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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  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
3  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Cupcake-a-licious on: April 21, 2006 10:09:31 PM
Yay! I finished it!
I started it on Saturday and I finished early Thursday morning so I could wear it as my birthday shirt.
I made the Medium size.
I used Lion Brand Microspun yarn and i hate it.  I love the color and it looks fine, but its already fuzzy and the yarn was pain bc it kept splitting. not fun.
But I got tons of complements. 

detail of the ribbon and collar

this shows the bottom shells and most of the whole thing

a full shot
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Punk Rock Backpack-In Tunisian Crochet on: April 10, 2006 11:13:50 PM
So, this weekend was mission stash bust so I can rationalize buying more yarn.  So I made a Crochet version of SnB Punk Rock Backpack.
I wanted to put a ninja turtle on it but i couldn't get the chart small enough to it fit on the back so I settled for the Rocket.
I used yellow arylic yarn ( I don't know how much)
Used Tunisian Simple Stitch
Size J afghan hook
I took me about 5 hours to complete the pieces, and I crochet slow.

Please excuse my messy room

close up of rocket!

I rushed stitching the lining to the bag and it looks crappy so i need to re-do it.

I don't know what I'm gonna do with it.  It's not really something I'll use.  But it is super cool.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crocheting with Pop Can Tabs on: December 11, 2005 10:39:40 PM
I had to share this with everyone.  I have never seen this!  I am amazed!  This lady, Neide Ambrosio,  makes all her items by crocheting pop can tabs together.  Some of those bags are truly amazing.  I have made a purse out of pop cans and crochet but not the tabs!  This is definitely on my list of things to experiment with.  I'm in love.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Sweater Boots on: November 12, 2005 12:32:20 AM
ok, new challenge for everyone.  My friends say these new boots in a Delia's catalog and they want me to make some.  i think it would be fun to try and see if i could make some.
here's the one in the catalog (knit):

so i searched a little looking for some close up pics and wondering how to attach to the soles and i found this even better crochet model with perfectly closeup pictures! (of course they call it knit even though it is obviously crocheted)

there are more pictures here: http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?p=5017891%7EWomens%7CBoots&variant_id=28163&partnerid=Shopping&CMP=OTC-Shopping

so, i know i can make the upper crochet part no problem. but attaching securely to a sole?? 
here's my idea: crochet the upper like a sock, so there is a bottom.  recon a pair of shoes with an appropriate matching sole.  use shoe glue and glue the 'sock to the sole with a piece of cardboard or craftfoam inside sock to make it stiff.  use a few shoe nails/tacks/whatever they use on shoe for extra stay power.  but in another liner of felt/foam/batting and then a piece of fleece for lining.

is this a good idea or a bad idea? anyone have a better idea?
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Tuisian Crochet Hats! w/Pattern on: November 08, 2005 09:32:12 PM
I HEART Tunisian Crochet.  It is really easy and makes a really nice fabric.  I finally perfected my tunisian hat and i am really happy with the results so I had to share with everyone.  I based it off of my thick and warm hat with a few adjustments for tunisian.
Tan and Green Hat made with TLC Cara Mia

it ended up being a little short so i added a few rows of single crochet to the edge to make it longer and i like the result.  I used TLC CaraMia.

Pink and Red Hat made with LionBrand Fishermans Wool I died with Kool-Aid

8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Knex Motorized Yarn Swift! **Now w/Ball Winder** on: July 21, 2005 12:40:00 PM
I was inspired by the lego ball winderi saw here on craftster and wanted to make something similair.  And since i still have 2 large boxes of knex from my childhood and a motor, i thought, i know i can make something useful.  So i decided on a yarn swift because i was getting tired of winding yarn into hanks to dye them.  After about 3 hours of tinkering i came up with this:

I just tie the yarn through a hole in the connects on the swift part and then plug it in and around and around it goes.  It moves pretty fast and within minutes i had a 5oz. hank. Yea!  Super cool. 

The yarn just slips off the top part or i can take the top part off if i need to.  the is a yarn feeder on the right side that holds the yarn at the  proper angle so it wraps properly.  The only bad thing is that it doesnt have a switch, when its plugged in its spinning. so i have to watch it to make sure that it doesnt get snagged or messed up.

I had to share because i was so excited with my genius.  YEA!

~~EDIT~~Jan. 5 2006

Over Winter break I took apart my original yarn swift and rebuilt it.  It is a lot sturdier now and I added a few features.  It now had removable pieces.  I can easily lift of the swift part and switch it for the new ball winder part.  The two pieces just slide down on the left and the extra one can sit on the right when not in use or I can feed back and forth from ball to swift using both pieces at once.  I am really excited about it. 

Exciting pictures brought to you by my brand new digital camera!

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pop Can Purse v4.0 on: July 12, 2005 07:35:10 PM
I posted my first and second attempt at making a purse from pop cans in the reconstruct purse board, so i figured i'd post the new Make-Up bag version here.

This was a special order i made for a friend.  She wanted a makeup bag so i used 10 7-Up Plus cans and walla!

(I promise the zipper is straight and in the middle)

Changes made from previous versions:
I used crochet cotton instead of acrylic yarn.  I'm hoping it will hold up better than the acrylic because it gets fuzzy and nasty looking
smaller hook- a g i think to make it less bulky and tighter
i used iron on interfacing on the lining to give it a little more strength so it doesnt get so floppy as my previous Pepsi purse.
It has a zipper! fancy sixth grade sewing skills! yea zipper!
no handles since its a makeup bag

I forgot to measure it, poo.  its about umm...12 inches by 7 inches?  its good sized.

the original purse and tutorial is located here.  what do you think of version 4.0?
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Cookie Monster and TMNT shirts on: June 15, 2005 09:03:08 PM
I have posted quite a few comments in the discussion thread answering questions and i realized that i don't have any shirts that i have made posted as examples.  here are a few i had on hand to show.

The cookie monster shirt i made from my bf with Avery dark shirt transfers.  I made this one over a year ago and it's starting to show its wear and is slowly peeling off but he continues to wear it!  it has been spilt on, washed about every other week and accidentally put through the dryer a few times and is still in 'wearable' condition. 

I made the turtle shirts for my brother 2 years ago (?) before there was an abundance of them available again.  This was the first time i used dark t-shirt transfers and they turned out beautiful. they really look like they were store bought/ professionally done.  I pain stakingly cut around each one since my brother never was able to use scissors very well (he's 18).


Micheangelo- this one was weird to cut out because of the swoosh motion of his weapon and his mask strings creating that white space in between, i left the white spaces instead of risky botching my scissor job.



sorry the pictures aren't that great.  no one was home at the time to model them for me  Cry
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