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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Craftobot Lives!

Short post to begin- a recently crafted sweater for Bitbot, from Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac. Don't even ask me how many times I ripped back or made "clever modifications". In the end I learned this: you do use algebra in real life, lace stretches more horizontally than stockinette, and if the circumference of a baby sweater is too small, it will bunch up at the shoulders. Also, sewn bind off in garter stitch is really cool. Did I fix all my mistakes? Of course not- there's a cold baby around here! Best are buttons from my sister. If you were here, you would probably want to chew on them.