Saturday, October 18, 2008
The lino-cut isn't bad, either.
...though the photo SUCKS. Good grief. This is traditional arty print-making, with real supplies, not a cool whip lid, an exacto knife, and a sponge with ink. The white block is special lino-cut stuff, that's like a super-soft eraser. I've got a couple V-shaped knives I cut it up with. Then I used an ink roller (a real one, not something improvised out of aluminum foil and a paper towel roll, though that's how I'd do it if it came to that) to lay on ink, flipped it over, and pressed it to the paper. Think glorified rubber stamping.
If anyone can identify the symbol, there, I'll send you some of my stockpiled shop stock - we'll negotiate what, but the choices include yarn, dyed roving, and a shitload of ribbon flowers. Plus I'll be so amazed you could knock me over, because this symbol's really obscure. Hell, I'll even give all of you a hint. It's a combination of two symbols.
Otherwise, I'm gearing up for the famed Vogue Knitting review. I went through the site last night and skimmed off all the photos. This time they've actually got photos for every single pattern. Could it be they heard someone bitching about how they only show photos of the decent stuff?? Anyway, I got more and more disgusted as I went through, saving all the photos, and I started giving the photos unedited names, so if you're hard to offend, you might want to check out the names of the photos, when I post the review. (To do that, just park the cursor over the photo, and at the way bottom of your browser window you'll see a jumble of HTML code with PHOTONAME.jpg at the end. Warning; I actually edit myself when I do the reviews, and I didn't last night when I was saving these stupid pictures.
So now, off to get to work on the VK review. Yay.
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