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1  18 Seconds Before Sunrise earflap hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by atomikpop on: January 12, 2006 11:10:05 AM

my first cabled hat project! it's so adorable and fun. i added a longer i-cord and giant poms.

the color is more of a dark chocolatey brown, by the way.

& it turned out so great, i decided to make another one in an olive-y color.

it was so easy to make. the only qualm i had was the sizing was just a bit too snug. thank jeebus for blocking! now it fits perfectly. i suggest using a size 10 or 10 1/2 if you're not going to be using a yarn that is mostly wool.
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2  Experimental Wavy Gravy Cowl/Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by atomikpop on: April 15, 2005 07:57:00 AM
i had some leftover lopi from the jayne cobb hats i've made, so i decided to use the Wavy Gravy pattern in stitch'n'bitch and experimented a bit. it's also my first time felting, and good lard, it can be frustrating! i put it in the wash about 4 times and for some reason it wouldn't felt all the way. but i still like how it turned out. i might go through it by hand later.

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3  Keyboard Purse NOW W/ TUTORIAL! in Knitting: Completed Projects by atomikpop on: April 09, 2005 10:04:07 PM
I'm super proud of this! woohah!
5 pieces knitted on size 7 needles in worsted weight yarn. size 9 needles for the handles. i worked out a keyboard chart first, then worked up the dimensions thereafter.

the finished product. Cheesy i was teetering on the idea of adding embroidery to emphasize the white keys, but i'll probably leave it alone so it won't look too busy.

i used plastic canvas for the bottom, front, and back of the purse. i didn't want it to be so...boxy, which is why i avoided stiffening the sides.

the cute wittle buttons. originally, i was to use these to secure some flaps, but  nixed the idea.


lookie here:

sorry they're so large, but the numbers are pretty tiny. also, add 2 stitches of MC to each side for sewing together later.

you could also knit this in the round by making a few minor adjustments. i've never knitted in the round before, but i'm pretty sure this could be done.

Materials size 7 & 9 ndls, one skein each of black and white worsted weight yarn, two or three pieces of plastic canvas, tapestry needle, and your choice of fabric/lining.
remember the two added stitches on each side in MC.
with MC, CO 55 sts.
Row 1-10: work in stockinette
Row 11: cont. in St st while working the black keys on the charts
Row 28-38: cont. in St st w/CC; these are just the white keys
Row 39-40: w/ MC

w/ MC, CO 55 sts
Row 1 -40: work in stockinette

Sides (make 2):
w/ MC, CO 20 sts
Row 1 - 40: work in stockinette

w/MC, CO 55 sts
Row 1 - 20: work in stockinette

w/MC and size 9 ndls, CO 12 sts
i sorta guessed here. you can knit it however long you want your handles to be, switching it to white in the middle whenever you want, etc.

now, assembling the sucka' is a different story. stitch'n'bitch nation helped out in this process.
having measuring tape would help out a lot, too.

yayee crappy ms paint tut.
measure your Front & Back pieces and cut the plastic canvas accordingly. also, measure the side pieces.
those cute little x's are the canvas, yes; the spaces are the sides of the bag. make sure your fabric is facing WRONG-side up (lighter blue). fold over the edges so the right-side shows and SECURE them with paperclips or pins. tip: make sure you have enough fabric on the very right so you can overlap and paperclip it according to side measurement.

sew the Front, Back, & two Sides together (if you haven't by now), & slip it over your canvas/lining WHILE also fixing the paperclips/pins to hold the knitted piece to your interior. with your yarn and tapestry needle, start sewing them together. attach straps aaaaand you're done!

hopefully, i'm not too confusing.

edit: forgot about the bottom piece. you basically just follow the some procedure with the canvas/lining and sew it to the bottom of the bag. Cheesy
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4  amelia earhart aviator cap w/ a twist! in Knitting: Completed Projects by atomikpop on: March 07, 2005 03:34:19 PM
i'm sure a lot of you are familiar with this pattern: http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt07.htm

here's my version. all's i did was add the neat embroidered chain stitches.

top o' the noggin

the side

the front

another one of me donning it

i wish it was a little more snug. next time i'll use size 7 needles instead of the recommended 8.
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5  Final Fantasy Scarf...NOW W/ CHARTS! in Knitting: Completed Projects by atomikpop on: February 02, 2005 08:00:46 AM
alright, kiddies, this particular scarf was the most time-consuming project i've ever worked on. mainly because i was lazy. but i also experimented with using more colors. i don't know whether it's intarsia or the atypical way of fairisle. whichever it is, it was a friggin' mess on the backside. & i finally did my first cable on this scarf, too. one qualm i had with the damned thing was that all i used were acrylic yarns & it would curl like crazy, which i expected. though i put a 3-stitch purl border, it still curled - guess it wasn't enough. i backed it with fleece (w/out the interfacing. d'oh!). yep, curlin' like a motha', i ironed the back and it helped a little. okok, enough of the details.

if you're a gamer (or just in the know) you'll recognize:
the black mage, the fighter, the red mage, & the white mage.

first cable! *jigs*

ya gotta model it a bit, like so.

there that is.
 Roll Eyes



oh, i forgot to mention that i used size 7 ndls on worsted weight yarn. okay, cheers!
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6  The Ubiquitous Space Invaders Scarf! in Knitting: Completed Projects by atomikpop on: January 07, 2005 11:47:30 AM
hey-o! i'm very, very new to craftster.
anywho, i made the space invaders scarf for my best friend with some alterations, of course. it's known to be a bit on the masculine side, so i tried it with bright neons, fringes, etc. to make it girly enough for said friend. it took my less than a week to finish this sucka' up. i was definitely most proud of this!

ze scarf!

backed with very thick fleece & blanket stitched.

modeling it. woohah!

showing off the stripes. :]

i suppose i should scurry off to post other knitted projects.. thanks, everyone!
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7  Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! in Knitting: Completed Projects by atomikpop on: December 29, 2004 11:14:35 PM
Woo! I finished my Jayne hat today! ...gave it to my fanatical friend and witnessed him shit his britches. lookit!

i'm so totally proud of myself. *puffs chest*
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