9 May 2012
One of them is this pretty yarn. My awesome aunt gave it to me many moons ago, and I have used it for a few felting projects. It’s really thick and scratchy yarn (closer to carpet yarn than wool), though, so it’s not exactly something you’d want to make a sweater out of. Thus, it has been languishing in my knitting basket for a while. I have always loved these two colors together (so bright and spring-like!), and I thought I’d try them for this project.
The other surplus item is…yogurt containers! Ages ago, I saw a bracelet made out of old ties, buttons, and yogurt containers, and I was intrigued. I asked Eric to start saving them for me, and the result has been the source of much laughter in the intervening weeks. We really like yogurt!
To get started, I used a box cutter (be careful!) to make a slit in the plastic, and then I cut it the rest of the way with some all-purpose scissors (not my sewing scissors). I just wanted the top inch or two below the lip (the middle circle in the picture), and it was easy to cut. I straightened the jagged edges, and voila: a bracelet base!
After that, I just wrapped them both around in alternating directions until I ran out of yarn, and then I tied on more. I used about three lengths of each yarn for this one, since otherwise the yarn would be too long to work with. I made sure that each tie-on was inside the bracelet, and then I tied them off again when the whole bracelet was wrapped. That’s it!