April 24th 2015 is more Epic than ever. The Roleplay Repository is celebrating its fifth anniversary!!
RPR is a site for everyone who enjoys to roleplay, or just needs a repository for character profiles, or just wants to hang out with tons of amazing people. It’s heralded as one of the friendliest and welcoming communities on the internet and it’s no wonder that everyone feels at home right off the bat.
The site is run by the most wonderful Kim, aided by her fantastic moderators who are there in everyone’s time of need. I have a lot of geeky friends who may not be a member yet. Why don’t you come check us out while we celebrate for a whole week, and perhaps you want to stick around? 🙂
Sometimes the yarn and projects on my desk stack so high that they start covering my monitors. I’m not sure how to feel about that.
The RPR Logo banner is slowly driving me nuts. The first rows were easy because the changes in color were pretty consistent and far apart. Then the detail of the double knitting kicked in and I’m just not focused enough to keep proper track of which color I’m at now. Sometimes the colors chance every other stitch five times in a row and it’s so hard to keep your place in the pattern.
My family is getting knitted stuff for Christmas. I bought fluffy yarn for my mom’s scarf a couple of months ago and feel like working on it now.
I have 2 balls of hombre grey/white fluffy yarn, and 1 ball of white fluffy yarn. It’s meant for 5-6mm needles, but my 5’s are occupied and the next best thing is either a 3.5 or a 7. So I went for my 7mm needles.
Unfortunately, while it’s fluffy yarn, the base thread to which the fluff is attached is very thin, so the holes are pretty big. I’m combining the white/grey yarn with black, and the white with white to make it thicker. It’s going to be about 35-40 stitches wide and I don’t know how many rows tall. Until it fits or I run out of yarn.
The fluffy yarns are only 118 yards long each. I’m probably going to stick with a regular rib stitch since the fluff makes the stitches almost impossible to see. However, I don’t know how far I can get. I always find it difficult to factor in the amount I can knit when I use different yarns of different sizes etc.. I don’t know if the store still sells this yarn either.
I also don’t quite yet know how to alternate the colors. It’s going to be striped, with the grey hombre possibly 10-15 rows long and the white 5-10 rows long. Not sure yet! We’ll see, I’m probably going to figure this out today.
This means only 50 more rows to go.
I’m going really slow on this one. Double knitting is quite a fussy job when you have to separate the threads you’re working with and turning them over and back repeatedly. 25 stitches take me almost 10 minutes!
With my schedule being a super big mess, I’m a little less focused and more tired than I should be. I made some mistakes but went back and fixed them before I got too far.
So far, so good. 🙂 The design doesn’t look weird (yet?) so I’m hopeful the raster was okay after all.
With my biggest project to date behind me, I decided to find a new challenge.
I didn’t realize this was possible until yesterday, until I stumbled upon this sweet looking thing.
And then it struck me: I can do the same with the RP Repository‘s logo! I just needed to cram everything into a pixelated raster so I could count the stitches and rows and work it nicely. Then my boyfriend told me he could do it for me. (He’s the best!)
Please click & read description for information on usage of the pattern
And this is the result! 🙂 I have 2 rows done (not counting the cast-on row) and you can already see the bottom of the shield peeking through. It’s 52 stitches wide (to account for 1 extra stitch on either side) and it will be 65 rows tall, not including the cast-on and cast-off rows.
I used this tutorial on Youtube to learn how to double knit, in case anyone else wants to learn it too:
Don’t forget to follow up with Part 2 and Part 3!