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Status Report #8: Fans

Okay, so this is not remotely crochet or knitting related. It is, however, the craftiest thing I’ve done all week.

I may have mentioned this before, but I’m in a k-pop dance cover group at my college called HYPED (follow us on Instagram!). One of the dances we’re doing this semester involves fans, which we ordered online. (Don’t get excited about handmade fans. That’s not what this is about.) But, in the interest of┬ánot accidentally throwing our fans across the room, we deemed it necessary to fashion safety straps for them. Which is what it is about.

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I have made no secret of my lack of enthusiasm for the age-old art of sewing, but, sewing-wise-these were not exactly complicated. And, after a long midterms week, it was nice getting to spend an hour on Friday wandering around Michaels looking for tassels and elastic. And another thirty minutes figuring out how to attach them. And flinging a fan around to make sure it wouldn’t slip off.

I’ve actually spent the past couple days flinging a fan around. It’s kind of fun.

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Recycled Jeans Knitting Needle Case

100_8047So I recently got tired of always losing my crochet hooks and knitting needles. At the same time, I also wore through a few old pairs of jeans, and needed something to do with the remains. Naturally, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and made this needle case. Instructions can be found on the Midnight Knitter blog, as this is her pattern and her idea and, quite frankly, she did it much much better than I did. It is a cute and practical creation, though, so if you need something to do with an old pair of jeans, I’d definitely suggest making one of your own.