Of Rats and Jen

Tales of a Perpetual
Work In Progress

Out of Focus

Filed under: Knitting,Rats!,Second Life — folkcat at 4:26 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2007

Wow…haven’t blogged yet today. Let’s see what I’ve got to say…

Ratties

All is still peaceful on the Rattie front. Lola and Sable are still getting along. This is the longest we’ve been worry-free about that matter, so I think I can confidently say that it’s sticking this time. Yay!

Knitting

My knitting is in a restless phase. As the Rusty Entrelac Bag creeps to a conclusion, I’m trying to think of the next project to cast on for, and finding myself unable to focus. I did swatch about 6 inches of one of the scarves from Knitting New Scarves, by which time I had readily grasped the unusual topology of the process.

I then decided that I had picked a random yarn in an idle moment that I didn’t really want to use for a scarf, even if I knitted that particular pattern, which I was no longer sure I wanted to. So it’s been frogged.

I don’t know what will take its place. I do have a remaining supply of assorted feltable yarns, maybe it’ll be another random entrelac bag.

Or maybe not.

Second Life

Regan Blackburn spent something like two hours in Second Life yesterday. He started by shopping for textures (the graphic images you can put on the surface of an object you build, so that it will look like something). Then he built an easel, suitable for displaying art.

In real life, you’d grab a few pre-cut pieces of wood, some bolts and screws, and whip the thing together in no time. In Second Life, I had to build my own pieces of wood from scratch, choose a texture to map onto the surfaces, then take the pieces of wood and painstakingly manipulate them until they all came together at the right angles.

The end result is crude, but not bad for my first multiple part build. Sorry there isn’t a picture yet – by the time I was done, I didn’t have a chance to set them up in the shop so you could see how they look and function. Soon.

2 Comments »

Comment by Carol

November 8, 2007 @ 10:31 pm

Peace in the Rattie world is wonderful. And peaceful too! lol

Comment by Jane

November 9, 2007 @ 10:04 am

Your Entrelac Bag is going to be so beautiful! I really love the colors you chose. They look so autumn-like.

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