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11  Re: Firefly/Serenity Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by red_phooka on: July 10, 2007 09:53:57 AM
*evil laugh*
I got my package today! I couldn't wait and opened it up on the walk home from the mailbox. It's awesome!
Here's my action shot in full garb - Wash dino earrings and all!

Mine is an Evil Laugh. . . mooohahahahahaha!
Jayne hat - wonderful (even in the 40 degree weather:))\]
Hands of Blue fingerless mitties.

The journal is too cute - it has the "entries" that Jayne read off in Safe. The earrings are Inara inspired and will go wonderfully with many of my outfits Smiley
Thank you sooo much Rain! It's awesome!!! Wink
This has been a terrific first swap Cheesy
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12  First glass-bead necklace. . .woot! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by red_phooka on: July 08, 2007 04:31:02 PM
Nothing too special, I just wanted other people to see it Wink
I got some cheapy glass beads from Walmart, along with some thin beading wire and a packet of clasps. I've never really made bead jewelry before, but wanted  to see if I liked it. Plus I figured I need a blue necklace to go with my many blue work outfits!
I started out without a pattern, just putting on what I picked up, and when I looked at my work I found that I had done 3 repeats of a 9/1 pattern. Oops!   Roll Eyes

I might try and do some earrings with the left-over beads. I have some fish-hook style earrings left over from a swap.
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13  Re: Fitted Knits-along ? in Knitalongs by red_phooka on: June 30, 2007 07:05:48 PM
Late last night/early this morning I finished up my "Two-Toned" shrug. I did it in one colour, which is an olive of some sort. I made it in Patons Classic wool, and it took almost exactly two balls.
I made some adjustments to the pattern - the sleeves a little shorter, with more ribbing, and I got tired of doing the front ribbing so I stopped two rows early.  Tongue
I really like it with the collar folded down, its super cute! I have never been one to wear shrugs, but I think I might have to do a few in different colours. They are such a nice size, and they take just the right amount of time to knit (although all that small ribbing almost killed me dead!)

It was a nice stash buster - I managed to get rid of those two balls of classic - I had been wondering what to do with those for so long!
I've bought the yarn to work on the short sleeved cardigan next, but need to get the needles before I can start - I'm not used to so much knitting in the round!
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14  Knit Creature from the Black Lagoon Tampon Case. . . in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by red_phooka on: June 26, 2007 01:26:45 PM
That's right!
I wasn't sure whether to put this in bags or knitwear. . . I guess you can't really wear this and the focus of it is more in it ability to hold stuff, soooo. . . .
I decided to make a tampon case for my purse, as no amount of luck can keep those damned paper wrappers from getting damaged. . . yet another reason to switch to a diva/moon cup!!  Wink
Anyways, I used some free Shetland Chunky that I had laying around, and size 4.5 mm needles. I knit it in the round and seamed the bottom.
I traced a really cool drawing of the Creature's head:
and made it into a shrinky dink! I coloured the plastic with sharpies, though I am regretting colouring it at all (only slightly!), as it would have worked well with the yarn showing through, and the sharpies came out dark. . . Sad bleh
Buttoned the back and voila!
It holds a fair number of tampons - I wanted to make it big enough that I would still have a few even if I forgot to refill it.

And so, without further ado. . . .
The Creature From The Black Lagoon Knitted Tampon Case
(complete with a black lagoon!)

Comments very welcome!
Thanks for looking Smiley
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15  Kermit Pendant - Shrinky Dinks in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by red_phooka on: June 19, 2007 07:01:12 AM
Hi Ho!
Decided to try my favourite frog. I used pencil crayon, and really wish that I had coloured his eyes in white.
*the shame!*

I've been putting my split rings on before I bake the Shrinky Dinks, so they don't scratch the living hell out of the plastic afterwards.
I'm finding that the pencil crayons kind of rub off a bit and look . . . erm. . . fuzzy? after they are baked. I'm going to get some acrylic sealant today, see how that works out.
I've tried sharpies, but I dislike the colours after they are baked. They are lovely and consistant, but far too dark for the look I want.
Thanks for checking it out!
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16  Muppet Shrinky Dink Earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by red_phooka on: June 18, 2007 12:54:30 PM
My first attempt at Shrinky-Dinkying. . .
So, only fitting that my subject was Beaker: the guinea pig  of so many experiments.
Loved the idea of hanging them on a fan - I've seen it before on this forum, thought I would imitate. Only mine has cat hair! Woo!

