Sunday, November 18, 2012

Starbella Ruffle Scarf

Knitting or Crochet I have not done much in these 15 years. Knitting was done last during school days and  I had my hands on crochet when doing a baby blanket for my kids ( a blue for my son) and (a pink for my daughter ). After that, this is my next try on knitting making a ruffle scarf for me and my daughter.

My sister sent me this wool to try out knitting,  which got me excited and inspired from her to try this ruffle scarf. She has done many  scarfs either crochet or knitting. This wool is made from a company called Starbella Premier Yarns.   I went on YouTube and found the easy Tutorial  on how to knit this ruffle scarf. 

For a Friend
For Me

I have also created a similar one for my daughter (a smaller one fits her size). I'm working on another one for my friend...

Instructions from the  Cover paper :  
  1. Cast on 8 stitches as follows: Pull out a length of yarn and open it up; insert right needle into each loop along top edge, working from back to front.
  2. One-ball scarf: Knit across each row until 1 yard of yarn remains. Bind off all stitches.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Wave of Life - Mixed media Art

Being from Indian origin and having so many bangles always wanted to do something creative out of them. I got the perfect opportunity of making a mixed media artwork with them. The theme was simple, WAVE of LIFE. Wave of Life - representing Ups and Downs of your life. The Up point when everything goes well, everything is going very nicely according to your way, and sometimes its DOWN point in life where nothing works the way you want and you are having hurdles after hurdles to get anything done. 
So basically life is full of Ups and Downs.

About the Painting - Used a framed canvas which I had purchased from a craft store, painted the canvas with grey metallic paint to give its shine. Applied 2 coats of the paint throughout the canvas.  Glued the bangles in this manner. I had 2 sizes of bangles (The big one is mine and the inner size fits my daughter's). Two ways to look at the painting. One as a wave form going up and down, another way to look at it as a W for Wave.  I did not want to mix too many things as this was my first attempt with mixed media art. With a black sharpie pen drew waves with the remaining empty space. The below photograph is with the light effect on the painting and the above one without the lights. 

Many who had visited our house loved the painting and were asking their kids to do something with all the bangles (which don't fit them anymore).