It started with Spider-pillow

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A while back when i worked at The Comic Book Shoppe (bank st) we had a regular christmas secret santa. The first year i was there i pulled Ted who had a thing for Spider-man. In one of those strange moments of brilliant clarity I whipped up spider-pillow. It was the old Spider-man logo with a round pillow in the middle and 8 3-D legs all made out of comfy fun fur....things have continued in this manner. This is my so called craft

Monday, July 5, 2010

Binary Scarf

in December 2006 Blaise approached me with a request to knit him a scarf. not any scarf, a scarf knitted with a binary pattern. he had found it off one of his sites and it came from a knitting website known affectionately as Knitty.

there was 2 new skills to learn: knitting in the round and using 2 colours.

the two colours was pretty easy to figure out, you just picked up the colour strand you needed as it comes up in the pattern.
-as an aside, learning binary was fun, making the message was even more fun ^^

the knitting in the round sounded simple enough, all you needed to do was knit and the round needles turned it into a stockinette tube. seemed hard though, i struggled to make 6 rows (which was one set of numbers). progress was slow, birthday 2007 came and went, as did christmas 2007, then 2008 passed.

it became the family joke, "what am i getting for Christmas?" he'd ask with a big grin, "A scarf would be awesome."

skip forward to 2010 and to New Zealand. the scarf came with us, still not a lot of work being done. then one day i went Knitworld where a lovely lady finally pointed out my round needle was TOO FREAKING LONG!! all the struggling to knit and slow progress because i was uing the wrong tools.

a shorter set of rounds and suddenly we were making progress.
finally in July of 2010 it was finished.

The binary scarf December 19, 2006 - July 5, 2010 - HUZZAH!

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