Friday, May 25, 2012

Miles and miles of i-cord

A while back I showed a wedding-craft teaser, trying to be enigmatic about its possible purpose:

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I thought I'd be able to show proper pictures of the finished product in wedding context, but as it turns out nobody took any pictures of our i-cord table numbers. So here's one out of context. It got a bit bent out of shape when someone shoved it in a box post-wedding, but you get the idea.

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We made 6. DH measured, cut, and twisted the wire (incidently, the same green garden wire we used to make our Christmas tree.) I did the i-cord out of some leftover Cascade 220. Teamwork! Yay! I don't recommend this wedding craft, really, unless you have a knitting spool/loom large enough for the yarn you want to use. My knitting spool is a bit small for worsted weight, so I just did plain i-cord manually, and it got a bit tedious. Still, I'm happy with how they turned out.

And we didn't stop there! Haha. We also made our initials to go on top of the cake. This time I used thinner yarn, and it was much faster - the letters are pretty small compared to the numbers.

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Cake in context:

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I think we managed to represent our shared love of making stuff pretty well.

Happy Friday, everyone! Go see some more FOs at Tami's Blog.

20 comments:

  1. Ok, that couldn't be any more cute! I think it is a fabulous idea!

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  2. That's awesome! Especially the shared love of making stuff!

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  3. Love it!!!!! The cake toppers especially.

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  4. And there you both are with all of your crafty, wonderful, hand-made stuff. The shawl also looks super!

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  5. What a fantastic idea - love it!

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  6. Those are great!!! And that's a neat idea for people who might want to "craft up" their wedding, but don't have a lot of time to do it.

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  7. What a great idea!
    Love it!

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  8. Wow, what a great idea! And it looks great in the pic with the happy couple, too!

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  9. That's a great idea for a cake topper!

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  10. It never fails, you spend hours and hours making something and then someone carelessly shoves it in a box. They do look lovely. Especially, the cake topper.

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    1. To be fair, I didn't actually expect to get them again after the wedding - didn't realize the venue people were going to pack them all back up.

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  11. This is such a cool idea! You are definitely my knitting idol now!

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  12. Such a neat and original idea! You guys look so fabulous in that picture.

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  13. You both look so happy - yay for miles of icord! What a fab looking wedding - your shawl and the numbers are cool - and I'm loving your honeymoon knitting :)

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  14. That is a really clever idea for table numbers and the cake topper!

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