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The Circle

The Circle

Susan Thomas showed my work on The Circle on her show on JTV Extra today. She shows everyone’s work who submits, now, but it’s still an honor and a thrill. Today’s theme was Color Crush, and I shared one of my favorite yarns for kumihimo, “Copper Penny,” with a work in progress.

Finished!

Finished!

Well, pretty much. That one floppy ear needs some work.

  • This is Unice the Unicorn by the Velvet  Acorn on Etsy.  I used leftover yarn from the gold Barbie dress I knitted to crochet the horn. The horn is my own concoction. The lavender one I knitted by the pattern was too big.

This yarn is Vanna’s Glamour. The rest of the scarf and hood is knit in Bernat Blanket. I worked on it off and on for two months.

The mane thing…

The mane thing…

on Vivi’s scarf is half done and looking good, I think! This was my project for February! Check out today’s date! I said I might get it done in time for summer! Today is Wednesday, and there’s a slight chance of snow for Sunday night. I will try to get it done!

The yarn is Bernat Blanket, and it is heavenly soft! It’s also a good yarn for a finger and forearm workout!

Vanna’s Glamour…

Vanna’s Glamour…

in gold! Hurray! It arrived from Amazon, today! I’m thinking about trying this pattern:

PS: no way! I pulled up the pattern and the instructions were ridiculous! It was knit top down with bunches of increases. I think it’s much easier to decrease, so I’m going to reverse engineer it and create my own!

Barbie’s Scarf

Barbie’s Scarf

It’s getting chilly, so I made Barbie a scarf. It was the perfect starter pattern because it let me gauge my gauge! (😆 knitting humor) This is my favorite Barbie, but she has a high forehead and thinning hair. I think I’ll try to knit the matching cap.The yarn is from Lion Brand’s Bon Bons, the Celebrate collection. The pattern is a simple K1P1 rib knit across 10 stitches on size 0 needles. It’s 10 inches long, bound off in the rib pattern.

Kumihimo Lessons

Kumihimo Lessons

red gold KumiFirst of all, I thought these cords would be beautiful together. One is red shot through with a little metallic gold thread. The other is a light gold with just a little sheen.

I was wrong. The light gold looks sand or camel colored in the twist.

Because the red is unevenly woven, the cord is, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had hoped to make a bracelet out of it, but it looks like it’s fated for a gift tie. kumi bow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the other hand, these yarns made a beautiful cord.

fuschia Kumi

Here’s what I learned from this one: It’s an 8 strand cord of course, using 4 thick and 4 thin, placed perpendicularly to each other. (+) I began braiding with the thin cords and so they wrapped themselves around the thick ones. I started with 9 feet of each, but quickly used up the thin cords. Next time, the thin cords need to be at least 2 feet longer than the thick.

The resulting cord is beautiful, but all the metal content makes it scratchy. I won’t be using it in jewelry, either.