Derby #211: Everyday 8-Bit
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Hip Knitter

Hip Knitter
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gement


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My 8-bit memories are all of text adventures and ill-advised educational software on the Apple IIe.

My 8-bit design experience consists entirely of putting together pixel grids for knitting patterns.

If you don't think this is everyday, you haven't seen the knitters on Seattle public transit.

arjache


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gement wrote:If you don't think this is everyday, you haven't seen the knitters on Seattle public transit.


gement


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(Sorry, I didn't realize the 500-char description doesn't show on the entry page, so here it is.)

Express your individuality with hip, fun knitting projects your family and friends will love! If they're into laptop covers shaped like elder gods, anyway.

blinddog3d


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How can you knit a katana? Katana aren't str8 they are curved. I guess that's the joke?

gement


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blinddog3d wrote:How can you knit a katana?


I didn't say it would be a /good/ katana. And yes, that is part of the joke. But I refer you to this fine example. I hadn't looked it up before I drew the shirt, but I knew I could count on the world community of geek knitters not only to have done it, but to have taken a picture and put it on the Internet. But then, I've personally seen more than one example of knit celery in my life, so basically the take-away here is that Rule 34 also applies to knitting.

I considered making the fourth panel "PISTON ENGINE", but that would have been harder to draw in 60x60px.

Katana aren't str8 they are curved. I guess that's the joke?


Thanks for the feedback on the art. I actually tried to make the blade both narrower and slightly curved. In that level of definition and colorspace I couldn't find a way to make it narrower without losing the mirror shine. When I tried to get that teeeeeeeny bit curved, it looked like either a cutlass or a mistake. Think of it as another type of sword if you like.

coffeeshop26


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i want this - not just because i have knit 2 of the items illustrated.

gement


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coffeeshop26 wrote:i want this - not just because i have knit 2 of the items illustrated.


You too! :D I figured this would bring more of us out of the woodwork.

Folkcat


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blinddog3d wrote:How can you knit a katana? Katana aren't str8 they are curved. I guess that's the joke?


Knitting a curve is actually quite easy. There are many techniques depending on the arc and radius you want, the finished look, etc.

epicfal


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Oh my god, I need this shirt. And I will wear it to my knitting group, where everyone else will want one. And yes, Rule 34 applies quite well to knitting.

piratepenny


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oh my gosh i want this shirt. if it doesnt get printed here, please have it printed somewhere! this would be an instabuy!

drpidude


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I don't understand, what makes the hat "Ironic?"

gement


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drpidude wrote:I don't understand, what makes the hat "Ironic?"


"Irony," as abused by hipsters, encompasses liking things because they are unlikeable. This often results in wearing phenomenally ugly pieces of clothing because they look more individual, and thus paradoxically cool.

This particular hat is a piece of geek hipster fashion first seen on Firefly, where a character was sent a horrible homemade hat by his mother. People are now lovingly reproducing it in all its burnt-orange earflapped glory, then wearing it in a sincere but postmodern fashion.

gement


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drpidude wrote:I don't understand, what makes the hat "Ironic?"


Or, in the words of the show, "A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything."

drpidude


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gement wrote:Or, in the words of the show, "A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything."


Ahh, thanks for clearing that up, I can't believe I didn't make the connection, I love that show!

beachcomber1969


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Please, please, please print and sell this somewhere and let all of us know. "Us" being the coolest of the Wooters - the Knitting Wooters. If only we had more voting power!

PS: thanks for throwing in some Whovian too! That got me doing a few girly screams.

elgordo42


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gement wrote:My 8-bit memories are all of text adventures and ill-advised educational software on the Apple IIe...


IMO Rocky's Boots was /not/ ill-advised!

And thanks for reminding me of Below The Root =)

gement


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beachcomber1969 wrote:Please, please, please print and sell this somewhere and let all of us know. "Us" being the coolest of the Wooters - the Knitting Wooters. If only we had more voting power!

PS: thanks for throwing in some Whovian too! That got me doing a few girly screams.


Counting two more from off-site, that's 5 people asking me to publish this. I'll call that a mandate. Expect to see a "for sale" sign in my sig line in 61 days.

Thank you, all of you, for your support.

