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spooky
04-30-2006, 11:16 AM
I am totally gettting a head start on my Chrismas knitting. I have a brother-in-law whose name is Josh. He is a complicated person to knit for because his interests are so varried. I called my step sister up the other day and she gave me the idea of knitting him a guitar pillow. After searching for a guitar chart and having no luck I decided to use my computer knowledge. I did a search for guitar pixel art and found out that pixel art is done like a chart. Woah .... and I was able to use that to my advantage hehe. Hope he likes it !!

aylaanne
04-30-2006, 11:18 AM
That is awesome! I am duly impressed!

gardenmommy
04-30-2006, 11:45 AM
That is so awesome! Did you use intarsia or duplicate stitch? Dontcha wish Christmas was sooner so you could give it to him? ;)

spooky
04-30-2006, 11:51 AM
I did intarsia cuz I'm not brave enough to do duplicate stitch yet !! LOL Plus dealing with like 5 colors was a mess !!! I can't tell you how many times I had to redo his name !! Doh ! I forgot to stop the hook on the J. Doh ! I for got to stop the curve on the S. Doh! I forgot to make that part white lol.... And on and on :doh: But I think it turned out good enough. Yeah now I am dying for him to see it but I have to keep it hidden until then. That's why I posted it here hehe :lol: You guys can see my little secrets before anyone else can :lol:

rebecca
04-30-2006, 12:43 PM
:D Very cool 8-)

Ingrid
04-30-2006, 01:12 PM
:cheering: Excellent!!!

Jan in CA
04-30-2006, 02:27 PM
Great idea to start early! It looks fabulous!

Danielle
04-30-2006, 03:52 PM
Great job! :thumbsup:

Cristy
04-30-2006, 07:37 PM
Very very good! I've never tried intarsia but want too...my plan is to figure it out before Christmas so I can use it to do some gifts...any suggestions on resources to learn?

I really do like that pillow!

spooky
04-30-2006, 08:45 PM
This is the website Ingrid showed me a while back....

http://vickidesigns.homestead.com/Intarsia.html

For me, instead of using bobbins I use clothespins. I saw that on a website somewhere but I can't remember where it was. I just think they handle better.

Hope that helps you out !

I'm not perfect at it, but when it is in a pillow it totally doesn't matter hehe !

loveswildflowers
04-30-2006, 09:47 PM
Now that is one cool pillow!

sara_jayne
05-01-2006, 09:35 AM
Wow! That looks great - I'm sure he'll appreciate it!!

nicolethegeek
05-01-2006, 11:07 AM
Great job! :thumbsup:

Mienna
05-01-2006, 05:17 PM
I love it! That's too cute. :heart: