The Saloon

Needs more cowboy.

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blackmoonrose13 reblogged your post My new sofa came without covers for so… and added:

How long did it take and was this hand knit or did you have a device I must know.

Knitting chat inbound!

The whole project from concept through to completion was probably about a month or two (it was before I had Ravelry so who knows). The actual construction took about a week or so, including the seaming.The yarn (which was, I believe, acrylic) was an advance Christmas present from my mother.

It was knitted in two long pieces on a Passap e6000 in three-colour jaquard (meaning each row of the pattern took three passes, one with each of the three colours), with the pattern controlled via cable by Designaknit, then sewn up the middle in very sloppy mattress stitch.

I’m afraid I can’t be much more specific than that - it was made a good 5 years ago. In fact, I think I lied about it being a Christmas holiday project, I think I may have done it in the summer vac before I first started Uni.

Anyway, thanks for the interest! I hope this was useful and/or interesting!

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rawr0609:

9c9bs:

The real problem with people fussing over Pluto all the time is it represents the priorities of the public - preserving traditions rather than accepting facts. The pursuit of science is about building a sustainable catalog of truths, and there is no advantage in altering truths to appease nostalgia. 

wow

Screw you man. You’re just jealous because nobody thinks you’re a planet.

(via captaindog)

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burningfairytales:

auggusst:

miss-nerdgasmz:

4k-ultra:

artist-chan:

skye-the-scribbler:

medunit10mod:

deltaink:

thebunnyseven:

hikaru-weasley:

klokateercatlady:

zerostatereflex:

Not everyone sees the same color when they stare at this spinning disk.
The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."
"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."
Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D

Dark blue

Turqoise

Pink ~

green [My fave colour too o-o]

I see black?

I see a dark purple/brown

idk, the lines are kinda yellow? and the dark parts are dark purple

i see black..

red and yellow?

I just see black :cWhat does that say about me

I literally see no colours at all

I see very obvious bright yellow in two bands, although looking again there is also some reddish brown in places. This site has an applet where you can increase the speed of the disc and I can see different colours depending on the speed.

burningfairytales:

auggusst:

miss-nerdgasmz:

4k-ultra:

artist-chan:

skye-the-scribbler:

medunit10mod:

deltaink:

thebunnyseven:

hikaru-weasley:

klokateercatlady:

zerostatereflex:

Not everyone sees the same color when they stare at this spinning disk.

The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."

"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."

Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D

Dark blue

Turqoise

Pink ~

green [My fave colour too o-o]

I see black?

I see a dark purple/brown

idk, the lines are kinda yellow? and the dark parts are dark purple

i see black..

red and yellow?

I just see black :c
What does that say about me

I literally see no colours at all

I see very obvious bright yellow in two bands, although looking again there is also some reddish brown in places. This site has an applet where you can increase the speed of the disc and I can see different colours depending on the speed.

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Anonymous asked: you can hook a machine up to a computer and make it knit things based on what the computer says???????? THAT'S EVEN COOLER???

People who don’t know about knitting machines need to educate themselves pronto oh my god like you can get really simple ones that just knit and knit or ones that do ribbing or lace or run on punchcards like my mum’s university computers back in the 70s or ones that you hook up to a computer and carriages that you have to push or ones that knit by themselves one stitch at a time like CHKKTY-BOOM CHKKTY BOOM or ones that run back and forth really fast like NYOOOM NYOOOM

KNITTING MACHINES

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