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.

Oct 19
Interestingly flawed #pearls and rutilated #quartz #beads

Interestingly flawed #pearls and rutilated #quartz #beads


Oct 17
Base of second #pineapple ( #knitted #beads )

Base of second #pineapple ( #knitted #beads )


Oct 14
#fall #leaves #clouds

#fall #leaves #clouds


Oct 4
Kitchen lamp! #light #steampunk #copper #renovation

Kitchen lamp! #light #steampunk #copper #renovation


Oct 3
Just to prove to myself that I haven’t completely turned into a knitting blog, another thing I’m working on. #light #steampunk?

Just to prove to myself that I haven’t completely turned into a knitting blog, another thing I’m working on. #light #steampunk?


Sep 19
Pineapple progress.

Pineapple progress.


Sep 17
I’m starting another pineapple bag.

I’m starting another pineapple bag.


Sep 9

i-am-dallas said: Can I buy your "there is no spoon" throw from you? :)

Maybe! I don’t have any idea how much it would have to cost, though. It represents about a month of work, and is probably the only one that will ever exist—I can’t imagine that I’d ever make another.


I’m sorry, Neo, I turned your moment of humanity-saving enlightenment into a ridiculous lacy tablecloth.


This is a thing that exists. Because I made it.
It’s a knitted lace doily inspired by The Matrix. It started with the central panel; I was doing a series of tests to see how different letters worked, and ended up with a swatch that said “whoa.” Rather than setting it aside as a useful piece of research that had adequately served its purpose, I decided to try picking up stitches all around the edge, and turning it into a larger thing with a border. Right around that time I was looking through a bunch of different lace stitches, and discovered that there was a pattern called “Trinity,” which I used for the part immediately surrounding the center. After that it was mostly just a matter of swatching shapes that looked like spoons.
This is a lousy picture, so you can’t really see them, but there is a single red bead in the middle of one spoon, and a blue one in the other. A red pill and a blue pill. Because of course.
Also, it’s huge. Stretched out, it’s about 39”x25”, which is larger than some small throw rugs. I have no idea what I’m going to do with the thing, except try to take some better pictures tomorrow.

This is a thing that exists. Because I made it.

It’s a knitted lace doily inspired by The Matrix. It started with the central panel; I was doing a series of tests to see how different letters worked, and ended up with a swatch that said “whoa.” Rather than setting it aside as a useful piece of research that had adequately served its purpose, I decided to try picking up stitches all around the edge, and turning it into a larger thing with a border. Right around that time I was looking through a bunch of different lace stitches, and discovered that there was a pattern called “Trinity,” which I used for the part immediately surrounding the center. After that it was mostly just a matter of swatching shapes that looked like spoons.

This is a lousy picture, so you can’t really see them, but there is a single red bead in the middle of one spoon, and a blue one in the other. A red pill and a blue pill. Because of course.

Also, it’s huge. Stretched out, it’s about 39”x25”, which is larger than some small throw rugs. I have no idea what I’m going to do with the thing, except try to take some better pictures tomorrow.


Sep 6
This thing is getting unwieldy. #doily #knitting #unfinished

This thing is getting unwieldy. #doily #knitting #unfinished


Aug 30
E and A were both much easier to make than S.

E and A were both much easier to make than S.


Aug 28
So much work, and for what…peanuts.
This is what happens when I think about which frequently-used letters I want to design next, and my brain says “You know, you could spell a word with those.”
I think maybe I need to adjust the U so it looks less like a V.

So much work, and for what…peanuts.

This is what happens when I think about which frequently-used letters I want to design next, and my brain says “You know, you could spell a word with those.”

I think maybe I need to adjust the U so it looks less like a V.


Aug 26

Evolution of the letter S. I’m still not sure if it counts as close enough.

The letter S is a bastard.


Aug 21

HI

Oooh, there’s a technique for making a line of knitted horizontal stitches! (Warning: PDF link.) That answers a question I’ve been contemplating for some time now.

It also means I can do this:

Still a ways to go before I have HELLO WORLD, but it’s a start.


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