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knitsforlife Meet Mort! Installed our 36-ft knit albino Burmese Python yarnbomb at @Gensler_Design's SF HQ yesterday. Read his full story on the blog, with plenty of nerdy pics of me and @thedappertoad. 6mon

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knitsforlife 36 feet of snake skin hot off the knitting needles. 6mon

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knitsforlife There's a Burmese Python loose in our studio! Getting there anyway... 6mon

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knitsforlife So @thedappertoad just spent 2 hours entering this chart in the Brother KH-270 #knittingmachine based on an image of an albino Burmese Python skin she posterized and pixelated in Photoshop. This is the most advanced way to enter a chart on this vintage knitting machine, and it's the only electronic element of the process. Still pretty rudimentary, which is why we are working on a hack with an Arduino to import charts directly. And... After all this the swatch didn't look good since we're trying to cheat by knitting intarsia with stranded colorwork, but this chart is beyond the limits of that cheat. What an afternoon! 6mon
  •   hookedbyknits @miliamilitia31 @inamerina mesin buat bikin pola gambar ngerajut 6mon
  •   subversivethreads Wow that's amazing! Some serious dedication right there. 6mon
  •   toledomarcella @jessicacosta meu aniversário é dia 8 de Novembro tá? To quereno! 6mon
  •   bubuindi_31 Buset! Canggih! Sekalian beli mesin rajut nya juga aja. @reizaameilia 6mon
  •   tanteblaa1929 I feel you, ladies! I manually entered a chart into my machine once, it was a about 300 rows. The only display was 24 Led lights in a row, and the advanced technology was ️ arrow button and fill / no fill buttons. Hehe! That being said, I wish I had your jobs! I wanna work like you do so bad. Ever looking for apprentices? 6mon
  •   knitsforlife Wee yow @tanteblaa1929! That's incredibly difficult. We are lucky to have patrons supporting us until we are profitable. So no employees for a while but we do love it when people come play! Do you ever visit San Francisco? 6mon
  •   queen_babs My brain hurts thinking about it! The outcome is awesome! 6mon

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knitsforlife @thedappertoad with our filet crochet portraits for scale. Can you tell who crochets tighter? Whoops! 6mon

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knitsforlife Portrait of my Grandpa "Goose" Robert P. Watt. Hand crocheted cotton thread with a 1.65mm hook. 31 x 27 inches. 50+ hours to stitch. A relief to be done! 6mon

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knitsforlife Remember the truck we yarnbombed for @oldnavy? We also turned it into keepsakes for their design team. @thedappertoad has the magic touch when it comes to sewing and @yarnspirations_xo One Pound yarn washes up super soft and plush! All told we made 8 stockings, 8 pillows, a lined blanket and zipper pouch. Not too shabby! 6mon

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knitsforlife @thedappertoad at the sewing machine. Classic cat lady. 6mon

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knitsforlife Last one at my @Joann_stores where we get most of our #yarnbombing yarn. 7mon

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knitsforlife Another one up at Flax, where creative people in San Mateo shop. 7mon

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knitsforlife I'm still having a million feelings about #CharlieHebdo, but my sadness over terrorism everywhere and my solidarity with provocative art haven't dissipated. I believe art should be as diverse as people, including the inspiring and the offensive. I don't know how fundamentalists of all kinds will manage to live together with liberals in a globalized society. I believe most people are good. I believe yarnbombing matters, and in my studio that's one thing I can not just think but also do. 7mon

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knitsforlife #CrochetACrocus for @NaomiRAG's next #yarnbomb: a field of crocus flowers on an East Harlem fence. She'll surround her own enormous crocus masterpiece with all our hand-sized contributions. See my next post for the #crochet pattern. Contact Naomi for the mailing address. Deadline is Feb 9. I'm so excited to see this beautiful project come to life! 7mon

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knitsforlife @thedappertoad and I put a little silly on @gtp17's and @sfvintagecycle's new stroller route in Alameda yesterday. The toenails are reflective yarn from @yarnspirations_xo so they should be fun at night. 7mon

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knitsforlife I love when Google Street View captures our yarnbombs. Right now you can see all 30 of our joyous 2013 xmas trees lining downtown San Mateo's 3rd Ave on Street View. 7mon

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knitsforlife Belated xmas prezzie going out to my girl @hanasaurusrex! 7mon
  •   hanasaurusrex @knitsforlife I loooove you too babycakes!!! miss yer face!! 7mon
  •   knitosophy Made me think of your Rex! @emilywplumlee 7mon
  •   emilywplumlee @knitosophy well I know what I'm making him for next Christmas! 7mon
  •   sourpussknits Badass! I wanna see it in person girl, so can inspect! @hanasaurusrex 7mon
  •   knitsforlife Oh god don't look too closely @sourpussknits. It is totally hacked and I made a huge mistake on the decreases which I gave up on after half an hour. Plus I forgot to set the rib to a higher tension so it looks like a beret. The list goes on!! At least I confessed it to @hanasaurusrex! And the back... Ugh my machine makes annoying loops and on and on. We just like to play with colorwork designs as you know. I don't have the patience for careful machine knitting like you! 7mon
  •   sourpussknits Whatever dude, it looks awesome! I meant it like "how'd she do it!" I'm good at sticking with what I know, new things are . Is it intarsia, never tried that before. 7mon
  •   knitsforlife Exposé @sourpussknits! I google imaged for old English lettering charts, charted it on knitting graph paper, then hand-manipulated the stitches for each row. Since it was too wide for a punchcard. Had to triple check each row but otherwise not too bad. I can send you the alphabet if ya like. 7mon
  •   hanasaurusrex @knitsforlife I'm gonna love it and all it's perfectness ;D 7mon

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knitsforlife Driving to the airport with @thedappertoad to pick up @belinda329 while we should be working. 7mon

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knitsforlife Get your yarnbomb and grub on at @seedandsalt in SF's Marina dist. As @fuming_guerilla said, go for the yarn, stay for the food! Deets on the blog--link in profile. 7mon

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knitsforlife People couldn't keep their loving paws off our neons & neutrals now up at @seedandsalt in SF's Marina on Chestnut. Check it out on the blog--link in profile. 7mon

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knitsforlife Always the best way to spend a day. 7mon

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knitsforlife Ever wanted to a step by step of how we do it? You can finally read all about our @oldnavy bumper cars #yarnbomb in NY over on my blog (link in profile), plus see more of @thedappertoad's sweet pix. I'll refrain from spamming your feeds here but had to post a couple of my faves! 8mon

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