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1  Re: what's the most ambitious (insane) thing you've knit? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by ikillbarbies on: May 07, 2007 11:18:03 PM
Hah, my senior project for art school is knitting a GIANT maze.  It will be like a hedge maze, but with knit walls instead of hedges.  I'm doing it on size 50 needles, but I need miles of knitting to do it.  I posted about it here

And here's a pic of the test run I did last month.  The lights are normally very dim for the installation, this was just for the picture.  Oh, and you can even see my ginourmous needles in the bottom right corner.

See the rest of the photos on my Flickr account.

I'm taking photos and measurements of the room this week, so I can estimate how much knitting will be needed.  I have until November to do it all, but it might take that long just to get it done....
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2  Re: recyled yarn KAL? in Knitalongs by ikillbarbies on: April 16, 2007 01:59:11 PM
oh, wow.  I can't believe I found this KAL.  My entire senior project revolves around re-knitting old sweaters. I could keep this KAL going all year just by myself.

I can explain.  I'm a sculpture major at an art school, and required to do a massive senior project to graduate.  Mine has developed into a large knit maze out of old sweaters.  There is a lot of deeper meaning behind it,  but mainly it's about texture, visual aestethics and memory.  I'm creating a hedgemaze, but with huge panels of knit as the walls.  I'm using size 50 needles to do this (absurdly large, but make it go very fast), plus I love the idea of being able to see through the walls of a maze.  The majority of it is old sweaters that I have frogged, but I am mixing in some new yarn occasionally.  I must thank my grandmother, who has been doing tons of knitting for me.

I did a test run of it two weeks ago, in a small installation room (18x20ft).  That's what all of the pictures are from.  Next November I plan on using a HUGE room, so I'll be doing lots of knitting until then.

See the rest of them on my Flickr account.
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3  Re: JANUARY ATC GALLERY in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by ikillbarbies on: January 18, 2007 11:51:57 PM
My brand new digital camera came tonight.  Yay!  I can finally photograph and send out the atcs that I owe to Selise and AsphaltQueen (I haven't forgotten you guys, promise!)

"The Great Big Donut"

While I was working on that one, I got a new idea for another one, which grew into a series....
These are my Syllable Series:

hmm...the bronze ink came out brighter in the photos...
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4  Re: "My First" ATC gallery for all the fabulous newbie ATC Artists in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by ikillbarbies on: January 05, 2007 12:15:29 PM
I guess I'll be first....eeep.

Here are my first two ATCs.  They are very simple but took me forever to find the right words.


My digital camera is on the fritz, but until I get a new one, I'm stuck with these pictures.  They are much brighter in reality.

They are definitly inspired by Post-Secret.

Edit: New pictures with my brand new camera.  Look, there's color in these!
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5  A Pink, Plaid and Vintage-style Apron in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ikillbarbies on: December 22, 2006 09:39:29 PM
My grandmother has a large collection of vintage aprons.  This is based on one of them, it is rescued fabric (from a plaid shirt, I believe), and new pink fabric.  It's pretty straight forward, but if there are any questions on technique or a tutorial needed, let me know.  I have lots of free time since school ended last week!

This is my present to my sister for Hanukkah. I just gave it to her tonight and she loved it! She wore it most the night, and said she'd wear it around her apartment too.  Oh, and apparently she used the plaid fabric to make an eye pillow for herself a few years ago.  At least I know she likes the fabric.
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6  Alice in Wonderland Spray Painted Records in Stenciling: Completed Projects by ikillbarbies on: October 23, 2006 02:09:53 PM
I thought I had posted these already, because they are pretty old.  Apparently not.  And since I'm on a stencil posting frenzy, here they are.

All done with stencils and spray paint.  Well, the plaid background of the caterpillar wasn't stenciled, but you get the idea.
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7  Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by ikillbarbies on: August 14, 2006 08:44:40 PM
I just posted another Lucky Monster's Foot keychain, in metallic green.  I also lowered the prices on all of the LMF's. 

I'm still in such a good mood from my sale this morning.  Anyone else find that they sales cheer up their whole week?
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8  Re: Dino spiked hoodie. Tutorial included! *Works now!* in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ikillbarbies on: May 25, 2006 09:23:31 AM
I made another one yesterday, they make such easy presents!  This one is pretty similar to my other one (buried on page four), just with larger and slightly different shaped spikes.

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9  Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by ikillbarbies on: January 27, 2006 10:25:06 AM
I'm about to update my shop with keychains that I made to match my bags. I originally made them as freebies, and then decided to sell them as well.  Should I list them with accessories?  I'm also unsure about price...does $2.50 or $3 sound right?  I saw a lot of keychains listed on etsy for $6, which seems high to me, or am I underpricing? I would probably charge $.85 for shipping, atleast until I mail the first one and find out how much shipping actually is.

I sound very unsure of myself...damn. I'm not usually this bad....sorry guys.

Oh, and here's a picture of a Lucky Monster Foot:

I have them in 5 different colors.
Thanks for your input!
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10  Re: A Bag a Month Craftalong? in Craftalongs by ikillbarbies on: January 13, 2006 06:16:57 PM
Oooh, I just found this thread.  I would love to join in.  I make bags to sell on Etsy, but I want to push myself to make new designs and techniques.

I finished this bag last week:

It is made entirely out of plastic grocery bags, sewing thread, and a magnetic snap.  Based on ReadyMade's design, but I have some new ideas for my next one.

For more pictures, here is the thread:
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