Random Fiber Arts Dorkage

It’s funny how things confluence. A while back I did a post spreading the word about 2-D bar codes. dorkage_qrJust recently I attended Beaver Bar Camp and went to an un-session titled Nerdlepoint by a woman from Portland OR named Julia (sorry, bar camps are so anarchistic that I couldn’t find her full name in either the schedule or highly incomplete list of attendees.) Some guy actually sells cross stitch kits on the web that give you a custom QR code to a unique URL that he controls, and a login to a web management interface. Via this interface you can configure your URL redirect to whatever website you want. However, Julia was about fancy stitches, and it was fun to try them. I thought what if you KNIT a QR code? So I went back to Nokia and created a new QR code. It doesn’t match my old one so I forgot what exactly the inputs were. Anyway I knitted it up and plastered it on the back of my old black hoodie. It was a little difficult to block because of the vertical striations. For you techie knitters out there I cast on 44 st’s using el cheapo red heart yarn and #4 needles. The stitch was your basic st st and you change colors as per the pattern. Each st represents a 2×2 block of pixels in the graphic when it’s blown up.
So now, instead of saying “read my lips,” I can turn my back and say “Read my hoodie!”

7 comments to Random Fiber Arts Dorkage

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    Some one pointed out to me that I could also paint a QR code on the family room wall (background of the photo) and the two windows remind them of the top two squares in the graphic. We didn’t plan this honest! I just stood in the doorway the young lad snapped the picture.

  • Now that’s really looking damn cool….. can surelu be a bit more creative.

  • And now my gorgeous niece in San Francisco is wearing this hoodie all over town. 🙂 I’m thinking I better make one for the little sister too!

  • Yes! That is one true dorkage fashion. I agree 100%.

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