I'm a guy, and I knit. Is anyone else a guy who knits?
Topic by General Eggs | last reply
There is a lot more knitting out there beyond the standard stitching that is crazy and wild and even a bit subversive. Some of it is called knit graffiti like at knittaplease.com and some of it just likes to be more playful and make bizarre and fun new objects. In San Francisco there was a guy who would wrap abandoned bikes and bike locks with thick and chunky yarn. It was a beautiful way to reclaim what was a pretty grim reminder that bike theft is prevalent here.I may not be compelled to learn how to cast on and make some stuff of my own, but you have to respect the people who feel compelled to take the craft and keep on running with it.To find out more, check out this article on we-make-money-not-art.com to read some history, watch a video discussing current issues, and see some cool examples of the styles.
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I'm trying to knit a sweater-vest that has a two color repeating design. I'd like to use a knitting machine because I am trying to recreate a sweater-vest from a movie, and it looks like using a knitting machine is the best way to go. I know next to nothing about knitting machines, but I've seen them on eBay and Craigslist for pretty cheap (Like, less than $50.) but I have no idea what I need. What's a good, cheap, knitting machine? Also, what's the deal with punch cards? I don't really know what they're for. Can someone explain this all to me? Thanks so much, I can't wait to see what responses I get. You guys are awesome.
Topic by Super Cameraman | last reply
Hi people! As you may have (hopefully) noticed, I haven't been around as much. Well, I've been swamped lately in between some family sickness, internet troubles, my laptop going poof, and Swine Flu hitting us over here, as well as an exaggerated wave of panic (we tend to have at least triple the panic in any other place!), I haven't been able to use the computer much.AND I HAVE MISSED YOU PEOPLE!!I just wanna catch up for a bit. What have I missed? Who's gotten famous? What did Kiteman do now? Whats the latest KNEX feud? (like I really care...) and most importantly, how has Pro been working for the site so far?Please update me, I wanna be up to speed again and start building.I hate myself, I have not managed to make anything lately. On the plus side, I've been writing a lot. I have so far: 6 anime concepts in the works, 2 screenplays in the works, and 6 sci-fi concepts.I have blogs about these, so my little internet time has been spent working on these.
Topic by Keith-Kid | last reply
A Doctor Who fan, known as Mazzmatazz, has been legally stomped on by the BBC for creating her own patterns for the Adipose and Ood creatures.She never charged for the pattern, nor did she pretend it was official, but somebody sold a completed version on ebay, so the Beeb went OTT on her.According to TechnoLlama their action has no genuine basis in law, but she caved in out of fear of corporate lawyers.The BBC's action is a real shame, because it could signal problems for the thousands of fan artists (writers, musicians, artists) around the world who express themselves (for free) through the shared ground of Doctor Who (or any other BBC drama).The knitter's websiteTechnoLlama blog postBBC slant
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
There's these one or two kids in my class that keep grabbing my bottom, What do I do. Who should I tell? It's getting really arkward. Are they doing it because I don't have many good friends and I'm a bit geekey?
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Http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/03/welcome_kipkay_to_make.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890I was wondering who was the man behind the name KipKay and the voiceovers, I guess we won't know who does the voiceovers for awhile.This guy makes over 50K from his videos on metacafe videos!That is crazy,What do you guys think of him?
Topic by FreakCitySF | last reply
I'd love to find a knitting pattern for a chill pill, similar to this one by artist Ben Cuevas - any clever knitters out there who can design one?? http://thelittleknittery.bigcartel.com/product/artist-ben-cuevas-knitted-chill-pill-workshop-sun-dec-5th-2-5-p-m
Topic by gorgeous junk | last reply
Other than knitting and sewing what would be crafts? I do woodworking ,metalworking as craft ,i do not think that those would quantify for this. Any ideas ? to expand this ie. leatherwork? wood carving? I am the guy that build stuff not the guy that thought it up.
Topic by bikerbob2005 | last reply
You could also ask "What would a god be without believers?" (because not all gods are human-like). Lots off people all over the world believe in one or more gods. But what if (and I say if because it isn't very likely) all human beings on this planet would stop believing in there god (or gods)? What or who would a god than be? Would a god than be a funny drawing on a wall or just some guy in a book? Perhaps the new neighbours, the mailman or the birds in your garden were ones your god, until you stopped believing. Think, philosophies and give your opinion about this question! I'm curious who or what a god would be without believers according to you.
