Cheating

I am so totally cheating.  I am not showing you anything of my own today.  I have some sort of sinus/ear infection from hell and am tucked up in bed with bad tv and tea and kittens.  I am relying on the awesomeness of others instead.  Luckily, the others in question are pretty darn awesome, so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Did you maybe mean to make a scarf this winter?  Did you then realize exactly how much work making a proper scarf involves?  Really, it’s rather a massive undertaking.  Did you maybe also make some sort of proclamation about cleaning out your closet?  If so, you’re in luck.  This amazing tutorial shows you how you can both recycle a sweater that’s seen better days and end up with an awfully nifty scarf, all in the space of an afternoon.  I’m making this the very next time my sewing machine makes it out of the closet.

Do you decorate for the holidays/seasons?  I sort of don’t (no, really, I am such a grinch it’s not even funny, you would probably hate me if you met me).  But if I did, I would totally be making this marvelous yarn wreath.  It’s sort of an upgraded version of the one you may have seen in Starbucks a few years ago.  I like it because you can pick the colors to suit your tastes and it might be a way to use up some of your yarn leftovers (I say might, because I can totally see some folks carefully unwinding the yarn after the season to tuck it back in the stash).

So on the off chance that this last weekend before Christmas finds you with too much spare time on your hands, now you’ve got something to do.  I’ll be over here with the tissues and the cold medicine taking a nap.