What I made during the Olympics, part first

We watch TV very rarely – basically, every 2 years for the Olympics, and when we’re on vacation. It is very relaxing, but a huge time sucker! (I’m still recovering from all those late nights watching figure skating! LOL) I like to have a bit of hand work when the TV’s on, to keep from becoming a complete vegetable.

This was one of the projects I completed while watching the competition this year – a Macrame Plant Holder. My dear spider plant has tripled in size in the last 6 months – he loves our new home – and no longer fits on the windowsill above my kitchen sink. He had to have a bigger home. I still wanted him in the kitchen window, though – after all, it’s where he was so happy and thriving! So a hanger must be made.I felt like a spider myself as I ‘wove’ this tangled mess into the right order of knots! We didn’t get  a picture of me when I was holding strings and loops with my toes and elbows. ๐Ÿ™‚

I followed this pattern, slowly remembering the macrame techniques I’d learned as a teenager. I used white cotton thread ’cause it’s what I had, and I thought it might look more clean and modern (macrame has always seemed a bit tacky to me).

It had the desired effect – especially used in conjunction with a periwinkle blue enamel bowl. Crisp. Clean. Content. I’m loving it.

5 responses to “What I made during the Olympics, part first”

  1. Demure Designs Avatar

    You should check out micro macrame patterns on my new site, Demure Designs. I'm creating patterns that have unique twist on the age old 70's macrame, that's fun yet not quite as heavy.

  2. DelightinginHim Avatar

    I am loving it too, such a nice crisp clean look!
    An older lady was/is going to try and teach us macrame. I've never learned it! but it looks like fun albeit maybe tricky at times!

  3. Rachel Avatar

    I really like the effect of the blue and white! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I can still picture you with all the strings wrapped around your toes and elbows! Lol…funny! But it sure turned out nice! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Mrs. Guthrie Avatar

    Looks awesome!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. rahraht Avatar

    That's honestly the first macrame that I have ever seen that I could enjoy looking at every day.:)
    Good job!

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