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kenogo
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My mom made me this ridiculously awesome debugging friend for my birthday!! :D

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  • 53
    Your mom is awesome and so is this picture.
  • 26
    Awesome! Where is your mom's webshop? :)
  • 25
    Please post the Makefile, I'd love to make me one too ๐Ÿ˜
  • 15
    Shut up and take my money!
  • 12
    @Condor http://kvalitid.dk/opskrift-pa-haek... Apparently she followed this Danish tutorial (she doesn't know Danish, so it seems like you don't need to)
  • 4
    This is Amaze!
  • 9
    @kenogo from experience with knitting from years ago (call me beta all you want ๐Ÿ˜… useful skill in certain crafts though) I learned that it's mostly a thing where essentially all you care about is the number of knits to do per row. Think of it like being able to "read" Chinese datasheets if you've got your electronics fundamentals and values are given in things like the spec chart and the common application schematic.
  • 26
    @Condor that penguin is crochet though! But you're totally right. I've both knitted and crocheted patterns in various different languages. The only thing to watch out for is US/UK terminology because they use the same words for different things. The rest is just a matter of reading diagrams or having the patience to translate the stitch names to a language you understand ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • 7
    @Condor Lol no way, I think it's awesome to do things no matter what people think
  • 6
    @Elyz so much for my experience I guess ¯\_(ใƒ„)_/¯ it sure has been a while for me. Last time I did knitting was when I was 14-15 or something like that. So most things have been put in archival storage ๐Ÿ™ƒ. Also it's kinda difficult to distinguish a knitted from a crocheted item actually!

    @kenogo ๐Ÿค—
  • 24
    @Condor I totally see why. As a rule of thumb, if it's a toy it's usually crochet since crochet fabrics are more.. Stiff? Easier to make things keep their shape. Knitting produces a more drapey fabric which is better for clothing. That being said you still totally could crochet a sweater and knit a stuffed animal ๐Ÿ˜‚ the more you know!
  • 2
    It looks perfect to squeeze while waiting for the predictable break in the application. :D
  • 4
    @Elyz thanks for the explanation! The more you know indeed ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  • 3
    @kenogo you can build an online store that sells such! :)
  • 3
    @nikolatesla The thing is that it's impossible to sell them for what they would be worth. She spent 50 hours on this, and says 30 hours would probably be the minimum achievable time. I think you could realistically sell this for nothing more than $60, so that gets you a wage of $2/hour? Not that great…

    Most people selling this stuff online just crochet every single day as a hobbie and figure they can just sell it because they don't have any use for it at home. So it's more a matter of getting a bit of money and giving another person joy for something you would even do without getting any money, rather than realistically making money off of it.

    And my mom really isn't a pereon to be constantly crocheting as a hobbie… So yep, this is not gonna happen. She is thinking about rewriting the guide in English, though, because there were some mistakes regarding the feet in the Danish guide. I can update you about that if you want.
  • 2
    @kenogo Cool. Definitely understandable. Great point!
  • 22
    @kenogo thank you for understanding this! I sold some crocheted and knitted things years ago, and people just never got this part. It takes an insane amount of time to do, so you're definitely not making enough money on it for it to be worth it. Nobody wants to pay so much more for a handmade something when they could go buy a stuffed animal in a store. Judging by your comment you are definitely 'crochetworthy' (it's a real term we use I swear) :)
  • 4
    OMG I love your mom!!
  • 2
    @Elyz Haha I feel honoured. I kinda know what it means because I started crocheting a basic hat once and didn't even manage to finish that because I didn't have the patience. I have patience in other areas, but I guess crocheting just isn't my thing.

    Was cool to try it out tho, because now I have this perspective on how much work is put in there. It's insane to see things just like this tux go for $30 on www.etsy.com Really a huge gift to society at that point.
  • 22
    @kenogo absolutely. I once knitted a sweater for less than what I paid for the yarn used. I was dumb and naive and gave a hefty family discount without thinking. Never again! Seriously don't understand why people want to sell their crocheted and knit items on etsy. You'll never get the amount it's worth because the only people who know the time it took can make it themselves ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • 2
    Ok Alonzo just wait until your 3D printer arrives and you can get a debugging penguin too.... Starts checking amazon for a debugging penguin.
  • 2
    ur mom is 2 cool for danish school @kenogo
  • 5
    ๐Ÿ˜
  • 3
    Man, that’s rad!
  • 3
    Oh man I want one!, so awesome.
  • 1
    Your mom is totally awesome!
  • 0
    @AirwalkerX She's honored that your first interaction here was telling her she's awesome :D Welcome to devRant!
  • 2
    Wow, that looks better than the ones you can buy ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  • 1
    So... cute... ๐Ÿ˜
  • 1
    @kenogo Thanks! I am truly humbled to be apart of this community!
  • 1
    Set her up with an e-commerce site already!
  • 4
    Here's what my mom made me
  • 2
    @m0nk ๐Ÿ˜
  • 1
    I wish my parents would understand what I do for a living! That's the gift I won't!
  • 2
    Your mom is awesome! Just look at the little fella๐Ÿง
  • 1
    I am so jealous right now. You have a great mom
  • 3
    That's beautiful. Your mom is awesome
  • 1
    That's why mum's are the best.
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