I will be taking an eclectic mix of yarn-based techniques to inspire you including picture knitting, hyperbolic crochet, starched yarn baskets and glowing el-wire crocheted structures, all in front of a huge knitted Periodic Table blanket.
I was at Maker Faire UK 2013 at the Centre for Life, Newcastle on April 28th and 29th. As well as displaying lots of machine knitting, hand knittng and crocheted items, I was demonstrating using scanning drawn pictures and knitting them on a Brother 950i.
A jumper created on the Brother 950i using the Adafruit/hack method of converting bitmap image to a Brother pattern then uploading via a USB cable. StarGate on front, chemical names on back, and cogs on sleeves.
Added concise instructions to Hacking the Brother 950i page (converting BMP to knitting machine pattern).
"...but if fiction is your line, then the only real answer is to drink way too much coffee and buy yourself a desk that doesn't collapse when you beat your head against it." Douglas Adams