Tag Archive: Knitting



As Summer winds down and the tang of Fall begins to threaten us with the harsh bite of Winter, the yarn crafters begin to think of Scarves.  So, this week, I’ve got a Binary Scarf pattern for you knitter, by Christine Dumoulin.

byteALT

This neat geeky scarf is perfect for any tech geek in your life. It’s a bonus that the designer even made the scarf so that each row is one byte of data. Pretty snazzy.

If you make one of these, make sure at least one of the rows is 00101010. You may also want to consider a 7 row word of: 01000010, 01100001, 01100100, 01110111, 01101111, 01101100, 01100110.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?


This week I’ve got a Knit Raygun pattern by NeedleNoodles.

il_570xN.487963616_g75h

This is a neat little knit project for the ray-gun enthusiest (and with a different color scheme and a few accessories, could easily be converted into a steam-punk pattern).  And, at $4, it’s a reasonably priced.  There’s also a crochet pattern in existence, but the pattern was removed from NN’s shop for whatever reason.  Unfortunate, because It think the crochet version looks a lot cooler.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?


With the recent, yearly explosion of interest in sharks (for whatever reason) I figured now would be a good time to whip out this free knit pattern for a Shark Hat by Allison MacAlister.

sharkhat

I mean really all there is to say is: SHARK HAT!  OM NOM NOM NOM!

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?


This week I bring you an instructable for making Lightsaber Knitting Needles by Random_Canadian.

FQMLEI0HH2W0B7L.LARGE

I know at least one knitter who would want a pair of these.  I guess I’ll just have to add them to my ever growing list of projects.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?


I was wandering through my usual search for content for Wednesday when I stumbled upon something very close to my heart.  Dice.  In this case, random knitting dice by Knitivity.

diceyKnitting-new1

This is such a neat idea. It combines the wonderful randomness of dice with a craft! Of course, due to the chaotic nature of the dice, the end product may be a little… uh…

chaosBlock3

Yeah. Still neat, but it may be a dubious aesthetic use. I may see what I could do to produce a set of crochet dice based on this concept. The trick is to produce them in such a way that it would lead to consistent row width. My mind churns with possibility.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?


This week’s geek craft is a Tardis shawl even the Doctor would look good in, by Kate Atherley.

Now, I can’t wear shawls, mostly because they clash with my style, but I’d be willing to add the Tardis pattern to a scarf and wear that.  If only I knew how to knit.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?


This week’s geek craft is a knitted Fibonacci Scarf by Deborah Cooke.

This scarf if really neat in that it very simply captures the Fibonacci sequence in an attractive way.  Sometimes mathematical crafts can be a little gaudy because the use of complex functions can lead to rather busy looking patterns.  This scarf, on the other hand, is a more minimalistic approach.  The other neat thing about the scarf is that the Fibonacci sequence goes in both directions, red from either end in, and the black from the middle outward.   The effect is both geeky and aesthetically pleasing. Very nice.

And while the pattern on Deborah’s blog is for knitting, it would be very easy to alter this pattern for crochet.  Just use the Fibonacci sequence to determine how many rows of each color to do.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?


This week we have the seriously awesome Star Wars Knitted Baby Blanket by Leah Fenton.

SQUEE!

There has seriously never been a better reason for me to learn to knit as this moment.  Generally I don’t care for the look of knit tapestry, but this blanket may make a believer out of me.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?

A Weekend of Gaming


After a rather long drought of pen and paper gaming, this weekend the Taco Hut will be hosting a long awaited gaming weekend. There will be dice, character-sheets, rule discussion, random roll tables, GMs, players, and maybe even some playing this weekend. I shan’t be GMing myself, since I’ve got a rather extensive writers block with my Rifts World, but we’re scheduled pretty full without me anyway.

I’m looking forward to it quite a bit.

There will also be a little bit of our craft circle going down between sessions, so maybe I’ll have a chance to work on some of my projects too. If nothing else, maybe I’ll get my friend to teach me how to knit since he’ll have his stuff with him anyway.

Hopefully I’ll post some pictures of the weekend fun on Saturday, if not, see you all Monday!

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?


This week’s geek craft is Hyperbolic Knit.

Since I did a post on hyperbolic crochet a few months ago, I figure it’s only fair to let the knitters know that there is a similar technique available to them, though it can only be used to produce smaller pieces.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?