Topic by theexternaldisk | last reply
Guy Debord believed that all new forms of media served to further alieniate individuals from one another. McLuhan was of the opinion that all new forms of media take as its medium existing forms of media. So... knowing both of those "facts," I am still left kind of perpexled and speechless by this knit laptop interface that its inventors refer to as a BTI (Body-Technology Interface). Could this be the future of personal computing? And what does that say about humanity? Discuss amongst yourselves. (however... I think we can all agree that Becky Stern is a strange duck)
Topic by randofo | last reply
Check out Sock Wars, a knitting-based game of assassination by socks.This sounds awesome, but I definitely don't knit fast enough to even try. (And I've never knitted socks!) Some of you might find it useful, though... looks like anyone can join from any country. Sign-ups close 3 May, assignments go out 9 May.From their info page: WHAT IS SOCK WARS?Sock Wars is the original and bloodiest extreme knitting tournament. If you are brave enough sign up to do battle you will be emailed a top secret assassination dossier on 9th May 2008. This file contains the details of your target and an exclusive, never-been-published-before knitting pattern with which to assassinate them.To kill your target you must knit them the pair of socks in the pattern (your weapon) and mail it to them. Once your target receives your parcel they are dead and must post their death on the "fallen comrades" section of the sockwars site.They must also immediately send you details of their intended target (who becomes your next person to assassinate) along with their unfinished knitting (which becomes your new weapon).All the while this is going on, someone has been assigned you as their target!Prepare to live in fear! Kill or be killed!
Topic by canida | last reply
I just put a new Forum up on my server. I want to see what it's breaking point is and also would find it handy to get ANY feedback from it, I know there will be a couple things astrew on my forum, but for the most part it's your average SMF forum, with a little bit of work done to it to set up the settings to my likings and changed the theme.I know there are a malicious few that will stumble across my forum link (not necessarily members on this website), but I welcome the testing of my server's security, as I also need to know of any leaks.Also, aside from the testing aspect of my forum, I welcome new users, as I would like to have a user-base of more than 5-6 people, just makes things more exciting ya-kno? I plan to make computer utilities accessible to members and guests, however all other downloads are off limits to guests, you must register, although I haven't really got much to download, there are a couple things to see in there so far.I thank any one of you's who takes time to look this over for me.However, don't try any funny stuff with my ftp access or the rest of my system, as it's set up fairly well and tight and you'll most likely get yourself automatically banned, the Apache, mysql, and php however, I do not think are completely secure, like I said, do test it out.
Topic by Punkguyta | last reply
I lone this guy's work - tiny, working, hand made models of IC engines - but I love his attitude even more...
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
There is no way on here I can find to make contact with other members. Either if the guy in question can contact me through the owners please or someone can direct me to how to contact other members ... either would really really be helpful for me (and this ace site too). Thanks, M
Topic by Chav-tie-guy | last reply
my friends and i want to make some extra cash, some guys my friends know started crocheting hats and are raking in the cash, we'd like to sell something but arent sure what any ideas?
Question by annoyingfeatures | last reply
Hello! So i want to make a hat like what Jayne Recieves from his mom in the show Firefly. If anyone has seen or is in love with this show, it is something that a guy would want to make. I do a lot of sewing, but have only knit once (a while ago) and am willing to learn to Crotchet. If anyone could check out the hat and provide some opinions on which is best (knit versus crochet), patterns, hints, or maybe post an instructable that would be incredible. There are some places where you can buy them (namely Etsy), but i find more joy in making it. Any takers?
