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NOTE: for this year, there's a new topic: Winter Bash 2019 Knitting

This year's Winter Bash got us great hat challenges, but it also gave us a very nice tool for knitting on the main Winter Bash site.

Is there a challenge related to this knitting tool?

Here is my knitting and it would be amazing if you could share yours too.

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    Thanks for creating this question. It gave me more incentive for fun. :-) – Super Jade Dec 12 '18 at 6:22
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    Looks like they intended this to become the annual rep fest. – Shadow9 Dec 12 '18 at 7:24
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    @ShadowWizard Well, it could be a great way to unlock some hats that require putting a bit of effort into writing (or, well, knitting in this case) an answer. Opportunities don't always present themselves throughout the network, so .... I kinda like this question :) – Tim Post Dec 12 '18 at 14:39
  • @TimPost that is true. Guess no chance for actual swag for top answers? :) – Shadow9 Dec 12 '18 at 14:42
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    @ShadowWizard There ... might be something in the works. I can not confirm nor deny any things for any things. But there might be things, or other things. But the thing is, the things are the way they are because of other things, so we'll just have to thing positively and see. – Tim Post Dec 12 '18 at 14:48
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    Clear as mud, Mr Post. Clear as Mud ;p – Journeyman Geek Dec 12 '18 at 14:52
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    What's with the shape of the knitting canvas? – j08691 Dec 12 '18 at 15:10
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    @j08691 good question! ;-) – Shadow9 Dec 13 '18 at 10:01
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    damn, people are good with a mouse... I was happy with my motorcycle helmet but now it just feels inadequate imgur.com/a/6qZmBUi – treyBake Dec 14 '18 at 16:03
  • Thank you for this. My exemplary knitting ability has earned me a privilege. – pushkin Dec 14 '18 at 18:08
  • Lol, through this, I designed a StackOverflow Character lololololol the ideas people get – Eleeza the Character Wizard Dec 14 '18 at 21:17
  • @Rob You're welcome. Continue to post such answers as a part of other contests too. Please try to stay active on meta after WB also. – Nog Shine Dec 18 '18 at 5:16
  • @NogShine - I've put up a couple more animated knitting answers, what we really need for next time is some more colors and vertical resolution. The ability to upload .gifs to the knitting machine would sure save a lot of effort, my last entry is 70 frames. I lurk in The Tavern and am quite active in CHQ. – Rob Dec 18 '18 at 6:56
  • This is a fun question! – Eran Dec 18 '18 at 8:46
  • @rob someone actually did an userscript for adding more colors to the ui, but I think that still has the issue that the underlying logic doesn't really take those color in consideration. I expect that importing a picture with more colors than the original ones wouldn't produce the expected result. – BlueSoul Dec 18 '18 at 9:27

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My Winter House


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    +1 for the fire – Adinia Dec 12 '18 at 11:25
  • Red chimney and grey smoke? – Mari-Lou A Dec 12 '18 at 12:21
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    @Mari-LouA too many colors! My graphic card has two colors only. ;-) – Shadow9 Dec 12 '18 at 12:23
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Second try

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I have designed the iconic element of one of my favorite sites, Movies & TV.

THE POPCORN TUB

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Since there was no color available for different popcorn as per the logo, I had to go with a different color.

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Ice Crystal

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Knitting with hooves is hard

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  • The lowest corner should be two stitches lower...good work with hooves, though! – hat Dec 18 '18 at 8:31
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The Insidious Doktor Mayhem says Merry Christmas! enter image description here

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Clearly I should not give up my day job...my skating duo is so primitive compared to so many talented "knitters"![enter image description here1

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This was really hard without a Wacom tablet (:

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I'm probably gonna add future ones in this post instead of creating a new post for each

  • Same here, I want to wait until I get my tablet replaced to do anything else. but then again my GitHub profile pic is made with MS Paint...hmmmm – Eleeza the Character Wizard Dec 13 '18 at 20:27
  • I can't get continuous touch outside actual drawing programs. Works fine in Krita, scrolls the website xd And don't get me started on the driver crashing... xD – Zoe - account abandoned Dec 13 '18 at 20:30
  • Meh, I just use Autodesk Sketchbook because I'm lazy like that XD – Eleeza the Character Wizard Dec 13 '18 at 20:33
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    +1 for the flag :) – Ankit Sharma Jan 4 '19 at 7:54
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twitter logo

Too soon?

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A keen sweater:

A knitted Commander Keen

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My favorite combo hat: rubber ducky with waffle

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"quack"

  • in the meantime, the waffle got eaten up by a bunch of sugarholics – Vickel Jan 12 '19 at 1:47
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Nothing fancy, just a happy snowman with their Christmas tree :)

Snowman with tree

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The meta-knit: (Yo, dawg, I herd you like knits, so I made a knit with a knit so you can knit while you knit)

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I have a new one, Just few persons can read it ;) can you guess what does mean?

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Hint :

If you read Arabic it can be more easy ;)

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    Aha it says Stack Overflow! btw I’m learning to read the Quran so I know how to read it – Eleeza the Character Wizard Dec 14 '18 at 7:52
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    Hi @Eleeza, this is nice to hear this, you are the first who solve it congraduation :) – YCF_L Dec 14 '18 at 8:14
  • Maybe time to tell us by now, what it means ;-) – GhostCat salutes Monica C. Dec 15 '19 at 18:09
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    @GhostCat says Reinstate Monica it is StackOverflow winter bash 2018 in Arabic 😁 – YCF_L Dec 15 '19 at 18:19
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Hats!!! And more Hats!!

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Thanks for the Winter Bash guys!


Illustration for marketing purposes only. Product colours may vary. (Limited colours you know)

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Happy New Year everywhere, enjoy the fireworks

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My knitting seems to have crashed. BSOD

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Our pink boy is here to save the day and contribute to SO!

Kirby

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Rubber ducky I am

Rubber Ducky I am.

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Here's my knitted snowflakes enter image description here

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Good cup of coffee with Java :

Hi Java

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Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas Cartoon - 1948 Classic - Source Video

The scene at 3:37 where Santa calls his reindeer (video link) to the sleigh: Santa calls his reindeer - knitting machine output

Original input to the knitting machine, heavily recompressed to meet 2MB limit: Santa calls his reindeer - knitting machine input

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abeta - before Before

balpha - after After

Now about that chicken ...

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    That guy looks familiar. – balpha Dec 13 '18 at 8:15
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    Wha----photorealism?! – Eleeza the Character Wizard Dec 13 '18 at 20:30
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    Did you "hand knit" it or use some photoshop/Gimp programme to get that fantastic shading so spot on? If the former, bravo! If the latter... then could you explain how it was done? I was thinking what it reminded me of and now it's hit me, the Obama campaign poster, only the colours used were mostly red and blue, if I'm not mistaken. – Mari-Lou A Dec 23 '18 at 6:52
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    @Mari-LouA - balpha evolved naturally. – Rob Dec 23 '18 at 10:11
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Standing proud for the functional folks out here.

Caution...made with secret alien technology

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Check My night mode effect

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For balpha:

our unicorn

Those of you who do not get the reference see this video.

  • I love it! 😃❤🦄 – balpha Dec 15 '18 at 7:55
  • Ahh, finally something for the one who is behind this knitting fun we all are having. Looks good. Thanks for the video too. – Nog Shine Dec 18 '18 at 5:25
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 Winter Bash

or what about this classic Snake game.  Winter Bash

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    Snake is really nice! :) – Shadow9 Dec 20 '18 at 11:46
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I spotted some strange clouds while skywatching...

clouds with SO, SE, and SU logos

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