Fall to Winter Krafting Transition The hope of some chill beginning is all I need to start warm krafts with vigor. I'm back to knitting felted clogs, since my ankles got cold while sitting at the computer and posting updates on facebook! Here are this season's colors, purple & green ... and a pair I dredged from the 'stash' - either Oakland A's or Green Bay Packer's colors. I made them kinda large, not sure what I was thinking. Turns out I have a friend whose shoe size is perfect, so they'll find a good home. I can sleep at night knowing that!
By keeping my fingers busy, I resist the urge to throttle the loud talker beside me, behind me, on the plane, train and while at sea. I use vast amount of accumulated waiting time, which could very well be wasted time, but for the creative release of knitting beautiful, soft objects with sharp, pointy needles.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Monday, February 07, 2011
Super Bowl Sunday Krafting
Day 2 of chair recovering project
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Krafting on Super Bowl Weekend
I noticed several pairs of jeans in the pile to go to the thrift store. And I mulled over the possibilities. I googled "recycled denim" to see what inspiration I could find from the universse. Purses, ipad covers, phone cases, cosmetic bags, yoga bag totes, etc.
1. Yoga bag tote - since I was too cheap to buy one at the Rack, I thought this would be a great project - cheap, using recycled jeans. I was still not 100% convinced this was the project of the day.
2. Overnite I mulled some more ... I looked at patterns for totes. Might be useful. We can always use another sturdy tote.
3. Epiphany arrives. Chair reupholstering! The dining room chairs are starting to show signs of wear. What better durable cover than denim? I couldn't wait to get started the next morning.
Saturday 5am: I'm in the dining room, putting a chair up on the table so I can turn over, unscrew the seat and get started. I bring out tools - screwdriver and pliers. I begin prying up the many heavy duty staples that hold on the fabric cover. After removing about 20, I count how many are on one side of the square. 25-30? x 4 sides - 120? As I take off the first fabric cover, I spy underneath ... OK, the merry furniture workers had automatic staple guns...there are another 400 or so staples holding on the next layer of fabric!!! at 5:40am, I had removed the approx. 120 staples. Am now resting. Contemplating the next 400 staples - for ONE chair. The set has 6 chairs total. The denim sits on the table next to the chair.
Monday, January 17, 2011
A Year To Remember
Proud to say I'm working on my PHD! The current Project Half Done is the 6-year "Flying Geese" afghan for my favorite daughter! Only 3 seams left to sew...then perhaps a border...but, really, she can throw it on for warmth right now! And so she did the other night for a little TV watching. Whew! Next project - the already-in-progress afghan for my favorite son! Onward and Forward!
Friday, October 09, 2009