Monday, August 02, 2010

girl+ hooks + needles

The multicraftual kid is going in many directions lately. She sewed herself another top for wearing when she volunteers at the Nathan Hale Homestead. Since her reenactment wardrobe is outgrowing her current day wardrobe and she has been taking orders for reenactment clothing, there is talk of opening an Etsy store so she can make things to her heart's content.
She crocheted these thick yarn spirals and sewed them together in what she hopes will become a rug for her bedroom. No idea how this will hold up, but she's having fun with it and says it's a good experiment.

She's almost done knitting a neckwarmer/dickey type thing that spreads out to cover your shoulders, made from some super soft Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted. I remember seeing her winding the yarn into cakes, but otherwise knew nothing about this project until she was working on it while we watched a post-farmers'-market-tired-family documentary last night.

She just came home from errands w/ her dad, happily clutching a bag with new supplies from the fabric store and paint color cards for the walls of her bedroom. There has been much Ravelry browsing lately too, while she decides what sort of pillows/blankets/accessories she wants in her room. Totally cool: Fox's Peace Out 7x7" squares.
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Blogger Rani said...

That rug looks amazing! I hope she finishes it. With her work ethic and creativity, I bet she will!!!

5:22 PM  
Blogger LaurieM said...

Beautiful girl. Inside and out.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Cool idea for a rug. I bet it works!

I love the neckwarmer. The colors are great.

7:14 AM  
Anonymous random Cindy said...

Cool idea for the rug. I'd use acrylic if she really wants it to last but it probably doesn't matter. If a spot gets worn she can just replace it with a new circle!

2:37 PM  

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