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.

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


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.


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