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. 🙂
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.