My sexay action pose - complete with bad skin and dumpy t-shirt. Hey - I've been crafting all day!
I'm planning on Kermit, though I will do him a little smaller. Just getting the hang of this "shrinking" thing.
Comments appreciated.
Thanks for looking!
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17  Bruins Father's Day Sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by red_phooka on: June 16, 2007 06:47:28 AM
After three attempts, months of planning, weeks of work, and three final crazy days of nothing but knitting except for sleeping and nourishment. . .
I give you. . . .
Tim's Boston Bruins Father's Day Sweater
Here we have him opening his eyes to see. . .

Grinning like crazy putting it on

And the Action Shot

It was a free pattern from Bernat for Denimstyle, but I shortened the sleeves and the body a bit, and changed the ribbing to 2X2 instead of 1X1. I know, not big changes, but. . . 
There were plans (BIG plans) to have an intarsia Bruins logo on the chest there. It was styled after one of their original jerseys. Only problem was: I suck at intarsia. "Oh well" I thought, and decided to duplicate stitch the beast on there afterwards.
Soooo midnight before the day, I'm furiously stitching away. It's seamed, tucked, done. When I realize that the Bruins logo is not an oblong.
Not sure exactly what happened, but the thing I used on the internet didn't do it right. So. . . no logo.
He was super happy though, and has requested a little "4" duplicate stitched on the right shoulder anyways. Bobby Ore, number Four!
Comments are more than welcome.
Thanks for looking!
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18  Re: Edited: Straw Shrimp! in Completed Projects by red_phooka on: June 13, 2007 07:06:14 AM
First Straw shrimp. Thanks Starbursts for the awesome tute! Didn't quite get it the first erm, three attempts, but, here it is!
Luckily, having two kids in the house, we have a whole arsenal of coloured bendy straws!
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19  Please Don't be Offended! Brother's Bday Tee in Stenciling: Completed Projects by red_phooka on: June 03, 2007 07:48:50 PM
I mean no offence, seriously
My little brother (and by little I mean younger! He's pretty well been taller than be since 4th grade) loves big girls. All of his friends are big girls, his girlfriends have all been heavy. He's totally proud of it.
And why shouldn't he be?
Anyways, I saw a shirt online:
and immediately thought "I can make that!" SO I did!

Used freezer paper and cut out the font myself. I'm not sure whether his current GF will allow him to wear it, but I figure it's something that I would have gotten him anyways, so  Tongue
One day he'll have a self-loving big girl. He can wear it then  Cheesy
Thanks for looking!
P.S. Please excuse the hideous yellow paint and the messy woodshop behind me. We haven't painted the basement yet, and the previous owners were whackjobs!
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20  Geeky Tees! (Foto Phat) in Stenciling: Completed Projects by red_phooka on: June 03, 2007 07:23:50 PM
What do you do when you're unemployed?
You stencil Geeky T-shirts!
Wings on the back of one of my running tanks:
(I just had to sneak my pretty cat in there!)

I luuuurv Zelda - so. . . .

My buddy John also did one:

I have had this shirt for a super long time, and it's always reminded me of Spocks uniform (original Trek). So I finally made the plunge!
(Live long and prosper!)

Old School meets New School?

Did this for an ex: He stole my original Doors shirt, which I think was from the 70s? Anyways, the original is ready to retire, as he wears the damned thing like 3 times a week. So I made a new one!
(here's me deep in though, just like the Lizard King!)

John loves the Boondock Saints. This was his first stenciled shirt. Ever. I think he did a pretty kickass job!

He also loves Bob Ross. So, here he is getting in the painting mood! Happy little trees, right?

John's Blue Sun T-shirt.

My Blue Sun T-shirt. Yes, that's a lobster on my head. Pretty cunning, don'cha think?

All of the shirts were done using the freezer paper method. These were our first shirts, my first was the Jim Morrison one. I must say:
Feedback and comments appreciated!
Thanks for looking, guys!

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