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« on: October 07, 2009 06:15:13 PM »

The final result:



It started with a sale on wreath forms at Hobby Lobby. I'd seen and blogged about some cool wreath ideas that used up scraps of fabric or ribbon, so I picked up a form.

Then I got a migraine that ended up lasting 9 days. Halfway through those days, my doctor tried me on a different medicine to alleviate the pain. All it did was give me the attention span of a hyperactive puppy. Like this one.



(thankfully I did not make that costume for him, or I would have been ticked that he ate it off of himself in 5 minutes flat.)

To pass the time between doses, I decided to craft. The wreath form looked tempting enough, so first I covered it with ribbon. Halfway through, I hated it and covered it with fabric. Halfway through, I hated it and tried another fabric. Halfway through, I hated it and drank some chocolate milk. Then I decided to knit a cover for the wreath.

I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn from my stash, and it was my first time using it. I'm not a fan - to hard to keep the stitches clean and the tension even. But it's easy enough to adjust and fake that when it's on the form. I cast on 28 stitches and knitted in garter stitch until I had a 3 foot long scarf. Then I used a kitchener stitch to join the ends, put it on the form, and stitched the edges together (and rotated the seam towards the back of the wreath so everyone on the internet could not see how rusty my kitchener stitch is).

Once on the form, it was nice but a bit bland. I used some scrap ribbon, a large button, some leaves cut from green velveteen cloth (leftover from this projecthttp://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281303.msg3185864#msg3185864) and scrap yarn.

Why yes, I do have a close-up!



Hope you like it - thanks for stopping by!
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009 07:11:11 PM »

(permanent) wreath cozy! simple & brilliant Smiley looks quite stylish as well.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009 12:00:07 PM »

Absolutely beautiful! I love that it's cozy, but has clean lines at the same time.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009 07:17:36 PM »

freaking fabulous! I love the ribbon detail....


Also, the back story breaks my heart   Sad   Hope you are feeling better!
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009 04:29:43 PM »

Beautiful project! I like the way the texture of the knitting contrasts with the ribbon detail.
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013 08:14:30 AM »

I adore this idea!
Thanks for the inspiration. Grin

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