Jan 312012
 
 Posted by at 16:32 Uncategorized Comments Off on How-To: Amigurumi Dragon

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When Stephanie Lau of All About Ami decided to crochet a dragon in time for the Chinese New Year, she searched for “cute dragon” on the Internet and found this adorable image:

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After a slightly difficult search, she finally tracked down the artist as Kim Roundtree of Oborocharms.

Stephanie and her “hubby” Ryan did a fabulous job in transforming this image into an adorable 3-D amigurumi (she crocheted while he came up with the wings and the other wonderfully crafty details). And they have generously offered the pattern to us so that we can all have a cute cuddly dragon to call our own.

from Craftzine.com blog http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2012/01/how-to_amigurumi_dragon.html?utm_so…

Jan 302012
 
 Posted by at 20:33 Uncategorized Comments Off on Collapsible Knitting Needle

Brett Beauregard writes:

I needed a break. I???ve been working hard on the osPID for several months, and I just needed to not look at code or control algorithms for a little bit. Nothing says ???break??? like an out-of-left-field project.

I only started knitting recently. Something that???s been bothering me about it is the length of the needles. They???re 14??? long, and I???ve been worried they???ll be bent while riding in my backpack.

It occurred to me that some sort of collapsible needle might be useful in this situation. Taking my inspiration from elastic tent poles, I got to work on my ???not PID??? project.

I???m really happy with how these turned out. The weight increase was negligible, and the seam is almost invisible. It puts a slight drag on the yarn, but nothing major, and I haven???t had any hangs yet. Also, because the halves are connected, you can fold the needle with your knitting on it, without worrying that things are going to fall off.

[via Kevin Groce]

from MAKE http://blog.makezine.com/2012/01/30/collapsible-knitting-needle/?utm_source=f…

Jan 302012
 
 Posted by at 20:32 Uncategorized Comments Off on Collapsible Knitting Needle

Brett Beauregard writes:

I needed a break. I???ve been working hard on the osPID for several months, and I just needed to not look at code or control algorithms for a little bit. Nothing says ???break??? like an out-of-left-field project.

I only started knitting recently. Something that???s been bothering me about it is the length of the needles. They???re 14??? long, and I???ve been worried they???ll be bent while riding in my backpack.

It occurred to me that some sort of collapsible needle might be useful in this situation. Taking my inspiration from elastic tent poles, I got to work on my ???not PID??? project.

I???m really happy with how these turned out. The weight increase was negligible, and the seam is almost invisible. It puts a slight drag on the yarn, but nothing major, and I haven???t had any hangs yet. Also, because the halves are connected, you can fold the needle with your knitting on it, without worrying that things are going to fall off.

[via Kevin Groce]

from MAKE http://blog.makezine.com/2012/01/30/collapsible-knitting-needle/?utm_source=f…

Jan 302012
 
 Posted by at 20:19 Uncategorized Comments Off on Collapsible Knitting Needle

Brett Beauregard writes:

I needed a break. I???ve been working hard on the osPID for several months, and I just needed to not look at code or control algorithms for a little bit. Nothing says ???break??? like an out-of-left-field project.

I only started knitting recently. Something that???s been bothering me about it is the length of the needles. They???re 14??? long, and I???ve been worried they???ll be bent while riding in my backpack.

It occurred to me that some sort of collapsible needle might be useful in this situation. Taking my inspiration from elastic tent poles, I got to work on my ???not PID??? project.

I???m really happy with how these turned out. The weight increase was negligible, and the seam is almost invisible. It puts a slight drag on the yarn, but nothing major, and I haven???t had any hangs yet. Also, because the halves are connected, you can fold the needle with your knitting on it, without worrying that things are going to fall off.

[via Kevin Groce]

from MAKE http://blog.makezine.com/2012/01/30/collapsible-knitting-needle/?utm_source=f…

Jan 302012
 
 Posted by at 20:18 Uncategorized Comments Off on Collapsible Knitting Needle

Brett Beauregard writes:

I needed a break. I???ve been working hard on the osPID for several months, and I just needed to not look at code or control algorithms for a little bit. Nothing says ???break??? like an out-of-left-field project.

I only started knitting recently. Something that???s been bothering me about it is the length of the needles. They???re 14??? long, and I???ve been worried they???ll be bent while riding in my backpack.

It occurred to me that some sort of collapsible needle might be useful in this situation. Taking my inspiration from elastic tent poles, I got to work on my ???not PID??? project.

I???m really happy with how these turned out. The weight increase was negligible, and the seam is almost invisible. It puts a slight drag on the yarn, but nothing major, and I haven???t had any hangs yet. Also, because the halves are connected, you can fold the needle with your knitting on it, without worrying that things are going to fall off.

[via Kevin Groce]

from MAKE http://blog.makezine.com/2012/01/30/collapsible-knitting-needle/?utm_source=f…

Jan 302012
 
 Posted by at 19:49 Uncategorized Comments Off on Collapsible Knitting Needle

Brett Beauregard writes:

I needed a break. I???ve been working hard on the osPID for several months, and I just needed to not look at code or control algorithms for a little bit. Nothing says ???break??? like an out-of-left-field project.

I only started knitting recently. Something that???s been bothering me about it is the length of the needles. They???re 14??? long, and I???ve been worried they???ll be bent while riding in my backpack.

It occurred to me that some sort of collapsible needle might be useful in this situation. Taking my inspiration from elastic tent poles, I got to work on my ???not PID??? project.

I???m really happy with how these turned out. The weight increase was negligible, and the seam is almost invisible. It puts a slight drag on the yarn, but nothing major, and I haven???t had any hangs yet. Also, because the halves are connected, you can fold the needle with your knitting on it, without worrying that things are going to fall off.

[via Kevin Groce]

from MAKE http://blog.makezine.com/2012/01/30/collapsible-knitting-needle/?utm_source=f…