Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Funny Story and My Second Reconstruction

Just a cute backstory to a new craft I've been having a lot of fun with lately:
The other night, a very dear pal was over and she went on my computer to check her facebook. She logged me out of my page and logged on to hers. No problem.
The night went on...cookies were made and eaten, lots of laughs were had then everyone went home. Of course, this Mama stays up late enjoying her quiet crafty time. I jumped on the computer and taught myself how to finger knit...A simple, lovely, craft.
I was so excited I just had to share...So I blabbed on Facebook:
"Finger Knitting a neckwarmer!"
Then I saw the little profile photo pop-up beside it and it was my beautiful friend, who has so many talents: healer, communicator, compassionate humanist, excellent listener, brilliant advice-giver...You get the idea. She is AWESOME. However, she is not a crafter, and is probably the absolute last person who would finger knit a neckwarmer!!
I logged out of her page quickly and realized this could possibly be interesting.
The next morning, my friend said, "So, I'm finger-knitting a neckwarmer, huh?"
She showed me all of the comments she received as a result of my accidental "hack" into her status update, and we laughed hysterically at the responses:
"Interesting. Who are you planning to strangle?"
"Could you make one to strangle my neighbor, he is a monster?!"
Yes. We had a good laugh. On my update, the best comment was, "What the ****is finger-knitting?
Well, I'm proud to display the results of my first finger-knitting party.
I made a bra top (which you won't see!) and this neck warmer...and I don't plan on strangling anyone with it!! LOL!
This, my dears, is FINGER KNITTING:

Delicate and pretty, yes?
I'm going to have fun creating lots of accesories with this technique. I'm already working on a funky twisty scarf with some thick yarn.
I highly reccomend watching some youtube and trying it for yourself.
This is something I plan on teaching my Cub.
Now, for my second clothing recon.
1) I took this old, thrifted cardigan I never wear out of the donation pile and had some fun.

I stayed up into the wee hours transforming it into a nifty sweater scarf and I am in love with the result. I was inspired by this tutorial.
2) I changed the buttons on the sweater and tied thin satin ribbon bows into the button holes.
I whip-stitched around the edged and done.

It is warm and toasty, too.
Perfect for the cold and crispy weather we're having.
Am I the only one who loves this cold?

Happy and blessed Sunday, Everyone.


J for Jendetta said...

you are amazing!!!! keep it coming love!!

Kat said...

I always love to see your creations. I also had no idea what finger knitting was but it is beautiful!

Kat said...

Had to say your I love your new profifile pic sweet!

Susan Sager Brown said...

WOW, you have been busy!!! I so envy your ability with these beautiful fibers!! I just love that little vintage coin purse, and the refashioning of the sweater into a scarf. Who knew???
Lots of very cool projects! Isn't it frustrating when things get discontinued tho....grrrr....xoSusan

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

That is a funny story!! lol! I have never unintentionally hacked into someones account.. but I have before thought I was writing on someone's wall but I actually updated my status, so everyone saw it.. luckily I didn't say anything embarrassing.. but now it makes me weary to post anything! ha ha..