Oh no, not again

Including (but not limited to) Spirograph, Velocipede's Cycloidal Scribbling-Engine, fractals, atmospheric optics, letterpress, printmaking, fruits and vegetables I have known, and sundry shiny & diverse objects.

Jul 22
Off the frame and all done. This one’s from Burda 305. #knitting #doily

Off the frame and all done. This one’s from Burda 305. #knitting #doily


Jul 21
That’s the last of the doilies needing to be blocked. I suppose now I can knit some more. #knitting #doily

That’s the last of the doilies needing to be blocked. I suppose now I can knit some more. #knitting #doily


Jul 18
Wow, that flattened out much better than I was expecting. #knitting #doily

Wow, that flattened out much better than I was expecting. #knitting #doily


Jul 16
The press is up on its base for the first time in three years! #letterpress

The press is up on its base for the first time in three years! #letterpress


Jul 14
"Trollblume" on the blocking frame. #knitting #doily

"Trollblume" on the blocking frame. #knitting #doily


Jul 11
Blocking the Captain America doily with a pvc frame and a lot of rubber bands & paper clips.

Blocking the Captain America doily with a pvc frame and a lot of rubber bands & paper clips.


Jul 4
From Burda 305. It’s as though M. C. Escher decided to get into designing lace.

From Burda 305. It’s as though M. C. Escher decided to get into designing lace.


Jul 3

Jul 2

By now I’ve knitted a couple of fairly plausible doilies. It pleases me to discover that many doily patterns fall into a category I think of as Cheap Tricks: things that aren’t terribly difficult, but end up giving impressive results. For lots of them, all you need to know are a few kinds of decreases, and basic yarn-overs. Even the more unusual stuff, like knitting a bunch of stitches into one stitch, or the corresponding decreases where you put five or seven stitches together, aren’t so bad once you’ve done them a couple of times.

It’s also got me thinking about radial symmetry, and how universally appealing it is. Which makes me want to get out the Scribbling-Engine, except I know I’d only get frustrated because I’d never have enough uninterrupted time to concentrate on it properly.

Knitting a tiny little coaster-sized doily, though, that I can manage.


Jun 20

Glitchscarf

silk yarn with glass beads

April pattern on Ravelry


Jun 19
Bead gradient.

Bead gradient.


Jun 4
hideback:

Luna Park, Coney Island, New York
Stereograph, 1904

hideback:

Luna Park, Coney Island, New York

Stereograph, 1904

(via zusty)


Jun 2

mudjam said: what's that beaded mesh pattern you posted?? i needs it

The basic pattern is pretty simple: p2tog, YO. Sometimes called “purse stitch” I think. A place called Swallow Hill Creations will sell you a kit with beads, rayon yarn, and a booklet with a proper pattern and some tips on handling the beads; possibly the pattern is also available as a separate thing.


Jun 1
Sometimes the answer to the question “What color?” is “All of them!”

Sometimes the answer to the question “What color?” is “All of them!”


May 23
rufflesnotdiets:

mrvelocipede:

It looks remarkably like a pineapple. Am I likely to ever find myself in any situation or circumstance where it would make sense to own or use such an object? I am not.

Honestly, it’s worth acquiring such a life just to have more use for this bag

The above comment is absolutely correct.

rufflesnotdiets:

mrvelocipede:

It looks remarkably like a pineapple. Am I likely to ever find myself in any situation or circumstance where it would make sense to own or use such an object? I am not.

Honestly, it’s worth acquiring such a life just to have more use for this bag

The above comment is absolutely correct.

(via v-as-in-victor)


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