Sunday, November 14, 2010

art every day #14: going bonkers with yarn

art-o-licious-yarn

what a treat! i stopped by traci's open house yesterday and filled my arms with skeins of her hand-spun/hand-dyed bonkers handmade originals fibers, a few pocket mirrors, and this outstanding art-o-licious print, then finger knitted this rope last night with a skein of her yummy wool. what to do with it? maybe a scarf, or a garland? we'll see. i learned how to finger knit with this tutorial - a super easy, very relaxing process when you want to do something, yet nothing terribly involved or taxing on the brain. now off to pick up a chocolate cake and do a frantic cleaning of the house for the artsygirl's 8th birthday (party today, birthday tomorrow.) she's asked for all preschooler toys this year, with a sing-a-ma-jig at the top of the list. going through a mid-childhood life crisis maybe? happy sunday to you!

26 comments:

Samantha Kira said...

I love this! It looks so awesome and comfy soft. Plus, the colors are just wonderful!

I JUST started playing with fiber (I made a set of multi-colored felted dreds) and this looks so fun! I sometimes need those easy crafts, and we're lucky enough to have a fiber & yarn shop here where I can grab some of my own (since I am not lucky enough to be able to visit Traci's studio!).

Loving the art every day posts!

JodyC said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! scrumptious.... art o licous. great word

Chel said...

that is *so* cool!

Pat said...

Gorgeous! And the tutorial actually looks easy enough to try.

Alexandra Hedberg said...

I love the word "bonkers"

and finger knitting - yeah! maybe it could become a super thick and very un-practical shoelace to some rubber boots (those you can put strings in, you know)

Cindy Pestka said...

I giggled at your daughter's "mid life crisis" at age 8. Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous day!

Bella Sinclair said...

Looks so squushy! Must have been glorious to have that between your fingers.

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY DAY to Artsygirl! Sing for me, mama!

tulpen said...

Love the braidy thingie. I have not the time or energy to make things, I prefer to craft vicariously through others, like yourself.

Happy Birthday to little Artsygirl!!

Bobbi Lewin said...

Finger knitting looks fun!

Sherry Lynn said...

Such pretty colors...I just ordered your Yoga print off of Etsy...as a Yoga instructor I love it can't wait to get it..

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

It looks so soft and inviting. Lovely colours. Enjoy the party! :)

lori vliegen said...

this looks like a ton of fun.....and maybe it'll keep my hands busy enough so i won't eat so much chocolate! love your new scarf!! xox, :))

Kolleen said...

happy happy party day...hope it was FANTABULOUS!!!

art o licious....loving that!!

and your yummy yarn...thank you for posting the tutorial - i am def. going to check it out!!!

oxxoo
k

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

good lord. is there anything you can't do!?

girlunwinding said...

You could create a fabric purse and let that be the strap.
That is some great yarn! would make an awesome chunky knit hat, too.
~Dawn

Leah Virsik said...

Yummy! Thanks for the finger knitting link.

http://leahvirsik.com

Inner Toddler said...

I would like a whole body suit in that yarn. Ou can finger knit me one if you're feeling up to it. Happy Birthday to NINA!!!!

Yvonne said...

yes - art o licious is a great word! loving the stuff you share - so wish we weren't in the middle of moving with all my art supplies in boxes - you make my fingers and brain itch. in a good way, of course ;)
Happy BD to Artsygirl! Hope she had an awesome party!

Christine said...

Hi Aimee :-) Hope you are well.
I forgot Tuesday last week (I seem to be forgetting many things these days, and last week, one of those things was a day!

Must remember Tuesday tomorrow...must remember Tuesday tomorrow.

I love your Art every day!
Have a sweet Monday
;-)

cath c said...

wonderful yarn! and happiest of birthdays to artsygirl.

L'Atelier said...

happy brithday Artsygirl!!!

pluckychickenheart said...

Aimee this looks so cool. Now on the one hand I'm not sure whether to Thank You for one more crafty idea or blubber like a baby because I'm not sure how to fit one more thing in.

But I like options so I'll go with the former. Thanks!

Mari

The Original Drama Mama said...

Oh dear, not a sing a ma jig!

Learning to knit is on my list of to do's, thanks for the tutorial link, hopefully I'll get around to it in the next decade. :)

The rope you braided reminds me of a project I plan to do with Miss A when I take her to see Tangled next week: a long braid of yarn hair she can hang all her barrettes and clippies on :)
http://littlepageturners.blogspot.com/2010/07/rapunzel-rapunzel-whered-all-my-bows-go.html

Happy Birthday to the Artsy Girl!

freebird said...

The fifteenth is a good day to be born on - it just happens to be my birthday too but I did not ask for pre-school toys. I got a new art toy - a new lamp with both an incandescent bulb and a fluorescent one! Maybe I'll be able to see colors better at night now. Hope your daughter has a very happy day!

Nina Crittenden said...

My goodness, I love that yarn! Be sure to let us know what purpose you find for it! I have just discovered knitting with a knitting board and am making a scarf for my husband! Hope you are doing well in Artsyville! :)

AG Ambroult said...

that yarn is yummy. The idea of a mid-childhood crisis kills me. I'm cracking up big time.