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Thursday, November 20th, 2008
12:13 am
Art personality test

My result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

21 Impressionist, 18 Islamic, 13 Ukiyo-e, -26 Cubist, -27 Abstract and 11 Renaissance

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test
at HelloQuizzy

Of course, I would like to think I like good art.
What kind of a genre is "Islamic," anyway? There's a fair bit of difference between Persian painting and Arabic calligraphy.
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
2:14 am
Obama Patches

Obama patches
Originally uploaded by gryphon at midway
Obama Logo

Pattern by Lauren Eaves

Yarn: Paton’s Grace mercerized cotton, Cardinal, Snow, and Azure, on US 4 needles, for a finished logo 6” across. Uses approximately twice as much white as the other colors.
Worsted wool, on US 7 needles, for 7” across.

w&t: Wrap and Turn. Slip the next stitch onto the right needle. Move the yarn to the front of the work. Slip the stitch back to the left needle, then turn the work around. When you finish short rows, pick up the wrap and knit it together with the slipped stitch.
M1: Make one; increase by picking up the bar between stitches, twisting it, and knitting into it.

Notes: Throughout the pattern, color changes are on the right side, on even numbered rows, while increases are on the wrong side, on odd numbered rows. Generally, slip the first stitch of each row to make an even edge.

Field section:
The field of red and white stripes is built with short rows. Every time you turn the work to make a short row, you wrap the next stitch. When you knit back across the short rows, pick up the wraps. Carry the non-working yarn up the edge if you’d like.

CO 15 sts With Red using the cable cast-on method.

R1. Slip 1, k 12, w&t
R2. K 11, w&t
R3. K 9 w&t
R4. K 6 w&t
R5. K 3 w&t
R6. K to last stitch, picking up wraps, m1, k1.
R7. K across, picking up remaining wraps. [16 stitches]

Switch to White.

R8. K across, CO 6
R9. K16, m1, k2, w&t.
R10. K17, w&t
R11. K11, w&t.
R12. K9, w&t
R13. K5, w&t
R14. K to end, picking up wraps.
R15. Sl1, knit to end picking up wraps. [23 stitches]

Switch to Red.

R16 and all even rows through 36. Knit.
R17. Sl1, k1, m1, k8, m1, k11, m1, k2.
R19. Sl1, k1, m1, k17, w&t.
R21. Sl1, k1, m1, k6, m1, k6, m1, k6, w&t.
R23. Sl1, k1, m1, k to last 2 sts picking up wraps, m1, k2. [31 Stitches]

Switch to White.

R25. Sl1, k1, m1, k24, w&t.
R27. Sl1, k18 w&t.
R29. L1, k9, m1, k14 picking up wrap, m1, k to end picking up wrap. [34 Stitches]

Switch to Red

R31. K to end.
R33. K 14, w&t.
R35. K to end picking up the wrap.

Switch to White

R36, 37, 38. Sl1, k to end
R39. K 19 and turn without wrapping.

Sky section:
Continue in White. You will no longer wrap stitches when turning short rows.

R1. K4, turn.
R2. K4, turn.
R3. K1, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k2tog, turn.
R4. Sl1, k5, k2tog, turn.
R5. Sl1, k1, m1, k3, m1, k1, k2tog, turn.
R6. Sl1, k7, k2tog, turn.
R7. Sl1, k1, m1, k2, m1, k1, m1, k2, m1, k1, k2tog, turn.

You should now see a small half circle forming in the center of the row. This forms the “rising sun” or the center of the “O” in the logo. At this point it has 13 stitches.

Continue knitting half-circle short rows by slipping the first stitch and knitting the last two stitches together, each row knitting one more stitch. Every wrong-side row, increase 4 stitches, evenly. For the best effect try not to increase in the same place each time.

On row 16, switch to Blue. Continue knitting short rows until all the stitches from the field section are used up. Bind off. Block.
Friday, February 24th, 2006
3:32 am
Socks. Socks. Socks.
Thursday, September 29th, 2005
4:29 pm

ColorQuiz.com Pisaster took the free ColorQuiz.com personality test!

"Longs for tenderness and for a sensitivity of feel..."

Click here to read the rest of the results.

Sunday, September 25th, 2005
3:37 pm
It might be that I could be maybe start using this space, but historical trends suggest the opposite.
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