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kjtendyke
Chatty Knitter

USA
216 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2006 :  06:34:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit kjtendyke's Homepage Send kjtendyke a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lately, I've been seriously thinking about knitting accessories for the outside of my car. I was thinking of using the jelly yarn, I like the yellow, but I'm not too keen on it being clear, and I'm not going to use pink.

Does anyone have any suggestions for something I might be able to use that will hold up in the unpredictable New England climate?

~Kristen~ [img]http://kristentendyke.com/images/turtle.gif[/img]

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linda-gail
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USA
1052 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2006 :  07:04:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit linda-gail's Homepage Send linda-gail a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was going to suggest that plastic stuff we used to make bracelets and key fobs and such from, but realised it would crack in the cold temps. What about hemp? I'd love to see you design a couple of knitting decos for the antennas on cars - it's always easier to find your car in a parking lot that way.

Linda, knitting and now spinning away in MD
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Old Knitter
Seriously Hooked

USA
790 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2006 :  07:12:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Old Knitter's Homepage Send Old Knitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What are you thinking of knitting for the outside of your car? Very interesting............

www.knittinghaven.com
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Kelly B
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  08:39:01 AM  Show Profile Send Kelly B a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Neat! I suspect that linda-gail is right about plastic yarn cracking in the cold. Hemp makes sense - I was thinking linen, which is even stronger when wet.
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HoJo
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  08:42:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit HoJo's Homepage Send HoJo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What about the yarn from Dale of Norway that's coated with teflon? Can't think of the name of it right now, but it's waterproof.

HoJo

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azknitter
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5539 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2006 :  09:40:39 AM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's called "Hauk"....Clara did a review of it here.

http://tinyurl.com/2v8yt

Trish
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kjtendyke
Chatty Knitter

USA
216 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2006 :  09:54:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit kjtendyke's Homepage Send kjtendyke a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a Jeep Liberty, and I've always had a smiley face on my rear tire. The cover I have on there now is getting sorta ratty, so I was thinking of knitting a new one. I've been wanting to do this for a while now, and I've realized that without the right yarn, I'll never do it... so I figured I'd get the ball rolling on the search for the right yarn.

I could make a matching smiley antenna ball. That'd be pretty fun too!

I love that Hauk yarn! I'm definatly going to look for some of that.
I've also been tossing around the idea of a hood cover, but I'm not sure exactly how I'd go about doing it. I'll definately post pictures of these things when they happen.



~Kristen~ [img]http://kristentendyke.com/images/turtle.gif[/img]

www.kristentendyke.com
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KBerry
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USA
486 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2006 :  4:59:14 PM  Show Profile Send KBerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kjtendyke

...I was thinking of knitting a new one. I could make a matching smiley antenna ball. That'd be pretty fun too!

~Kristen~


And I thought I knitted some funky cool stuff

My husband tells people that I knit EVERYTHING, including the toilet seat....not true, but for fun I would consider it.

I do have several beer can huggies. I have several to match my outfit for the day.

Kristin

"Bulldogs are adorable with faces like toads that have been sat on"
-Colette
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Atavistic
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  5:02:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Atavistic's Homepage Send Atavistic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nylon.

You can buy neon yellow nylon made by Lehigh at Home Depot and even on Amazon.com.

Amanda,
who
Knits

Only you can decide how tongue in cheek I am.
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mokey
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  5:22:30 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What about hemp?

http://greenfishoutofwater.blogspot.com
www.femiknits.blog-city.com
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carols
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  5:50:24 PM  Show Profile Send carols a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You can knit with anything that's in the shape of a tube or string: any kind of twine or cord, any kind of material. It might kill your hands, but it can be done. Why not check out a craft store and also hardware places to check out your options? There's a book, the title of which escapes me, which has some projects in it knitted in twine and string.
Carol
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GaiaDea
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USA
516 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2006 :  6:24:28 PM  Show Profile Send GaiaDea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I know there have ben a number of projects knitted with grocery store or garbage bags, so I wonder if using the proper colors of cut up plastic--bags or sheeting like drop cloths for painters--would work just as well, if knit tightly to resist the push/pull of the wind.

