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June 13, 2018 / craft
June 12, 2018 / craft
May 17, 2018 / craft
April 27, 2018 / craft
March 18, 2018 / craft
February 28, 2018 / craft
February 17, 2018 / craft
February 8, 2018 / craft
February 7, 2018 / craft
February 2, 2018 / craft
Still catching up with the backlog of finished knitting. Finished these a couple weeks ago. Like Rainy’s Mish-Mash Gloves, these started from a fingerless gauntlet pattern in Sally Melville’s The Knitting Experience Book 2: The Purl Stitch. I stayed closer to the original pattern this time, only adding a couple of stripes. Impressively, I also managed to stay close to the recommended gauge. How? Went a size up on the needles.
January 28, 2018 / craft
December 19, 2017 / craft
December 15, 2017 / craft
This started with practicing a knotwork pattern from Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction, and ended up as an exercise in how long I could add stuff before I got bored. Thirteen hours. Not bad. Not in a row, of course. Oh and I threw in a couple tangle elements from The Tangles of Kells. I might be ready to try drawing things on purpose again. Usually it’s just that my hands get itchy when I see blank space.
November 19, 2017 / craft

Took me less than a week. I like that. On the other hand, I established for certain that when I knit fast my gauge loosens up. The hat fits looser than it should. I like that less. On the other other hand, I already wear it most of the time. It feels nice.

November 7, 2017 / craft
The other night I went out, and brought my iPad. Sketching calms me when sitting in a public space. This is the final version of a doodle started that night. I get nervous about color, but decided this time to relax a bit and enjoy myself. The result pleases me.
September 3, 2017 / craft
Thought I’d make a picture with the right aspect ratio for my desktop. Used Infinite Painter’s radial symmetry tool for most of the linework, then over to finish up with color and shade in Procreate.
July 6, 2017 / craft
June 28, 2017 / craft

Ended up knitting this one twice. Tried the large size first, and it ended up way too large for my taste. Frogged and restarted the smaller size, making a new set of mistakes. But the hat fits now and I’m not starting again!

June 3, 2017 / craft
Started with the perspective tools in Procreate, then wandered over to Infinite Painter which has a spattery ink brush that I enjoy. To be honest, I don’t really see the spatter effect much in this picture. Lesson learned, I guess.
April 22, 2017 / craft
January 22, 2017 / craft
January 17, 2017 / craft
January 8, 2017 / craft
Mostly an exerise in light, shadow, and patience. I noticed recently that I run out of attention for a sketch after 45 minutes or so unless I’m particularly focused. For this I specifically worked in 45 minute blocks over the course of a week.
December 12, 2016 / craft
December 6, 2016 / craft
December 2, 2016 / craft
November 4, 2016 / craft
October 28, 2016 / craft
October 24, 2016 / craft
October 23, 2016 / craft
October 21, 2016 / craft
October 16, 2016 / craft
September 16, 2016 / craft
September 1, 2016 / craft

I was so unhappy with my attempts to draw realistic pictures of my friend Rainy that I went in the complete opposite direction and drew her in sort of a chibi style.

April 14, 2016 / craft
March 20, 2016 / craft
February 7, 2016 / craft
January 30, 2016 / craft
November 25, 2015 / craft
November 2, 2015 / craft
August 8, 2015 / craft
August 1, 2015 / craft
August 1, 2015 / craft
May 20, 2015 / craft
April 4, 2015 / craft

I made a scarf for a friend. Nothing fancy, though the choice of soft, cozy Tosh Merino convinced her otherwise. She requested a long and skinny scarf. The finished product measures just over six feet long and four - wait, let me measure: three - inches wide. I had enough yarn to go longer, but if she’s happy I’m happy.

March 8, 2015 / craft
January 3, 2010 / craft
Accidentally made one foot a little pointy. Rather than frog and fix, I just matched the error on the other side. Now instead of making a mistake, I added character.
February 13, 2009 / craft
October 1, 2008 / craft
September 27, 2008 / craft
I realized after finishing it up that I didn’t knit the sweater quite right. I was supposed to increase twice every 6th row on the sleeves, and I only increased once per 6 rows. So that’s why the sleeves looked funky.
December 15, 2007 / craft
Pretty much the only use this got was keeping me warm while typing in the middle of winter. It wasn’t attractive enough that anybody wanted to wear it in public.
October 15, 2007 / craft
August 15, 2005 / craft
This started out as the “maximum scarf” from the Knit Stitch book, but I got bored and went for a modified version of “Joel’s Scarf” instead. This is sport weight yarn, 60 stitch cast on, and and only 3 colors instead of 7. It has turned out to be my most popular scarf.