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1  dean nomerus dinonurhead tynomosaurus hug the wraptor piggy back buddy II in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: August 02, 2008 11:13:56 AM
hehe, i just can't resist typing out his whole name. but you can call him dean nomerus for short. he is a head-eating dinosaur but you'll forgive him for it-- he's just too darn cute

here he comes.....


he's made in caron simply soft, size 6 needles. took under a week. i wrote the pattern up as i went along but i think its too complicated to actually release. i also don't know if there's enough interest in actually making him that it would be worth the time. i'd love some feedback!

more photos and info on ravelry and my blog
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2  ron paul r(evol)ution shirts in Stenciling: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: July 07, 2008 06:25:11 AM
i know he's out of the race, but my husband and I are still huge ron paul fans. i just started stencilling again so i thought i'd give some shirts a go.

i'm really happy with the way they turned out, especially since i just made it up as i went along and kind of made up my own technique to make them reusable. i always hated spending an hour cutting out a stencil i could only use once or maybe twice.

i hope you like them. comments/criticism appreciated!
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3  paper punch stencils in Stenciling: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: July 06, 2008 07:58:02 PM
i don't know if i made up this technique or not. i can't find it anywhere but i'm also not an expert stenciller by any means. i used an index card, clear packing tape, and a craft punch to make a teeny tiny stencil. then i used it over and over and over to make different designs.

this is my favourite one by far. the whole design is done on the back-- it's supposed to look like a gunshot wound from far away but then when you look closer it's all made of different colour hearts.

here are a few of the other layouts i tried. all of them wrap around from the front to the back of the shirts

i'm totally in love with all my new shirts. i can't wait to go back to the dollar store and get a bunch of new hole punches.

comments/criticism appreciated!
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4  creatures on my head (warning: extreme cuteness content) in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: June 06, 2008 05:20:19 PM
ive been a big fan of andrew bells creatures in my head for a few years now. recently, i've been wanting to turn one of his cute yet gory creatures into a wearable knit-- and i did it! yay

on a head mannequin because its so crazy hot here i can't even put it on for more than a few seconds

the inspiration is "busy bear" and its from 02/04/08

isn't he cute! now i can't wait til winter.
more info and pictures on my blog
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5  how now, space cow? (armwarmers with free pattern link) in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: May 22, 2008 12:05:28 PM
heya. its been awhile since i posted here so i thought i'd show off my new armwarmers.

the yarn is from brooklyn handspun. i wanted to do something that was simple but not boring and that looked good with variegated yarn (i hate the way thumb gussets end up working)

i wrote up the pattern for free and put it on my blog. the pattern is here and also on ravelry

hope you like em!
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6  freedom! hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: April 14, 2008 04:11:05 AM
hi ya'll.
just finished this last night for the DH-- it's a freedom hat.

the back says amagi ("freedom") in sanskrit and the porcupines on the earflaps and the colours are adapted from the free state project (freestateproject.org) logo. it's double knit so it's reversible, but the ama-gi is done as a non-reversible pattern so that it isn't backwards on either side

it's caron simply soft and blue sky organic cotton, in my own pattern here. more details and charts on my blog

i hope you like it! Smiley
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7  i <3 ny double knit earflap hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: March 19, 2008 05:48:42 PM
just finished this tonight. its the fourth reversible double knit earflap hat i've done, but i think it's pretty cute. it's supposed to be the new york skyline with the heart from the "i <3 ny" logo

a few more details and stuff on my blog.

i'd love to hear your comments/criticism

happy easter ya'll!
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8  pocoyo! in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: February 29, 2008 12:16:25 PM
yay, my new pocoyo hat! i lurve it, do you?

its in some VERY old (maybe '70's? '80's?) acrylic yarn that i found for free at the fiber studio at my university. it took about two days to knit-- 8 hours total. the patern is just eyeballed from this image i found on the pocoyo blog:

what do you think? Smiley

more info and stuff on my blog
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9  "i love love" double knit earflap hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: February 27, 2008 06:40:02 AM

just finished my third double knit earflap hat.

what do you think?

more details are on my blog
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10  FO: oh canada! double knit hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by lookagnome on: February 18, 2008 07:47:14 AM
finished this baby last night. it's the first FO in quite awhile that i've really liked. it's the second version of the toronto skylike dk hat i did a few weeks back. this one's for the DH-- i used his favourite colours and made bigger earflaps. my camera is broken right now so these photos aren't the best quality-- sorry. more info on my blog too.

i'm getting ready to publish a pattern for this (skyline optional) so i'd love to hear opinions about what you'd like to see in a double knit pattern. i know its a relatively esoteric technique (esp. for a hat) so i'm trying to gauge how much instruction to put in as far as the techniques go, as well as any other little things you'd like to see or know about it.

thanks ya'll. have a good president's/family day. i'd love to hear some feedback
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