Thursday, March 12, 2009

If Only I Could Crochet (Better)

Then I'd totally make this bikini swimsuit. Isn't it too cute? I love it. It is an old Betsey Johnson design I found in "The Best of Woman's Day Crochet," a book given to me years ago by my Grandmother, and currently for sale on Amazon really cheap if anyone else wants to give it a go. For the time being, I've decided to get more experience on a rag rug, using this tutorial as a guide. Baby steps.

Update (6.13.10): Well, I never made a rag rug and have since found a nice kitchen rug for $1 at a garage sale. I actually did get as far as cutting a bunch of old clothes and sheets into strips and wrapping them up like balls of yarn, but then I looked at all those balls together—mostly whites and bieges with some forest green and maroon thrown in—and realized my rug was going to turn out kind of blah and ugly. Part of me thought that shouldn't matter, as perhaps the making of a rag rug should be done in the spirit of thrifty-ness and recycling, but, in the end, aesthetics (and maybe a little laziness) won out. And then I found the rug at the garage sale, and that was that.

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