The Braids!

So we’ve had this Kumihimo braiding thing for a few weeks now (Thank You again, Anna!!!), and boy oh boy have my girls gone ga ga over it! I’ve even had a couple of turns at it, and if I can ever wrench it away from at least one of them we are going to have many many many more braids being made!!! Here are just a few.

This is currently the loooong flat braid Cassie is working on. It’s in two different shades of grey, and white.  Currently about six feet long, and probably has enough yarn on the bobbins to easily do another six feet.  When Emily asked what we can do with these I let her know of loads of ideas, one of them being draw cords for pouches, so she immediately went and got some purple yarn to make a pouch for this grey on grey on white cord!

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Here is the very first cord off the Kumihimo, the pinks and red that Emily started, and then melted down about because she wanted to do a more complicated design, and then Cassie took over and made about seven feet of this.

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Here’s Emily’s more complicated. 😀 Eighteen strands of yarn! I told her if she could do around six feet of this we could get the parts and make dog leashes out of it! She gets excited though when she sees how it’s working out, and as soon as there’s enough for a bracelet she whacks it, and that’s that! Happyville! (sorry for my most horrible photo-ing. re-learning macro mode, and blah blah blah, don’t shake the camera. yeah, I suck)

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Here is another one of Emily’s off the Kumihimo. Orange and yellow Simply Soft yarn. And then she raided my button tin for the large pink button. High fashion, eh?

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Here’s what Emily is working on now. This has fire red and scarlet red, and then light pink and rose pink.  She got it to candy cane just right with the lights on the one part, and the darks on the other! Sure hope we end up with about five feet of this because I’m really liking it… and I am Not a person who likes pinks! 😛

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Then they delved in to making cord with embroidery floss! Oh Mmm Geeeee!!! My mad macro skillz can’t take it!!! This braid is about as thin as a pencil led. I took five pictures of it, and this is the best of the five. This one is orange, yellow, pink, and red, and is only like 20 inches long. Emily is just two extra chores away from earning one of the jewelry pendants we got at JoAnn’s with a dolphin on it, and then she will be wearing this around her neck.

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And what am I doing while all this braid making is going on? Making a secret poncho. Pattern from Yarn Harlot here!

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When that is off the needles today I need to start working on this. Neon mitts in yellow and blue for a shop order! Love love love the neon yarns! Yeah, they’re under a black light. Gonna make some hair pretties, and some Inkle weaving’s with them also. Fun!!!

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TTYL 🙂

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One Response to “The Braids!”

  1. Anna Marie Says:

    I’m so glad that you’re getting use out of it! 🙂


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