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1  Re: Ukrainian pysanky eggs *tutorial* in Completed Projects by lisascenic on: March 20, 2011 08:06:38 AM
Is anyone thinking of trying this technique, this year?

Here are a few eggs, from last year's egg party.

They were done by total beginners! 
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2  Grafting mixed knit and purl stitches in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by lisascenic on: September 22, 2007 09:54:21 PM

So I'm knitting this sweet scarf, and to keep it symmetrical, I'm knitting it in two pieces.

The thing is that, for some reason, my brain isn't working tonight and I'm forgetting how to deal with grafting live stitches (kitchener) when there is a mixture of knit and purl stitches.

I can't figure out how to deal with the half-stitch offset that you get when you graft.

I know there's a way.  I've grafted plenty of projects, but I can't visualize this tonight. Mary Thomas and Montse Stanley aren't helping, me.  And all the online explanations that I've looked at show plain stockinette, not a mixture.

Will someone take pity on me, and explain this to me in a way that my poor addled brain can comprehend?
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3  Re: Fish Ranch Rubber Stamp in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by lisascenic on: January 21, 2006 12:38:14 PM

Yippee, Cowgirl!
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4  Fish Ranch Rubber Stamp in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by lisascenic on: January 21, 2006 12:26:13 PM

So, there's a road near my home, called Fish Ranch Road.  Every time I drive by it,
I'm totally delighted by the name.  I think of rough, tough cowboys out on the range,
using some great western verb on their fish.  Poking?  Rasslin'? Lassoeing?  I also
picture the fish as big as cows, stampeding across the dusty plains. 

So, I got it into my head to take the Wyoming licence plate image of a cowboy,
and put him on a bucking fish.

But all I can say is, thank god for the internet!  I somehow stumbled across a trout
fishing operation in Wyoming called "Fish Hookers."

This stamp is my homage to Fish Hookers.  Notice the hip-waders with garter
belt.  Oh man!  This fills me with the greatest demented joy.  I can hardly express
you much this makes me grin!
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5  Re: The fanciest thing I've ever knitted! in Knitting: Completed Projects by lisascenic on: January 11, 2006 09:33:09 AM

Baby clothes are such fun projects, aren't they?  You're done before you get bored, and they're just so stinkin' cute!

Plus, baby sweaters make very amusing hats!

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6  Letters? Stamps? Envelopes? in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by lisascenic on: January 07, 2006 10:59:41 AM
I created this book out of airmail envelopes for a mail-art ring, with the theme of faux postage stamps. 

I'm encouraging the participants to write me letters on the paper I've tucked into the little envelopes.

My "stamps" are hand carved rubber stamps.  I was thinking about the animals that might bring a "special delivery."

Here is a picture of the un-assembled book.

Thanks for looking!
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7  Re: Slip-Stitch Color-Work Vee-Neck Hyphen-Sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by lisascenic on: December 23, 2005 12:57:13 PM
I just got a picture of this sweater, on an adorable model!

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8  Re: Absinthe -- hand carved rubber stamps, now with book! in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by lisascenic on: December 16, 2005 09:28:33 AM
My sweetie and I bound this book to collect our Absinthe/fairy images!

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9  Absinthe -- hand carved rubber stamps, now with book! in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by lisascenic on: December 11, 2005 10:33:38 PM
This was inspired by a 19th Century advertsing poster for Absinthe.  As you'll see in the following pictures, this is quite a small image.  So you'll have to excuse some of the crudeness of the facial details.

This is my printer's proof.  I'm still fooling around a little bit with getting the colors to line up better with the black.  But I'm pretty happy with how this is working out.

If folks are interested, I can share a few more pictures, so you can get a better idea of my technique.

Here is a print of the green and orange block, the block itself, and a proof of the black block, which I printed on tracing paper, and used to help align the blocks.

A detail of the black block.

Inking the plate.  I apply the ink to the rubberstamp, as opposed to to dabbing the stamp on the ink pad.  I feel I get more control this way.
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10  Re: Knit AIMEE with me? in Knitalongs by lisascenic on: November 25, 2005 04:12:16 PM
Why, oh why, is everything I make such a Cat Magnet???

My tomcat tries to decide if sitting on my project will make it less lumpy.  We opted for a light iron instead.
He wandered off to take a nap.  Glowering at my knitting was burning valuable calories.

The back of the sweater, after a light steam blocking.
I read on someone's blog that the "underarm wings" really won't look this freakish when the sweater is all put together.  I'm having my doubts, right now.

Everyone else has to get in on the action.  Thanks, ladies!
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