Monday, April 6, 2015

Knitting an Inchie and an Amulet Surprise.

I would like to wish everyone a belated Happy Easter.  He is Risen!

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is "Knitting"  Well knitting is not my thing.  I just shared with another inchie ninja about my first and only time knitting.  My daughter tried to teach it to me.  We worked on it for about 10 minutes or so and she had a lovely springy 7 inch row of stitches.  I on the other hand, had a tightly woven 2 inch row that was prolly bulletproof!

One thing that this theme had reminded me of was something that I actually bought as a teenager from a garage sale.  It was one of those little quarter machine plastic dolls and someone had knitted a little dress on it. The doll was prolly 1.5 inches long and the stitches were so tiny, I had that little thing for the longest time.  I don't know what ever happened to it but I loved it.  The thought that someone could stitch something that tiny just made me in love with all things tiny, still to this day; can't you tell? 

Originally I was going to bead a ball of yarn with needles in it.  But just before I started I decided to go a different route.  I thought about all of those beautifully ugly Christmas sweaters.  So that was what I went with.  Hope you like it.  It has 8 colors of Delicas in it and I don't think I would wear it!


 Dontcha just love it!  LOL. 

Also this week I decided to start to make something for my daughter.  In a month she will be graduating from college!!!  FROM COLLEGE!  Oh my gosh my baby girl is growing up.  Where has the time gone. 

My daughter is not one to wear jewelry, besides her studs and gauges so making her jewelry is not an option.  But, instead I have decided to make her an amulet bag.  I got the idea from our Egypt inchie that we did a few weeks ago.  My daughter loves everything Egypt.  Ever since she was little all she ever loved was Egypt.  The pharaohs, the pyramids, the history.  Egypt has it all. 

So I went to work and thought about some of the icons of Egypt.  I thought about the pyramids and camels, Nefertiti and King Tut, scarabs and cats.  But in the end I went with the Eye of Ra and the Eye of Horus on one side of the amulet and on the other side was King Tuts Death mask. 





What do you think?  I have a lot of work to do with it yet, I need to attach the two sides, add the necklace and the fringe.  But I am having to do it when she is not around or when she is too busy to pay attention to what I am doing, so hopefully I can get the rest of it done before she graduates!  Wish me luck on that one.  

Have a blessed and creative week and don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the rest of the knitting inchies.




32 comments:

  1. Both are really nice; the sweater is what knitting is all about- making things for folks, even if they just love it for the thought LOL. But I think your daughter will love the bag, for wearing or display.

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    1. Thank you Gypsy. I feel she will display this.

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  2. I think you've really caught the essence of all those Christmas jumpers LOL, there seem to be more & more of them every year!

    Your amulet panels are amazing, your daughters a very lucky girl & I look forward to seeing the pictures of the finished item.

    Sally

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    1. Thanks Sally, I do see those jumpers making a weird frightening comeback lol. I can not wait to give it to her. I just have to finish it first lol

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  3. These are truly wonderful!

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  4. Always love to see your makes. The black and gold ones are magic and the inchie is truly amazing

    Love Chrissiexx

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  5. What a cute 'knitted' jumper. The Egyptian beading is mind-blowing! So beautiful!

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  6. Cute Jumper :-) Love the way you "knitted" your beats :-)

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    1. Thanks Trompke, this is as close as I will ever get to knitting, lol

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  7. Tina,
    Good morning. Great job. I actually had a red sweater with a Xmas tree all decorated at one time. It was a pretty sweater not one of those ugly ones you see each year.
    I think your daughter is going to love her amulet. I know I do! Can't wait to see the final version!
    Happy Beading
    Paula

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    1. Thanks Paula, I think once you add sequins, fringe and outlandish colors to a sweater that's what makes it "ugly". So glad you had a pretty one. My son got onto me this morning wondering why I was not working on it. He is as excited as I am for her to get it. Lol

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  8. Great inchie! And love the egyptian beadwork!!!

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  9. Fabulous jumper on your inchie and I love the bag. Your daughter will love it.

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  10. love your ugly Christmas sweater! How you managed to get such a pattern in such a small sweater is amazing. I think your amulet is gorgeous. Your daughter is very lucky. It is a true work of art.

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    1. Thanks alot Kia, I was excited to get so much in such a small sweater. lol

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  11. How fun is that Christmas sweater? Made me smile. Congrats on your daughter's accomplishments. I know she will love something that you made special, just for her.

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    1. Thanks Jean, I cant wait to finish it and give it to her

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  12. Yep, that's an ugly sweater! Great inchie idea.

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  13. Congratulations on your daughter achieving a major milestone--so wonderful! and your gift to her is amazing. I still have one of those sweaters--bejeweled and everything (disclaimer: I wore it once. I've saved it in case I want the beads for anything; I know where to find them!). What a fun idea! Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. Thanks, love the story about your sweater

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  14. Love your ugly christmas sweater. Congratulations to you and your daughter. The amulet bag will make a wonderful present.

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  15. Brilliant Easter - sorry Christmas sweeter. The amulets are wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Trillian, I did not even think about making an Easter sweater, that would have been cool as well

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  16. Your beadwork is beautiful. Especially that inchie! Sarah.

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