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.

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.


Aug 14

Anonymous said: i know you said you didn't use a pattern for the sierpinski things but could you explain the method you use?

Someday I really will get around to making a properly formatted pattern and sticking it on Ravelry or someplace. Goodness only knows when I’ll get a chance to do that, though. In the meantime, let me see if I can use a crude ASCII-fied diagram to explain. Here is the basic unit of knitted Sierpinski:

The lines of purl stitches happen on wrong-side rows (or in what would otherwise be plain knit rounds, if you’re knitting in the round).

Also, check out the Sierpinski Gasket Shawl on Ravelry. As far as I can tell, it’s very similar to what I’ve done, and somebody has already done the work of turning it into a pattern.


Aug 10
Hm, the four-way sierpinski looks just like a quilt square.

Hm, the four-way sierpinski looks just like a quilt square.


Aug 1

lndshrk said: How long does a doily take to make?

It depends on how big it is, and also how complex the stitch patterns are. The ones I’ve made so far have each taken a couple of days or a week. There was one tiny coaster-sized one that only took half an afternoon, and one ridiculously complicated monster using tiny thread and tiny needles (Trollblume) that took several weeks off and on.


Jul 31
It was inevitable that I would try this at some point.

It was inevitable that I would try this at some point.


Jul 28
A smallish experimental doily of my own devising. #knitting #doily

A smallish experimental doily of my own devising. #knitting #doily


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