popcorn applique photo from the tutorial at whipup linked above
skull applique pic from me. they're on my green pants. the pants are unusual. gathered at the ankles with a big four inch (give or take) piece, then opening up to massive fullness above that. i get most of my clothing from a MOST fabulous joint in hartford. the clothes are MADE in hartford as well. it's not only comfortable (wicked comfortable) BUT great and out of the ordinary looking too! where you ask? well japanalia of course!
microRevolt has launched a new craft action called 146+. The craft action involves participants knitting an armband enumerating the fire victims from the Triangle Waist factory that catalyzed an international labor movement exactly 100 years ago this March. The project connects the factory fires to the ones that have taken place in Bangladesh, where workers are making consumer apparel for Walmart, JCPenny and H&M. The overall goal of the project is to have a maker-class who may consider themselves DIYers, on-line merchants or craft hobbyists in the context of a larger economy and labor movement. So we hope for 146 or more participants to stand in solidarity with Workers United (workers in hospitality, food service, gaming, apparel, etc.). Volunteering to knit a simple numbered armband would contribute to the action even if you cannot make it to the factory site on March 25th, 2011 on the centennial.
Here is the link to the project for more information; we hope some of you can participate! Please forward widely:
to tell you the truth, i also used the dvd (linked above) elizabeth's daughter meg swanson made. the directions rather confused me a mite
pics were taken with my phone so they're not the best but you get the idea. i just don't get it. i don't understand how elizabeth could have come up with this design. and yeah, it's math and insight and man, i am so very impressed that a funny looking piece of knitting can be folder and come out looking like a JACKET
......... Design by Pamela Northrup Inspired by a book and movie that I have loved for years, "As You Wish" is a circular shawl featuring images from The Princess Bride. At the center of the shawl are the words "AS YOU WISH" with two hearts representing Buttercup and Westley. Surrounding that are alternating crowns for Prince Humperdinck and the flames of the Fire Swamp. Rows of feather and fan lace recall the ocean waves, sailed by Westley in his time as the Dread Pirate Roberts, who is of course represented by the skull and crossbones. Those are flanked by lines of eyelets which indicate the Shrieking Eels. And of course, the edging of the shawl is Buttercup Lace, for the Princess Bride herself.........
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my name isn't yo
the reformed pirate herself
no bad stuff here
no bad shite here - NEVER EVER the reformed pirate is only interested in food, humor, animals, books, movies, music, knitting, crafts and her houseboy/chauffeur raul these are direct quotes from people who have read the reformed pirate: "i don't just love heathcliff, i AM heathcliff" "it sure is fun being hep" "get the hell away from me"