biowearables lyssa

Swatch 4/5. Because I like to endlessly fuss and because swatch 4 was kinda cramped, I wanted to try a new simpler variation on the first branch that left me with a bigger margin. I’m pretty sure I’m going to stuck on this first one forever because I’ll never be satisfied. I tried some new ways of doing the bottoms of the curves too and yikes, they did not work out for me at all.

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The current work in progress. Yes, technically that is a finished hat but the pattern isn’t ready. This hat was basically a test of the pattern I wrote. Some of the mistakes were fixable, I ripped out parts about a dozen dozen times. Some of the mistakes I’m leaving to the next version.

The girl leaves a lot to be desired as a model. She’s hard to photograph and she keeps taking the hat off. But it’s been super helpful to be able to see the thing on a whole different head. The wig form I have is much smaller than my own head and I would never have caught the substantial fit issues. -Alyssa

Garrus is keeping watch over my knitting machine and makes sure it is frequently calibrated.

It’s been awhile since I posted anything here. Work on new patterns has been slow, to say the least. I keep picking up one, running into problems, then putting it down and moving to a different one. I cycle through them as I keep getting frustrated over and over again. I make a little headway and then lose momentum. Needless to say this is not a good strategy for finishing things.

I’ve additionally been working on a machine version of the Commander Shepard’s Scarf of Badassery, to see if that makes it easy enough to produce that I would be able to sell them to all the folks who’ve asked. I can only use the machine at pretty limited distraction-free times, so there isn’t much of that in a day. And the complete failure of any of the items I already posted to Etsy to sell hasn’t given me a particularly strong motivation to work on producing MORE stuff that no one wants. ;)

I feel bad that we haven’t had any exciting new content for awhile but sometimes the knitting just doesn’t flow.

-Lyssa