### Moogly CAL Blanket 2016

Jan. 9th, 2017 07:47 pmAnyway, the final result is this blanket:

I have already started on the first of the 2017 squares and have bought

*all the wool*except for one colour I am as yet undecided about.

It wasn't meant to be this large. It growed and growed and I kept having to buy more yarn.

Also, no pattern this time around, too much "making it up as I go along" was happening.

### Crocodile Scarf

Jan. 14th, 2016 07:49 pmSince I made up the pattern for this, I may as well freely distribute it (I'll be putting it on Ravelry as well, assuming that isn't too hard to do)

**( Pattern Under the Cut )**

### Smaug the Magnificent

Dec. 7th, 2015 08:56 pmYou can just about see the sparks (courtesy of some optical fibre) in his smoke here.

It must be said the pattern was a little frustrating and not entirely consistent (or even always accurate) in its counting of stitches and we struggled with the electronics a bit. In fact in the end I stopped faffing around with conductive thread and B. just soldered everything together. Next year we will probably invest in a slightly different set of electronics and remake the head.

We're calling him Smaug but he does not appear to have Smaug's temperament. The pile of gold coins had considerably reduced by yesterday evening with no apparent ill-effects to the culprits.

### Crocodile Shawl

Oct. 14th, 2015 07:51 pm*Geek Chic Crochet** by one Nicki Trench, I thought I would make something from there. I picked a shawl thing that looked like fun and, once I'd figured out how "crocodile stitch" was actually supposed to work, it was pretty easy. B. has started making envious comments about how nice a crocodile stitch cardigan would be (attempts to find a nice crocodile stitch cardigan pattern on Ravelry so far have failed). I decided it would be a good project for "using up" odds and ends of yarn I had about the place. As a result of this I think there is nearly four times as much yarn in the house as when I started. The result is somewhere on the Tom Baker's scarf -> Colin Baker's coat spectrum. I personally think it is closer to the scarf end in terms of sartorial taste, but mileage may vary.

**( Photos under the Cut )**

* I will confess to being fairly clueless about fashion, but I think this was more Hipster Chic Crochet than Geek Chic Crochet. I don't know many geeks who would be that impressed by a crocheted tie.

**( Picture under the Cut )**

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### Zombie Bot

Sep. 12th, 2011 11:59 am**( Image Under the Cut )**

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**( Picture of Dogbot )**

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**( Picture of Dogbot )**

### Uniform Negative Curvature

Feb. 17th, 2011 12:22 pmThe bumpiness of the surface we are working with is called its curvature. If you have positive curvature you end up with a ball shape (like the Earth), if you have negative curvature you have "saddle" shapes - shapes where the surface is curving up in one direction and down in the other. These give you frilly surfaces.

On a normal flat surface, if you draw a circle, say, with a particular radius then you expect this circle to have the same area wherever you draw it. On the frilly surfaces I've been crocheting up so far this isn't the case, basically the amount of frilliness has varied as the surface got larger. Below the cut is a surface with

*uniform negative curvature*which has the same amount of frilliness everywhere (It must be said I've not checked this, I just believed the spreadsheet I used which told me how much "bigger" to get on each crochet row).

**( Crotchet Model Beneath the Cut )**

This is probably my last non-euclidean crochet model. There are a few more in the book I've been using (

*Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes*by Daina Tamina) but they aren't nearly so pretty - though I'm a little tempted to have a go at a Klein bottle. That said, various people have requested hats and other things, so I may well post more crotchet pictures in future but probably less intellectual ones.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/35287.

### Uniform Negative Curvature

Feb. 17th, 2011 12:22 pmThe bumpiness of the surface we are working with is called its curvature. If you have positive curvature you end up with a ball shape (like the Earth), if you have negative curvature you have "saddle" shapes - shapes where the surface is curving up in one direction and down in the other. These give you frilly surfaces.

On a normal flat surface, if you draw a circle, say, with a particular radius then you expect this circle to have the same area wherever you draw it. On the frilly surfaces I've been crocheting up so far this isn't the case, basically the amount of frilliness has varied as the surface got larger. Below the cut is a surface with

*uniform negative curvature*which has the same amount of frilliness everywhere (It must be said I've not checked this, I just believed the spreadsheet I used which told me how much "bigger" to get on each crochet row).

**( Crotchet Model Beneath the Cut )**

This is probably my last non-euclidean crochet model. There are a few more in the book I've been using (

*Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes*by Daina Tamina) but they aren't nearly so pretty - though I'm a little tempted to have a go at a Klein bottle. That said, various people have requested hats and other things, so I may well post more crotchet pictures in future but probably less intellectual ones.