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

  1. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    I'll keep everyone posted! atm I'm in the process of writing up the pattern and sending it off for a test knit, I have to revise e v e r y t h i n g because the original pattern was poorly written and had no chart so I partially worked off the picture

    (if anyone has suggestions on what I should price it at I will happily take them and send everyone in this thread a discount code)
     
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  2. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    okay after advice I'm making a group DM for pattern tester type people, if you're interested, please let me know!! you'll get the finished pattern for free as soon as it's Done Done but the Real cost is putting up with me as I attempt to learn how to write patterns, you know, legibly
     
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  3. blue

    blue hightown funk you up

    i’m going back to school soon so i don’t know how reliably i’ll be around, but i am interested! (obviously if i get swamped by coursework and disappear you have no obligation to give me the finished pattern :P)
     
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  4. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    I am not able to do pattern testing, but I am interested in buying it once it is done! Cozy hand time
     
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  5. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    i would very much like to be in the test knitting pool if there's room for one more!
     
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  6. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

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  7. Kay5

    Kay5 the most glorious spoon

    Update on the cardigan I was knitting before!

    It's done! And she loved it!

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    Not pictured are the pockets I also knitted and sewed into the sides, specifically made big enough so they can easily fit a phone in them. Because what is the use of a pocket if it can't carry you phone?

    I also spent a while making a scarf for another family member in this diagonal rib stitch, because I needed something simpler and chunky to work on when my hands were bad.

    Next up... Continuing my Bee Vest!

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  8. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox



    on the one hand, i kept thinking "no, you get a specialist to do that, hire me to spin your damn cotton!" and the like, because frankly in a pre-industrial situation specialization is the only way anything got done. "you don't grow a sad handful of cotton in the north, you import it from the south, there are entire cultures based on long distance textile trading, come on!" my silk road traveling ancestors were shaking their heads slowly.

    but on the other hand, goddamn is this an impressive effort. i came to ignore the fussy optimizer thoughts. the whole point is learning to do the thing, and doing it badly is the first step on the road to doing it well. the cotton yarn he had his weaver friend weave in the end was as fine and even as anything i've spun, and i've been doing it for years. maybe he didn't mordant his cochineal properly, but that lino print was ART.

    big respect for all of it. and a fun look at how complex a process clothing really is.
     
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  9. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

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  10. blue

    blue hightown funk you up

    The tree cables for @keltka’s mitt pattern are starting to shape up!! >:D
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  11. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    OH I AM MCFUCKING STOKED @auxanges BABE LOOK
     
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  12. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    how to alpaca:
    F6A5AF65-8FDE-4BD0-A4F2-61077862072D.jpeg wash!
    E96DC5B4-4653-4A83-A322-14D50BDE7BD0.jpeg dry!
    191266A6-739C-4AAE-9E15-6A8B44AB2D7C.jpeg giant rolag!
    79021CBC-1438-4134-AAFE-BC060F172437.jpeg spinnnnnnn!
    5836B2AA-CE36-4E75-B667-D775F74ADD62.jpeg (bonus: toad who helps me wash by eating all the ants that flee the soapy flood)
     
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  13. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Aaaah want
     
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  14. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    hat I'm making is too goddamn small and I'm big peeved because it's samoyed yarn, so it's special and bluhhhhhhh bluh bluh!
     
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  15. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

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    right after this i had to stop because my brain fog was making me fuck up, but i'm really enjoying this pattern!
     
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  16. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    the alpaca or the toad?

    next step: ply!
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  17. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    The alpaca, definitely. I like my toads outside catching the bugs that bug me lol.
     
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  18. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox



    somehow this guy's voice is just so soothing. (aside from the audio glitch at the beginning.)
     
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  19. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    took a break from alpaca to dye some knitpicks sock blend for the beamish boy’s beamish bf, who has no winter woolies at all. of course my pride as a knitbear won’t let that stand! so here is an autumn rainbow i plan to spin as a long shift gradient and navajo ply.

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    97155ECF-1D79-47D8-AFB1-FA748C9A9B4F.jpeg bonus screen porch fiber pileup: a couple nights ago it rained sideways so a full fleece that was almost dry got soaked again. :P

    eta: the ‘black’ is a deep plum.
     
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  20. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    wow those are gorgeous
     
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