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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Creeper Scarf on: March 06, 2013 02:00:48 PM

Each block of color was knit from a different skein, and strands were twisted together on each row (pseudo-intarsia?). I randomised the colour order as best as I could. I applied fray-check to each of the 200+ knots (1/2 a bottle!). I refuse to weave in that many ends. And the fleece backing was hand-sewn on.  A sewing machine may have worked, but I either lack the proper foot or its too finicky of a task.

For those who are not familiar with the reference, its a creeper from minecraft (video game).

One of my most time consuming projects, but the results are awesome. Final length is approximately 60". Pampas heather (the brownish green) wasnt the best color selection, but its difficult to tell when buying yarn online.  I haven't posted on this forum for few years, but wanted to show this project off.  Wink  I could write up a more detailed tutorial if people are interested.  Not a complicated project, but very time consuming.  Finishing steps (securing the knots, sewing on the backing) took as much time as the actual knitting.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lady February Sweater on: September 21, 2008 08:57:28 AM

Pattern:  Lady February Sweater
Yarn:  Elsebeth Lavold Classic Al
Size:  Smallest size modified.

My first sucessful sweater!  I cast on in June, and though this is a pretty fast knit, but I was delayed by having to order more yarn.  I did make some minor modifications.  The smallest bust size was a few inches too large.  I completely removed the eyelet increases to adjust for a 32" bust.  I also made long sleeves.  I love three-quarter sleeves, but if I'm making a sweater out of a warm fiber than I might as well make it long sleeved.

I am very pleased with the results.  It fits well, and is very lightweight and warm.  I would highly recommend this pattern.  Well written and suprisingly easy.

Pretty Buttons!

Some more pictures

I hope the pictures acurately show the sweater.  I had no one model the sweater, so I had to play the role of model and photographer.

More details on my blog and on ravelry.

Comments, Questions, and Criticism welcome! 
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Socks, Scarves, and Hats! on: September 19, 2008 07:40:58 PM
Hmm....here are some recently finished knitted objects.  Smiley

1.  Foliage Hat (worsted version)

2.  Diamond Scarf

An easy project after my major sock failure.  No pattern really, just made it up as I went along.

3.  Stripey Socks!

Just your basic stockinette socks.  First sucessful pair!
I have more details on my blog and ravelry!  Comments, questions and criticism welcome.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Dishcloth Turned into Baby Bib on: June 27, 2008 08:01:55 AM
I showed it to someone and they said the same thing!  Very good idea! I think I will play around that idea when I'm at home and have access to my stash.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Dishcloth Turned into Baby Bib on: June 27, 2008 07:23:53 AM
I was knitting a dishcloth (just for something to knit), but before it was completed it turned into something else....

a baby bib!  Well, at least in theory it would work.  I have no babies around here so no way to see if the size/shape is good.

Yarn:  Just your normal Kitchen Cotton
Needles:  Size 7
Pattern:  Improvised

Comments, criticism, and questions appreciated.
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Macro Photo Challenge: Not Your Ordinary Ice on: May 23, 2008 03:58:14 AM
Thank You!
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Blue Rings on: April 26, 2008 10:27:10 AM

I found some random plastic beads in my room.  So, I used some gold elastic and made a bracelet.  I just kinda made up as I went along.   Its wicked stretchy too, it even fits as an anklet

Questions, comments, and criticism appreciated.
8  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Re: Kids Crafts to Unique Crafts on: April 25, 2008 11:43:41 AM
Oh..I did not know there has already been a similar challenge.
9  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Kids Crafts to Unique Crafts on: April 24, 2008 07:31:17 PM
I was looking through my closet, and I found a bunch of my old kids crafts.  You know, pony beads, melty bead things (the things you arrange then iron to melt them together), etc.  What if their was a challenge to make something unique and challenging out of "kids" crafts.  Something that makes kiddish craft supplies look like it wasn't made out of supplies designed for children. 

(Couldn't think of an original name)
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Macro Photo Challenge: Not Your Ordinary Ice on: April 21, 2008 04:47:22 PM
Just a bit of experimenting with food coloring.  I have many more pictures similar to this, it was so hard to chose just!

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