Edited to add: I just checked Ravelry again. Oh my goodness. Yes, I definitely have enough requests to print.

gement


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elgordo42 wrote:IMO Rocky's Boots was /not/ ill-advised!

And thanks for reminding me of Below The Root =)


Those are the big two! I went and looked up Below the Root again after I finished this and found I lifted the color scheme almost exactly. It's the wallpaper of my childhood.

Rocky's Boots got me through my college electronics class without a sweat. I'm not knocking it.

galeforcewind


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gement wrote:(Sorry, I didn't realize the 500-char description doesn't show on the entry page, so here it is.)

Express your individuality with hip, fun knitting projects your family and friends will love! If they're into laptop covers shaped like elder gods, anyway.


Ahh, so you did that Cthulhu computer cozy, too, hunh? LOVE this shirt - would be a buy 3 for me, and then would consider getting some for my other geeky knitter friends ...

I do wish you had gone with the cutlass though, as opposed to the katana. Pirates rule and ninjas drool!!

icanhazyarn


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beachcomber1969 wrote:Please, please, please print and sell this somewhere and let all of us know. "Us" being the coolest of the Wooters - the Knitting Wooters. If only we had more voting power!

PS: thanks for throwing in some Whovian too! That got me doing a few girly screams.


Agree (1 Billion)

momgoth


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gement wrote:

Edited to add: I just checked Ravelry again. Oh my goodness. Yes, I definitely have enough requests to print.


Woohoo! Can't wait to be able to buy one. This is the best shirt ever.

gement


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Fair warning, hip knitters of the world. Woot does screen printing in six custom colors, which is INSANE. Going elsewhere will either be very expensive or done in CMYK dot-printing (like books) which isn't nearly as vivid, especially on dark shirts.

I'm going to be doing a lot of reading, but if someone can point me to prior threads and resources narrowing down my options, I'd appreciate it.

That or Woot could come by on a white horse and carry my design off to its castle for printing. *sigh*

missaudrey


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Just so you know, I absolutely must have this shirt. When it's free of Woot's t&c, please let me know!

gement


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I will use comments on this post as an interest list and private message people when I'm ready to print. Shout out here if you want to be on the list.

You can also private message me if you you see design tweaks you'd like. I did find a way to make the katana narrower, and I've had at least one complaint about the face outline in the hat looking like a chinstrap, which I'm trying to resolve. Keep it coming.

squidwidget


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Another Raveler loving this design!

jessecreations


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gement wrote:I will use comments on this post as an interest list and private message people when I'm ready to print. Shout out here if you want to be on the list.

You can also private message me if you you see design tweaks you'd like. I did find a way to make the katana narrower, and I've had at least one complaint about the face outline in the hat looking like a chinstrap, which I'm trying to resolve. Keep it coming.



POST! I wanna know. I'm also willing to buy it if you have to print in fewer colors. Love the shirt!!!

krissielee


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gement wrote:I will use comments on this post as an interest list and private message people when I'm ready to print. Shout out here if you want to be on the list.


Shouting out here! <3 I must have this shirt. It's too perfect for words.

wisnij


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blinddog3d wrote:How can you knit a katana? Katana aren't str8 they are curved. I guess that's the joke?


In a related joke, the word "straight" is not spelled with a digit.

gement


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gement wrote:That or Woot could come by on a white horse and carry my design off to its castle for printing. *sigh*


OK, I'm trying not to hyperventilate here or anything, but thank you for the Honorable Mention, Wootlords. I'll try not to let it go to my head. Another chance at printing is juuuust about making me dance around at my office in a highly unprofessional fashion.

MathUhhhSaurus


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no crochet love? D; we make things, too.

Examine Bindle of Carrots.
What Bindle of Carrots?

mutantenemy


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gement wrote:I will use comments on this post as an interest list and private message people when I'm ready to print. Shout out here if you want to be on the list.


Me. Shouting out. Doing Happy Kermit Flail Dance. I must have this tshirt. Oh yes. Must have. ;-)

Winterhart


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I will use comments on this post as an interest list and private message people when I'm ready to print. Shout out here if you want to be on the list.


Shouting out!

hatmaker4ever


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I really really want one of these shirts.

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