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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Herringbone Lace Sorta-Cloche on: October 18, 2007 05:51:24 PM
I found this hat in my finished-knits stash (less of a stash than a game of hide-and-seek around my apartment) to my pleasure, as I had forgotten I had made this and absolutely love it. I call it a sorta cloche because it is, in fact, not supposed to be a cloche, it's just supposed to be a regular ole-knit in the round hat.. but the crocheted edging in a thicker yarn (cuz Ahm intell-ee-jent) actually ended up adding a nice look to the hat. You can't really see it in the crappy pictures that I took at 3 am in my bathroom last night, but trust me. It's cool.  Cool

And as always, excuse my funny face.

I got the pattern off of Kody May Knits, used silver Simply Soft and some unidentifiable tealy-yellowy-teal from my stash.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Modified Sunflower Tam **edit with new pics** on: October 18, 2007 04:13:45 PM
I started to knit the Sunflower Tam from Knitting Nature (love that book so much) with some grey wool (Patons), but realized that I was swiftly running out of the grey wool. So, I decided to put in a purple stripe... but by the time I started the stripe, as you'll be able to tell, my imagination was off and running and I just let my whims take me away... so to speak.

I knit it in about two days of three hours each (I could've been faster, I was watching tv.. lol), finishing last night at 3 am, and I am so excited about how it turned out that I can't wait to post it. So Pia, I hope you're not looking.

From the side, right after I finished and blocked:

From the top, laying flat:

And, I was pleased to find out that it looks just as cool if not cooler worn inside out.:

I am normally too impatient to be bothered by any form of intarsia or colorwork (heh heh), but for some reason I really enjoyed this hat. Even to the point, dare I say, that I might knit it again... I feel the compulsive color-pairing  when I look at my stash...  Roll Eyes

**Edit 10/30/07**

I made another one! This time with black Simply Soft and Turquoise Microspun. I'm not as happy with this one- the colors are striking and all is well on that front, but the fit is more loose... I think I'm going to find a family member with a big head to dump it off on... haha. Though I have to say that the more I wore it to take pics, the more I kinda liked it... oh who knows. Whatever. Smiley

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hemp sack? Soy sack? Soy hemp sack? on: September 23, 2007 08:31:33 AM
I LOVE Patons SWS. Let's not even joke. I would marry it if I could.

That being said, here is a little sack I knit with a smock-y-butterfly-ish stitch that I ganked out of a book. I played the pattern by ear (meaning there is/was no pattern) and used a braid of some more SWS to make the little drawstring.

I made it for more deviant holding purposes (hence 'hemp sack'), but my habit waned at the same time I got a camera, so the switch was only natural!

The front with drawstring ties:

The back:

Vive le Patons SWS!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Atheism? on: May 05, 2007 02:43:14 PM
I don't mean to be imflammatory, but I would love to do an atheism/ alternative religion (meaning anything that isn't considered the norm, whatever the continent... if that makes sense) swap.. For one, you can never have enough atheistic gear, and two, it's just nice to remember that you aren't the only atheist in the universe. (I live in a highly concentrated bible belt, hehe)

.. any takers?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Hail to the Chief! on: April 18, 2007 04:21:44 PM
This was actually inspired by my upset at how the politics of the universe are going, and by being bored at an arts school. My friends and I used to have a great time being nerds, and with being nerds comes humor, and with humor comes funky ways to make people laugh/make fun of them. You might be surprised how big a population of red-staters there are at an arts school (fer Pete's sake), but I do live in NE Florida. ANYWAY!

This was my 'Hey I'm bored let's rile some people up including my government teacher who knows where I stand and stands completely opposite' shirt. It's made from a Bush Cheney campaign sigh that I stole off the lawn (stealing is bad and I don't advocate it).

The front:

The back:

The gratuitous action shot:

It was simple to make. Slit hole in top, slit two holes on the sides for arms. I wore a shirt underneath and it was stifling hot, but then it is plastic. Great insulation though if you live in a Northern state!

Sarcasm is my best friend, and on-the-fly shirts are even better. I didn't do any sewing, but imagine the wonderful clothes that could be made out of campaign signs! Oh snap, I've inspired myself...
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