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willowangel
08-10-2007, 09:33 AM
Hi there, anyone following the random copyright thread in the knitting forum will probably know about this, but I thought I'd post some pics. It was originally inspired by the byte scarf on knitty, but I made up my own pattern for it. I've finished the knitting part of it, and wanted to show you it flat before I turn it into a case. It's a first anniversary present for my bloke (thankfully he got a ds cause it worked out too big for an ipod case ;-)). It says 'I love you' in binary code (I know, I know, don't hurt me ;-)).

Here's it in progress :

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa179/fiwillow/upload-1.jpg (http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa179/fiwillow/upload-1.jpg)
Here's it kind of flat and finished (without weaving in ends) : http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa179/fiwillow/upload2-1.jpg
And here's the floats on the back, which I'm very proud of cause this was my first stranding attempt ;-) :
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa179/fiwillow/upload3.jpg

Will post a pic once it's sewn up, thanks for looking :-)
Fi xxx

Jan in CA
08-10-2007, 11:26 AM
It looks great!

nonny2t
08-10-2007, 01:27 PM
Looks great!

Kels Joy.
08-10-2007, 03:12 PM
aw, that's so cute how it says 'i love you'. i definately recognized it as a knitty thing too! good job it looks amazing!

sugarfunpouch
08-10-2007, 03:50 PM
Coolios! BTW: Kels Joy: Love the avatar!

MerigoldinWA
08-10-2007, 06:57 PM
That's a cute idea to write the message in binary code. People won't know what it says, so they'll have to ask, and that gives him the chance to tell them what it means and that you made it for him. :muah: I'm glad we don't have to learn to write in binary code, looks tough. :)

You did a nice job, your "backside" looks nice too. What is a "ds"? I need to learn these things. :)

willowangel
08-10-2007, 08:20 PM
Thanks guys :-) A ds is the new generation of Nintendo Gameboys, they're fantastic - one of the best investments I ever made ;-) His brother finally bought him one cause he'd been going on about how crap they were and how he wasn't going to waste his money on it, but stealing mine all the time :teehee: He hasn't been off it since...

jeanius80
08-10-2007, 08:30 PM
i think it looks great! how sweet of you to write " i love you" in binary
(btw, where did you get binary code for words?)

knit.newbie
08-10-2007, 09:26 PM
i think it looks great! how sweet of you to write " i love you" in binary
(btw, where did you get binary code for words?)
It's not in words..each one of those lines presents a letter...well..it represents a number that represents a letter =D


EDIT: sorry..had to edit it cuz when i read it it seemed like i'm being a smartass..def didn't mean it =)

so to answer ur question:
http://www.tekmom.com/buzzwords/binaryalphabet.html

knit.newbie
08-10-2007, 09:32 PM
oh btw...it looks AWESOME! really does.. so sweet of u too

willowangel
08-11-2007, 09:50 AM
I used http://nickciske.com/tools/binary.php - it's a great converter, you just put in one side what you want to translate, if you want spaces or not, and click encode :-)

And, if you happen to have a binary message from someone else, you can type that into the other side and click decode ;-)

Fi xxx

Susan P.
08-11-2007, 10:11 AM
jeanius80..here is the binary code for letters of the alphabet:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascii

Susan P.
08-11-2007, 10:15 AM
This is also useful for punctuation and symbols:
http://www.kerryr.net/pioneers/ascii3.htm

Susan P.
08-11-2007, 10:17 AM
That's a great resource Willowangel! I would add that punctuation site to your repertoire.

Lisa Kay
08-13-2007, 08:46 AM
Fabulous work! :cheering: