Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Iron Craft #19: UFO

This week's challenge:

"The year is two-thirds over and we are soon heading into that busiest of crafting seasons, the holidays! If you are like me I bet you have a whole bunch of UFOs (Unfinished Objects) sitting around. Let’s get those babies finished before we find ourselves singing carols." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

So yeah... I have a few of those kicking around. I decided to go with this project:

It's a 28 strand tied micro-macrame bracelet.

I had the pattern printed out and I even had the colours chosen and the strings cut out. It was just a matter of untangling all the strings and giving myself a pep talk to get motivated to attempt this difficult pattern.

I started tying and had the strings in an absolute mess for the first few rows. But once they started going in a certain order and I could keep track of them it turned out to be easier than I imagined in my head. I even had the confidence to add a pretty bead in there at the correct intervals.

This one was not one of those that I could tie mindlessly while watching TV. I had to keep my eye on the tie pattern the entire time and I'd get lost if I didn't remember which row I was on. There was a lot of frustrating untying of tiny knots with this project. But it's done and it's beautiful!

If you want to see what the tie pattern looks like, check out this link to the pattern I used for this bad boy.

It certainly is pretty and I'm glad I got it done now because it's so autumn-y.

To check out all of the unfinished (now finished) projects by the Iron Crafters this week, please click over to the Flickr Group.

1 comment:

kat said...

It does look totally worth the work, so much more a statement than the thin ones. I bet you'll get tons of compliments. Was it hard to keep the tension even across all those stitches?