Thursday, April 22, 2010

Yogurt Cup Planter For Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day,

Here is a quick fun project that transforms an empty greek yogurt container into a small decorative planter in just a few minutes. I got the idea from this project I did about a month ago. This is a quick earth friendly adaptation. I used the greek yogurt because I like the shape- but you can use any plastic container you like.

You need and empty yogurt container some ribbon, jute and hot glue.

I started with a container that I'd removed the label from.

Added a ribbon to the top where it was flat (adds a nice bit of color)

Then attached the jute with a small dot of hot glue.

For the first row I glued the jute pretty frequently to get a stable start, then the occasional dot of glue a few times per row works just fine.

Wrap the whole pot up and your done!

Makes a great small table decoration.

And it's a fun and easy reuse project for kids (also Mother's Day is coming up, this would be a sweet gift!)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Popsicle Yarn Finished!

I can't believe how much this looks like real yarn! I'm so proud of this spinning... and I'm really glad this yarn is going to my mom since the wheel was a Christmas gift from her.

I also can't get over how much this changed at each point-


1 ply

Finished yarn.

Would you have ever guessed that those wild crazy colors would turn into such a rich almost mellow blend when spun up? The name popsicle yarn almost doesn't fit this anymore (I guess in the future I should wait until the yarn is spun before naming it.) But I won't ever forget the wild electric colors of this roving- and how it felt like summer in April when I started spinning it.

(You can read all the posts about spinning this here and here.)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Purple Thick/Thin Scarf

At just over a year since I cast on- this scarf takes the record for the longest knitted project I've worked on.

It's just a simple knit scarf I intended for myself but with no time limit and no real purpose in making it everything else I was knitting as a gift or on a deadline cut in front of it. Each time I went back to it after a few months of working on something else I loved this super soft thick/thin yarn (and the color) even more.

There might be one or two more mornings cool enough that I could get away with wearing this on my walk to work. But even if there aren't I'm really happy it's done! And getting to wear it next winter will give me something to look forward to when it starts to get cold again.

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