Squeezing In.

I’ve got a handful of knitting projects that are on a holiday deadline, who doesn’t? I’m still changing my mind on a project or two that are not yet cast on (hat? fingerless mitts? cowl? hat? scarf? cowl? cozy?). Silly knitter. I took a break this week though to work on a crafty challenge – The Things We Make and Modge Podge Rocks Handmade Holiday Ornament Contest (Entries are due today, 12/17!). I had a few ideas floating around for a while, but after a visit with my folks this week, inspiration struck when I went through a bag my mom sent home with me.
Not this bag:
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that’s full of yarn, lots of acrylic, but that’s ok.

Nope, there was a different bag with random Christmas stuff – ornaments I made when I was in 4th grade, books for the Lorax, lights and a box (marked “Becca’s Music, Please Save”) full of cassette tapes! Tapes? I don’t have a tape player in my house or in my car. What am I supposed to do with that. Huh, wonder if I could knit the tape? It’s sort of like a ribbon or tape yarn.

Yes, yes you can. I knit i-cord with it – tried to stay loose, and it worked! Although I’m not sure what else I might do with it – it’s shiny and brown. Not very festive – but I made the most of it – turned it into a nest – and a few other found items around the house, pipecleaners and some chicks.
Handmade Ornament 2009

Handmade Ornament 2009
Close up – one chick is has a santa-ish hat, and the other has a reindeer headpiece.
The silver trees and garland were the centerpieces at my wedding!

Handmade Ornament 2009
It’s now hanging in the tree!

This was a nice little crafty diversion – back to the knitting!

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