When I was in high school I used my dad’s Nikon F camera a ton. It weighed approximately a million pounds and was twice my age but I loved the hell out of it. I was particularly proud of the fact that it was entirely mechanical and my dad had a huge collection of lenses […]
Over the weekend I played around with a 500mm Nikon lens on a Canon EOS body. The article was originally posted to this blog but I decided to move it over to the main Kellbot! blog… so [head there to read it].
Christmas is practically a week-long event in our family, and this year was no exception. It’s our first Christmas in our new house, and we were very excited to get a tree. Our first stop of Christmasfest 2012 was a Christmas Eve dinner at RevolvingDork’s grandmother’s. She moved into an “active seniors” community last […]
I’m doing a series of guest posts over on the Hidden River Yarns website. As I mentioned in a previous post, HRY is my local Philadelphia area yarn store and the owner is ever so kind enough to let us hang out there and knit. We’re posting a whole bunch of gift knitting ideas, including […]
The owner of the local yarn store is nice enough to let Bitmap and I hang out there when we need to get out of the house. Bitmap stopped squirming just long enough to model a hat for her.
It’s holiday gift knitting time! Picking patterns for holiday knitting is the most fun. I love holiday knitting because it gives me an excuse to try out patterns I wouldn’t normally make for myself. Sure, I may have spent Christmas morning blocking the sweater vest I made my sister-in-law, but the race to finish is […]
Fall has settled in nicely around us, and it’s time to make Bitmap some sweaters! An exciting new Philadelphia yarn store opened up in my neighborhood. I’ve started haunting it with Bitmap during the day, the shopkeeper Lisa is very nice and lets us hang out and knit. I’m really stoked to have a local […]
Snapshots of a project I’m working on currently in Processing. I wanted to create drooping clusters of non overlapping circles, kind of like a grape bunch. A random number of smaller child circles are spawned from the parent circle, at random angles from the parent. The spawning function is run recursively until the circles are […]
I peek at the Craigslist listings for knitting machines from time to time, but don’t usually see much that strikes my fancy. Most of what’s available consists of overpriced Ultimate Sweater Machines (which are junk at any price). For buying and selling machines, the Ravelry sales group is much better. Last week I came across […]
Knitting for babies is a great way to use up yarn leftovers.