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« on: February 22, 2006 10:16:33 PM »

So, the boy is a computer geek. A computer engineering major, and a Linux nerd. So I had this idea for a scarf that he would actually wear. (Well, actually, he wears just about everything I knit him, so I can't complain about that...) Ok, so a scarf that he would wear around his friends and feel awesome. Because most of his friends are nerds, but they wouldn't be able to just read this without actually knowing what it says first.

So I started this project without him really knowing what I was going to do. He picked out the yarn, and knew I was going to make him a scarf. Then I found a nifty website ( http://www.knitlist.com/binary_process.htm) that taught me how to convert words and phrases into binary. I started knitting the scarf, and a few numbers into it, he figured out what I was doing. At least slightly.

And this is the result, after forty seperate 0s and 1s, the Binary Scarf:

As you can see, the boy doesn't like being photographed. Apologies for the armpit shot. I totally didn't notice that until I uploaded it here, and he refuses to get in front of the camera again.

I was knit on size 8 needles, using MicroSpun. It took me about a month, mostly because it was mindless knitting (k2p2 ribbing, plus the binary), and I've got a bit of knitters ADD. I always have at least two or three projects going on at once. But at least I always finish them.  Smiley

Let me know if you likey.

I used to have it as my subject, but I just realized that after I changed the subject, I never put it into the body!

The scarf says "scarf" in binary.  Smiley
« Last Edit: February 23, 2006 07:54:04 AM by darkpaintedrose » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006 10:28:53 PM »

Awesome! Did you make it say anything? Well, with binary it'd probably just be a letter or two.. I might just have to make one of those for myself... How long did it take you?Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006 05:38:47 AM »

Thats so awesome.  My hubby is a big ole nerd too and would love it.

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2006 05:45:34 AM »

I love it! What does it say? Cheesy I am so nosey......
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2006 05:49:01 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2006 06:42:13 AM »

I did a binary scarf for my brother this year that says "all your base are belong to us."  I like your idea of actually knitting the 0's and 1's.  I did mine in stripes, so it looks kind of like bar code.

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2006 09:41:36 AM »

I love that!

How cool is that, that most of us will look at that and see a nice scarf with an abstract pattern, but only a few will even suspect it has deeper meaning? And even fewer will read it and smile, their knowledge of the secret language of computers allowing them in on the irony.

This post has 3 of my favorite things... knitting, nerds, and a clever story! Great job!

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2006 10:05:28 AM »

"all your base are belong to us."

rofl. I am actually planning on making a scarf that says this with an illusion pattern. It's on the to-do list. Glad I'm not the only one who uses and loves this phrase  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006 03:30:45 PM »

binary yay! also... youve got to love the whoel secret message thing. this is a scarf i made for my nerdy boy a year ago: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45253.msg412166#msg412166
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2006 07:59:58 PM »

Wow...that's an awesome idea!! And it looks great too. Cheesy Nerd chic is awesome!

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