Project 30: Done… for now

August 12, 2011

Knitting gauge

I’m declaring my laser project week finished because I did, in the end, successfully cut something on the laser. Whether that thing fulfills its intended purpose is another question entirely. But look! There is my knitting gauge. It certainly looks like it should work — it is full of holes and everything. It is modeled here with my husband’s 3 year-old unfinished scarf for those cold winter trips to New York.

Gauge detail

The gauge has a little knitting ball detail on top so I can remember what it is.


Here it is telling me that my scarf needles are a size 4. Are they really? I don’t recall, and given the sizing issues I had with my design file I don’t think I trust my gauge. I think this ultimately makes it a decorative object and not a gauge at all. It certainly can’t claim to be any sort of proper ruler despite the little tick marks on the sides.

Still, it’s mine and I kind of love it. Maybe I can call it art?

Lessons learned:
– Some projects are trickier than others.
– In design, as with anything, it helps to have the proper tools and to devote enough time to their use.
– Despite the flaws of the user, lasers are awesome.

See you next week!


  1. This actually makes me want to run over and start lasering all kinds of cool stuff…so I would call it (at least) inspirational. I love the little yarn ball at the top. 🙂

    • Even in partial failure your picture made the whole thing look inviting. I think it is the pictures I lke the best.

  2. […] So this week, since I have no time to start a new project, I’m going to introduce you to my husband’s scarf. Remember the scarf? I used it in the photo above as a prop for the knitting gauge project. […]

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