Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Silly Walks Oh How You Torment Me!

This is my first attempt. I don't like it at all. I think it looks squished.

#2, better but still not quite enough.

If I get any better resolution the finished afghan will be enormous!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

And Now For Something Completely Different

I have always been a diehard Python fan and lately had some cravings to make something that would warm my cold dead heart.

I did the accordian book first but that wasn't enough. I am obsessed with this:
I formatted it in photoshop and sent it to a letterpress plate-maker so I can do even more. But wait, wouldn't this be a great aftghan like the Mythbusters? Yes. So here's what I've done so far. I uploaded the image to http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/ and then try and figure out if the grid size will be enough. The stitch size is 1:1. Now I need to decide if the resolution will work for the size. I used a sample just to see what it will look like and if I like it.

 Big and Regular. I don't want this to be the size of a parking lot so (sample guyx12) the smaller is better. 

And here's my mockup/prototype:

Now I have to decide if it will work and do I want the same colors, navy/off white, etc. Either way this will be awesome. Tunisian crochet has a tendency to squish the image horizontally so I also need to figure out how  much I need to stretch the it before printing the guide.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Man every long-term project ends with me not liking it. I still need to block it and put a backing on and then I will be sending it out into the world. I am crocheting an 8-bit group pic for the bottom but I haven't decided if it makes the cut yet. Maybe.

I think next I will work on a version of:

Monday, October 10, 2011

Banana Update!

"The banana you sent me was still a little green and had no bruises.  I took a picture of it, but you'll have to wait a little while for it cause I won't have time to develop it before I leave. You'll get it though.  And thanks for the banana bread and star wars stuff.  I'm excited to do the puzzle at the airport during lay overs.  And the banana bread was super good.  It's almost gone:)"

Developing film? Seriously? Well, she's leaving for Argentina ina couple weeks so I can only do this a few more times.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Accordian Books

I learned how to make accordian books 2 weeks ago, it was not what I expected with the long piece of paper folded up. It's smaller size pieces of paper folded in half and then glued inside at the fold and the ends (red dots):

Each one has a removable spine piece that can be pulled out and reattached to either side.

The second one was more of a love letter to Monty Python:

A Science Experiement

My little sister is at the MTC in Provo, Ut and I mailed her a green banana from Salt Lake City. It was 2 day shipping so she should get it by Saturday at the latest. I included a letter explaining the expected outcomes and a request for her to take a picture and send me observations. There was no mention in any letter or postcard so it should be a surprise when she gets it.

I came up with the idea Sunday after seeing nothing but green bananas at the grocery store. My friend called to warn me about some fat guy flashing hikers in Millcreek and after discussing what I plan to do if I see him I casually mentioned sending Kathy a banana just to see if she gets it in time. For the record I will laugh, point and throw pennies and the cops can go all CSI and check emergency rooms for someone with an embarassing bruise.

10/5/11 ~3pm: After packing the banana in a lot of bubble wrap in a small box I delivered it to the nearby Post Office.

10/6/11 No data to report. Updates to follow.