Custom orders and another Brother machine

Hi Mum! Just a quick blog post from me today. I’ve been super busy with anniversaries, custom orders and working with the new one pixel per knit knitting…

Yay laptop cover! Turns out Naked Discovery is an educational facility and nothing to do with actual nakedness.

More blankets! See the difference between the old (pixelated) algorithm and the new offset algorithm. Four times the resolution and the new blanket pattern is bigger than my knitting machine’s memory!

I’d just like to give a shout out to a local tshirt printing shop called Das T-Shirt Automat. They’re a small corner store which prints your designs onto nice quality tshirts. John and I just had our 2nd wedding anniversary, the theme being cotton. While this should have been the PERFECT opportunity to knit John a cotton jumper, I wasn’t able to finish it before I caught the flu and all good intentions went out the window. Das T-Shirt Automat to the rescue! I designed a couple of uniquely John cotton tshirts and they turned the print around in a couple of days. To my surprise, they also have a Brother brand machine which does all their printing!

A Brother from another era!

I thought that was super cool and worth a shout out.

The tshirt designs you ask? Well, they obviously had to be space themed and about us (kinda). Needless to say they’re a little obscure. I blame the high fever 🙂

That’s all from me for now. We’re headed to the Geelong Scarf Festival opening night at The National Wool Museum tomorrow so very excited about that. Hundreds of space themed knits! I don’t know how I’ll cope.

Cloud bad. Pi good.

This particular project isn’t unique in any way.  It’s almost more of a rant.

Originally, we didn’t really want a camera to check in our kid but that changed fairly quickly when we discovered he was fairly likely to scream happily while playing with his soft toys.  Climbing a flight of stairs to interrupt a happy baby really wasn’t working for us.

In a brief moment of time-poorness and low energy I ordered a Belkin NetCam HD off the internet.  I’ve used the Belkin WeMo kit before and figured it would Just Work(TM), I wouldn’t have to load an extra app on my phone and I generally wouldn’t have to think about it all that much.

And that was my mistake.  Cue the rant.

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Wherever you go, there you are

We’ve had quite an epic few years traveling Europe and seeing some awe-inspiring projects that would knock the socks off any layman. I mean, we’re both makers at heart, but there’s nothing quite like seeing what other people have been doing to remind you how little you’ve done and how much more there is yet to do.

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

We’ve finally settled down in one location and it’s high time we shared some of the things we’ve been up to. From automated gardening to converting a knitting machine into a network printer, we’ve got a tonne of ideas we can’t wait to share with you.

So, here’s the obligatory “hello world!” and “watch this space”.

What projects have left you particularly inspired recently?