Tuesday, December 13, 2011

21, 22, and 23/28

So these are a set of bangles I made, but I'm counting them each as their own thing.  These were some bamboo bangles that I had that were starting to lose their finish so I decided to cover them in yarn.  My original idea was to attach the yarn with a series of knots, like a friendship bracelet, but I decided that would be too tedious so I decided to crochet the yarn on instead.  I used a cotton/wool blend for the teal one (can't remember the type) the pink one is noro and the purple one is an acrylic that I had lying around (the same as the cuff in the last post).  I love these and they are so much fun to wear!


We're getting closer!  Here's another project that I found on pinterest.  It's a broomstick lace bracelet!  This thing was super fun to make, it was quick and the broomstick lace was like nothing I've ever made.  I like the look, it's a little punk rock and a little girly.


I got an email from a friend of mine asking me how to make this headband, so I did some research and found the pattern online and once I did that I decided that I needed to make one.  Since this is out of bulky yarn I decided to double up some worsted acrylic yarn that I had and man was this thing fast to knit.  I think it took me a total of 3 hours.  I love this thing, with my short hair I have a tendency to look like a cancer patient when I wear hats, but since this just covers the front of my head it's perfect, it also keeps my ears toasty warm!


For my 18th item I made something for the house, but it was something I really wanted so I'm counting it!  I was a music major in college and because of this, I have TONS of photo copied sheet music (much easier to spread a photocopy out on a piano or music stand).  I saw a sheet music wreath on pinterest and decided I needed one for above the piano, so that's just what I did.  I made a lot of cones out of sheet music and then I attached them to a foam wreath form using hot glue.  I think it turned out great, but I would like to put some kind of pendant in the middle to hide the fact that it's not even.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


So 11 more things to go, I need to get crackin! I did finish this awesome purse though, it's the Counterpane Carpet Bag from Handknit Holidays.  I love this thing, I did change the handles, and added a lining, and I use it everyday, it is too super awesome!  I made it out of Debbie Bliss Donegal Aran Tweed yarn in a yummy brown shade. I started knitting this bag a year ago, but put it down for some reason.  I was awesome though, in the fact that I started knitting both sides of the bag at the same time so it was super quick to complete and highly satisfying, I've gotten a lot of compliments on this bag.  The only thing is that I wish I had put some pockets in the lining, it's a bit of a black hole in there, just means I need to make more little bags to put things in.


So item 16, is another refashion, and it wasn't super hard.  So I'm a plus sized gal and the only problem with that is that designers seem to think that I'm also 14 feet tall.  I'm on the shorter side of average so I find a lot of shirts to be way to long.  That was the case with this super cute top from Walmart, so I cute off about 4 inches and did a new hem and voila, a super cute shirt that fits perfectly!