Come and get yer pr0n!
Koigu, color P602. I know, I know. This looks suspiciously like the Colinette Jitterbug that I got back in October. I'm a sucker for any pink/orange colorway. Here's the black leather cord knitted up with some black rayon cord from the stash:
I tried to crochet with the leather, but it was too dang stiff. I switched to size 8mm/11 needles and figured I'd get a whole lot more yardage out of my 4 spools if I knitted it. IF I were hip, cool and lived in NYC, I'd considered knitting a leather jacket out of the stuff. IF I had about $180 to blow on the leather cording that is. This is sold in small amounts mainly to jewelry makers. I even looked into 'pleather' and the prices aren't much better. AND 1mm or .5mm would be easier to work with than the 2mm that I've got. IF I see a knitted leather jacket on the runways next fall, this may look like a bargain after all.
Spring has arrived and out of nowhere there are buds and shoots--
Pink vinyl+gold fringe+tree stumps=Bollywood in the Burbs.
I recently bought a copy of Craftivity and there was a picture of upholstered tree stumps in NYC that intrigued me. Thanks to eBay, I got the pink vinyl and gold finge for next to nothing and bought some foam at Hobby Lobby--so each stump came out to about $12. This a really fun, clever book that marries the creative with the practical. Would I make everything in there?--uh, no. But I would use this book as a starting point for inspiration and resources for my next fit of craftiness.
BUT the fun doesn't stop there, folks! The pink flamingoes were looking a little faded, lacked oomph and had zero 'irritate the neighborhood' factor. I resorted to one of my absolute favorite products of all time--spray paint. And now I'm the proud owner of.....
I even celebrated my new ghettofab front yard with the obligatory diet coke/mentos experiment with the boys. AND it's March 2, Texas Independence Day, when everybody goes out for TexMex and margaritas to celebrate our independence from Mexico in 1836. Later, we put on our coonskin hats and watch John Wayne in The Alamo, looking for stray mentos under the seat cushions.