Greetings, Readers & Unravelers! It’s been a few months since I participated in this linkup. Knit & crochet crafts just haven’t fit in my schedule for a while. Between school and the warmer weather, what little free time I have has been spent on other things. However, while working through summer classes I found myself needing something to keep my hands busy while listening to lectures. Cataloging may be a fun topic to study (at least in my opinion), but I struggled to concentrate on lectures covering information I had mostly already read in the textbook. On a whim I pulled out some craft thread that I had on hand and started braiding while listening to lectures, which turned into weaving anklets and bracelets from muscle memory. It’s amazing how fast that skill came back! After a few weeks of doing this I started to wonder if there was something similar but more productive that I could be doing which wouldn’t require the forethought and planning that knitting projects take. There appeared to be some overlap between bracelet weaving and macramé, so I checked out a few books on that from the library and picked out a few projects to try. So far I’m enjoying it, and while it does take a little more attention than the bracelet weaving patterns that are ingrained on my brain, it’s not as complex as knitting or crochet patterns. You can see some of what I’ve made below.
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Macramé & Bracelet Weaving
In the last picture above I’m wearing two of my favorites. The light purple and yellow work so well together and just ooze light and happiness to me. You can also see a few of the others I’ve made. Surprisingly, I have a lot of green craft thread, so a large number of the things I make are a shade of it.
This isn’t nearly all that I have made, just what I had on hand (pun intended) to take pictures of. There are a lot more tucked into random places and the pockets of outfits I think they would look nice with.
As mentioned above, this came about as an extension of bracelet weaving. My hope is that I will be able to make a few nice things for my relatives as Christmas presents without spending extravagantly. The project pictured here is a test-run that I did for a wall hanging I am working on for a friend’s birthday. She loves abstract tree designs and has said in the past that things like this remind her of The Lord of the Rings (which she loves), so if it turns out well I think it should be a big hit! I’m pleased with how this test turned out. It isn’t perfect, but it was fun and not unreasonably challenging. Hopefully the actual gift goes the same way!
I just wrapped up the textbooks I was working through for summer classes, and boy did it feel good to mark them “done” in Goodreads! I’m reading Discernment (Legacy Chronicles #3) by Lauren Salisbury in my (barely existent) down time, and so far enjoying it quite a bit. It’s taking me a while to get back into the world of this science fiction story, but the characters are fun. I’m also hoping to start reading Wear No Evil very soon, and possibly reread a lighthearted fiction book as a bit of a palate cleanser before the fall semester kicks into gear. At the moment I’m thinking one of Sarah Grace Grzy‘s books might be just the thing – or I might completely change my mind in a few days!
That’s all of the yarnish crafts I’ve been working on lately. I’ve mentioned the bracelets in a few other posts and had a few comments requesting to see them, so I hope this has sufficed! Thank you for joining me to talk about this! You can find more projects and all things yarn at the host’s blog, As Kat Knits.
Until the next chapter,