Topic by sanderson-3 | last reply
I just wanted to know who you guys thought would win
Question by pockettown | last reply
Those of you who know me well know I have been having a difficult time of late with things "locally", and recently things have come to a bit of a head. So, as I appear and disappear, from time to time, I ask your forbearance in taking some of my comments with a grain of salt as I work things out in "my little world". I AM working on a project, which I hope I can finish and finish researching how to USE it properly, within a week or two. Hopefully this will help me out of the slump like hole I have fallen into. Sana medicus audire me ¡ UPDATE ! Slowly I turn.....Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. - Alan Cohen
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
I like playing videogames, and making them. but what I need from you guys is to tell me what you'd like to see put into a videogame. The name of the game is Planet man. I have guns and shields covered. I WANT TO HEAR YOUR IDEAS!!!! ps--I'm pretty bad at following up on my posts. so if you could, please go here to make posts. www.pangamma.com
Topic by mexx.admin | last reply
Hey guys. coolcrafter101 here. This question has been bothering me, so I thought I'd ask y'all. Is it rude not to follow someone who followed you? As a general rule I follow anyone who follows me, and then some. But my friends have been talking about arguments they have been having with people who don't follow them back ect. So is it or isn't it?
Topic by coolcrafter101 | last reply
I tried scoochmaroo, scooch, and even scoochie (which I find less favorable) — no luck. Who else in the world would call themselves scoochmaroo? And what should I call myself now? In other news, what level are you on? Have you been reading all the crazy news about it? One guy's house was tagged as a gym and people are lingering outside to train at all hours! What's the funniest thing you've encountered so far?
Topic by scoochmaroo | last reply
How many erics are running around here? I count three: This guy: https://www.instructables.com/member/instructables-eric/This guy: https://www.instructables.com/member/+Ewilhelm+/and, of course, plain 'ol EricWho is real and who is not? Are these accounts all Eric? Or are the others fake?
Topic by Lithium Rain | last reply
Biologist Jeremy Gray explains how penguins are cleaned up after the New Zealand spill: First the penguins must be warm and happy. Most are kept overnight before washing, as it is very stressful and they need to get their strength up. Then the birds are brought into the cleaning room and put on the table. Normally detergent is used to clean wildlife caught in an oil slick. But the fuel oil that's spilled from the Rena is really thick, so we first rinse the birds with canola oil, sold as cooking oil at the supermarket. This helps soften the fuel oil and get off the really thick stuff. Then the penguin is washed multiple times in 25L basins of warm water - about 41C, to match the bird's body temperature - with 100ml of dishwashing detergent in each basin. We use specially imported dishwashing liquid that's the best for the job. We change water four or five times. One vet holds the bird, while the other scrubs it. We have toothbrushes for the delicate bits. Once the oil is gone, the bird gets a final rinse in warm water only, and is then checked for any missed spots, and the detergent is washed off. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour for each bird to be washed. The birds are then taken to a clean room and put under heat lamps and blowers to dry. The clean room is strictly oil-free - no-one who has touched any oil is even allowed in, in order to prevent recontamination. Once clean and dried, the birds are kept in a water tank until healthy enough to be released. And swimming in clean water lets them preen their feathers back to their natural condition. During my shift - we're only allowed to work eight hours - I helped clean three penguins. And as I was sent home they were gearing up to do the rest. At the time there were six dirty penguins (seven until one died before cleaning), seven clean penguins, one clean seal and two clean shags. More penguins and seals have since arrived. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Now for the knitting... The penguins are in danger from the cold (they're penguins, duh!), but they do need jumpers. A full-body woolly jumper stops them preening contaminated feathers and ingesting the toxic oil. Volunteers have been using this pattern from Skeinz.com and knitting jumpers to keep the Little Blue penguins safe. So far, I have only seen photos of the jumper being worn by stuffed toys - if you come across one being used for real, could you let me know? More links: Oiled Wildlife Response Jeremy Gray's Flickr (the original source of the penguin photos)
