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1  Lace patchwork curtain knit from plastic bags and assorted found objects. in Knitting: Completed Projects by kimski on: September 26, 2007 02:21:49 AM
Hows that for a title!

Ta daaa!!! Here it is, I've been working on this for months, and I've entered it in the local (ie Melbourne) Fringe Furniture Exhibition http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/season/2007/show/323/. I've knit other things out of plastic bags and one morning (or afternoon) I was lying in bed pondering when a vision came to me of a curtain knit out of plastic bags, all white and clear and dreamy. It could be used as a shower curtain too.

So I did it, I made it, AND I entered it in Fringe Furniture as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 07. I'm very excited, as I have plenty of ideas, but it's another thing to follow through on them.

I'm not completely happy with the pic but, it's all I have, as I was rushing to meet a deadline, and I'd had two nights of about 4 hrs sleep.

The title of the piece is "Where Plastic Bags Go When They Die". And among other things I wanted to inspire people to think up creative ways to reuse plastic bags. In this case it's actually called up cycling, where you give the material your reusing more value than it had in the first place.

I've been reading and commenting on craftster for years now, but this is the first time I've posted a finished object.  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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2  Re: stars and skulls forever beanie in Knitting: Completed Projects by kimski on: February 13, 2007 03:56:52 AM
i made up this chart (its kind of lame)

and just knitted and decreased until i thought it was done. Smiley

I love this chart, it's so homemade!  Cheesy Cheesy
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3  Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! in Knitting: Completed Projects by kimski on: December 22, 2005 05:24:01 AM

Still minus pom-pom, 'cause I haven't gotten that far.  Finished the gold and the earflaps last night, did the orange the night before.  made with wool/acrylic blend to avoid felting accidents, size 11 straights (yeah, I did it straight and seamed).

I'm not a Firefly fan (yet), but this was made for a Secret Santa exchange... this guy, who is a FANATIC for Joss Whedon, was definitely lucky he got me, as  I'm the only knitter in our group.  ;-)  It was my first hat.  Very fun!

You must tell us what his reaction is!
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4  Re: Yoda in Knitting: Completed Projects by kimski on: November 11, 2005 11:06:58 PM

just imagine him saying "THERE IS NO TRY!!!!!!"

He's a very intense Yoda.  Wink
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5  Re: Sock Pincushions in Vintage Craft Projects by kimski on: November 09, 2005 08:03:26 AM
love them!!! any way i could get you to email me the whole page? the instructions are cut off....
I resized it, this should work!

why does the ghost have that funny cone thing on his head, and a dress. And that devil thingy is sure unusual. And one of them looks like a bee crossed with a rodent with a mohawk.
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6  Re: Union Square Market Pullover (Interweave fall '05) in Knitting: Completed Projects by kimski on: October 10, 2005 12:45:08 AM

More photos on el blog.

That is beautiful, and I love the colour. very elegant, great work.
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7  Lace pattern from Vintage Girls Jumper (thats "Sweater" in Australian) pattern in Vintage Craft Projects by kimski on: August 14, 2005 02:05:17 PM
Lace pattern from Vintage Girls Jumper (thats "Sweater" in Australian) pattern

I found this great lace pattern in a Vintage pattern for a girls top. Unfortunately it has vintage pattern knitting abbreviations like w.r.n. (wool round needle), and wl. fwd. (wool forward).
I've been treating the "wool round needle" as being like a yarn over. And I guess that "wool forward" means put the wool in front, like you do when your purling.

I think the bit where I got confused is in row 3, (which is where I'm up to) it says:
          P1, K.2tog, wl.fwd., K1
why wool forward when its already there when you just purled? and then the K1 after that means you wrap over the needle before you knit like a backwards yarn over, thereby making another stitch? Row 3 has quite a few of these wl.fwd and then Knit things.

So I"m posting the pattern here first of all to share, as others have so generously done, and in the hopes that others will have a go at the pattern and share their "wool round needle" and "wool forward" insights with me.
I tried to balance file size with not too much blurryness which was a project in itself, so I hope I don't ruin anyone's eyesite.
I really love lace knitting but I gotta tell you sometimes those instructions have me tearing my hair out with frustration. Oh and the backpage of this pamphlet with the abbreviation key is missing, though after googling I doubt there would have been more than the 3 word the descriptors which still leave me saying "yes but what does that mean?"!!! Anyway, I'm ranting now.

Here 'tis. (sorry about the different text sizes).

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