Knit vs. Crochet

The ongoing drama(?) of a girl torn between two obsessions with too little time.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Sheep Knitting Tin

Speaking of Craftster swaps, I noticed that I'd forgotten to post a picture of the One Tiny Thing that I made for the lovely knitter who made me my One Tiny Knitting Brooch. I covered an altoid tin with swirl canes to look sheep-like (she'd mentioned she was born in the year of the sheep and collected sheep stuff, so I put two and two together and here it is) and put a sheep on the front. The tail is supposed to be getting unraveled into a ball of yarn in the corner.

I decoupaged a knitting needle/crochet hook size conversion chart to the inside of the lid (I figured an experienced knitter like her didn't need an abbreviations chart.) and filled the tin with some knitting accessories--tape measure, scissors, tapestry needle, row counter, and stitch markers (made with glass beads that I tried to match to the outside of the tin).
All in all I was pretty happy with the way it turned out--it was funny how great minds think alike, though--another crafter (a seamstress paired with a knitter) made One Tiny Knitting Kit as well--though hers was a cool fabric roll-up kit. It was totally sweet.


At 12:02 AM, Blogger luv2stitch said...

I love the sheep Knitting Tin! Did you bake the clay sheep before you added it to the tin with glaze?

The Sushi tote/needle roll/bag are so nice. Lucky you!

At 6:23 PM, Blogger Chibisan said...

You craftsters are amazing! Love what you did with the tin!

At 9:00 PM, Blogger Sara said...

Thanks for the kind words!
I actually just pressed the clay sheep into the clay covering the lid and baked the whole thing together before painting it with Sculpey brand glaze.

At 12:43 PM, Blogger ax174 said...

I have action shots of the tin at my blog:

It's *so useful* and beautiful - I'm one lucky gal!

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Sara said...

Yay! I'm so glad it's helpful and that you're getting to use the sushi stitch markers!


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