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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Winter Blues Sweater With Pattern link on: February 02, 2009 06:10:12 PM
My second sweater for me!  I started this sweater thinking I would make it my winter coat and line it but towards the end, i decided I wanted to be able to wear it inside so its just a sweater, but it is certainly warm enough to be a coat.

Pattern: http://garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=109&d_id=3&lang=us
Worked bottom up with body in one piece, the sleeves are worked in the round and joined for the yoke.

Yarn:Frog Tree Merino Melange - 13 skeins

pictures! (it still needs buttons...)

Continued the cable all the way to shoulders instead of doing the garter yoke.
Instead of raglan decreases, I decreased every right side row on the sleeve side of markers.
omitted hood, did short ribbed collar
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: DIY IQ lights on: March 04, 2008 06:50:11 PM
I would like to try reconstruct one in plastic, but I can't really think of where I would get the plastic from. The only thing that I can think of right now is from 2 litres icecream boxes (the Swedish boxes are usually made out of white plastic) but it would take me forever to collect 30 pieces, although I am sure I am capable of it  Wink

But on the other hand I'm not sure they are big enough. Does anyone have any suggestions what I could use otherwise?

When I saw it I immediately thought of using plastic milk cartons.  My dh and I go through 2 gallons of milk a week so we always have them around(too bad we just took a dozen of them to recycling today).  You could get 2 or 3 pieces from a gallon carton.

And if you can only find clear plastic (transparencies or 2 liter bottles), you can make it opaque by scratching the surface with sandpaper. Start with a really ruff grit and then get finer and finer.

Also, it would make a need effect to mix opaque and non-opaque pieces together.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: 3 Hats! Image heavy!!! now with links to patterns!! on: July 15, 2007 09:35:36 PM
I really like how the colors turned out on the tunisian hat.  I have tried to use self striping yarn before with the pattern, but it turned out yucky.  your's is great!
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Halo2 Master Chief Shirt on: April 12, 2007 10:12:33 PM
I found the image on a stencil site.  I don't know which one.  It was a stencil someone else had done on a wall.  I took out the background and fixed it back to black and white.
Here it is:

its a little pixely bc i had to switch it from a jpg to a bmp to upload it.  So i would save it as a monochromatic bmp in paint to fix it a little.
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Halo2 Master Chief Shirt on: March 29, 2007 06:31:08 PM
I made this shirt for a LAN party tomorrow so I can represent my nerdyness.

I used a stencil image i found online somewhere and since stenciling is alot of work, i use transfers.  I used poster printing in MSWord to print Master Chief(the main character in the Xbox game Halo) off big to cover my entire shirt.  Because Master Chief is a serious man and deserves to be HUGE.

I used two pages printed landscape and ironed them on side by side.

1. Open word.  Change to landscape (file, page setup, click landscape)
2. Insert image and resize so it is the height of the page
3. Go to File, Print.  Click Properties.  Every printer is different so click around until you find a multi-page or poster printing option and chose 2x2.
4. Make sure you chose the mirror image setting if using white tshirt transfers.

and without further ado... Pictures!

If my lady parts weren't so large then it would lay a little flatter...

Questions and comments welcome
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Brea Purse from Berocco on: January 17, 2007 03:28:02 PM
You had no problems machine-sewing the lining into the bag?  I'm always afraid to do that.   Any words of wisdom on doing it?
Nope, no problems.  I lined up the lining where i wanted it and started sewing.  It goes smoother if you place the lining down first with the knitting on top, but I that wasn't working for me so I did it with the knitting on the bottom.  You just have to guide it carefully.  Just give it a try it and see if it works for you.
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Brea Purse from Berocco on: January 16, 2007 10:28:05 PM
Yay, I finished mine today! I'm pretty excited with how it turned out.

I used a double strand of TLC Cara Mia in Melon (50% Acrylic, 19% Nylon, 18% Rayon, 13% Angora)

Size 8 circulars

I didn't make any changes(other than the handle) and I had no problems following the pattern.  This was my first extensive cabling project. 
For the handle I used an EmbellishKnit (http://www.joanns.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$AXHLAXYAAKKXIP4SY5NBHOR50LD3OEPO?CATID=24976&PRODID=82526)with brown yarn to make a 5 strand braid.  I really like how that turned out.

I lined it with an old pair of brown corduroy pants I had.  I machine sewed the lining together then machine sewed it to the purse because I have ZERO patience for hand sewing which results in it looking horrible.

I do think it is a little big and could be smaller but I love it anyway.
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: anyone out there do scanner art? on: December 11, 2006 02:21:59 PM
I have!  We call them scanograms.

This one is knitting needles that were rolling side to side as it scanned

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for pattern & specs for ipod covers on: October 05, 2006 09:47:17 AM
I found this link in some one else's post somewhere else on craftster:
You can print out and fold your own ipod nano.  i've used it to make a cozy and its pretty awesome. 
10  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Hand warming device Crochetalong! on: September 18, 2006 08:39:23 PM
Do it in the round without turning.  I did a pair ( i stopped at the fingers and didnt add each individual finger) and they look great, no wobbly seam. just mark the beginning of your row so you know where to make you increases.  a big time saver is to put a marker where each increase goes for the thumb gusset and then you don't have to count anything, just increase at the marker and move it up.

um...lets see, i have a picture somewhere...

there, they were in self striping sock yarn.
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