In the spirit of actually posting stuff:
Geeky things I've made lately! Apologies to Twitter and Ravelry friends who've seen them before, I'm rather proud of these and like showing them off :)
. I made this for a swap on Ravelry. I would've made myself another immediately, but I didn't have enough of the right yarn. One day I will have one of my very own!
It was relatively easy to make. I made it up as I went along. I had to pull it out and restart at one point, because the body was more of a pentagon shape than square. I'm still not entirely sure how that happened. But it was okay the second time.
A laptop sleeve! This was my Ravelympics***
project. I designed the whole thing myself, hence the being very proud of it. I finished it with just a couple of hours to spare!( More sleeve picturesCollapse )
* - Amigurumi: a crochet technique used to make stuffed animals etc, often associated with adorable Japanese toys
** - Adipose: adorable aliens made of fat, from Doctor Who (the new series) season 4 episode 1
*** - Ravelympics: an event on Ravelry where participants begin a project at the start of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, and have to finish the project before the Olympics finish. The idea is to challenge yourself and have fun! And to watch some Olympics, but I didn't really do much of that.
**** - Fair isle: knitting technique involving using two different-coloured strands of yarn in the same row. Actually, the Earths pattern here (the reverse of it is shown in the picture of the sleeve innards) isn't technically fair isle as there are three colours used in most of the rows. But it's pretty close.
***** - Footnotes: are fun. Why, yes, I've been reading academic articles lately. How did you know?