Hello there lovely Buttoneers! It has been a couple of posts since my last Create 28 post! Don’t panic, I am still keeping my head above the water (Just!) but it was nice to share my Springtime Adventure and chat to you all about what’s going on Around Here!
If you have no idea what I am talking about (Where have you been!?) or are a newbie Buttoneer (Hello! You are going to fit right in!) I am talking about my Create 28 Blog challenge.
Today I have for you numbers 14 & 15 – French Knitted Flower Hair Grips. I have wanted to dig out my beloved Knitting Nancy for ages now and it suddenly dawned on me that I could play around for a few of my crafty adventures for this blog challenge. Some projects you win, some you lose – this was definitely a win for me. I thoroughly enjoyed using the knitting Nancy again and it felt like I was using a teeny tiny loom!
This time though I was able to transport it around with me but also sit with a cup of tea and knit away – Bliss!
It became to be a lovely light relief from my computer work or admin and a great way to relax. French knitting really is quite therapeutic but also keeps your mind active – you can’t mess up on a peg!
I wanted to add a splash of happy sunshine to your hair with his French knitted flower hair grip! This colour adds so much cheer to the rainy grey days we have been having lately, I can only imagine the shot of vibrancy and colour it could add to a sunny day!
Gorgeous warm yellow coloured wool/yarn (quite possibly spun from the sunshine itself!) has been knitted into a long continuous piece of woven loveliness, using the French knitting technique.
This French knitted flower hair grip is approx. 7.5cm in diameter and has a 4cm grip attached to the underside that will clip into your hair or onto your clothes!
Or, you could add a pop of gorgeous raspberry pink to your hair with his French knitted flower hair grip.
Sumptuous raspberry pink coloured wool/yarn (quite possibly hand-spun by little raspberry fairies!) has also been knitted into a long continuous piece of woven loveliness in the same way, using the French knitting technique.
The wool used is a good quality double knit wool and is soft to the touch and long lasting if looked after. It has a gorgeous tactile texture and a beautiful knitted pattern.
This French knitted flower hair grip is approx. 9cm in diameter and has a 4cm grip attached to the underside.
Both hair grips are handmade with a huge dollop of love and large amount of crafty goodness, I carefully hand stitched the knitted rope-like tube into a pretty flower shape and added a silver-coloured metal alligator grip to the back. The alligator grip holds onto the hair painlessly but securely until the end is pinched together to release the hair and be removed.
So there you go! 15 down and 13 more to go, I can’t believe I didn’t notice the half way point drift by! I will be launching these hair grips into the Eliston Button Etsy Shop after posting this blog post and I would love you to join me there to see them, along with the past Create 28 doses of crafty goodness! Come and explore and please share with your friends and family – after all sharing is caring! 😉
Which of the hair grips do you like best? When or where would you wear them? Have you tried French Knitting before? I would love to hear all about it!
Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!