I interrupt your regularly scheduled craft inspiration programming to present you with this silly little yarn thing, called a “Fit”:
The attached tag [cut out with pinking shears, natch] reads as follows:
I am a Fit
I am here to help you through all of your
temper tantrums and moments of anger.
When you feel your blood pressure rising
and your temper at a breaking point, don’t
throw something that might break. Just
Pick me up and “THROW A FIT”
So….yeah….expect one of these for your Christmas present next year, everyone. 😉
Another craft that is at my grandparent’s house are these little pieces made by my Mom’s Mom (who passed away before I was born). I don’t know exactly what to call them, and a quick google search didn’t give me anymore information about them. Basically, they are intricate little umbrellas made out of (Origami’d out of??) cigarette boxes.
Apparently you save up your cigarette packs, and then make these with a kit that includes the toothpick-like sticks and stickers for the top and bottom.
It is amazing the number of designs you can make from the same cigarette boxes. My mom thinks these green ones are all made from Salems.
Look this one is even a butterfly! So cool. Now I just need to find an older Japanese woman to teach me how to do this…
Last night I finally finished the scarf I started nine months ago, then set aside [and totally forgot about] to make 2010 the year of embroidery. I turned it into a Möbius strip.
Basically it’s just an infinity scarf. Well, because of the Möbius strip shape it LITERALLY is an infinity scarf. 😉 When I was explaining Möbius strips to Morgan last night I said “Imagine you’re a little skateboarder and you skateboard along the scarf…FOREVER!” Haha.
I love it. It is sooo warm because it is super think [thick yarn+K2P2 ribbing]. It wraps twice (probably could more if you really wanted) because it was about 6.5 feet tall before I attached the ends together.
However, no matter how much I love this song and video below, I doubt I’ll be wearing mine as a hood/scarf [apparently sometimes called a “snood” haha].
Right now I am working on/want to start these things:
- Need to FINALLY [it’s
over a year a nine month old project] finish knitting my striped scarf/cowl… [there was a brief moment this weekend when I thought I had forgotten how to knit and replaced that area of my brain with crocheting…luckily I was able to knit yesterday…phew!] This is top of the list right now because it is so cold and our heater is broken! Last night I had to sleep with my head under the covers just to keep warm enough.
- Picked up a latch hook…have a couple of latch hook rug kits sitting on a shelf in my craft room, yet they didn’t come with the tool needed. Can’t wait to try another new kind of craft! Not sure if the finished rugs will become wall hangings [too tacky even for me], seat covers [already have those…] or what… but it doesn’t really matter–wherever I put them, they will just become cat beds I’m sure!
- Ongoing granny square afghan project…can’t tell you how many people come over and ask “what are those orange things for?” or “are you selling coasters now?” Haha.
- Still need one more crocheted seat cover for the kitchen. [You know, that end-of-the-project-hump].
- Would like to cross stitch a silly little butterfly piece I have [with required friendship quote of course] to send off to a friend [who I miss very much] in the mail.
And I’m sure there are more. Now you see why I want to sit on my couch all day? There’s much work to be done there!