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« on: May 25, 2007 09:17:25 PM »

A quick backstory...

This was actually the first thing I ever knit. About three years ago.

I had a bunch of blue acrylic yarn, and Stitch and Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook. The punk rock backpack seemed super-easy and I was obsessed with wanting to make it, so I thought "Sure! How hard could intarsia be?"

I knit every part of the backpack, then got to the intarsia. It was going to be an 8-bit black mage (from the Final Fantasy series of video games) from minute one.

I could NOTgrok intarsia, and not for lack of trying. Let's leave it at that.

Time went on. The backpack bits got sent to the bottom of Stash Bin A, and were ignored while other projects were completed, time after time.

I had become quite an established knitter, good at every technique I had come across. Except that intarsia. I never tried intarsia again.

Until about a month ago. I decided to tackle the backpack again.

And you know what? It clicked.

So here it is, my very first knitting project, and one of my most recent completed projects. A project three years in the making!

Punk Rock black mage packpack. Cheesy I <3 it. I haven't sewed in a lining yet, so it's kind of baggy and shapeless.

« Last Edit: May 30, 2007 10:00:18 AM by Mackster » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007 09:26:21 PM »



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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007 10:50:21 PM »

Wow.  You are amazingly fabulous, not only is that the sweetest backpack, EVER.   (I love all things final fantasy related.)  But, you also said grok.  Wow.  People as cool as you should be cloned.  XD  Your knitting is beautiful for a first project, btw! I love how clean the intarsia looks!  Awesome idea, awesome construction!

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2007 11:44:01 AM »


Ok, send it to JoAnna luffman ...  Grin

I wish I had the guts to try something like that....but Intarsia scares me still.

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007 03:14:38 PM »

This looks so good!
Be proud . . . intarsia still intimidates the hell out of me. I'm glad one of us made it  Wink

« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007 07:32:18 AM »

*Insert Final Fantasy fangirl squee here*

That is seriously a terrific backpack.

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2007 07:28:05 PM »

I love it!  It's fun to see something from FF.  I just finished a Hello Kitty backpack for my daughter using the same backpack pattern and she loved it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2007 07:14:50 PM »

I love it!!!  That is the greatest backpack I've ever seen!

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