At the ripe age of 12, I desided that I wanted to learn to knit and crochet. I had been sewing and cross stitching on and off since I was 8 years old and knitting looked like a lot of fun too. Recently, I've been getting more and more into it and other crafty activities. Here's a few examples:
Christmas 2001 for my family consisted of everyone getting scarves. This is my brother's done in a normal socknette stitch with Lion Brand "Homespun" yarn in Colonial, size 12 needles if I remember correctly. It's got a crinkly look because the yarn is wavey.
This is my mother's. I did this in a garter stitch but knit it length wise... I think I cast on 130 stitches. It was a little short, but my mom isn't half as tall as my brother or father so it's not noticable. Again I used Lion Brand "Homespun" but in Rococo with size 10 needles.
Last of the Christmas scarves is my father's (no picture of him wearing it I guess). Both of my parents went to the University of Illinois so I thought it would be neat to make one of them a UofI scarf. Dad won the coin toss. I used graph paper and colored pencils to create the pattern and Red Heart in navy, black, cream, and copper with size 8 needles for the scarf itself.
This chair was made for my 3-D design class. I was quite proud of it but it was destroyed by being left in the humid garage (cardboard and water don't mix incase you didn't know). Now only the felt collage in the middle survives. The point was to make a cardboard chair that could completely support our weight. I glued 3 layers of cardboard (scavenged from various places around Cary) together, alternating corragation rows, using elmer's glue, lots of elmer's. I cut out the individual shapes (the back, the seat, and the two sides) and used a TON of hot glue (around 20 sticks). My friend suggested I add the X for extra support and it worked well. I covered it with black felt (dirt cheap) and took the graphic from the old front of my webpage and blew it up, cut out the pieces from felt and glued it on with Aleene's Tacky Glue. It was a major success supporting my weight and several other people who were bigger then me, but not at the same time :)