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flac  ·  810 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 17, 2018

Things I made this week


Mittens, for the babe.

Ring, v. 1

In action (on me). It turned out okay, not perfectly straight. The solder joint is a bit messy, and I only have a polishing cloth to buff/polish with, so it's not as well finished as I'd like. Still, good first try.

AnSionnachRua  ·  810 days ago  ·  link  ·  

At this rate it won't be long before The Babe can clothe themselves entirely in flac-made gear!

flac  ·  810 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Gettin reeeeaaaalllll close. Top to bottom, I've already made: Hat, Cowl, Shirt, Dress, Jacket, Belt, Mittens, ring*, legwarmers, and socks. Starting work on a sweater this weekend, if I ever learn to cobble, the dream will be complete!

Actually, I did once cobble one shoe when I was 15, but it was made with suede, and was kind of shitty. Something I'd like to get back to, though. Looking into how to make Espadrilles

*not yet done to my satistfaction. Once I make a good enough one, I'll propose.

rocketyak  ·  810 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just want to say those mittens look incredibly comfy =) Nice job!

kantos  ·  809 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Adorable pattern, too. 🙂

flac  ·  808 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks, made the pattern myself! It's an inverse of the cowl I made her a few weeks ago - that one was trees branching down, this one is branches growing up.

Edit: this one.

kantos  ·  804 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Very nice. :) I like the simple inversion of a pre-existing design. Subtly creative.

Dala  ·  808 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Love all these! I keep thinking about that article about making a ring and thinking about trying it myself but I don't think my soldering skills are there. But maybe I should do the thing anyway, there's only one way to get my soldering skills to that level, right?

Using round wire is a great idea, makes the inside like a comfort fit band.

flac  ·  808 days ago  ·  link  ·  

For a simple metal band, it's actually not too hard to solder - just put a tiny solder chip on top of the seam, and let it heat up fully. Actually getting a flush seam is a lot harder, and is still something I'm working on. If you do give it a shot, I'd recommend starting with a thick guage (10 or 12) so that it's easy to see everything.

There's some very comprehensive tutorials on youtube by the user "AtTheBench", I'll link them after work.