At a friend's on thanksgiving their daughter mentioned they had been doing kumihimo braiding in art class. My son has the same curriculum but I had not heard about the braiding. I realized I had bought him a kumihimo kit years ago at fiber revival and had just found it recently.
I pulled it out to give it a try.
This is not cheating on my wild vanilla vest. This is getting my groove back into some kind of crafting.
I have a project I started working on back in the spring for my niece. It was going to be a late birthday present, but as it stands we are way closer to her next birthday then her last.
I knit her a wild vanilla years ago. She outgrew that one and requested another. How could I resist someone I love asking for a hand knit. Problem is, though the finished product is adorable, I really don't like knitting this thing. Too much keeping track of multiple things at once, with many (many) sizes provided making it really hard to keep track of things.
Every time I think of knitting this thing I get exhausted--just thinking! But I really, really want to finish this for her, especially now that the weather is cooling off a bit.
As result, I haven't knit in months!
I am itching to start a new pattern. One of my sisters went to Iceland last spring. After much searching I requested a pattern and yarn for her to find--shipping from Iceland being a bit steep, even where the yarn is relatively inexpensive. I offered to knit her a sweater if she would get enough yarn for a sweater for each of us. She also brought back the pattern book.
The sweater is Mora, and the yarn is a lovely charcoal and turquoise in lettlopi. The yarn and pattern book are sitting in a box, on the floor, waiting for me.
Must finish Wild Vanilla--must start (first) Mora. Maybe now that school has started and the weather is a bit cooler I will get motivated.
Well I pulled out my spindle to take to the fiber revival. Taking the wheel is just not practical. As a result I finished this bunch of singles. I'm 3/4 through the 4oz batch now. I have already 2 plied the first 2oz (346 yards). Now to get that last ounce finished and plied up!
Procrastination from finishing that vest for my niece that I meant to by my olympics project!