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1  Re: Kirsten Dunst Pithy hat knitalong anyone? in Knitalongs by Mikania on: May 15, 2006 04:46:47 PM
Mine's done, but came out looking like a dread sack. But it's a cute dread sack. Grin

I used Manos del Uruguay yarn, which is handspun wool so has an uneven consistency. It's also a bit thicker than standard worsted weight.  I don't know what the colorway title is, but it reminds me of a tasty berry pie.

You can view more photos, including an in-progress photo at the Filckr photoset I made for the hat: Filthy Knitted Dread Sack. The name is a nod to a silly little online game I used to play all the time.
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2  Re: Chocolate Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Mikania on: May 05, 2006 07:04:18 PM
Also, here's what I got from Lacey!

She spoiled me rotten.  Grin I really wish I had gotten her more chocolates, now.

I got these awesome Resse's flip flops and a long "I heart chocolate" tank. She also sent chocolate flavored lip balms in chocolate-looking cases, a cute pink and brown "stash" pouch with a beautiful blue interior that she made, an awesome Cocoa Crispies notebook, and lots of tasty chocies.
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3  Re: Chocolate Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Mikania on: May 05, 2006 06:57:25 PM
Here's what I sent Lacey.

A 1 lb box of See's candies and assorted chocolate bars:

Fake Sculpey chocolates:

A screen printed "Brown Cow" tank:

I hope you enjoy everything, Lacey!
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4  Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round IV in The Swap Gallery by Mikania on: April 13, 2006 07:03:45 PM
I received the Noodle Princess' last package awhile back, but I've been lazy. The pics are pretty much the same as what Batgirl posted, but oh well.

Thanks once again, NP! I will have to think very long and hard on what to do with that awesome fabric. It must be put to very special use.  Wink
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5  Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round IV in The Swap Gallery by Mikania on: April 12, 2006 08:16:31 AM
The Noodle Princess received package number two! Hurrah! The post office told me one to two weeks, and the little package beat their estimate.

I sent her two copies of The Stranger, since it's a free opinion newspaper that has a rather interesting personality. Some kitschy fat quarters fabric, a sampling of the finest of American Easter candies (including peeps), random "Washington" foods, and eco-friendly and amazingly soft bamboo yarn. I also screened the "Obey" Bush stencil on an American Apparel tee as it's a piece of graffiti I've commonly seen around Seattle... also, it's just so funny.
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6  Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round IV in The Swap Gallery by Mikania on: April 06, 2006 01:37:20 PM
I found Noodle Princess' package in my mail box yesterday. I have a lock-box, so I'm really lazy about checking it. I think the package was in there, waiting, for a few days before I remembered to look. Sad Oh well, yesterday was the perfect day for opening it as I had a really crappy day--until I opened the package, that is!

I got: 

  • A really cute card that I almost don't want to use
  • An awesome metal red hanging bird (it's going in the front window)
  • Adbusters! (Amazing anti-commercialism magazine--just like how Old Seattle used to be)
  • Chopsticks (the bf tried to steal them, but he didn't get very far since we live together)
  • "Not wanted on the voyage" by Timothy Findley (yeah! books and reading!)
  • Tasty candies that I'm going to spread out slowly over time (so I don't get sick)
  • Awesome Shea butter soap
  • Tasty lip balm
  • Buttons! Hurrah!
  • Seed packets for my front porch garden (licorice mint sounds so tasty--how'd you know I'm a mint fanatic?)
  • kitschy tourist pen and pencil (perfect for writing in a stuffy "hip" cafe that needs more kitsch to lighten the mood)
  • Canadian nail clippers and stickers
  • Gold sequins (form Canada, which makes them special magical sequins)
  • A crazy crow magnet
  • Bangles! (I'm wearing them right now)

I heart Noodle Princess and Canada!
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7  Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round IV in The Swap Gallery by Mikania on: April 04, 2006 10:18:39 AM
Here's a pic of package #1 sent to Noodle Princess:

  • Cowboy bandaids with a toy inside (tell me what the toy is when you open it NP, please!)
  • Rubber chicken key chain with a nasty egg that pops out when you squeeze it
  • Burt's Bees sampler
  • Jesus beads
  • Junk Food charms that had to be taken out and placed into package #2 (darn weight restirctions on those freebie USPS boxes)
  • Apple magnets
  • Zink (my favorite mag)
  • Swivel (an awesome female literary mag stationed in Seattle)
  • Found Magazine (awesome beyond words, especially if you like collages)
  • Three tin cards of old US propaganda posters ("America needs more MEAT", "Let Guns do the Talking", "National Donut Month")
  • Jesus Patch
  • Bush Playing Cards ("Even more slanted to the right!")
  • Assorted stickers that I thought represented "White trash" and cowboys
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8  Re: What are you listening to whilst crafting CD Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Mikania on: March 07, 2006 10:22:44 PM
Here's one image of me at work, enjoying the scarf sent by Crafterbynite.

Ze Awesome Playlist:

Faith No More:
1. Be Agressive
2. Everything's Ruined
3. Land of Sunshine
4. RV

Beyond the Embrace:
5. Against the Elements     
6. Mourning of Magenta

7. Wicked Pussycat
8. Black Mass
9. Embrace
10. In Defense

Life in Agony:
11. 3 Companions
12. Dancing with the Devil
13. Coffee Break
14. Lost at 22 (live)
15. I regret (live)

16. Bill Bad Ass
17. Don't Need A Man

:: Edit: March 9 :::
More pics are still on their way. Wink I added the playlist, though, since I'm slackin' at work and I have ze iPod with me.

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9  Kitsch Attack in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Mikania on: February 13, 2006 12:14:21 PM
I made only kitsch stuff this weekend, which was a nice break from the standard pretty stuff. The wire was harder to work with than sterling silver, so some of the wraps are a bit wonky. I'll probably go back and fix the wonkiest later-- whenever it decides to be sunnier so there's actual light in my apartment. 

I hope you enjoy. They were all loads of fun to make.  Grin

Jesus earrings:

Other random earrings, including: glass skulls, 8 balls, monkeys with fez hats, dice, and chili peppers:

Citrus bead anklet:

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10  "Water Lily Funk" Arm Warmers in Knitting: Completed Projects by Mikania on: February 04, 2006 10:11:18 AM
Some funky full-length arm warmers I've been working on sporadically for a couple of months. I finally finished them over X-mas break when staying with The Boyfriend's family.

I designed the pattern from scratch and used the gorgeous ribbon yarn, "Tartlet". The bulk of the arm warmers are done up in the simple elongated Drop Stitch that most ribbon scarf patterns use. It gets complicated when transitioning into the actual hand part as I wanted to taper the drop pattern into the back of the hand.
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