Friday, April 18, 2008

Can't wait till AGU

I just had to share this, I found it on Gizmodo. I'd love to see that sitting in Moscone Center next December.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It ain't done until you've blogged it

Well I can consider myself done with the herringbone scarf (aka "my so-called scarf"). I finally put the fringe on and marked it complete on ravelry. You can also see an awkward self-portrait in bathroom mirror on ravelry. I'm also making progress on the wrap sweater, the back and right side are done; this will be my first adult's sweater. It's been quick so far, though that tends to be my famous last words. My last sweater is still sitting in my cabinet; I wonder if I'll ever get back to it. I made the mistake of using yarn I didn't totally like, and a sweater's too much time to spend with yarn you don't really like. Anyway, this yarn is better; its an alpaca blend. I just hope the lace pattern stands out nicely once its blocked.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Snot Pocket

Today I finally did a project I've been meaning to get to for a long time, the snot pocket.  Handkerchiefs are cute, easier on your nose and less wasteful, but unfortunately you have to continue to carry them around after you've used them.  For these I sewed up a corner of the hanky so it will fold into its own pocket.  I can't wait to make more and with better hankies; these are cute and from Daiso, but have a gigantic weave.  I also kind of want a stamp or something to mark them as snot pockets.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

DIY knitting charts java app

I was looking to translate some dense Vogue knitting instructions to a chart, and since getting a pen and paper is anathema to my computer-addicted soul, I went looking online instead. And I found this neat java application KnitChart.  It has a bunch of symbols that you can click on to fill out the grid and a lot of good useful features like charting back and forth or in the round and designating repeats.  The only drawback right now is that it can't be saved (at least not with safari), so you have to take a screenshot.  After some futzing in photoshop, I was able to produce the chart on the left.