated. by the way its due tomorrow afternoon Smiley
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22  toronto cityscape jacket :) in Stenciling: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: November 12, 2007 01:20:05 PM
i bought this jacket at old navy a few months ago... i can't find it on their website anymore but it was really cheap and reeeally boring (creme coloured, empire waisted with oversized buttons, 3/4 sleeves). i thought of it as a blank canvas and designed this stencil... and i just got around to actually doing it.



really bad shot of my back...

i'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

what do ya'll think? comments/suggestions appreciated!!
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23  "nifle" hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: October 31, 2007 05:01:51 PM
inspiration taken from the "elfin hat" in the fall interweave knits. but i prefer bottom-up construction so i reversed it (hence "nifle")... i also changed the colour/yarn and the lace pattern. but tried to keep it looking like the original hat because i think its adorable

laid flat:

the hubby trying to be funny:

i cast on in class on monday and finished the pompom and finishing on wednesday (today)... very fulfilling quick knit. oh and it's red heart soft so very comfy.

what do you think?
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24  dino backlace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by lookagnome on: October 29, 2007 02:43:57 PM
for class... a stupid assignment so i decided to veer on the side of funny as opposed to what the prof actually wanted... the back is craft foam, 5 minute epoxy, and spraypaint... the chain is stainless... and the front is copper. i think i like it... i hope he does. it's due tomorrow.

the assignment: "using no fewer than 20 planes create and construct a model for a functional object... at least 50% of the planes must form a serial element"




what do you think? comments/criticism/suggestions appreciated!
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25  Re: how to overcomplicate a scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: October 28, 2007 07:43:00 PM
here's the final final version... i think my prof got pretty annoyed when i started cutting fringe during class. but hey, what can you do?  Roll Eyes

the sides of the panels have hdc edges (i think, eek, i suck at crochet... hehe)

hope you like.
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26  Re: moo... knit cow scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: October 18, 2007 09:58:32 AM
here's that procrastinat--er, i mean, chart. and proof that it actually works as a tessellation even though i only used it vertically.

use it as you please for gifts and personal stuff... but don't sell it, distribute without credit, etc etc

it doesnt look like its showing up too well on the craftster window but if you right click and go to view image you'll get the full sized chart. the spots are all freehand so i didnt put those in. also if you like you can braid black yarn and add tails.

enjoy, hehe.
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27  moo... knit cow scarf (edit: intarsia chart added on page 2) in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: October 18, 2007 06:31:16 AM
hey ya'll. i just finished this the other day... it was for an assignment for colour and 2d design class.

assignment: "line and planar symmetries: design and render a line or planar design suitable to your chosen field. the superior response should include a tesselation...final may be in any media."

back before i wove in the ends (ignore my messy floor  Embarrassed:

its knit in caron simply soft, triple stranded, on 10.5 needles. the tails are braided seperately and sewn on.

the professor also wanted a version in gouache to show the motif we chose, so here's that. its adorable but the actual painting job is terrible

it got a few good laughs yesterday when i presented it. what do you think?

thanks for looking! comments appreciated!
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28  i knit a shoe! for class! what was i thinking? suggestions needed.... in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by lookagnome on: September 27, 2007 08:15:31 AM
ok guys... here was the assignment: to reproduce a shoe using only linear materials (wire, string, YARN, twine, fishing wire.....) so, of course, while everyone else wrapped wire, i decided to do something different.

i'm not entirely happy with the way it came out-- i know its the nature of the medium but its a bit lumpy and misshapen.

therefore i need ideas! is this impressive to non-knitters? are there any ways to make it look more... shoeish? i think i want to leave the heel as wire to keep off the bulk and imply volume... but i dunno. i decided polka dots were too much and i did accents in red instead of black to give it some colour (and because i couldnt find any black yarn Smiley )

please help! (this is due tuesday, by the way)





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29  tonari no totoro totoro (adult-sized bonnet :-D) in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: September 18, 2007 07:18:35 AM
i just finished this but i'm so in love i have to post it. based off http://www.helloyarn.com/topdownbonnethtml.htm this pattern... but with different yarn, gauge, accents, i cord ties, brim, etc etc

i told you it was cute.

action shot (aka lame bathroom shot. this will be updated as soon as the hat sees some *action*):

what do you think??
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30  Re: Show me your doodles! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by lookagnome on: September 14, 2007 04:58:57 AM
not sure if this counts. sort of like multimedia doodling. my drawing prof gave us pieces of wire the other day and told us to bend and sketch it to practise making fluid lines... needless to say i spent a lot more time bending than sketching... and i made a puppy :-D and then i used a hair tie to make it a jacket/leash and wore it around as a bracelet

its about an inch tall. hehe. something about actually being in a drawing class makes me feel like doing just about anything else.
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