Tag Archives: yarn

LONG LONG LONG SCARF. LOVE TO KNIT.

LONG SCARF 2 LONG SCARF 1

knittingI HAVE BEEN KNITTING THIS EXTRA LONG SCARF FOR A FEW MONTHS AND IT’S GOTTEN SO LONG THAT IT NO LONGER FITS IN MY KNITTING BAG. I HAVE NOT MEASURED IT. I’M GOING TO KEEP ON KNITTING UNTIL IT GETS TOO HEAVY AND BIG TO CARRY WITH ME TO MY CRAFT CLUB NIGHT. THIS SCARF HAS WITNESSED A LOT OF GOSSIP AND LIFE CHANGES WHILST I’VE BEEN KNITTING IT.

YARN TEA AND VEGETABLE CAKES

HAND CRAFTED PARTIES ARE THE THEME OF TODAYS BLOG POSTtea cupA CRAFTY LITTLE TEA PARTY SETTING. PERFECT FOR A KNITTING OR CROCHET PARTY.

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garden cake 3THIS CAKE IS A CRAFTY LITTLE GARDEN PARTY CAKE, WITH MARZIPAN CARROTS, PEAS, CORN, TOMATOES, EGGPLANT & CAULIFLOWER. CHOCOLATE BISCUIT SOIL AND GREEN COCONUT GRASS. MY FRIENDS NUNYA AND IAIN HANDCRAFTED THIS CAKE WITH A LITTLE INSPIRATION FROM MARTHA STEWART.vegie cake 2

garden cake 1

A VERY LONG SCARF

long scarf 1I HAVE BEEN KNITTING THIS RIDICULOUSLY LONG SCARF FOR ABOUT A MONTH NOW. IT’S ACTUALLY TO BULKY TO FIT IN MY KNITTING BASKET AND I’M KEEPING IT IN A LARGE DUFFEL BAG.

long scarf 2I’M ON A MISSION TO MAKE THIS SCARF AS LONG AND COLOURFUL AS I CAN, JUST BECAUSE I CAN !

long scarf 3I MAY DO SOME YARN BOMBING WITH IT WHEN I’VE FINISHED IT.

long scarf 4I LIKE TO KNIT AS A WAY OF KEEPING CALM. THE ABOVE BALL OF KNITTING IS MY STRESS BALL.

CLASSIC WINTER YARN BOMBING

SONY DSCIn winter even the birds need warming up with a hand knitted yarn bomb scarf The lamp posts in the streets need warming up with patchwork yarn bomb blankets.yarn bomb treeThe tree’s in the paddocks are warping in the cold air and desperately need some winter warming with colourful yarn bombing.Whether you prefer knitting or crochet you can enjoy having a go at yarn bombing around your home and garden or hit the streets of your local area and share colourful yarn craft with the world.

RECYCLED KNITTED TOYS

hand knit doll faceMy friend Sarah Jane found her old childhood doll MOLLY when her parents were doing the big spring clean to end all spring cleans. MOLLY is such a cute dolly so I took some pictures of her and some pictures of retro knitted toys that I found at my local op shop.knitted dollsI named these two knitted dolls SAILOR SAM and PEG. After I had photographed them and sat them on my shelf for a few months I decided that as I am 37years old that I probably didn’t really need them, so I decided to donate them back to the op shop. I did enjoy their company for a little while though.knitted clownI enjoy knitting and doing all sorts of yarn craft so I can appreciate a well knitted toy clown even if I am to old to play with him. I purchased CRINKLES the CLOWN from my local Vinnies charity shop and after enjoying his company for a while I donated him back to charity.knitted dollyBut back to MOLLY the DOLLY. My friend decided to give her a make over and she did a blog post about it which I have placed a link to for your enjoyment and instruction http://roustaboutart.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/molly-gets-a-makeover/

7 FUN YARN BOMBING PROJECTS

light poleYarn bombed light pole. Covered in knitting.yarn bomb chairYarn bombed rocking chair.yarn bomb bananaYarn bombing this banana confused a few people when they approached the fruit bowl.yarn bomb porchYarn bombed poles & front door.SONY DSCYarn trail fence.SONY DSCYarn bombed side lane in Port Adelaide. Yarn bombed by a large group of local women. Using crochet, knitting & craft super powers.yarn bomb poleI yarn bombed this pole at night using my car headlamps for light.yarn bombing at night

 

YARN BOMBING YOUR ACCESSORIES

SONY DSCI KNITTED SOME LITTLE NOTEBOOK COVERS & THEN I FOUND THE LARGE NOTEBOOK IN A GIFT STORE & THE KNITTED DESIGN IS PRINTED ON THE COVER.SONY DSCI TEND TO MAKE UP MY KNITTING PATTERNS AS I GO ALONG & IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO WRITE DOWN THE PATTERN FOR FUTURE USE. THESE BOOKS ARE GREAT FOR NOTING DOWN MY KNITTING & CROCHET PATTERNS & I EVEN STORE A SPARE SEWING NEEDLE STUCK IN THE FRONT COVER.SONY DSCTHESE YARN COVERED BANGLES ARE A FUN & FASHION FORWARD CRAFT PROJECT & THEY ARE EASY & CHEAP TO MAKESONY DSCI USED WOODEN BANGLES TO MAKE THESE, BUT ANY OLD PLASTIC OR METAL BANGLE OR BRACELET COULD BE USED. ALL I DID WAS WIND MULTI COLOURED YARN & WOOL AROUND THE BANGLES UNTIL THEY WERE COVERED & THEN I TIED THE WOOL OFF AT THE END BUT YOU COULD USE A DAB OF GLUE.SONY DSCIF YOU ARE WANTING TO GET STRIPES ITS EASY. JUST BUY A MULTI COLOURED BALL OF YARN ( I BOUGHT SOME FROM KMART FOR TWO DOLLARS A BALL ) IF YOU WIND THE WOOL EVENLY AROUND THE BANGLE IT WILL FORM STRIPES ALL ON ITS OWN.