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Hi everyone, My name is Kim and I’m a senior at MIT. This semester, I will be working toward completing my thesis project, and I could really use some help to do so. I’m an avid knitter who has spent the last four years studying architecture, and I plan to bring my two passions together in the thesis which I am preparing. In a nutshell, I will be designing lamp posts which will be completely self-sufficient. They can exist off of the electrical grid of a city or town and will be constructed from knit fabric. Thus, they can be constructed by a few members of a community, allowing them to take action to solve problems in their own neighborhoods rather than waiting for the government fix them. My project is about community empowerment and giving the power of construction and repair to those who need it most. If you’re at all interested in learning more about my project, you can message me or read more of my thesis proposal at the link which follows this post (I promise, it makes more sense than what I just typed out here). I could really use some help in completing this project, though. I need to find a few willing people or groups of people who would like to knit a lamp post for themselves or their communities. I need people to test my pattern to see if it actually works. If you’re interested, please e-mail me at kimennel [at] gmail [dot] com, or message me here. If you want to help, I’ll be sending out a package to you with materials, knitting needles, and instructions in a couple of months. It’ll be free of charge for you, and all I ask in return is a bit of feedback about the pattern and some photos of the construction process and final product. So, if you want a free lamp post, please please please, let me know. Thanks guys :) The link to my proposal is here: http://www.mennels.com/kimennel/Thesis%20Proposal.pdf
Topic by kimminentdanger | last reply
Hi everyone, My name is Kim and I’m a senior at MIT. This semester, I will be working toward completing my thesis project, and I could really use some help to do so. I’m an avid knitter who has spent the last four years studying architecture, and I plan to bring my two passions together in the thesis which I am preparing. In a nutshell, I will be designing lamp posts which will be completely self-sufficient. They can exist off of the electrical grid of a city or town and will be constructed from knit fabric. Thus, they can be constructed by a few members of a community, allowing them to take action to solve problems in their own neighborhoods rather than waiting for the government fix them. My project is about community empowerment and giving the power of construction and repair to those who need it most. If you’re at all interested in learning more about my project, you can message me or read more of my thesis proposal at the link at the end of this post (I promise, it makes more sense than what I just typed out here). I could really use some help in completing this project, though. I need to find a few willing people or groups of people who would like to knit a lamp post for themselves or their communities. I need people to test my pattern to see if it actually works. If you’re interested, please e-mail me at kimennel [at] gmail [dot] com, or message me here. If you want to help, I’ll be sending out a package to you with materials, knitting needles, and instructions in a couple of months. It’ll be free of charge for you, and all I ask in return is a bit of feedback about the pattern and some photos of the construction process and final product. So, if you want a free lamp post, please please please, let me know. Thanks guys :) Here's the link: http://www.mennels.com/kimennel/Thesis%20Proposal.pdf
Topic by kimminentdanger
I asked eric to change my username today. so did another guy. I went to CorruptedPpl's profile (formerly Chicken 2209), and he has 4 comments. i went to check my profile, and i have 45 comments at time of this post (actually, i have 3000+). we both got our usernames changed, so apparently our comment counters were reset or something.................... can this be fixed? thank you,
Topic by DJ Radio | last reply
Did you see the news story about the guy who was kitesurfing during Fay and got slammed around? Linky.I know you all are smarter than that...but please be careful anyhow...I'd hate to see a forum topic about one of you all getting hurt.
Topic by Lithium Rain | last reply
Hi. I'm from Romania and I wanna take part in Instructables's Contests. Is someone here who can tell me if I can participate ? Thanks guys.
Topic by andreyeurope | last reply
This is a knit pattern for a baby blanket or afghan in what looks like a shell pattern. I had the pattern many years ago and have misplaced it. I would like to make it again for a very dear friend who is going to have a baby soon. Thank you for your consideration, Mary Ann
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I absolutely LOVE mario, pac man, and katamari! So here are a few pics of things I have made for myself and others. I also wanted to know what you guys have made in relation to video game characters!! It seems like everyone is so talented on here and I am just curious !x_Xpac man blanket 72 X 60 all made from fleecepac man beanie for my friendpac man "potholder" lol. in reality it would freakin burn your hand!crocheted katamari (please note that the pattern for this guy came from anapaulaoli)katamari pouchknitted tam with mario from his paper mario daysmario in a boot that was cross stitchedknitted beanie with my favorite character, shyguy =)and a little felt katamari pin
Topic by tarzioo | last reply
I saw a youtube video of a guy who built his own directional speaker (actually I remember it as a directional megaphone as he would talk into it, and it would target a person). I was wondering how easy it would be to do this? Can we build one with household material? Thanks for being awesome guys!
Topic by teamcoltra | last reply
The town of Ayer, MA held a meeting this past Thursday about starting a makerspace. This was sponsored by the Ayer Office of Economic Development. The main presenter was a local software engineer who proposed the idea. His model for the space is Artisan's Asylum in Somerville, MA. For details, including an impromptu visit to Artisan's Asylum and meeting some very interesting people, see http://www.closegrain.com/2014/06/ayer-makerspace-initial-meeting.html.
Topic by sdbranam