Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fall ideation: friendship bracelets

Friendship bracelets are one of the biggest trends of summer, but they don't really fit too well into the cold weather of fall and winter. It's something about how they just look better with short sleeves in the bright sunlight. I have been making a lot of bracelets lately and do not want to give up the geometric colorful patterns as soon as sweater weather starts. Here is a picture of a few of the things I have been working on:

The first two on the left are traditional embroidery floss bracelets. The middle  one is paracord in fluorescent colors. The fourth is Red Heart Super Saver yarn - the super cheap stuff - and the one on the right is Lion Brand Thick and Quick.

The two styles made from yarn are a little harder to make than the one s made of non stretchy materials. an embroidery floss bracelet is more even and stiff than one of yarn. The red heart taught me a bit about how to tie better knots in yarn.

Note that after the central brown diamond, the width decreases by about .25 inches and the knots look more precise and even. this is where I started to make the knots very tight. This helped a lot to improve the texture and to make future projects (belts) doable.

I'm gearing up to begin work on these this evening on the train. hope you can see how these patterns are starting to transition into cool weather crafts.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Guess My Place - Day 3

This will go on until guessing starts.

Have some laser discs.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Guess My Place - Day 2

Same rules stand until someone gets it right. Here's the second clue.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Guess my place

You may have been wondering where I have been for the last few weeks. There have been a few blog posts, but for the most part, this blog and my Etsy shop have been shut down. It turns out that I have been busy moving to a new city to be an intern at a very cool company. It has just been too hard to juggle work, commute, moving, boarding with relatives, Chinese pastry obsession (to be posted later), and the general business that is going on to post anything .

So this week I'm going to post clues hinting at where I'm living. The first person (whom is not a friend whom I have told) to guess my location will get their choice of Knitting Pattern for free. Leave a comment with your guess, you can go more than once, and I will let you know as soon as someone gets the right guess.

Here is the first clue:

I commute to here from the special secret place.

And I like yellow shoes, but that is unrelated.

So make a guess!!

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