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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitting as art -- knitted superheroes on: April 14, 2005 03:55:59 PM
12  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Knit AIMEE with me? on: April 03, 2005 05:05:50 PM
Is anyone interested in an Aimee knitalong?  I've never partticipated in a knitalong, but I thought this pattern might be fun!

13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting in the news -- again on: March 30, 2005 01:27:15 PM
Here's an article that I found quite moving:
14  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Five forty-five foot tall silk draperies? Yeah, we stencilled 'em! on: March 28, 2005 01:01:20 PM
This was a project we did for an opera last summer.  Cutting the stencils and making the frames took a few days, but we did the actual stencilling in two days.  We used fabric paint and an automotive spray gun for this project.  The idea was to make the fabric look like some kind of crazed patchwork of brocade-style patterns.

This image is a bit blurry, but it does show the scale we were working in...

Here we are lining up the pattern.  We built frames around our stencils to avoid over spray, and to help us line up the images.

Here, you can see the scope of this project.  We had four different designs, and very particular rules about how they were all supposed to fit together.  We made two stencils for each image, so that one could be drying while we were spraying the other one.

We used the brown kraft paper as a sort of stencil's stencil, and weighed the paper down with wooden chairs.  The room we were working in was screened in, but didn't have any walls.  So our paper tended to blow away if we didn't hold it down.  You can see n the lower right part of the picture that we have sprayed only half of the image on the silk, and used the kraft paper as a masking.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Slip-Stitch Color-Work Vee-Neck Hyphen-Sweater on: March 27, 2005 11:28:02 AM
I made this for some friends who just had a baby.  I haven't blocked it yet, so it is a bit lumpy.  I'm making another in reversed colors.  (Green body with blue sleeves.)

a detail of the body...

...and of the sleeve

For information on the technique:

I used Cascade 220 superwash wool and adapted a Sirdar pattern.
16  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Another Demented Scrappy Quilt -- work-in-progress on: March 27, 2005 10:49:43 AM
This quilt is a wedding gift for a friend.  My goal was to combine a flickering random-ness with a strong sense of structure.  We work in theater, and I asked the costume shop to give me scraps of fabric for the quilt.  As an homage to scrappy quilts of the past, I wanted to have chance and availability of fabric play a large role on the composition and color choices in the quilt.

I used a strip-quilting technique, and let chance/accident determine a lot of the placement of colors. 

Here are the previous strips, put together.  Each square measures an inch across.

A few details....
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / yet another pair of fingerless gloves on: March 12, 2005 03:59:10 PM
Here's a quickie project I made for my sweetie.  I was inspired by the thumb gussets in the Winter 2003 issue of Interweave Knits, but made up my own pattern. (That is, if you call knit one, purl one ribbing a pattern!)

18  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Hyperbolic Models in Crochet....hmmm... on: March 03, 2005 01:13:55 PM
I thought this was interesting.

19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What do you do, other than knit??? on: March 01, 2005 08:58:08 AM
I'm wondering if any of you knitters are making and sharing non-knitting projects on Craftster.  Where else do you have projects listed?

Am I the only one who is an omnivorous thing-maker?  I want to know how to do and make everything!
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Slightly Demented Slip-Stitch Cardigan (now with TUTORIAL) on: February 27, 2005 03:55:01 PM

I just realized that I never shared this project.  I designed this one for my one-year-old niece, using the slip stitch technique for colored knitting.  In this technique, you only are knitting one color at a time, but you slip colors from previous rows that you want to appear on your current row.  The slipping of stiches creates a subtle curve in the rows...  I used Barbara Walker's books to teach myself this method of knitting.  Very clever woman, that Barbara! 

The sweater was knit with alternating rows of variegated German sock yarn and some Debbie Bliss yarn.

Please don't ask for a pattern.  I winged this one, and the sweater was given away at xmas, so I can't reverse-engineer a pattern.

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