bethama:

stem-cell:

Woolverine Sknitting—-Commission for bethama… what, he finds it relaxing. COMMISSIONS HERELW!

*screaming* PERFECTION. OH MY GOD.

bethama:

stem-cell:

Woolverine Sknitting
—-
Commission for bethama
… what, he finds it relaxing.

COMMISSIONS HERE
LW!

*screaming* PERFECTION. OH MY GOD.

(via fannishknits)

stitcherywitchery:

Gansey Wristers, a free knitting pattern from Kalliopi Aronis.

stitcherywitchery:

Gansey Wristers, a free knitting pattern from Kalliopi Aronis.

(via maratini)

For all I talk about being a Joat, I realised I’ve never posted anything about my most expensive and proudest project: my computer.

Her name is Dinky and I made her about two years ago. I’m not gunna recite all the tech specs because - in the same way I couldn’t tell you the all the details, like the tension, needle size or fibre content, from a piece of knitting from two years ago - I can’t remember them off the top of my head. But, safe to say, I selected all of her components to make her a cost-effective, powerful little gaming PC. 

Dinky in name, size (including the feet and handles, she measures only 42 x 36 x 25 cm) but most importantly in price. Although all her components were new, all her peripheries were begged, borrowed and all-but stolen.

Until today everything worked well - including surviving the ceiling of my flat collapsing on her with only a few minor scratches - when my mouse packed up for good. To be fair, it’s roughly six years old and lived in a damp garage for about two of those so it’s had a good innings. Unfortunately, it was part of a snazzy little wireless set-up that included the keyboard and sound system - great for minimising costs when cobbling together a baby computer, not so great when something breaks. With, unbelievably, no spare mice in the flat, an emergency trip to replace it, the keyboard and speakers was in order.

Generally I have a strong aversion to buying new things whilst you still have something that does the job. Having said that, the keyboard really was sticking and things do sound better in stereo. I also picked up a new webcam as it was going cheap because, when the old camera (also second-hand) takes pictures of similar quality to your first camera-phone, it’s no longer working.

tl;dr I built a computer I have attached a name and female pronouns to. I am very proud of this computer. Something broke. I fixed it. It is better now. I am still proud.

Bent my first sewing machine needle.  Not really a surprise, given how blunt it is, but sewing through 8 layers off fleece probably didn’t help.

Bent my first sewing machine needle. Not really a surprise, given how blunt it is, but sewing through 8 layers off fleece probably didn’t help.

Today, I bought the fabric and (with the exception of one piece) finished the pattern for my super-secret superhero sewing project.

*murmurs something under her breath about being the stars we were always meant to be*

This is the one I’m most proud of, a fitted dress in Liberty print wool. It’s got gathered sleeves, bust darts and darts on the waist.

This is the design I made a bodice toile for and then extended the waist by three inches so it sits in the right place on my long body.

Further adventures in dressmaking. A while back, I made a Chewbacca dress for Halloween. I liked the pattern so much, I made it again in suit fabric.

In a toss up as to whether to put a lining in and, I’m fairly certain, I need to wear a blouse with it but, other than that, I’m fairly happy with it.

batmanandsobbin:

probablymyself:

dbvictoria:

Free Crochet Pattern: Potted Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy

Brenda!

SCREECH.  I need to go to michaels to get the stuff to make this!  

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What do you like to watch/listen to while you knit?

geekgirlfibers:

If it’s a simple project, I knit while reading (yay ereaders).  If I can’t knit on autopilot?  Then whatever’s on.  Just background noise.

I thought I was the only one who did the ereader knitting thing.

(Source: fannishknits, via fannishknits)