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« on: August 23, 2005 06:23:36 PM »

I made a plant pot cover, which is used to cover up a boring plant pot and make it more interesting to look at. 
Here it is in progress, the twist ties on the needles.  To make "yarn" from twist ties, you've got to first individually twist each tie together to form a string.  Int his picture you can sort of see the twist technique used to hold each tie together.

The pattern is basically a small, upside down bucket hat so I decreased about 5 times every row for the first 10 or so rows.  I wanted a ruffly edge at the top and a form-fitting side.  Here it is completed, off the needles.

And here is the completed pot cover.  It is covering the purple pot my african violet came in.  I was so happy that it decided to bloom for the photo shoot!

The worst part was binding off.  I'm sure all of us using something scratchy will be glad to go back to yarn.  I've got a microspun project lined up to help heal my wounds.
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005 07:08:51 PM »

omg that's so adorable! did it take tons of time to make "yarn" out of twisty ties?

« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2005 07:21:15 PM »

I did it as I went along, stringing about 5 together at a time to make enough length to knit.  The whole project took me about 4 hours, so it didn't take very long.  But there are two types of twist ties, paper covered and plastic covered.  The paper ones are so much harder on your skin, I felt like my fingertips were burning after those white ones, because they are very scratchy.  They the yellow ones were a little better, the blue ones were paper again so a little worse and the green ones are outdoor ones and they are skinnierand stiffer so they were just about the worst.  Smiley  Definately sleeping with Burt's Bees hand salve slathered on tonight!
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005 07:21:52 PM »

SO cute, I absolutely love it.

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005 07:26:32 PM »

i love burts bees! i would probably die without it and my hands would probably hate me a lot more. Cheesy

also, burts bees chapstick is to DIE for!

« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2005 08:32:31 PM »

what I find amazing is that you had that many twist ties lying around!! lol
great job!

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2005 08:41:58 PM »

Well, I sort am a big packrat.  We never use the ones that come with trash bags so I always just stuck them in a plastic baggie in the junk drawer and used them to hang water bottles from cages and keep extensions cords tidy every once in a while.  But I will admit, I ran out!  And had to run to the hardware store which is where I bought the green outdoor ones. 
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2005 09:13:28 PM »

omg- that is suffering for art! it looks great!
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2005 06:39:32 AM »

very colorful
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2005 11:21:47 AM »

That is wonderful, and you must have soooooo much patience to have twisted all the ties together!
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