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!
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.