Sunday, March 29, 2009
a fool with fiber
this project took me by surprise yesterday. i had been staring for two years at this cool yarn made from old saris and had no idea what to do with it. finally this week i started fiddling around with it, gluing it all over things, tying knots, and threading it through journal pages. then yesterday i saw a few crochet hooks peeking out of my marker cups which reminded me that once upon a time i knew how to do a basic stitch. so i made a few just for fun, loved the way the colors played together, and realized that i could make headbands and bracelets by doing a few rows of that simple stitch and threading the ends to join the sides. no pattern, no counting, no fancy measuring to upset my brain. guesswork all the way. the perfect project for someone like me who is a total fool with fiber.