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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / fabric ATC on: May 08, 2016 09:25:04 PM
i am not much of a drawing or painting artist/crafter, but the other day I was inspired to make a fabric atc, in a kind of crazy quilt style. this is the first one I finished, there's an unfinished one floating around on my desk somewhere! I have tons more scraps and fat quarters, so maybe this is something I will revisit...

I used thick scrapbooking paper, thrifted ribbon, a mix of scraps from a recent project and thrifted fabric meant to be something else. Used tacky glue to cover the back with more paper, to sign it (which I'm waiting to dry).

Thanks for looking!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / triangle scarves on: February 12, 2012 01:50:12 PM
Recently I've seen these triangle scarves/shawls around a lot, and I got kinda obsessed. I found the http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aubrey-3 pattern on ravelry, which was the first pattern that made sense to me (still a new-ish knitter), and it knits from point to point. I made 2, the first in a yellow-ish sock yarn, following the pattern almost to the letter, only working about 4-6 rows shorter and smaller size needles.

The weird thing is that one side, the decrease side of the triangle, was longer...I wasn't sure if it was because of the lace pattern or the k2tog at the very end of every other row, so I tried another, modifying the pattern.

This has no lace, and (k2tog, k1) at the end of the decrease rows. I also used Sensations Kashmira yarn and sz 15 (US) needles.

Now I'm burnt out on these scarves, and am working a feather and fan lace pattern with my Noro yarn, pictures hopefully soon!
Thanks for looking, and I'd love to know what you all think! Grin
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / cowl and hat from cowl on: November 29, 2011 09:51:06 PM
I've found a pattern I love: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wicker-circle-scarf
(Mine don't look the same, I used a diff weight yarn I think)

First I made this with a ball of yarn from a friend--missing the ball band, of course, but it reminds me of candy canes...

So I finished that one Sunday night and started this one Monday at work, which I finished this morning, only decided it would look nice as a slouchy hat, so I k2tog when I thought it was long enough and strung the tail thru the remaining sts. Here it is...

And a side view:

Both aren't as tight as I'd like but they're still great (my fault for forgetting to check gauge...) and I actually made the hat with a friend in mind (and his head is a bit bigger than mine).
I think I'm going to stick to the same pattern for the rest of my Christmas knitting, because I can usually make a hat a day at work.
As always, C+C is welcome!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first shawl! on: November 27, 2011 06:02:21 PM
This is my first shawl, rectangular. I used the stitch sampler shawl patt. from ravelry, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stitch-sampler-shawl
Mine is a bit smaller because I used a few different colors of worsted weight yarn as opposed to the bulky weight yarn recommended, but I still love it! Super easy and the different stitches were a lot of fun!
Excuse the faces and bra straps in the pics, these were the best I could manage... The 2nd pic is before I wove in the ends. As you'll see the colors are black, blue, orange and red. I got the yarn from a friend who gave up knitting (What?! Oh well, more yarn for me) and they were missing the ball bands, but I think they are wool, possibly a wool blend.
Thanks for looking, I'd love to hear what you have to say!

5  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Erm...LONG time lurker... on: October 11, 2011 09:02:28 PM
But not exactly first time poster either... Grin
Sorry, I never noticed this board before until just now and thought I'd let everyone get to know me a little better...
I first got into crafting from my mom who was into diy decor, and I got into reconstructing clothes, which I was never very good at. But thanks to craftster I've gotten into knitting, embroidery, shrinky-dinks, feathery stuff (and more recently Dr. Who!)
I've been knitting for about 5 years, still kinda in a hat phase, but just recently starting a shawl and learning short rows, and I'm a total newbie to embroidery. Been making bits of jewelry for a long time tho.
I've always loved reading, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman are at the top of my fave authors list along with Chris Moore, SM Stirling, Tom Robbins, and David Sedaris. I love movies like Wristcutters, Brazil, Delicatessen, Henry Fool, and shows like Big Bang theory, SG-1, Wonderfalls, True Blood, Kids in the Hall, Invader Zim and more...
I love anything to do with mythology, Radiohead and anything purple.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / (IMG Obese!)Hair clippies on: August 27, 2011 06:12:33 PM
I started out making feather clips, and found some various perler-bead things I made earlier this summer and glued on the barrets.

The swallow on this one is a shrinky-dink I made using an embroidery pattern from Jenny Harts stitch it kit.

Peacock feathers and green fabric

Bacon + eggs

A bat that was inspired by another web-site, I'll have to look for it again.

C+C appreciated!

Found it! The bat was inspired by this site, a beer top work of the blue bat from Legend of Zelda! http://beertop-art.blogspot.com/
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / shrinky dink earrings on: August 27, 2011 12:58:00 PM
I recently got into shrinky-dink or shrink film jewelry...it's kinda become an obsession. I love watching it shrink, and whenever I finish a batch of pendants, I rush off to make more. So far I've been using pattern templates from the Klutz book (a birthday gift) and Jenny Hart's stitch-it kit.

these were from the Klutz book

as were these!

These were from Jenny Hearts swallow templates.

These are really just a handful of the things I've made in the last month. Cheesy
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / first post, "condom critter" on: October 05, 2008 09:01:33 PM
I've been knitting for about 2 years, mostly hats and scarves but I got Naughty Needles a while ago and decided to try some of the patterns. This is a condom critter, with a little pouch on the outside and an inner pocket-cavity  thing for other stuff... I varied the stitching, instead of straight reverse St. I wish there was a way to knit it entirely in the round.
Main Body was a licorice yarn doubled with Misc. green yarn i got from Value Village, the legs and inner part were the same green. Eyes were just felt, beak was scrap from a quarter flat.
the legs/feet were my favorite part of knitting, an I-cord with little toeses.  Grin it makes the drawstrings for the inner part.
I'm going to send it to one of my friends who moved to Austin recently for Christmas.

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