No, I haven't gone off the deep end (well maybe).
I don't know if you know this about me or not, but I love to cook! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, desserts, just about anything!
The other day, while perusing Facebook, I came across the most fascinating video. Well it was fascinating to me. "Yummy Cookie Hacks: Be a Smart Cookie with These 12 Decorating Hacks."
Here's the video:
I love that they used materials that typically are not used for decorating cookies. Whisks, beer bottles, fry baskets. And in the end they had beautifully decorated cookies!
I love it when people use every day items, for something unusual. You typically would use a whisk to mix up eggs, or batter, not dip in freeze dried beets, and color cookie dough with it!
A few weeks ago, during my Arm Knitted Hearts workshop, I mentioned to everyone that you don't necessarily have to knit with yarn. I loved the look on everyone's face, they were puzzled, and questioned my sanity!
"It's OK to use 'weird stuff' as my friend, Jennifer Guthrie calls it."
A couple of years ago, I shared a booth at the Maker Faire (makerfaire.com/bay-area/) with my friends The Window Lady (etsy.me/2vYTvFG), Stitch Drifter, Miss Anti-Social. and Chic Thrills Fiber Arts. At the Maker Faire, staff always encourages their vendors to have some type of demonstration happening their booth.
So I decided to knit with weird stuff again, 1/4" air hose tubing.
It was a fun project, and it allowed me to stretch my creativity by using material other than yarn. Plus who doesn't like to play with water, especially when it's over 100 degrees! That's right, that year at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, it was so hot that the blacktop was melting!
It was fun watching people become mesmerized by the air bubbles floating thru the tubes, while listening to the music in the background! I had a sense of accomplishment for not only creating a piece that people enjoyed, but using materials other than yarn!
So I encourage all of you to go ahead and use different materials while knitting. Think outside of the box and grab something unusual, something that you can easily manipulate, and give it a try.
Not only will you have fun while knitting, but you'll end up with a fantastic piece of art!