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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: bee sweater!! on: February 13, 2014 06:05:16 PM
thanks everyone! Cheesy i'm currently making a matching set of fingerless gloves and then probably as many matching accessories as i can make before i run out of yarn.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / bee sweater!! on: February 13, 2014 01:37:25 PM
i named this sweater "the dream sweater" because it is made with very soft cashmere/merino blends and i've been conceptualizing it in my head for months. i used this sweater generator: http://prjonamunstur.is/#/Design i got the charts from this awesome baby sweater, which is my ultimate inspiration: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-bees-knees when i saw it i immediately started visualizing gold bees on an adult-sized sweater.

and here's the sweater on its own!

it took me about three weeks and i just got finished! it came at a perfect time because it just snowed a ton in georgia.
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / herbal healing embroidered sweater on: November 07, 2013 10:34:06 AM
i have been working all week on this sweater and i'm finally done! i was trying to think of something autumny to put on it and then i decided: medicinal herbs!

from left to right (and top to bottom) they herbs i included are: garlic, yarrow, elderberry, ginger, black cohosh, lavender, sage, cinnamon, valerian root, and holy basil. 

here are some closeups of my favorites:

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / little girls' christmas dress to lolita skirt on: October 28, 2013 01:09:00 PM
i found the most adorable dress at the thrift store for $3. it was made for little kids and i was super bummed but i figured it was gathered so much that i could make a skirt out of it, and i was right! i'm wearing a supplementary petticoat in these pictures but it does have a little built in one!

here's the finished skirt:

i was originally planning on plain red jersey knit fabric for the waistband but i got really inspired at like midnight to make this and i didn't have any, so i used this little kids fabric i have. i think it came out better!

some bottom of skirt detail

here's a kind of crappy picture of what it looked like before:

i'm going to use the extra fabric to make a bunch of huge bows for it but i haven't gotten around to it yet.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: dorothy parker sweater!! on: February 17, 2012 09:53:32 PM
hey thanks everyone!!

i hope i can get to be this good at intarsia and fair isle at some point.

it's actually only fair isle! i've never actually done intarsia before.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / dorothy parker sweater!! on: February 17, 2012 10:40:01 AM
so i have been making a ridiculous number of hats (see http://katydidhats.tumblr.com/) and i mean a ridiculous number, like 28 and a half. (exact number) so i had created enough that i had at least a sweater's worth of hats, which made me think i should just make a sweater. i was unsure about what to put on it, but finally i settled on a poem by my favorite poet, dorothy parker.

the poem i used was "anecdote":

So silent I when Love was by
He yawned, and turned away;
But Sorrow clings to my apron-strings,
I have so much to say.

here is my sweater!

here are some action shots:

(i also made that hat, but that is a post for another time!)

i want to take a picture of all of the knitting i have created since about the end of december (which is 28 1/2 hats, one sweater, and three gloves) but i have yet to. maybe this picture is forthcoming!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / i made this hat, and it says kittens. on: January 30, 2012 02:04:43 PM
in addition to a bunch of radical feminist/political hats i've been making, i made one that says kittens, because.

i made the charm with clay and painted it! i've been making a few like this--the other ones are female signs and teapots.

wearin' it.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / smash the patriarchy hats! (img heavy) on: January 17, 2012 10:57:47 AM
so i've been getting real into ~radical feminist knitting~ recently and here's the results!

the art in the background is a comic by my friend dena zilber!

i'm working on another one with hearts instead of female signs right now.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: female sign hats! (picture heavy) on: December 29, 2011 06:13:27 PM
thanks everyone!! i'm glad i finally have a use for the stash of yarn i've been obsessively gathering forever. i've been working on doing some ones with words, too, although it's a little more difficult because there's only so much room.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / female sign hats! (picture heavy) on: December 29, 2011 02:30:31 PM
so i have been extremely busy on my knitting recently, and have produced a great quantity of hats.

i think this one is my favorite.

i also convinced my boyfriend daniel to be a hat model. i think he did an admirable job.

i like how the darker lady sign hats came out better, but i still like these ones!

anyways yeah. hopefully i'll have a ton more soon too!
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