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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A variation on a variation of a headband on: October 12, 2008 11:44:50 PM
So I decided I wanted to make something like Calorimetry, but without casting on so many stitches (for I currently have a couple large projects going on). I stumbled upon black_buffalo's variation (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=239199.0) and decided that it was SUPER COOL! I eventually ended up making it in a smaller gauge, because I came to the conclusion that I wanted something smaller.

It was made with some Cascade 220 I hand-dyed with Kool-Aid on US#7 needles.

Ooh! This is what's called a teaser. Cheesy

The whole thing in its slightly lumpy-looking glory. It isn't really that lumpy, I promise.

Modeled by a pumpkin, because I am a supporter of seasonal festivities.

Modeled by a human. Note the luxurious bathroom cleaning products. I know; I have expensive tastes.

Because I like buttons. And pseudo-artful camera angles.
2  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / I love Kool-Aid! on: August 02, 2008 04:07:57 PM
So, I decided to dye some yarn with Kool-Aid, because I CAN! It smelled really horrid for a day or two, but the results were quite lovely.

This photo best depicts the colors. I intended on it being all cool colors, but my blue packet of Kool-Aid deceived me! It contained red rather than blue power, which is what I get for not reading. But that's all cool, because the red turned out really lovely, with so much dimension. I really wish I could have captured the vast number of shades that I produced.

OH! The drama.

It was, overall, an enjoyable experience. I liked experimenting with different amounts of white space, which tends to look rather neat when knitted up.

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / The Muffin Man on: May 04, 2008 04:27:57 PM
Or, rather, the muffin. Yep. Just the muffin.

I was bored one day and saw this boring blue t-shirt that I never wore. So, I grabbed a pencil, drew on a muffin, and started embroidering. Isn't it cute?

Or kinda creepy. The eyes! They're watching you.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / In the jungle, the mighty jungle... (slightly pic-heavy) on: May 04, 2008 04:25:16 PM
So, I recently started knitting, and, although I've finished some other projects, this has been my favorite thus far. I call it the jungle netting scarf! It's this lace stitch and some knitting and purling combined in somewhat uneven intervals.

It's around seven feet long, and is that huge because I bought the yarn when I was down in California, so I probably wouldn't ever come across another skein of it. I just decided to use all of it!


A strategically-cropped action shot (I had an interesting facial expression):

I hope you cool cats like it.

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / For the love of recycling! on: February 15, 2008 09:33:18 PM

I've been doing a lot of long, multi-day projects lately. But, I've really wanted to have something done and finished, a nice one night thingymajiggy, so I fused some plastic bags together and made a little clutch thingy...majiggy.

From behind! Scandalous.

It can hold my shiny emergency blanket! Yeah!

It's charmingly rough. I just want to hug it!

It kind of reminds me of a Muppet.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Loch Ness Monster on: February 03, 2008 09:00:09 PM
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I fell in love with the Loch Ness Monster. I wanted to make a tribute to our underwater ally, and so, before I had a sewing machine or decent sewing skills, I went forth and made a plushie. His name is Nessy.

I've since made many, many more Nessies for friends, each one far better, and eventually got a sewing machine to start producing my own Nessy army. However, I'm still in love with this first one.

Butter and peanut butter are the two food groups in Nessy's world.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Memory foam is superfun! on: February 03, 2008 08:17:39 PM
SCRAP in Portland, OR has had a big bin of memory foam for awhile now. I grabbed a bunch, but didn't know precisely what to do with it save for squishing (which is quite satisfying). But then, inspiration struck!


I think I'll be clipping things onto and squishing my earrings all day tomorrow.

So, what do you cool kids think?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dropkick Murphys T-Shirt + scissors + needle and thread... on: February 03, 2008 08:10:50 PM
Equals one pretty darn awesome shirt! See, my dad gave me a Dropkick Murphys t-shirt that was rather large and definitely unflattering, but it was the only size they had in t-shirts at the concert. Yep, my dad is one of those cool middle-aged men that goes to Dropkick Murphys concerts, and takes me along when he can. But I digress. I felt the need to do something with it, so I pulled out my Generation T book, picked an alteration, and ran with it.

It looks rather lumpy on the hanger, but it's rather good-looking when on a human.

Ruching detail. This was done way back when I didn't have a sewing machine, or a whole lot of thread. So, the entire thing was hand-sewn with whatever thread I could find. How punk-rock is that? I daresay it is quite punk-rock! However, I'm not quite sure about the word "daresay"...

Now it's on a human! Fear the boobage, for it is protected by boxers.
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