GaiaDea
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lella
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  6:28:26 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What are the ropes that fishermen use aboard their boats? Hemp? Also, the poly stuff that mountain climbers use. Polypropylene? It stands up to a heck of a lot of bad weather. I would try one of those two. I bet there's places that sell it thin enough to knit with.

I have a Jeep Liberty, too. They deserve a little smiley face on the rump tire. Look what you started! heehee

lella[img]http://smilies.sofrayt.com/^/9971/omelet.gif[/img]

http://zippiknits.blogspot.com
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sandrasingh
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USA
740 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2006 :  06:12:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit sandrasingh's Homepage Send sandrasingh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kristen...we definately want pics! Good luck!

Sandra Singh
www.sandrasingh.com
sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com
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kjtendyke
Chatty Knitter

USA
216 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2006 :  06:40:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit kjtendyke's Homepage Send kjtendyke a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sandrasingh

Kristen...we definately want pics! Good luck!

Sandra Singh
www.sandrasingh.com
sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com



Oh, you definately will!

I had thought about the yellow rope like stuff from Home Depot, but when I looked at it, it was really rough, and I feared for the lively hood of my fingers.

I ordered Hauk, 6 balls of the yellow, and 1 of the black. I hope that's enough, I'd hate to have to order more and get a different dye lot. I can't wait to get swatchin'!

~Kristen~ [img]http://kristentendyke.com/images/turtle.gif[/img]

www.kristentendyke.com
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Old Knitter
Seriously Hooked

USA
790 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2006 :  09:59:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit Old Knitter's Homepage Send Old Knitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm sitting here thinking about what I can knit to put on my car and my husband is reading over my shoulder just laughing.....you know husbands just don't have imagination!

www.knittinghaven.com
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kjtendyke
Chatty Knitter

USA
216 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2006 :  10:11:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit kjtendyke's Homepage Send kjtendyke a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Driving home yesterday I thought of making some sort of covers for the back-side of my side mirrors... maybe matching smiley faces...

I've had lots of crazy thoughts run through my head about stuff to put on my car. At one point I was thinking it would be fun to knit a cover for my whole car with openings for the windows, and buttons where the doors are, so they can still be used. That would be a big project that I'd love to do if I didn't have anything else to do.

~Kristen~ [img]http://kristentendyke.com/images/turtle.gif[/img]

www.kristentendyke.com
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RatherBknitting
Chatty Knitter

213 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2006 :  10:12:59 AM  Show Profile Send RatherBknitting a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kristen,

I noticed the post mentioning plastic shopping bags. They made a bag out of these cut up shopping bags on Knitty Gritty once. They used different colors, and it was actually cute. So this might be an option for your car.

Sara
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kjtendyke
Chatty Knitter

USA
216 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2006 :  11:20:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit kjtendyke's Homepage Send kjtendyke a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sara,
I remember seeing that! I loved that bag. I've actually been collecting plastic bags ever sinse. Maybe I'll have enough somday to cover my whole car! That'd be so fun! Great idea.

~Kristen~ [img]http://kristentendyke.com/images/turtle.gif[/img]

www.kristentendyke.com
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NuttyKnitter101
Chatty Knitter

338 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2006 :  6:12:39 PM  Show Profile Send NuttyKnitter101 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
i didn't know that they made plastic-based yarn! thats really neat. I like the look of the blue yarn. Good luck Kris!

Not every Mary in the world has a lamb like mine
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kjtendyke
Chatty Knitter

USA
216 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2006 :  05:51:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit kjtendyke's Homepage Send kjtendyke a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's an update - I'm almost done with the circle part of the cover! Take a look at it on my blog: http://www.kristentendyke.com/blog.php

~Kristen~ [img]http://kristentendyke.com/images/turtle.gif[/img]

www.kristentendyke.com
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