Gauge Swatch Robot, and My Notebook


Two squares done — thinking of calling her a Dishcloth Robot instead.  Maybe I could work in a Rosie-from-the Jetsons reference?  Nah, seems labored.

These squares are very dense — worsted wool on US4 needles.  Soft toys are generally worked tightly so the stuffing doesn’t show or come out, but these are tight enough that “soft toy” starts to feel inaccurate.  Oh well — that’s what prototypes are for.

I need to figure out the best “neck” for her, and how to attach it.  Right now I’m leaning toward a ring of i-cord, but I feel like there’s probably something more elegant.

I’m pretty sure Elizabeth Zimmerman’s notebooks looked just like this.

Thought y’all might like to see a page from my “sketchbook”, such as it is.  Please don’t laugh — I’m trying to provide hope to all the people who think they can’t design because they can’t draw.  Although to be fair, my idea was to use pattern stitches to recreate the prototypical child’s drawing of a house.  I could draw a better house.  Probably.

It’s also got my current blogging tasks and some math and notes re: Gauge Swatch Robot.  It’s just a blank page journal — I chose this book mostly because I had it laying around (you will find “because I had it laying around” a recurring theme here; I’m incredibly cheap).  I would have preferred a spiral-bound book of graph paper, but the price of those is shocking.  I’m sure there is a better organizational system for this (and I say this as a workflow manager in a previous life), but I’m trying not to spend too much time setting up systems and color-coding my pencils, and just get knitting.  I may regret it later.

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3 Responses to Gauge Swatch Robot, and My Notebook

  1. Ches says:

    I give you the wonder of printing graph paper off the interweb:

    (OMG did I just spam your blog with its first comment? Sorry! I can’t wait to see your robot and other creations.)

    • Are you kidding? Do you know how much printer ink costs??

      😉 Welcome, Ches. Since I’m managing a swatch a day at the mo it might be a while.

      • Ches says:

        Yes, I do. We had an InkJet for a while and ditched it for a Laser printer ASAP. We traded color for being able to eat the same week we print three pages. 🙂

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