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Call him K2P2.  Thanks for the awesome suggestion, Sillylittlelady!  There’s a beer up here in Seattle with your name on it!  And thank you everyone else for joining in and suggesting some really creative names!  I love how easily knitting and sci-fi get along; knitting truly is for nerds (and damn proud of it!).

As a recent transplant to Earth, K2P2 enjoys crunching numbers, knitting continental style, drinking beer, and charting trajectories of planets near and far away as well as charting patterns for knitting.  He’s looking for a free-spirited fembot that enjoys hand-knit accessories, drinking red wine, and can show him how to spin his own yarn.  He totally made me write that.

I’ve been struggling with a design for J’s beanie (it shames me to tell you that I’ve had the yarn in my hands for well over a year now).  The green is so neon, that I’m afraid it might be radioactive, but I think that with the right design, the purple will help subdue the intensity.  I originally was planning to start things off with a simple 2×2 rib and then, using vikkel braids, transition into reverse stockinette with three cables (2 purple, 1 green) equally spaced apart.  But I really hated how the transition to the reverse stockinette looked and how the green cable just appears out of nowhere.  So, I decided to forgo the ribbing altogether and I just finished a little swatch using seed stitch as the background.  Of course, I would start with the green cable at the bottom edge.  I might add an applied i-cord or crochet a single stitch around the edging when it’s all said and done.

You may be wondering how I’m going to deal with the color change in the round.  I’m wondering the exact same thing myself.  I really don’t feel like carrying the green yarn all the way around, and I don’t want to knit it flat, but I’m not really sure how to do intarsia in the round.  I read a few different techniques about it, so I guess I’ll just have to roll up my sleeves and gopher it.

Yarn Over »

The last couple of days I’ve been rather preoccupied with a bit of sewing.

I have a pretty haphazard way of going about things when I sew.  I like to cut, then measure, then cut, then sew, then measure, then cut again, then sew in all my frayed ends in again.  I don’t know why I do this.  Especially because I think I’m pretty good about figuring out my knitting guage and making swatches.

I guess I just feel like sewing is faster, so I can screw off more?  Maybe?  Or maybe it’s because I’m really inexperienced with sewing?  Yes, I think we’re getting closer.  The real reason is probably that I don’t care because, well, it’s a bag, for shit’s sake.

Well, here it is….crooked sewing lines and all:

I got the idea from here, but modified it a little (mostly by accident).  I think I had some really high expectations;  I think I need to stop having those when I sew.  But, in the end, it came out looking like a bag, which is all I can ask for.

In other news: My fellow kimchi lover and I made a huge-ass batch of it the other night.

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I’m really excited to eat it; it’s an excellent way to produce deadly toxins to release out of your butts near/towards/on each other.  Just another fun game we like to play.

Here’s your chance to learn something new!!  “Pongoo” is Korean for “fart”.

Now, try using it in a sentence:  I eat a lot of kimchi, so I can pongoo on my boyfriend/girlfriend.

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