Two dimensional representations of five dimensional objects

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Gothic altar lace heart recharted for intarsia

Here is my version of the gothic altar lace heart bit from Severina re-charted onto rectangle-style intarsia computer graph paper so it won't end up looking like a gothic altar squished beet (delicate ensconcing in barbed wire notwithstanding):

I added some rows and more or less just changed things around here and there until it seemed to look right. I chose the 1.4 ratio graph paper for the hell of it since I don't know what yarn (nor therefore gauge) it'll be anyway. Seems like a reasonable guess.

No knitting of this will occur for at least 2 weeks, after I get back from NM.

Then we will, of course, deal with the problem that I just started knitting a few months ago and haven't actually ever made anything with intarsia.

hair yarn

So I got my hair cut, and when the haircutting person wasn't looking, I grabbed some long locks and stuck them in my pocket. Then later I spun them into yarn along with some wool. It worked pretty well.

Yes, I am nuts.

Friday, June 16, 2006

more yarns!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

spinning yarn

I have been spinning yarn on a drop spindle! I find it very relaxing.

The first batch of yarn was dyed with tea. It's drying on the wineglass holder.

Then I plied it with a yarn died in coffee, making a combination of brown and slightly darker brown.

It's very very thick - probably because each ply is bulky. It wasn't enough to make anything, so I made a yarn necklace.

The next batch is similarly thick and plied, but dyed with food dyes

Two balls

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

why?... why not? (well, there are quite a few reasons, actually, but let's not get into that here)

since I'm abnormal and my life is dull, I shall start a blog about stuff I make