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Discussion in 'Make It So' started by jacktrash, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Alska

    Alska Well-Known Member

    That's probably because you're seeing mostly undercoat in the shed fur- the shiny part is usually the top coat/guard hairs.
     
  2. Aviari

    Aviari PartyWolf Is In The House Tonight

    So, so much undercoat @_@
     
  3. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    hermes is your standard original-flavor maine coon, so a brindled tabby varying from light gray through golden brown to black. once it's carded together, his fur makes a gorgeous warm charcoal gray.
     
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  4. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    that sounds awesome
     
  5. winterykite

    winterykite Non-newtonian genderfluid

    So I've been sitting on way not enough of a beautiful Prospit-yellow fluffy fabric since two or three years because I wanted to make a Prospit Dreamer Gown, and I haven't seen that fabric since on all the fabric bazaars I've been to, and it's hella not enough because I found it at the end of the tour and didn't have any more money on me than to buy what I ended up buying.
    But with winter coming (heh), I thought to myself, Kite, get your ass up, procrastinate on your other projects, and do some sewing instead! So I got down my fabric bags.
    (Which have recently been joined by several metres of pitch black, breath blue, and derse purple firm cotton fabric for a cargo skirt and tabards, as well as a green furry fabric im currently using as a WARM THING and a red/black drapey fabric, because when I visited my parents last weekend the bazaar was in their town so ofc we go.)
    (Mom is An Actual Dragon, her hoard is fabric)

    Good news:
    • The only stuff left to do is line everything, and sew on the turtleneck
    • There's enough cutoff for a turtleneck
    • It's like a wearable hug
    • No seriously my mom loves that fabric too it's awesome (we both have sensory processing disorders)
    • IT'S BELL CUT SUCK IT MOM
    Bad news:
    • There was only enough fabric to make a thing that is a bit longer than a T-shirt
    • I need to get a diferent fabric and make harem pants to go with that, probs yellow fleece
    • rn everything is covered in yellow poofy stuff that came from the cut edges aaaaaah
    • I never saw that fabric again I am so angry I want an everything made from that stuff
     
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  6. EulersBidentity

    EulersBidentity e^i*[bi] + 1

    An attempt was made.

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    This is test swatch for a knit version of this, since I don't have a loom/don't know how to weave. But I want an infinity scarf with this pattern. (Definitely not with these colours, they were just the most contrasty I've got in my tiny stash.)

    Crit is welcome. I can post the chart if people want it, though when (if) I finish an actual scarf I'll probably write up a full pattern & be looking for testers.
     
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  7. LilacMercenary

    LilacMercenary Well-Known Member

    @EulersBidentity I love that design. Did you crochet the red and duplicate stitch the pattern? (Otherwise I really wanna know what stitch you used, it's such a satisfying texture)
    I can count the stitches and knit (another) swatch if you wanna, I think I have basically all the colors of yarn :3
     
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  8. EulersBidentity

    EulersBidentity e^i*[bi] + 1

    The red is all knit, the blue is a combination of regular stitches and fair-Isle floats brought in front. The yarn I want to use arrived yesterday, so I'll knit up another swatch soon-maybe tonight? I also want to test the same pattern but just in fair-isle, since this float method is cool but it uses a lot of yarn and I'm not totally satisfied with it yet. I will absolutely make a chart for you to experiment with though, I just have to figure out a way to make the instructions clear!
     
  9. Kaylotta

    Kaylotta Writer Trash

    sooooo I've been working on Christmas presents

    (don't worry @Imoyram there's nothing you can't see)

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  10. LilacMercenary

    LilacMercenary Well-Known Member

    Oh my, that knotwork. Unf.
     
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  11. LilacMercenary

    LilacMercenary Well-Known Member

    IMG_20151210_223740.jpg
    N-no I don't have a thing for self striping yarn, you do! Kintsugijin no baka!!1
     
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  12. spockandawe

    spockandawe "YOU KNOW SHE THRIVES ON THE CURSED CONTENT"

    Hey, guys, I have poor impulse control and I'm perseverating on transformers and I'm getting close to finishing the giant cascade cross-stitch. Any thoughts on which of these patterns I should do next? I'm torn, but one way or another I'm buying materials by lunchtime. I really wanted to do the rewind/chromedome moment at the end of the overlord fight, but I think I'd need to draw over that image and work out the embroidery to go over the top to make that work :T Any of these would be striking, I think, with varying degrees of tedium to get a cool final effect (like for Rewind on the right) or WHY ARE THERE SO MANY COLORS (especially for the leftmost Megatron). Oh, and @prismaticvoid, these are the potential patterns I was referencing in my status, and the last project in this post is a (very out of date) wip of the homestuck cross-stitch I'm finishing up.

    transformers cross-stitch.png
     
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  13. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    Yoooo (I like the center one! It has a very appealing color scheme)
     
  14. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    i also like the middle one the best, though the right one is pretty cool too
     
  15. spockandawe

    spockandawe "YOU KNOW SHE THRIVES ON THE CURSED CONTENT"

    Belated response! I ended up going with the first megatron image for now, because the other two would take a lot of dark stitching on dark fabric, and after all the low-contrast work on the cascade cross-stitch, I was dying for something a little easier on the eyes. and OH HEY CLEVER SEGUE, GUESS WHAT I FINISHED

    cascade.jpg

    This is about eight by fourteen inches, which works out to around 22,000 individual stitches, and I am very, very glad I didn't do that math until after I was finished. Please make better life decisions than me. I have a lot of regrets, but also a lot of smug, smug pride. I'm going to wash and iron it tonight, and hopefully take it to be framed tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2015
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  16. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    Holy shit that looks amazing!
     
  17. Aviari

    Aviari PartyWolf Is In The House Tonight

    YOOOOOOOOOO HOLY SHIT THAT IS INCREDIBLE your poor fingers D:
     
  18. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    So this is the first time I've used pic2pat for a thing. I just spent like two hours cleaning up an image so that it has only like 5 colors. But when I upload it, it gets horribly pixelated or something again. It's saved as a png too, so I have no idea why it's doing that.
    Any ideas? Otherwise, I think I'm just gonna take the time to do it by hand...
     
  19. blue

    blue hightown funk you up

    AAaaaaaa I have to work on this project for my grandma if I want to get it done by Christmas, but I have INSUFFICIENT PODCASTS
     
  20. Kaylotta

    Kaylotta Writer Trash

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